Biomedical Engineering Concentration Requirements

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.