Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering technology to medical research and equipment. Contributions to this important and growing area by mechanical engineers include the design and manufacture of biomedical devices ranging from prostheses to micromechanical blood flow sensors and artificial heart valves. Application of mechanical engineering fundamentals to questions in biophysics also contributes to improvements in medical diagnosis and treatment.
The Biomedical Option consists of the normal requirements for a BS in Mechanical Engineering, with all four Technical Electives (12 credits) focused on Biomedical Engineering. Graduates of the BS in Mechanical Engineering - Biomedical Option receive a notation on their transcript upon completing the program. Students can declare the Biomedical Option by contacting their academic advisor. Courses not listed below may be reviewed and approved by the department.
As you consider which courses to take from the lists below, please note that many of the classes shown have prerequisites you will need to complete prior to enrollment.
For the Biomedical Option, please choose two classes from the following list to reach 6 ME Technical Elective credits.
For the Biomedical Option, please choose two classes from the following list to reach 6 General Technical Elective credits.