Building Depth in a Focus Area

You have quite a few elective “buckets” to fill in the BME Major. One strategy is to use these electives to build depth in a certain focus area. This list will help you to do so.


Am I required to complete a Bioengineering Focus Area?

No - it’s optional!

Do I take every class listed in a certain focus area?

No. The list is a guide.

 

Bioinstrumentation

ECE 2630 Intro to Circuits

ECE 3630 Electronics I (ECE 2630)

ECE 2330 Digital Logic Design

ECE 3760 Signals and Systems II (ECE 2630, BME 3310)

ECE 3632 Electronics II (ECE 3630)

 

Biomedical Data Science

APMA 3080 Linear Algebra

BME 4550 Biomedical Data Sciences (APMA 3110 and CS 1110)

CS 4774 Machine Learning (CS 2150; and either Math 3350 or APMA 3080; and one of APMA 3100, APMA 3110, MATH 3100, or equivalent)

BME 4550 Molecular Data Science ( BME 2104, APMA 3110 and working knowledge of linear algebra)

 

Biomedical Imaging

ECE 2630 Intro Circuit Analysis

ECE 3760 Signals & Systems II (ECE 2630, ECE 3750 or BME 3310)

ECE 5750 Digital Signal Processing (ECE 3750 or BME 3310, ECE 3760)­­

Graduate-level BME imaging courses, as appropriate

ECE 6782 Digital Image Processing

 

Biomedical Software

CS 2110 Software Development Methods

CS 2102 Discrete Mathematics I (CS 2110)

CS 2150 Program and Data Representation (CS 2110, 2102)

CS 3240 Advanced Software development Techniques (CS 2150)

 

Biomaterials and Advanced Biomanufacturing

CHE 2246 Introduction to Biotechnology

MSE 2090 Intro to the Science and Engineering of Materials

CHE 4449 Polymer Chemistry and Engineering (inst. permission)

BME 4414 Biomaterials

BME 4417 Tissue Engineering

 

Clinical Applications in Biomedical Engineering

MAE 2300 Statics

BIOL 3030 Biochemistry (prereq organic chemistry)

Advanced Biology course, as appropriate, such as BIOL 3080, BIOL 3090, BIOL 3140, BIOL 3240

BME 4414 Biomaterials

BME 4280 Motion Biomechanics

 

Computational Systems Bioengineering

SYS 3021 Deterministic Decision Models (SYS 2001)

CS 2102 Discrete Mathematics I (CS 2110)

BIOL 4160 Functional Genomics (Inst. permission)

APMA 3080 Linear Algebra

BME 4550 Systems Bioengineering Modeling and Experimentation

 

Entrepreneurship

BME 3030 Design and Innovation in Medicine

CS 4753, CE 4000, SYS 4044, SYS 5044

 

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

MAE/CE 2300 Statics

MAE/CE 2310 Strength of Materials (MAE 2300)

MAE 2320 Dynamics (MAE 2300)

BME 4280 Motion Biomechanics

 

Nanomedicine Engineering

BME 4890 Nanomedicine Engineering

MSE 4055 Nanoscale Science and Technology (MSE 3670, PHYS 2320, PHYS 2620, or CHEM 3410 or CHEM 3820)

Physical Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)

BME 4414 Biomaterials

 

Neural Systems Engineering

ECE 2630 Introductory Circuit Analysis

ECE 3630 Electronics I (ECE 2630)

BIOL 3170 Neurobiology

BME 3636 Neural Network Models

BME 4641 Bioelectricity

 

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

CHE 2246 Introduction to Biotechnology

CHE 2215 Material and Energy Balances

CHE 3321 Transport Processes I (CHE 2215)

CHE 3347 Biochemical Engineering (CHE 3321)

CHE 4442 Applied Surface Chemistry

BME 4890 Nanomedicine

BME 4550 Systems Bioengineering Modeling and Experimentation

 

Signal Processing

ECE 2630 Intro Circuit Analysis

ECE 3760 Signals and Systems II (ECE 2630, BME 3310)

ECE 2066 Science of Information

ECE 5750 Digital Signal Processing (ECE 3750 or BME 3310, ECE 3760)­­