The Interdisciplinary Engineering Degrees (MSE/MS) require 30 credit hours total with at least 18 hours in engineering* and 18 hours from Purdue. Courses can count in either or both categories. To complete the degree you will need some graduate courses in addition to the minimum credits required for the concentration in Biomedical Engineering (BME) outlined below. Most courses are 3 credit hours.
* Engineering courses are offered by engineering schools and/or taught by engineering faculty such as AAE-Aeronautics & Astronautics, ABE - Agricultural & Biological Engineering, BME-Biomedical Engineering, CE-Civil Engineering, ECE-Electrical & Computer Engineering, EEE - Environmental & Ecological Engineering, IE-Industrial Engineering, ME-Mechanical Engineering, MSE - Materials Engineering, NUCL -Nuclear Engineering, SYS - Systems Engineering. Examples of non-engineering courses are BIOL - Biological Sciences, CS-Computer Science, GRAD-Graduate studies, MA-Mathematics, STAT-Statistics, etc.
____ Biomedical Engineering (minimum 6 credits)
- MSE 52700 Introductory Biomaterials
- BME 52100 Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications
- BME 52800/ECE 52800 Measurement & Simulation of the Nervous System
- BME 54000 Orthopedic Biomechanics
- BME 55100 Tissue Engineering
- BME 58300 Biomaterials
- BME 59500 / ME57700 Human Motion Kinetics
- BME 59500 Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Technologies
_____ Regulatory Sciences (minimum 3 credits)
- BME 56100 Preclinical and Clinical Study Design
- BME 56200 Regulatory Issues Surrounding Approval of Biomedical Devices
- BME 56300 Quality Systems for Regulatory Compliance
- BME 59500 Global Experience of Medical Device Design (Ireland)**
_____ Life Sciences (minimum 3 credits)
- BIOL 59900 Quantitative Physiology
- BIOL 59000 / BME 59500 Neural Mechanisms of Health and Disease
- BME 59500 Regenerative Biology and Tissue Repair
_____ Quantitative/Analytical (minimum 3 credits)
- BME 59500 Biostatistics
- 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
- 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
Elective Graduate Courses (credits to complete 30 total)
The courses listed above are pre-approved for use on the BME concentration Plan of Study (POS); some courses on this list may not be currently offered so always check the available courses. A student may select a Purdue course of interest that is not on the pre-approved list, however, you must submit course documentation for approval before taking the course or using it on your electronic plan of study (ePOS).
**This two-week short course in Ireland is not available as distance learning.
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. This website is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.
Note: The plan of study worksheet is an aid to help you understand the program requirements and map out a plan. The actual electronic plan of study ePOS is submitted via myPurdue during the first semester you're registered after admission to a degree program.