Biomedical Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in rehabilitation engineering

Apply your engineering skills to develop technology that aids the recovery of patient function lost to injury, disease or disability. With a concentration in rehabilitation engineering, your master’s in engineering will have you developing technologies like: assistive devices for communication,  information access, mobility and cognitive activities; rehabilitation devices and therapies; and sensory, motor and cognitive prostheses.

The VCU College of Engineering is among the best graduate programs in the nation as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Combined with our industry connections and access to Richmond-area businesses, VCU Engineering is a solid choice for your continuing education.

What you’ll learn

Our 30-credit program can be completed in about two years by full-time students. You will develop advanced analytical, experimental and technical skills to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve complex rehabilitation problems by applying advanced knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • Learn to communicate effectively with clinical teams and patients
  • Apply appropriate engineering design techniques to aid individuals/patients in performing functional activities that are either needed or desired
  • Develop and conduct appropriate assessments, using engineering analysis and judgment to draw conclusions

Coursework will include topics like:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Collaborative patient care
  • Design of assistive and rehabilitation devices
  • Human factors
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Signal analysis
  • Systems neuroscience

You will graduate from VCU with the skills needed to become a leader in industry, research or clinical settings, benefiting patients and individuals with disabilities. By applying creativity to form innovative solutions, master’s program students will use their knowledge to solve technological problems to meet the needs of our changing society and advance the quality of human life.

Application Requirements

VCU offers an online self-managed application process. This information outlines items needed to apply for a graduate program with the VCU College of Engineering. Additional information is listed on the Office of Admissions and International Admissions webpages.

Program-specific information can be found in the University Bulletin and additional inquiries can be made to the respective Graduate Program Directors listed below, or to the Office of Graduate Studies

Application materials include:

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