[ skip to content ]

Engineering Major (B.S.) and Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)

For a select number of exceptionally well-qualified students, ODU has established a linked doctoral program that enables students to be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. This program encourages admitted students to work closely with faculty members and pursue a research experience. The student may opt to obtain the master's degree along the way to the doctorate.

Engineering Major (B.S.) and Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)


Description


What is Engineering Major and Biomedical Engineering at ODU like?

For a select number of exceptionally well-qualified students, ODU has established a linked doctoral program that enables students to be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. This program encourages admitted students to work closely with faculty members and pursue a research experience. The student may opt to obtain the master's degree along the way to the doctorate.

Program Highlights


What makes Engineering Major and Biomedical Engineering at ODU unique?

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

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

  • No need for a formal application such as reference letters, essay, and GRE scores

  • For B.S./Master programs, students need only 24 credit hours and can start working with a research advisor during their senior year

Careers


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

$96,070

MEDIAN SALARY


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.

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

MEDIAN SALARY


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

Biomedical Engineers

$92,970

MEDIAN SALARY


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

$109,830

MEDIAN SALARY


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.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Columbia University, University of Massachusetts, University of Rhode Island, Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute

Courses


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

BME 821:
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 820:
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 851:
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.

Requirements


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

Students entering the U.G. & Doctoral program in Engineering Major 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.

Cost

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

Non-Resident


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


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


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.

goto top button request for information button apply now button
×

How would you like to complete your program?


Avatar
Face to Face
Avatar
Completely Online
Avatar
Unsure

Site Navigation

Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!