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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-111 Thermal-Fluid Transport I
  • ME-112 Thermal-Fluid Transport II
  • ME-122 Solid Mechanics
  • ME-125 Manufacturing Processes and Materials Technology
  • ME-180 Digital Control of Dynamic Systems
  • ME-181 Advanced Dynamics and Vibration

Choose any two (for M.S.) or three (for M.E.) from courses below:

  • BME-175 Tissue Engineering Laboratory
  • CEE-194N Soft Tissue Biomechanics
  • CHBE-114 Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • ENP-210 Human Factors of Medical Systems
  • ME-103 MEMS
  • ME-121 Biomaterials
  • ME-129 Finite Element
  • ME-152 Biomechanics
  • ME-184 Robotics
  • ME-118 Advanced Data Acquisition
  • ME-265 Viscous Flows

Master's of Engineering students must also enroll in ME-299 (guided project)
Master's of Science students must also enroll in ME-295 and ME-296 (thesis)

Elective Credits in Biomechanical Systems and Devices

As always, please consult the SIS Student Portal website for exact times and dates of all classes offered below.

Course ID Name Time
ME-118 Adv. Data Acquisition  
CHBE-114 Advanced Transport Phenomena Spring: TR, 4:30-5:45
ME-121 Biomaterials Spring: (Day TBD), 6:00-9:00
ME-152 Biomechanics  
ME-129 Finite Elements Fall: M, 6:00-9:00
ME-299 Guided Project n/a
ENP-210 Human Factors of Med. Systems Spring: T, 6:00-9:00
ME-295 Master's Thesis n/a
ME-296 Master's Thesis n/a
ME-103 MEMS Fall: TR, 4:30-5:45
ME-184 Robotics  
CEE-194N Soft Tissue Biomechanics Fall: MW, 4:30-5:45
BME-175 Tissue Engineering Laboratory Fall: W, 6:00-9:00
ME-265 Viscous Flows Spring (10): TR, 12:00-1:15

Sample Program

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

Year 1
Fall Spring
BioE 291 - Bioengineering Seminar BioE 292 - Bioengineering Seminar
*ME 122 - Solid Mechanics BME 162 - Molecular Biotechnology
EE 104 - Probability *ME 125 - Manufacturing Processes and Materials Technology
Year 2
Fall Spring
‡CEE 194N - Soft Material Biomechanics †ME 129 - Finite Element
†ME 121 - Biomaterials *ME 296 - Graduate Research/M.S. Thesis
*ME 295 - Graduate Research/M.S. Thesis  

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