Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Illinois Tech’s Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering degree is awarded in recognition of a high level of mastery in the subject matter and significant original research contributions in biomedical engineering.
Recipients of the doctoral degree will be capable of continuing efforts toward the advancement of knowledge and achievement in research and other scholarly activities, and typically pursue careers in medical, industrial, or academic environments.
This program provides a high level of mastery and a significant original research in biomedical engineering. Students will be capable of continuing efforts toward the advancement of knowledge in research and other scholarly activities or medical, industrial, or academic careers.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering degree program will prepare you for such careers as:
- Biomedical engineer
- Research scientist
- Biomedical engineering faculty position
Disclaimer for prospective students, please read.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering provides students with a high level of mastery in the subject matter and significant original research contributions in biomedical engineering. Students must pass the doctoral qualifying examination within the first year of full-time studies. This written and oral examination is intended to explore both the depth and breadth of the student’s academic abilities.
A written dissertation and oral defense are also required to obtain the doctoral degree.
There are no specific courses that are required for the doctoral degree in biomedical engineering. However, a minimum of three courses in life science, three courses in mathematics, and six courses in biomedical engineering or other engineering-related courses are required.
Omar Tawakol was awarded for research paving the path to help people with spinal cord injuries walk again.Omar Tawakol (BME ’18, Ph.D. BME Candidate)
Chris Osswald brings patients cutting-edge medical devices that could change—or save—their lives.Chris Osswald (BME ’10, Ph.D. BME ’15)