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Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.

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University rank #421 (QS) , IA,
Students who have earned a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree in engineering or in a related field such as mathematical, physical, or life sciences are eligible to be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program if they have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 out of 4.00, and have attained an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination.

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The doctoral program, including acceptable transfer credits, requires a minimum of 72 semester hours of core courses, elective courses and dissertation research.  Of these, at least 42 semester hours must be graduate level courses and at least 12 semester hours must be dissertation research.

Research advisor/mentor

The research mentor is a faculty member who will guide the candidate in their dissertation research, managing the administration of exams (qualifying exam, comprehensive exam and dissertation defense), often providing financial support and in guiding the candidate toward a chosen career path upon graduation. Identifying a research mentor is one of the most important and indispensable steps for a Ph.D. candidate. 

Therefore, the earlier a research mentor is identified, the better. Indeed, most Ph.D. candidates identify and have communicated with their research mentor even before starting their doctoral studies. All students seeking a Ph.D. are encouraged to identify their research mentor within the first semester of graduate studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Continuum Mechanics 
  • Experimental Engineering 
  • Computer-Aided Engineering 
  • Scientific Computing & Machine Learning 
  • Engineering Design Optimization 
  • Finite Element I 
  • Finite Element Analysis 
  • Modern Robotics & Automation 

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:

                7

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              • Minimum required score:

                81

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              • Minimum required score:

                550

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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: 3

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              General Requirements

              • Apply Online: To begin the general graduate application process, set up an account with an existing email address and password
              • Three letters of recommendation
              • An application for graduate funding
              • A master’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University
              • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions
              • English Proficiency Requirements: International applicants whose first language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for admission to the university

              Tuition Fee

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                28726 USD/year
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                30513 USD/year
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                11572 USD/year
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              • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
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