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Department of Bioengineering



Clinical Imaging Track

Translational Bioengineering (focusing on clinical applications)

This area emphasizes clinical applications of bioengineering research with focus on translating engineering concepts into clinically useful tools, diagnostics, treatments, devices, or research methods. Students in this track will have both bioengineering and clinician co-mentors, and will spend substantial research time collecting data in the clinic or engaged in analyzing clinical data or images. This track takes particular advantage of the presence of the CU School of Medicine. This specialization is applicable not only to students interested in careers in academic or industry research but also to those interested in careers at regulatory agencies such as the FDA.

 Admission Requirements

Please see our Admissions information page for details about prior academic training, minimum GPAs and preferred GRE scores.


 Degree Requirements

MS degree in Bioengineering (2 year program, 30 credit hours total)

Year 1: Bioengineering Core (18 credit hours) at the Anschutz Medical Campus

Year 2: Choose Electives for the following Tracks:

  • Biomedical Device Design and Entrepreneurship, with internships at local biomedical device companies or in clinical programs
  • Clinical Imaging, with internships at clinical imaging laboratories at University of Colorado Hospital and The Children's Hospital
  • Research with opportunities to apply engineering to solve problems at multiple clinical and biomedical laboratories on the Anschutz Medical Campus

 Bioengineering Core

All students in Bioengineering take the Bioengineering Core Courses. This intensive curriculum is designed to give all students a strong foundation in both engineering and biological principles.