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Biomechanical Systems and Devices

The Biomechanical Systems and Devices track investigates the application of technology to human biological systems. Areas of study include the mechanics of hard and soft tissues, human biomechanics, dynamics of human-machine interaction, and the design of assistive technology and medical devices. Students develop a foundation with core courses in thermal-fluid processes, mechanics and materials, or dynamic/robotic systems, and specialize in a particular area of study through the appropriate selection of elective courses.

Track requirements

In addition to the four core credit requirements, students in this track must also:

Choose any two from courses below:

  • ME 0111 Thermal-Fluid Transport I
  • ME 0112 Thermal-Fluid Transport II
  • ME 0122 Solid Mechanics
  • ME 0125 Manufacturing Processes and Materials Technology
  • ME 0180 Digital Control of Dynamic Systems
  • ME 0181 Advanced Dynamics and Vibration

Choose any two (for M.S. Thesis) or three (for M.S. Non-Thesis) from the track electives below:

  • BME 0175 Tissue Engineering Laboratory
  • CEE 0194N Soft Tissue Biomechanics
  • CHBE 0204 Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • ENP 0210 Human Factors of Medical Systems
  • ME 0103 Micro-fabrication and Design
  • ME 0121 Biomaterials
  • ME 0129 Finite Elements
  • ME 0152 Biomechanics
  • ME 0184 Robotics
  • ME 0118 Advanced Data Acquisition
  • ME 0265 Flow-Real Viscous Fluids

In addition to the above requirements:

  • M.S. Non-Thesis students must also enroll in one credit of either ME 0299 (Master's Project) or any
    200-level Engineering Management (EM) course.
  • M.S. Thesis students must also enroll in ME 0295 and ME 0296 (Master's Thesis)

M.S. Non-Thesis Degree Tracking Form >

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Sample Program

This program assumes an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.

Year 1
Fall Spring
BIOE 0291 - Bioengineering Seminar BIOE 0292 - Bioengineering Seminar
*ME 0122 - Solid Mechanics BME 0162 - Molecular Biotechnology
EE 0104 - Probabilistic Systems Analysis *ME 0125 - Manufacturing Processes and Materials Technology
Year 2
Fall Spring
‡BME 0131 - Principles of Medical Imaging †ME 0129 - Finite Element
†ME 0121 - Biomaterials *ME 0296 - Graduate Research/M.S. Thesis
*ME 0295 - Graduate Research/M.S. Thesis  

*Track requirement
Track elective
Breadth elective (fulfills core requirement)