The College of Engineering offers a dual-degree program that culminates with students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering concurrently. The program is intended for exceptional students who are admitted to the graduate program in their junior year. Students applying for this program must have a grade point average of at least 3.0. The two degrees are awarded simultaneously when the combined requirements have been met for both degrees.

  • Juniors who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA have the option to apply for admission to the 5-year BS ME-MS BME program.
  • Those who are accepted into this accelerated program must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for the final 30 credit hours.
  • Up to 6 credit hours of Technical electives earned during the fourth year can be counted toward the 30 credit hours required for the MS degree. 
  • 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.
  • If a student needs to withdraw from the BS ME/MS BME program then all the requirements for the specific BS Concentration must be completed for graduation with the BS degree.

Admission Requirements

Juniors in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department of the University of Miami who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA may apply to the dual degree program.  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.  

Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Courses
CAE 210Mechanics of Solids I3
ECE 205Principles of Electrical Engineering--I3
ISE 311Applied Probability and Statistics3
EGN 123Computing and Digital Solutions for the future (can also be EGN 110 or EGN 114)3
MAE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
MAE 202Dynamics3
MAE 207Mechanics of Solids II3
MAE 241Measurements Laboratory3
MAE 301Engineering Materials Science3
MAE 302Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
MAE 303Thermodynamics3
MAE 309Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 310Heat Transfer3
MAE 341Mechanical Design I3
MAE 342Mechanical Design II3
MAE 351Mechanics Laboratory2
MAE 362Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems3
MAE 404Experimental Engineering Laboratory2
MAE 412System Dynamics3
MAE 415Automatic Control3
MAE 441Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems3
MAE 442Capstone Design Project-I3
MAE 443Capstone Design Project-II3
Math and Science Courses
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 211Calculus III3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
CHM 151Chemistry for Engineers3
CHM 153Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers1
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
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)
Graduate Level Electives18
Two physiology courses6
Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology for Engineers
Human Physiology for Engineers
Neurophysiology for Engineers
BME 612Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices3
BME 707Master’s Project I1
BME 708Master’s Project II2
Total Credit Hours150

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
EGN 123 Computing and Digital Solutions for the future (can also be EGN 110 or EGN 114) 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
MAE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
ISE 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
MAE 202 Dynamics 3
MAE 241 Measurements Laboratory 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
ECE 205 Principles of Electrical Engineering--I 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 3
 Credit Hours18
MAE 301 Engineering Materials Science 3
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 342 Mechanical Design II 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2
MAE 362 Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2
MAE 412 System Dynamics 3
MAE 441 Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems 3
Technical elective taken as graduate course 3
MAE 442 Capstone Design Project-I 3
Graduate Level Course 3
 Credit Hours17
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
MAE 443 Capstone Design Project-II 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1 3
Graduate Level Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Fifth Year (Graduate)
BME 602 Human Physiology for Engineers 3
BME 612 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 3
BME 707 Master’s Project I 1
BME elective 3 3
 Credit Hours10
BME 601 or 603 Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology for Engineers
or Neurophysiology for Engineers
BME 708 Master’s Project II 2
BME elective 3
BME elective 3
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours150

You must complete a minimum of 1 PS cognate and 1 HA cognate to be selected from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of three courses (9 credit hours).


Technical Electives are advanced courses in mathematics, science or engineering, approved by the Faculty Advisor, as appropriate for individual objectives.