The Executive Masters program is a one-year educational program which matches the first year of the doctoral program in Bioengineering (graduates get a formal Advanced Studies Certificate upon completion).

The Executive Masters program includes training in innovation as well as brief laboratory placements and visits to research laboratories and industrial plants. The mandatory curriculum courses are taught in the fall semester, and the elective courses are taught in the spring semester. In the spring, students also initiate their research; get laboratory placements in one of the research groups involved in the program, and work on the Innovation Teams project (i-Teams).

Graduates of the Executive Masters program in Bioengineering Systems will have developed a strong knowledge base, as well as a significant number of technical skills and competences in the advanced areas of:

Bioprocess engineering
  • Computational biosystems
  • Cell and tissue engineering
  • Nanobiotechnology and biomaterials
  • Biomedical devices and technologies
  • Drug development practices and neuroscience

Graduates also will be capable of the following:

  • Integrating different research areas in Bioengineering in problem-solving
  • Identifying the best path for commercializing a novel technology through an innovation process based on a go-to-market strategy
  • Using bioengineering technical skills and competences in research projects (which might include a PhD thesis) in different fields of Bioengineering Systems
  • Coordinating multiple, interdisciplinary tasks in order to achieve an objective