About this Program

The Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Engineering program offers students and professionals the opportunity to further their knowledge with advanced study in the growing area of biomedical engineering. The program is designed to provide well-rounded instruction in several key facets of biomedical engineering. Those who complete the program receive the Advanced Engineering Certificate in Biomedical Engineering from Old Dominion University and a letter of recognition from the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. Courses taken for the certificate program may later be applied to the Master's or Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering.

Program Highlights

  • This program allows you to take graduate courses in Biomedical Engineering without making a large commitment.

  • If you are later accepted into the ME, MS, or PhD program, the credits you earned in the Certificate program can be transferred to your graduate degree.

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Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Electronics Engineering Technicians

$64,290 Median Salary

Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

Biomedical Engineers

$92,970 Median Salary

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$146,290 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Electrical Engineering Technicians

$64,290 Median Salary

Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.


What are the requirements to apply for Biomedical Engineering at ODU?
Students entering the Certificate program in Biomedical Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.
  • Prospective students must complete the application available on the BME website and submit to Dr. Christian Zemlin, BME graduate program director. The application will be reviewed to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and a program of study will be developed with the graduate program director. Students holding a bachelor's or graduate degree in any engineering, mathematics, science, or health-related discipline are encouraged to inquire about the program and apply.


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

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