Certificate in Biophotonics
Tufts University - School of Engineering
12 - 24 months
Full time, Part time
USD 1,730 / per credit
15 Dec 2023
Earliest start date
The Tufts Certificate in Biophotonics program encompasses the essential areas of this emerging industry, including the design, engineering, and use of optical tools for diagnostics and therapeutics. The program is administered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering with additional support from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Data Intensive Studies Center.
As a student in the biophotonics program at Tufts School of Engineering, you will engage with a rigorous curriculum taught by exceptional faculty members across the School of Engineering. Coursework includes biological systems analysis, nanophotonics, digital signal processing, and more. Students interested in earning a graduate degree can often apply certificate courses toward a Tufts master's degree in biophotonics.
Core Courses (required):
- BME 151: Introduction to Biophotonics
- BME 215: Optics and Wave Motion
Lab Course* (choose one):
- BME 156: Biophotonics Lab
- BME 157: Biomaterial Characterization Lab
*If lab courses are not offered in a given year, the program requirement may be replaced with BME 293 - Special Topics: Non-Thesis Graduate Research.
Elective Course (choose one):
- BME 100: Design of Medical Instrumentation
- BME 143: Biological Systems Analysis
- BME 193: Optical Signals and Image Analysis Methods Using Machine Learning
- EE 125: Digital Signal Processing
- EE 133: Digital Image Processing
- EE 193: Nanophotonics
The biophotonics certificate program provides individuals who have a background in the sciences with the skillset to pursue more advanced studies in bio/nanophotonics or careers in various biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Applications include advances in optical technologies for commercialization, research and development, and beyond.