Ph.D. students in the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of advanced coursework, which includes track-specific engineering and life science courses. Students also attend the weekly Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series (given by faculty members), and a biweekly Journal Club/Works in Progress course in which students have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research.
The program offers three primary research and teaching tracks: Biomedical and Molecular Imaging, Biomolecular and Protein Engineering, and Biomaterials, Mechanics, and Tissue Engineering. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program the courses listed in the Biomedical Engineering section of the catalog represent only a portion of the many courses available to students.
First-year students complete a core curriculum that includes track-specific core courses, three or four laboratory rotations, and training in responsible conduct of research.