Master of Bioengineering - Global Medical Innovation (GMI) track Program By Rice University |Top Universities

Master of Bioengineering - Global Medical Innovation (GMI) track

Master of Bioengineering - Global Medical Innovation (GMI) track

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The Master of Bioengineering degree is intended for those having a BA or BS degree in an engineering or science discipline. There are two tracks in the MBE program: The Applied Bioengineering track is designed as a flexible degree for students who will pursue careers in research, medicine, or related fields. The Global Medical Innovation (GMI) track is designed specifically for students who will pursue a career in the global medical technology industry. Program Learning Outcomes for the Global Medical Innovation track—Graduates awarded the MBE in Bioengineering in the Global Medical Innovation (GMI) track will be able to: Apply knowledge of Bioengineering topics in at least one of the following areas: Biomaterials and Drug Delivery, Biomedical Imaging and Diagnostics, Computational and Theoretical Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering and Biomechanics, or Systems and Synthetic Biology. Develop effective medical products, from concept to commercialization, within a team environment. Comprehend and navigate the global medical technology industry by leveraging an internship experience. Gain employment or advance professionally in a technical field related to bioengineering. Both tracks require 30 credit hours of study, and will result in the Master of Bioengineering (MBE) degree. Both tracks have the same prerequisites, though applicants will be evaluated considering the different purposes of each track. More information about each of these tracks can be found below. Students may enroll for the Applied Bioengineering track on a full-time or part-time basis. Students may only enroll on a full-time basis for the GMI track. Curriculum must be approved by the Graduate Academic Affairs Committee and the Bioengineering Department. This is done on a case-by-case basis. Global Medical Innovation Curriculum and Requirements As the medical technology industry becomes increasingly global with an emphasis in cost-effective health care solutions and clinical outcomes, Rice University seeks to prepare engineers for this new and changing environment. This track of the MBE degree is designed to prepare engineers for careers in medical technology through education in innovation, emerging-market design projects and internships. The Rice MBE track in Global Medical Innovation program specifically targets students who have an undergraduate degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical, or bioengineering/medical) or a related field, and who are interested in pursuing a career in the private, public, or non-profit sectors of medical technology. The GMI track curriculum of requires: Two consecutive semesters of innovation education with integrated emerging-market design projects (18 credits – BIOE 527, 528, 529, 520, 627, 628, 629, and 630) An internship, which may be completed during the summer (full-time) or during the fall and winter semesters (part-time). A group of students selected in the first round of applications will travel to an emerging market for a global design internship during summer 2015. Other students may fulfill this requirement with an industry internship in the summer, or during the fall and winter semesters. This will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and the student is responsible for obtaining and selecting an internship that best aligns with their career goals (6 Credits – BIOE 600) One graduate-level course in MATH, CAAM, or STAT (3 credits, 400-level courses may be considered, BIOE 539 may count toward this requirement) One elective graduate-level BIOE course (3 credits) All students must maintain an average GPA of 3.20 or higher.