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SSN SACE-Drexel – Chennai, India – Direct Pathway Master’s Program in Biomedical Engineering

The SSN SACE-Drexel University Direct Pathway Master’s Program in Biomedical Engineering offers an efficient path towards an MS degree.

Program Overview

Once admitted, students begin their studies at SSN SACE, Chennai, India in the Fall semester and complete 10 semester credits (equivalent to 15 quarter credits). The students will transfer to Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA at the end of their first semester. The students will then continue their studies in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University. After completing 30 credits, SSN and Drexel credits are combined to award the student an MS degree in Biomedical Engineering. The degree will be awarded by Drexel University. Students can achieve specialization by taking elective courses in addition to core courses at Drexel University.

Eligibility for Admission to Program

  • Undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Electronics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering.
  • CGPA- 8 (out of 10) / 3 (out of 4) or higher
    • IELTS – Overall 7.0 & Above, Speaking 6.5 or higher
    • TOEFL – 90 or higher


Applications for this program should include an essay of motivation stating the student’s interest in the Direct Pathway Master’s program along with two letters of recommendation.

Scholarships & Other Benefits

  • 15% tuition fee reduction from Drexel University exclusively for Direct Pathway students
  • SSN SACE offers INR 1 lakh discount towards tuition fee
  • Approx. Tuition cost savings of ~$25,000 compared to full-time MS Program total cost (~$62,000)

Work Opportunities at Drexel: (Not Guaranteed)

  • Graduate CO-OP Employment (6 Months)
  • On-campus, Part-time employment (ex. Research Assistant, Tutor etc.) (9-12 Months)

After graduation up to 3 years of Optional Practical Training (Employment Authorization in the US)

Program Timeline


    March – May

    • Apply at SSN SACE and DREXEL



    • First Term @ SSN
    • 10 Semester credits (equivalent to 15 Quarter Credits) in Biomedical Engineering


    From January

    • Second Term @ Drexel University
    • Min. 30 Quarter Credits in Biomedical Engineering


    • MS Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University (Min. 45 Credits)

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About SSN School of Advanced Career Education (SACE)

SSN School of Advanced Career Education (SACE), Chennai, India

School of Advanced Career Education (SACE)
Chennai, India


SSN is the preferred destination for aspiring engineers and managers. SSN’s highly-ranked engineering programs maintain excellence in all aspects of education and research. SSN School of Advanced Career Education (SSN SACE) has been established with a mission to interact with outside world, institutions abroad and industry to understand the requirements and create universally ready professionals in emerging technologies.

SSN SACE offers educational programs for professionals to enable them to interact and involve themselves in the global arena to enhance their knowledge and skills thereby augmenting their career. SSN SACE therefore coordinates educational programs with globally renowned Universities and industries to offer best education through distinguished faculty from India and abroad to teach the courses in the program. View SSN page

About Drexel University

Drexel Dragon

Located in Philadelphia, USA, Drexel University is a world-class comprehensive Rl research institution, a designation awarded to the top 4% of research active universities. Drexel is a leader in experiential learning with over 100 years of CO-OP based education. The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems (BIOMED) is an internationally renowned center for interdisciplinary translational research and experiential learning with a mission to promote health and quality of life through education, research and innovation that integrates engineering and life sciences in a global context.

The MS in BME is a multidisciplinary program built around a core curriculum with research opportunities in specialized areas. Master’s Program Guide ranked Drexel University #1 in the Greater Philadelphia area for Best Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, and #14 nationwide.

MS Student receives Drexel degree at graduation

Meet a Biomed Dragon
Studying Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Chiranjiv Chevli

Chiranjiv Chevli

MS in Biomedical Engineering, Coulter Fellow

Aarti Kamath

Aarti Kamath

MS in Biomedical Engineering, Graduate Co-op