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Engineering Major (B.S.) and Biomedical Engineering (M.E./M.S.)

This program is designed to allow qualified students to secure a space in the Biomedical Engineering M.E. or M.S. program while they are still pursuing their undergraduate degree.

Engineering Major (B.S.) and Biomedical Engineering (M.E./M.S.)


What is Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at ODU like?

This program is designed to allow qualified students to secure a space in the Biomedical Engineering M.E. or M.S. program while they are still pursuing their undergraduate degree.

Program Highlights

What makes Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at ODU unique?

  • Engineering students with GPA >= 3.0 can apply for the BME graduate program through a linked B.S./M.S. or B.S./M.E. program

  • Students can take two graduate courses double counted for the B.S. degree and a graduate degree

  • For B.S./Master programs, students need only 24 credit hours and can start working with a research advisor during their senior year. No need for a formal application such as reference letters, essay, and GRE scores

  • You will complete advanced coursework and conduct cutting-edge research in exciting areas, including Bioelectrics, Cardiovascular Engineering, Cellular & Molecular Bioengineering, Gene Therapy, Tissue Engineering, Medical Image Analysis & Simulation, Muscoskeletal Biomechanics, Plasma Medicine, and Systems Biology & Computational Bioengineering


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists



Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

Biomedical Engineers



Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary



Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists


Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.


What are some courses offered in Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at ODU?

BME 721:
Mathematical Modeling in Physiology I

The first of a two-course series covering human physiology and pathophysiology, with an emphasis on quantitative modeling, simulation, and analysis of the function of cells, organs, and systems. This course focuses on cellular physiology, including homeostasis, membrane ion channels, excitability, calcium dynamics, and intercellular communication.

BME 720:
Modern Biomedical Instrumentation

This course covers the design of modern biomedical instruments including select diagnostic, assistive, therapeutic, prosthetic, imaging, and virtual devices and systems. Techniques for mechanical, electrical, and chemical sensor and transducer design; stimulation and measurement; data acquisition; digital signal processing; and data visualization will be examined.

BME 751:
Computational and Statistical Methods in Biomedical Engineering

This course covers the theoretical foundation and application of commonly used techniques in biomedical engineering. Topics include linear algebra, partial differential equations, regression analysis, applied probabilities, multivariate distributions, Bayesian statistics, hypothesis tests, multiple comparisons, ANOVA, solution of non-linear equations, numerical methods and optimization. Programming software will be used to perform simulations and analyze biomedical data. Prerequisites: Graduate status.


What are the requirements to apply for Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the U.G. & Masters program in Engineering and Biomedical Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Download and complete the application form and the appropriate curriculum worksheet. Email or give the completed application form, curriculum worksheet, BS transcripts, and a resume to Ms. Lori Barrett.


Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident

Per Credit:

$ 374


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate

Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States

Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps

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I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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