What will I learn?

The concentration in Biomedical Devices offers the student the opportunity to focus on the design, development and manufacture of medical devices that either come into contact with the human body or are implanted within the human body. This is an inherently interdisciplinary field. The concentration area has been created to provide individuals with B.S. degrees in an engineering field or chemistry or physics with the necessary graduate level education that prepares them to function effectively in this environment.

A student must meet all of the requirements for entry into the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering Program. The transition courses for this concentration are:

BME 115- Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

BME 065 - Biomedical Applications of Statics

BME 068 - Biomedical Applications of Metals and Ceramics

BME 165 - Applied Engineering Biomechanics

BME 147- Quantitative and Statistical Methods for Biomedical Engineers

CHEM 1A - General Chemistry

CHEM 1B - General Chemistry

EE 98 - Circuit Analysis

MATH 133A- Ordinary Differential Equations

PHYS 50 - General Physics/Mechanics

PHYS 51 - General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism

Which department am I in?

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 units)

Tuition fees
USD $9,286 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

San Jose State University,

One Washington Square,



95192, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited and approved institution from a foreign country, or the completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Hold a GPA of at least 2.5 (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last two years of full-time study. Good academic standing at the last institution attended. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper Based), 213 (Computer Based); 80 (Internet Based); IELTS score 6.5; PTE: 53.

For international students

Student must possess a BS degree in biomedical engineering, or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester units, have met the GRE requirement if their major GPA is below 3.0; and have completed the Transition Courses, or their equivalents, with grades of B or better.

English Language Proficiency: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL – 80 (IBT), paper based – 550, Computer based – 213; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 53.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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