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About

The rigorous online curriculum balances systems engineering theory and practice, enabling engineers and healthcare professionals to re-engineer healthcare delivery on a broad scale. Students develop concepts for possible solutions that seamlessly integrate technology into healthcare settings, addressing issues such as safety, affordability, security and privacy, performance, and healthcare outcomes. Instructors are practicing professionals who incorporate real-world problem-solving activities and case studies into discussion topics.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Develop a systems description or design for healthcare-related systems and processes;
  2. Describe the requirements, drivers, functions, components, interdependencies, risks, and quality factors for various healthcare systems and processes;
  3. Develop new healthcare devices, systems, or policies using a systems approach;
  4. Direct the evaluation of healthcare system components and recommend improvements in performance and efficiency;
  5. Incorporate humans in the engineering systems design to ensure patient safety and value.

Contact

Program Chair: Alan Ravitz

Program Coordinator: Ian Nolan (410-516-2262, inolan1@jhu.edu)

Requirements

Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include an undergraduate major in engineering, the sciences, or healthcare.
  • Applicants typically have at least two years' experience in engineering or the healthcare field.
  • A detailed professional experience résumé must be submitted.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background will be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of six required core courses (18 credits) and four elective courses (12 credits). Subject to advisor approval, an elective may be substituted for a required course if you have previously completed an equivalent graduate-level course.
  • Electives may be chosen from a selected list of courses in the Bloomberg School of Public Health (140.xxx), the Applied Biomedical Engineering program (585.xxx) or from the Systems Engineering program (645.xxx).

Courses

Please refer to the Schedule Planning Information page for a general idea when these courses are offered. For exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors, please refer to the course schedule published each term.

Program News

April 2020 Program News
March 30, 2020

Applied Biomedical Engineering

Beginning this summer, the Applied Biomedical Engineering program will offer the following course online:

U.S. News & World Report Ranks JHU's Online Engineering Programs Among Nation's Best
February 3, 2020

Originally posted by The Hub on January 15, 2020

Two Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals master's programs are among the top online programs in the country, according to new rankings released earlier this month by U.S. News & World Report.

Microsoft Teams: A Digital Platform for Communication and Collaboration Between Students
February 3, 2020

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) this month launched an exciting new initiative: an online Student Community offered through the digital platform Microsoft Teams. As part of the EP Student Community, students can safely and securely connect, share, and learn from one another while also having easy access to relevant resources.