Sample five-year plan: PhD students

This sample plan is for full-time students in the Biomedical Engineering PhD program.

Year 1: Fall

Course

Credits

BMEn 8000-Level Core

3

Technical Elective

3

Technical Elective + Math-/Stat-Intensive

3

Biology Elective

3

Seminar

1

Total coursework

13

Year 1: Spring

Course

Credits

BMEn 8000-Level Core + Math-/Stat-Intensive

3

Biology Elective

3

Free Elective

3

Seminar

1

Total coursework

10

Year 2: Fall

Course

Credits

Technical Elective

3

Seminar

1

Total coursework

4

BMEn 8666 Doctoral Pre-Thesis

2

Total credits

14

Year 2: Spring

Course

Credits

Free Elective

3

Total coursework

3

BMEn 8666 Doctoral Pre-Thesis

3

Total credits

6

Year 2: Summer

  • Pass Written and Oral Preliminary Exams.

Year 3

Semester

Course

Credits

Fall

BMEn 8888 Doctoral Thesis

14

Spring

BMEn 8888 Doctoral Thesis

10

Years 4 and 5

Full-time research continues through Years 4 and 5 until thesis defense and graduation.


This plan is effective Spring 2012 to present for full-time students.