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M.Eng. Program

Welcome to Cornell University: Any person, any study.


We recognize that many factors contribute to your decision as you choose the next step in your educational career. We want to help you make a well-informed choice about enrolling in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell. Here we help you to experience (virtually, of course) some of what Cornell and Ithaca have to offer..

This is your opportunity to find out more about us from the comfort of your own space.


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Life as a Graduate Student:

(recorded sessions are from our recent open house)

A day in the life of a graduate student (Recorded Session) | Athletic facilities at Cornell

Student panel – Housing (Recorded Session)

Student panel – Outreach and community engagement (Recorded Session)

Student panel – Women in BME (Recorded Session)

Student panel – Life as an underrepresented minority or 1st generation student (Recorded Session)


Graduate Student Spotlights

James BennettJames Bennett

"[At]Cornell, I could earn two Ivy League Master’s degrees in two years and launch my career as a successful leader in the biotech industry. It was and is the perfect place for me."


Bayan AlturkestaniBayan Alturkestani

"In the clinical preceptorship for biomedical engineers course, students learn essential health lessons and see the dynamics of a clinical environment first-hand."


Ashley TownselAshley Townsel

"My design team and I [are modeling] a live-imaging system that uses cancer-targeting nanoparticles and artificial intelligence to improve the visual fidelity of ultrasound technology. Our project ultimately supports the accurate detection of cancerous tissue in real-time for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes."


More Student Spotlights

Vanessa Cabral Martins, M.Eng. Student

What I liked the most was the opportunity to work on our design project as if we were working in industry . . . to experience how it is going to be when we start working, both technically and collaboratively. Moreover, it helped me develop my skills and I feel ready and comfortable to enter the workforce

— Vanessa Cabral Martins, M.Eng. 2020
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M.Eng. Student Projects

More information and Resources

VIDEO: Cornell University: Glorious to View

Experience the beauty and energy of Cornell’s Ithaca campus in this video. Short version (3 minutes), below. Long version (18 minutes)


VIDEO: Cornell Engineering Breaks the Rules to Engineer a Better World


VIDEO: Cornell Engineering - You Belong Here

Cornell Engineering is a place that welcomes African American women, where they can find a community and pathways to success in Engineering. Featuring BME students Tibra Wheeler and Jordan Harrod, and Senior Lecturer Shivaun Archer.


VIDEO: 15 Years of BME at Cornell

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VIDEO: Collaboration between Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine

Join us in engineering better human and animal health through radical collaboration

VIDEO: Welcome to Ithaca

Walks, wineries, waterfalls, and more! Learn more about the beautifully diverse city we call home.

Visit Ithaca website  |  The Finger Lakes Region  |  Ithaca Named Best College Town for Livability (2019)  |  Ithaca Ranked #4 Most Arts-Vibrant Community in the U.S. (2020) 


Lydia Ooyama

I have learned so many new skills ranging from laser cutting to Arduino to lathing. Working with multiple stakeholders and team members in the development of the products has been a truly valuable experience

— Lydia Ooyama, B.S. '19, M.Eng. '19

Student Spotlights

Jonathan Perrier, M.Eng. Student


Vanessa Cabral Martins, M.Eng. Student


M.Eng. Design Team BrainLander

Cornell BME Admitted M.Eng. students FAQs

Below you will find a list and links to external to BME Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have any additional questions not listed here, contact Graduate Student Services Coordinator Belinda Floyd.

Is it necessary to have a car/personal vehicle to get around campus and Ithaca?

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It is not necessary, as many apartments are in walking/biking distance, and Cornell/Ithaca offers an excellent bus system to and from campus. In addition, ride-share systems are available. Nonetheless, a car may be recommended for students who live further outside (e.g., in Dryden or Lansing), as bus services may be more limited there. Note that while on-campus parking permits are expensive, most on-campus parking lots are open (free of charge) after 5pm on weekdays, and all-day on weekends.

Frequently Asked Questions - Cornell Graduate School

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