ME – Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

The “Master of Engineering” is a non-thesis degree which requires the completion of coursework and the submission of a final project.

The program is geared for graduates of Engineering, Exact Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine who have strong undergraduate records.

Admission to the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering is subject to the requirements and regulations of the Graduate School.

As part of a candidate’s application, the faculty committee for graduate studies will consider his/her undergraduate cumulative average and achievements in specific subjects, as well as additional information regarding academic, scientific, and professional competence.

Additional faculty considerations (such as a restriction on the number of positions and advisory potential) will also be taken into account.

Graduates of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering with an average of 84 and above will be accepted as “Regular Students”.

Graduates of an Engineering Faculty with an average higher than 84 who have been accepted by the Faculty, will be required to fulfill academic obligations as specified in the Supplementary Studies section and will be accepted as “Regular Students”.

Graduates of a three-year degree from a an Exact Sciences Faculty with an average higher than 84 who have been accepted by the Faculty, will be required to fulfill academic obligations as specified in the Supplementary Studies section and will be accepted as “Qualifying Students”. Qualifying students will be able to switch to “Regular” status after completing supplementary subjects.

Life Sciences graduates and others with an average higher than 87, who have been accepted by the Faculty, will be required to fulfill academic obligations as specified in the Supplementary Studies section and will be accepted as “Qualifying Students”. Qualifying students will be able to switch to “Regular” status after completing supplementary subjects.

Engineering/Science graduates with an average of 80-84 and Life Sciences graduates/others with an average of 85-87, who have been accepted by the Faculty, will also be subject to the aforementioned obligations, but will first be accepted with a “Qualifying Student” status. In this case, they will have to accumulate at least 10 credits during the first year of studies at the undergraduate/graduate level in accordance with the committee’s decision, obtaining an average of at least 80 and a grade of at least 65 in each subject.

Accumulation of 40 credits and submission of a final project.

Graduates of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering must take at least one-third of their credits from courses offered by the Faculty. Graduates from other Faculties must take at least half of their credits from courses offered by the Faculty.

Supplementary studies are intended to provide students with the specific engineering background necessary for their specialization and research implementation.

Students with “Qualifying” status must obtain a grade point average of above 80 in the supplementary subjects, and a grade of at least 65 in each subject (Except subjects in the Supplementary Subjects table, that require a grade of at least 75).

Previous Academic Background Number of Supplementary Credits Comments
Engineering 9 Courses from the Supplementary Subjects table
4-year degree in Life Sciences 10 Courses offered by the Faculty in the following levels:
334XXX, 335XXX, 336XXX
4-year degree in Sciences 9 Courses from the Supplementary Subjects table
3-year degree in Exact Sciences 20 Up to 9 credits from the Supplementary Subjects courses, and the rest from courses offered by the Faculty in the following level: 334XXX, 335XXX, 336XXX
3-year degree in Life Sciences 20 Courses offered by the Faculty in the following level: 334XXX, 335XXX, 336XXX; of which up to 5 credits from the basic mandatory courses of the main program for undergraduate studies at the Faculty, by supervisor’s decision

 

The supplementary subjects in biomedical engineering will be selected from the theoretical subjects offered by the Faculty as part of its undergraduate studies program, except for laboratories, projects and seminary subjects. The supplementary subjects will be chosen by the supervisor and approved by the Faculty Graduate Committee. Supplementary studies include subjects in life sciences and biomedical engineering, in accordance with the information provided in the table below.

Supplementary Subjects

337004 Introduction to Macroscopic and Microscopic Anatomy 1.0 credit
336022 From Cells to Tissues 2.5 credits
337001 Biophysics and Neurophysiology for Engineers 2.5 credits
337002 Body Systems Physiology 3.0 credits

 

Note:

Since the Faculty maintains interdisciplinary research, an individual supplementary program may be presented for each student, in accordance with his/her background and research specialization. A student may be exempted from a life science course if s/he has studied an equivalent or similar course.

The student’s supplementary program must be approved by the Graduate Committee.

A student who began his/her studies in the non-thesis track (ME) may switch to thesis track (MSc) under the following conditions:

  • Supervisor recommendation and approval of the Faculty Graduate Committee.
  • Producing a research proposal that is approved by the Faculty Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies.
  • The research proposal must be submitted together with a research topic proposal form for M.Sc degree

In accordance with school procedures, the student is required to pass the Research Ethics course exam.

Continuing for a PhD

Graduates of the non-research master’s degree program (ME), who wish to pursue doctoral studies will be required to conduct an exploratory research project (for outstanding students only).

Prof. Yael Yaniv, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies

Tel. 077-8874124

Email: yaely@bm.technion.ac.il

Silver Building, Room 231

 

Neta Rotem Yamnicky, Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Tel. 077-8874130

Email: gradchair@bm.technion.ac.il

Silver Building, Room 351