Biomedical Engineering Concentration Requirements

The Interdisciplinary Engineering Degrees (MSE/MS) require 30 credit hours total with at least 18 hours of Purdue engineering courses.  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 54000      Orthopedic Biomechanics BME 59500 / ME57700     Human Motion Kinetics
BME 52100      Biosensors:  Fundamentals and Applications BME 55100      Tissue Engineering BME 59500      Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Technologies
BME 52800/ECE 52800 Measurement & Simulation of the Nervous System BME 58300      Biomaterials   

Regulatory Sciences (minimum 3 credits)

BME 56100      Preclinical and Clinical Study Design BME 56300      Quality Systems for Regulatory Compliance 
BME 56200      Regulatory Issues Surrounding Approval of Biomedical Devices 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 MA 51100        Linear Algebra with Applications STAT 51400     Design of Experiments
ECE 60000       Random Variables and Signals MA 52500        Introduction to Complex Analysis STAT 51700     Statistical Inference
ECE 60200       Lumped System Theory MA 52700        Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and  Physicists I  
IE 53300          Industrial Applications of Statistics MA 52800        Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists II  

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.