The College of Engineering offers a dual-degree program that culminates with students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering concurrently. This program is available only to qualified students enrolled in the undergraduate program in Computer Engineering at the University of Miami. This is a structured and integrated program totaling 153 credit hours.  

Note the following:

  • At least 30 credit hours must be at the graduate (600 or 700) level. 
  • Interested Computer Engineering Juniors with a cumulative GPA above 3.0 may declare their intent to participate by submitting an official application to the Graduate School for admission into the M.S.B.M.E. portion of the program.
  • A student wishing to drop out of the five-year program without the M.S.B.M.E. degree could receive the B.S.C.E. degree after completing all its requirements, including the senior design project.
  • To qualify for the M.S.B.M.E. degree, students must meet all the pertinent Graduate School requirements, including a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the 30 credit hours applied towards the M.S.B.M.E. degree.
  • The student is awarded both the B.S.C.E. and the M.S.B.M.E. degrees after the requirements for both degrees are satisfied.
  • Up to 6 credit hours of technical electives earned during the fourth year can be counted toward the 30 credit hours required for the M.S. degree. If their schedule allows, students may be able to complete an additional 6 credits of graduate classes during their fourth year.
  • Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester in their fourth year.
  • Students can register for a maximum of 6 graduate credit hours in each semester of their fourth year.

Admission Requirements

The dual B.S. CE/M.S. BME program is available only to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students must have undergraduate student status and a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0 at the time of application.

Qualified students are strongly advised to apply to the dual degree program as early as possible in their junior year to facilitate academic advising and course selection in the second semester of their junior year.  Students opting for an M.S. degree in a discipline different from their B.S. degree may need to take some prerequisite coursework. Before submitting an application, students should discuss the program and possibility of entering with an academic adviser.  

This program is intended for exceptional students to acquire both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree simultaneously, in five years rather than the 4 plus 2 years (approximately) it normally requires.

Curriculum Requirements: B.S. Computer Engineering / M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Courses
EGN 123Computing and Digital Solutions for the future3
ECE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
ECE 118Introduction to Programming3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 202Electronics I3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 212Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing3
ECE 218Data Structures3
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 316Structured Digital Design1
ECE 318Algorithms3
ECE 322Systems Programming3
ECE 414Computer Organization and Design3
ECE 417Embedded Microprocessor System Design3
ECE 421Computer Operating Systems3
ECE 467Database Design and Management3
ECE 481Senior Project I1
ECE 482Senior Project II2
Engineering and Technical Electives
ECE 206Circuits, Signals, and Systems3
ECE 302Electronics II3
ECE 303Electronics Laboratory1
ECE 454Digital System Design and Testing3
ECE 455Design-for-Testability Laboratory1
CE Technical Electives 16
Math and Science Courses
ECE 310Introduction to Engineering Probability3
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 309Discrete Mathematics I3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
or PHY 223 University Physics III
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
or PHY 225 University Physics III Lab
Basic Science Elective3
Basic Science Elective + Lab4
General Education Requirements
Written Communication Skills:
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 107First-Year Writing II: STEM3
Quantitative Skills:
Calculus I for Engineers (fulfilled through the major)
Areas of Knowledge:
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate (9 credits) (fulfilled through the major)
Technical electives taken as graduate courses6
BME 707Master’s Project I1
BME 708Master’s Project II2
BME 612Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices3
At least 2 of the following 3 courses:6
Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology for Engineers
Human Physiology for Engineers
Neurophysiology for Engineers
Graduate Electives12
Total Credit Hours153

Suggested Plan of Study: B.S. Computer Engineering / M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
EGN 123 Computing and Digital Solutions for the future 3
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
 Credit Hours14
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ECE 218 Data Structures 3
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
ECE 318 Algorithms 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 222 or 223 University Physics II
or University Physics III
PHY 224 or 225 University Physics II Lab
or University Physics III Lab
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, and Interfacing 3
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
ECE 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability 3
MTH 309 Discrete Mathematics I 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
ECE 202 Electronics I 3
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
ECE 316 Structured Digital Design 1
ECE 322 Systems Programming 3
ECE 414 Computer Organization and Design 3
Basic Science Elective 1 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
ECE 302 Electronics II 3
ECE 454 Digital System Design and Testing 3
ECE 455 Design-for-Testability Laboratory 1
ECE 467 Database Design and Management 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Basic Science Elective 1 3
Basic Science Lab Elective 1 1
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
ECE 206 Circuits, Signals, and Systems 3
ECE 303 Electronics Laboratory 1
ECE 417 Embedded Microprocessor System Design 3
ECE 481 Senior Project I 2 1
Technical elective taken as graduate course 3 3
Graduate Course 3 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 1 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours20
ECE 421 Computer Operating Systems 3
ECE 482 Senior Project II 2
CE Technical Elective 2 3
CE Technical Elective 2 3
Graduate Course 3 3
Technical elective taken as graduate course 3 3
People and Society Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours20
Fifth Year
BME 707 Master’s Project I 1
BME 612 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 3
BME 602 Human Physiology for Engineers 3
Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours10
BME 603 Neurophysiology for Engineers 3
BME 708 Master’s Project II 2
Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours8
 Total Credit Hours153

Humanities and Arts (HA) Cognates and the People and Society (PS) Cognates can be selected from the appropriate University List.


See the department electives page for a detailed list of available options.


Graduate courses should be selected with the assistance of the Graduate Program Coordinator in Biomedical Engineering