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International Accelerator Program


Biomedical Engineering (ME/MS)

Design biomedical devices, conduct innovative healthcare research and solve problems using a combination of engineering and medicine.

Improving Human Health

The Master of Biomedical Engineering program builds deep technical skills through advanced coursework that uniquely combines engineering and biology. You will also learn important business skills by choosing the project management, entrepreneurship or technical track.

Research and study areas includes:

  • Biomechanics
  • Tissue engineering
  • Drug development and delivery
  • Biomonitoring and Biomeasurements
  • Biomaterials

Students have the option of either an ME (Master of Engineering) or MS (Master of Science) degree. Pursuing an MS degree requires completing a thesis.

 

Admission Details

Requirements Direct Master's Accelerator  Advanced Master's Accelerator Pre-Sessional English
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) 4.5
TOEFL® 80 (no sub-score below 18) 74 (no sub-score below 16) 50
GRE Required

Yes 

Must have minimum scores of:
Verbal: 150
Quantitative: 153
Composite: 305 
Analytical Writing: 3.0
No No
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees Four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering or mechanical engineering, from an accredited university.
Additional Requirements

3.0 GPA equivalent in all math courses taken
Students must have successfully passed an undergraduate course in Cell & Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
Strongly Recommended: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III and Differential Equations.

Available Entry Fall or Spring Fall or Spring Fall, Summer or Spring

 

Sample Coursework

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineers
  • Delivery of Bioactive Agents
  • Engineering Analysis (exclusively for Master's Accelerator students)
  • Human Cell and Molecular Biology for Biomedical Engineers
  • Modeling and Simulation of Biomedical Systems
  • Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Systems

 

Progression Details

ME or MS in Biomedical Engineering

Program Credits Earned Towards Degree Progression Requirements
Direct Master's Accelerator  9 Not applicable – student is already enrolled in degree program 
Advanced Master's Accelerator 

3.0 GPA with no degree course grade lower than a B

Successful completion of English language courses, Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules.

Students must take the GRE with minimum scores of:
Verbal: 150
Quantitative: 153
Composite: 305
Analytical Writing: 3.0

And be accepted by a faculty thesis advisor after completing a faculty interview.*

*Students pursuing an MS degree only

Pre-Sessional English  Successful completion of all Pre-Sessional English Program course content and approval from the Master’s Accelerator team. 

Total credits required for degree: 30

 

Tuition and Fees 

SPRING 2019

 Fee Direct Master's Accelerator (1 semester) Advanced Master's Accelerator (1 semester)
Tuition $14,635 $15,441
University Fees $1,317 $1,084
Health Insurance $675 $675
Total Tuition Costs $16,627 $17,200

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.
Note: This cost is an estimate and is subject to change. Cost does not include housing and dining fees, books, or other living expenses.
*Price does not include tuition and fees following the MAP semesters. Please visit sc.edu/bursar for additional information about tuition rates.
Costs may vary depending on program placement. Please check sc.edu/iap for more details.

Note: Additional lab fees will apply for Direct Master's Accelerator students based on actual courses taken

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.