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 the four Technical Electives focused on Biomedical Engineering. Students interested in pursuing the Biomedical Option must submit a “Change of Major” form detailing their request and will receive a notation on their transcript upon completing the program. Courses not listed below may be approved by the department. Please contact your academic advisor for more information.
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 registration.
ME Technical Electives
For the Biomedical Option, please choose two classes from either the following list of ME technical electives or the list of general technical electives below for a total of 6 credits.
General Technical Electives
For the Biomedical Option, please choose two classes from either the following list of general technical electives or the list of ME technical electives above for a total of 6 credits.