Biomedical Engineering Curriculum

UT Southwestern Ph.D. students in the joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering are required to complete a minimum of 27 hours of advanced coursework, which includes track-specific engineering and life science courses. Students also attend Biomedical Engineering seminars (given by faculty members) and a Journal Club/Works-in-Progress course in which students can present and discuss their own research.

The program offers four primary research and teaching tracks: Biomedical and Molecular ImagingBiomaterials, Mechanics, and Tissue EngineeringMedical Physics, and Molecular and Translational Nanomedicine. 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 available courses.

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.