Work with top researchers in the field
The Denver metro area is the 8th largest medical device industry sector in the US and, prior to the current COVID-19 crisis, was growing at a rate of over 5%. This focused program — that can be completed in 1-year of full time study — is for students holding a BS in engineering or life science. The curriculum includes training from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the College of Engineering, Design, and Computing, and the CU Denver Business School with design-based training in FDA and worldwide regulatory processes, intellectual property strategies for medical devices, applying a “lean startup” model to medical device businesses, and funding and reimbursement strategies for medical devices as well as biology and machine learning concepts. Instructors include experienced medtech entrepreneurs, industry personnel, regulatory experts and business leaders.
This program culminates with a business-oriented project focusing on generating deeper understanding of one important area within medical device design & entrepreneurship. Completion of this MS degree in Bioengineering will make students more competitive for work in the areas of medical device design or entrepreneurial biotech.
Students pursuing a master of science in bioengineering at CU Denver will gain advanced training in bioengineering in 18 to 24 months, working with top researchers in the field. Students have a choice of training pathways in basic research, clinical applications or commercialization of medical technologies and will find themselves prepared for bioengineering careers in industry, government or academia.
Applicants to the master of science in bioengineering should meet the following minimum requirements:
Students may be admitted to the graduate bioengineering program with the provision that, in addition to the required courses, they take any missing courses at CU Denver. All math requirements must be completed prior to matriculation. There are no exceptions to this.
CU Denver and the graduate programs in bioengineering are accredited through the regional accreditation agency. For more information, visit www.ncahlc.org.
The master of science in bioengineering requires 30 credit hours of coursework, including 3 to 6 credit hours of a master’s project or thesis:
"I was driven to the Bioengineering program here at the University of Colorado given its affiliation with the reputable Anschutz Medical Campus. Being a part of Anschutz has allowed me and my peers to collaborate across multiple disciplines and specialties. It's a plus that Denver has the best of the city life and mountain life, making life outside of school truly a dream come true. I'm enthusiastic about the many career opportunities available to me in the Denver area."