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MS BME – Non-thesis option

Concentrations:

Biomedical Device Development  - 30 credits of academic coursework

Biomedical Device Development with Industry Immersion  - 30 credits of academic coursework plus 6-9 month internship in industry

Courses and Core Competency Areas

All courses listed are 3 credits. Experimental 59500 course numbers indicate that courses might not be offered in future years and/or could be changed before being offered in a future semester.

This is not an exhaustive list of the graduate-level courses that could be used to meet the requirements of the plan of study. Check the current Purdue course schedule available online to find courses being offered.

Courses with * are available as distance learning through ProEd. Courses “VC” are offered from the IUPUI campus to grad students on the WL campus.

Biomedical Engineering (minimum 6 credits)

  • BME 52100*      Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications (every 2 years)
  • BME 55100*      Tissue Engineering (every 2 years)
  • BME 58300*      Biomaterials
  • BME 57700*      Human Motion Kinetics
  • BME 59500*      Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Technologies
  • BME 59500        Engineering Principles for Biomolecular Interactions (VC – Spring; in even years)
  • BME  59500       Musculoskeletal Biology and Mechanics (VC – Spring; in odd years)
  • BME 52800        Measurement and Stimulation of the Nervous System

Life Sciences (minimum 3 credits)

  • BME 59500*      Neural Mechanisms of Health and Disease (Biology course cross-listed in BME)
  • BME 59500*      Regenerative Biology and Tissue Repair
  • BMS 51000*      Human Anatomy For BioMed Scientists/Engrs.
  • BIOL 53700       Immunobiology (BIOL 42000 recommended as pre-req)
  • BIOL 57300       The Molecular Biology of Animal Cells
  • BME 59500*      Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • BCHM 56100     General Biochemistry

Quantitative/Analytical  (minimum 3 credits)

  • BME 59500*      Biostatistics (preferred)
  • ECE 60000*      Random Variables and Signals
  • ECE 60200*      Lumped System Theory
  • IE 53300*          Industrial Applications of Statistics
  • MA 51100*        Linear Algebra with Applications
  • MA 52500         Introduction to Complex Analysis (not currently scheduled)
  • MA 52700*        Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists I
  • MA 52800*        Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists II
  • STAT 51400*    Design of Experiments
  • STAT 51700*    Statistical Inference

Regulatory Sciences and Professional Skills (minimum 12 credits with at least 6 credits from regulatory group)

  • BME 59500*      Preclinical and Clinical Study Design (Regulatory series)
  • BME 59500*      Regulatory Issues Surrounding Approvals of Biomedical Devices (Regulatory
                                 series)
  • BME 59500*      Regulatory Compliance for Biomedical Devices (Regulatory series)
  • BME 59500        Professional Communications and Leadership for Engineers & Technical Leaders

(potential as 2-3 day on-site course plus online self-study during 2nd 4-week module of Summer; June 12 – July 7, 2017

  • GRAD 590*        Program Management:  A Comprehensive Overview of the Discipline
  • IE 59000            Project Management
  • BME 59500        Biomedical Entrepreneurship (Biomedship) (MGMT 59000)
  • BME 59500        Global Experience of Medical Device Design (study abroad in May in Ireland)

Other Graduate Courses (minimum 6 credits)

  • IE 59000*           Financial Engineering
  • MGMT 60000    Accounting for Managers
  • MGMT 65000    Strategic Management
  • SOC 57200       Comparative Healthcare Systems
  • SOC 57300       Human Side of Medicine
  • SOC 57400       Social Organization of Healthcare