Graduate Handbook

This handbook outlines the policies and procedures of the Biomedical Engineering department’s (BMED) graduate program.  Topics covered include the structure of the department, expectations of faculty and students, the admission process, new and current student information, registration, finances, degree requirements and graduation information, campus resources, and institutional processes.


The student information in this handbook is intended for those in all of the various academic programs supported by the department.  However, some details such as curriculum are primarily focused on the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program.  Reference points for students in the other majors are highlighted under Associated Degree Programs as needed. 


This handbook is intended as a supplement to the General Catalogs and Faculty Handbooks of Georgia Tech and Emory University.  It does not replace nor supersede the materials in those resources.  All BME students are responsible for understanding and complying with all policies and procedures of both Georgia Tech and Emory.  In the event of a conflict in interpretation of policies or procedures, the interpretation of the General Catalogs shall prevail.  Although students are encouraged to seek advice from faculty advisors and the BMED Academic Office, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to meet the rules and regulations of the institutions for degree completion.


See the Appendix sections for various specific resources, including faculty and staff contact information, websites, and sample forms.


Questions should be directed primarily to the Graduate Program Coordinator in the BMED Academic Office.  The Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Director of Graduate Training, and directors of the associated degree programs are also key resources.


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Map of Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

BME @ Emory

Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology &
Emory University School of Medicine

313 Ferst Drive, Room 2127 Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

387 Technology Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404.385.0124 :: Fax: 404.894.4243

BME @ Emory:
1760 Haygood Dr, Ste W 200 Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404.727.9874 :: Fax: 404.727.9873