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Combined Biomedical Engineering, BS & Industrial and Human Factors Engineering, MS

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Program Description

The combined B.S. in Biomedical Engineering/M.S. in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering program allows students to earn a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a M.S. in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering in 5 years. Up to 9 semester credit hours of graduate courses at the IHE 6000/7000 level may be double-counted and applied to both the B.S. and M.S. degree requirements. 

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of at least 75 semester credit hours toward the B.S. degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • No grade lower than a B in any engineering course prior to admission into the combined degree program.  
  • To apply, complete the Combined B.S./M.S. Degree Program application and a graduate program of study

B.S. Program Educational Objectives 

Wright State's BME program will produce biomedical engineers who will:

  • Engage in a career path in BME or a related field
  • Participate in life-long learning through continuing professional education
  • Work in a team environment, including multidisciplinary teams, and communicate effectively, both in written form and orally. 


B.S. Program Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

M.S. Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Apply techniques and tools for the design and implementation of industrial systems, incorporating human factors principles;
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form, at a high level of knowledge;
  • Work in teams

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 44 Hours

Mathematics: 4 Hours

Global Traditions: 6 hours

Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Social Science: 6 hours

Natural Science: 10 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 9 Hours

II. Department Courses: 25 Hours

Senior Design: 6 Hours

V. Electives: 9 Hours

3 from an approved list

Up to 9 hours of 4000 level required courses or technical electives must be taken at the 6000 level for dual undergraduate/graduate credit.  

VI. Graduate Program Requirements: 30 Hours

The following requirements must be met for the Master of Science in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering degree.  Course can be used to fulfill requirements in more than one category.  Requirement categories are not mutually exclusive.  

  • Completion of 30 graduate credit hours in courses that have prior approval by a BIE graduate advisor.
  • At least 12 of the 30 graduate credit hours must be courses numbered 7000 or above, 9 of which must be from the BIE Department.  
  • At least 18 of the 30 graduate credit hours must be IHE specific courses numbered 6000 or above.  
  • At least 6 of the total 30 graduate credit hours must be approved courses in mathematics, statistics, or computer science.
  • A maximum of 4 credit hours of independent study or non-thesis research may count toward the degree requirement of 30 graduate credit hours.  
  • Students may choose either a thesis option or a 30 credit hours graduate advanced course work option. The thesis option consists of a research project satisfying all requirements of the Graduate School. The final report (thesis) must be completed and successfully defended in an oral examination before the major committee. Up to 8 credit hours of IHE 7950 M.S. Thesis Research in Industrial & Human Factors Engineering  may count toward the degree requirement of 30 graduate credit hours.

A. Mathematics or Statistics-Intensive Courses: 6 Hours

Department courses with mathematics or statistics-intensive content include IHE 6150, IHE 6711, IHE 6712, IHE 7050, IHE 7300, or others as approved.  

B. 7000-level Courses: 12 Hours min.

Minimum 9 of 12 7000-level credits must be from the BIE Department: IHE 7000-7999; BME 7000-7999

C. Program Courses: 18 Hours min.

IHE 6000-7999

D. Thesis Option: 8 Hours max.

IHE 7950 MS Thesis Research in Industrial & Human Factors Engineering Credit Hour(s): 1 to 8

Total: 141 Hours

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