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Program Overview

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) jointly offer graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering. The first class of doctoral students matriculated in Fall 2003, while students in the M.S. program began in Fall of 2007.

The primary objective of this Joint Graduate Program is to broadly train students in the principles of biomedical engineering so they are well prepared to participate in the develpment of new approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

The program is designed to build on the scientific interactions and cooperation between the biomedical engineering and clinical scientists of the UTHSCSA and the engineering and basic science faculty at the UTSA. It is felt that this distinctive type of interdisciplinary research environment offers students the best opportunity to develop into well-rounded, competitive biomedical engineering professionals.

Many of the BME Program faculty on the UTSA campus are housed in the newly completed 220,000 square foot Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Building, winner of the 2006 Education Design Showcase Award. A second 148,127 square foot building, Applied Engineering & Technology (AET) was completed in the fall of 2009. Current and new BME faculty have laboratory and office space in both buildings.

BME Enrollment

Degree Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014
Biomedical Engineering (BS-BME) 51 50 71 83
Biomedical Engineering (MS-BME) 23 22 35 39
Biomedical Engineering (PH D-BME) 39 31 29 29
Total 113 103 135 151

BME Graduation

Degree Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014
Biomedical Engineering (BS-BME) New Program 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering (MS-BME) 1 3 2 6
Biomedical Engineering (PH D-BME) 1 3 0 4
Total 2 6 2 10