The Master of Engineering (ME) is a professional degree* designed to give students the precise set of skills and hands-on experiences that they'll need to build a successful private sector career in biomedical technology development. The ME is a 30-graded-credit-hour, 15-month program beginning each fall.
ME students take the 3-course "grad core" together with their cohort of BME PhD, MS and ME Students. They additionally complete a required sequence of courses supporting a specialization in biotechnical empathy and desigs, 12 credits of graded electives, and a major project where they develop a solution, either as an individual or part of a team, to a clinical challenge that they identify.
*Licensure Disclosure Pertaining to a Professionlal Degree
As a member of the State Authorizations Reciprocity Agreement, the University of Virginia (UVA) is authorized to provide curriculum in a distance learning environment to students located in all states in the United States except for California. (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6)& 34 CFR 668.72(n)).
Upon completion of an engineering degree program which prepares graduates for licensure or certification, graduates may be eligible for initial professional licensure in another U.S. state by applying to the licensing board or agency in that state. Please visit the University’s STATE AUTHORIZATION WEB PAGES to make an informed decision regarding which states’ educational requirements for initial licensure are met by this program. (668.43(a)(5) (v)(A) - (C))
Enrolled students who change their current (or mailing) address to a state other than Virginia should update this information immediately in the Student Information System as it may impact their ability to complete internship, practicum, or clinical hours, use Title IV funds, or meet licensure or certification requirements in the new state. (34 CFR 668.402).