B.S./M.S. or B.S./M.E. in Biomedical Engineering

Program of Study
Degree Type

The B.S./M.S. or B.S./M.E. in biomedical engineering program affords an opportunity for outstanding WPI undergraduate students to earn both a B.S. degree and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering concurrently, and in less time than would typically be required to earn each degree separately. The principal advantage of this program is that it allows for certain credits to be counted towards both degree requirements, thereby reducing the total number of courses taken to earn both degrees. With careful planning and motivation, the combined program typically allows a student to complete requirements for both degrees with only one additional year of full-time study beyond the B.S. degree (five years total). However, because a student must still satisfy all degree requirements, the actual time spent in the program may be longer than five years.

Students in the combined program may choose to complete any one of the master’s degree options: a thesis-based or project-based Master of Science (B.S./M.S.) or a Master of Engineering (B.S./M.E.).

Students enrolled in a B.S./M.S. or B.S./M.E. degree program must complete the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Course Designation Form and have the form signed by the department Graduate Coordinator or Department Head. The form can be found on the BME Graduate website (wp.wpi.edu/bme/grad) and the Registrar's website (www.wpi.edu/offices/registrar/forms)

Students intending to graduate with a B.S./M.S. or B.S./M.E. degree at the same time should submit the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Course Designation Form to the registrar's office in the same semester they intend to graduate.  Otherwise, the form should be submitted during the first semester after a student graduates with their Bachelor's Degree.