American University of Beirut

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MS)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Educational Objectives

The educational objectives are to graduate master's students able to:

  • Achieve their goals in post-graduate studies and industry employment in fields related to biomedical engineering
  • Advance in their careers through innovation, leadership, and life-long learning

Learning Outcomes

By the time of graduation, master's graduates will possess the following:

  • Basic knowledge of engineering and biomedical sciences necessary to understand advanced topics in biomedical engineering
  • Advanced knowledge in selected subareas related to biomedical engineering
  • Ability to use techniques, skills, and tools useful for biomedical project design, experimental studies, and/or engineering practice
  • Ability to utilize interdisciplinary knowledge to work on projects, do studies, and/or conduct research in biomedical engineering
  • Understanding of the global impact of emerging new scientific findings in biomedical engineering
  • Ability to communicate project and/or research findings effectively, in both oral and written formats, through technical presentations and reports
  • Teamwork and life-long learning skills


The Master's of Science (MS) in Biomedical Engineering permits full-time or part-time enrollments. Students can obtain an MS in Biomedical Engineering via two pathways: the thesis or non-thesis. For the thesis option, the student must complete a minimum of 24 credits of graduate course work and 6 credits of thesis work. For the non-thesis option, the student must complete a minimum of 30 credits of graduate course work.  The required program credits are is distributed as follows:

Core graduate courses18 credits
Restricted elective courses 6 credits
Thesis or flexible elective courses (non-thesis)
6 credits
Total no. of credits required for graduation30 credits

Admission Requirements

The Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Engineering program is open to students from various undergraduate majors including engineering, basic sciences, biomedical sciences, health sciences, computer science and mathematics.

The application procedures and admission requirements to the master's program will follow AUB's Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures as documented in the Graduate Catalogue. To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from AUB or its equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum, background undergraduate courses in both sciences and engineering have been identified to cover needed prerequisite knowledge, customized per student on a case-by-case basis. Remedial background undergraduate courses will not count as credit towards the degree completion.

Native English speakers and graduates of universities in which the language of instruction is English may be exempt from TOEFL. Students should have a GPA of at least 80 or 3.0 and good recommendations to be considered for regular admission into the Biomedical Engineering master's program. Students with GPA above 75 and below 80 are considered for admission on probation.

Accepted students in the thesis option are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA).

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Degree Requirements

To be eligible for graduation with a Master's of Science (MS) in Biomedical Engineering from AUB, a graduate student:

  • Must have attained a cumulative course average of 80 or above.
  • Is not placed on probation by the time the coursework is completed.
  • Must have completed the minimum credit hours of coursework designated by the specific program.
  • Must have passed the comprehensive exam.
  • Must have completed thesis requirements for the thesis option degree.
  • Must have met the residence requirements specified for the master's degree

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