Bioinstrumentation

Lead the development of innovative medical tools with technical know-how and creative ability.

The Master of Engineering in Bioinstrumentation is an intensive, one-year, on-campus, professional degree program. The program trains engineers to be industry leaders by combining rigorous graduate-level engineering coursework with fundamental business training on issues that confront professionals who develop products for biomedical imaging, medical diagnostics, genomics, and tools used in life science research.

The program is designed as a unique discovery experience, offering greater technical depth than is possible in an undergraduate program, while providing the tools you’ll need to successfully develop products in multidisciplinary teams. The coursework provides opportunities to become proficient within your technical discipline at the graduate level, and the background to become an effective engineering manager in the medical instrumentation field.

At Illinois, you’ll delve into the fine points of biometric sensors, imaging technology, and life-changing clinical devices. You’ll also gain the hands-on experience, leadership ability, and unparalleled skills needed to be successful in your chosen career.

Students interested in the science and business issues related to measuring physiological biological structures (tissues, organs), small biological units (cells, bacteria, viruses), and biological molecules (proteins, peptides, DNA) will find tremendous opportunity for career advancement through the educational experiences gained within this program.

The rigor and challenge inherent in the program is designed to prepare you to be capable of functioning at a higher level within the health care industry through the ability to accept greater technical responsibility, and to work more effectively by combining creative engineering skills with business expertise.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to gain access to the first level of the engineering management track within Bioinstrumentation companies, by proving greater familiarity with the FDA approval process, design-for-requirements, hardware/software validation, team management skills, innovation management, and intellectual property.