Biomedical Engineering Concentration Requirements

Use this worksheet to help determine your Biomedical Engineering course of study and to ensure that you meet the concentration requirements within the 30 credit hours required for the IDE (MS or MSE) degree.

The Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree requires a total of 30 credit hours with at least 18 hours of Purdue, graduate level, engineering courses as a base requirement. The Biomedical Engineering (BME) concentration requirements must be met within these base requirements. 

Degree requirements checklist:

_____ total from Biomedical Engineering area (6 hours)
_____ total from Regulatory Sciences area (3 hours)
_____ total from Life Sciences area  (3 hours)
_____ total from Quantitative/Analytical area (3 hours)
_____ total elective courses (15 hours)

_____ total credit hours (30 hours)

Note: At least 18 hours must be graduate level, engineering courses taken at Purdue University.

Required Area: Biomedical Engineering (6 hours)

MSE52700 -  Introduction to Biomaterials

BME511 - Biomedical Signal Processing

BME52100 - Biosensors:  Fundamentals and Applications
BME55100 - Tissue Engineering BME58300 - Polymeric Biomaterials

BME57700 - Human Motion Kinetics

BME58100 - Fundamental of MEMS & Micro-Integrated Systems BME59500 - Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Technologies BME59500 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Required Area: Regulatory Sciences (3 hours)

BME56100 - Preclinical and Clinical Study Design BME56200 - Regulatory Issues Surrounding Approvals Biomedical Devices
BME56300 - Quality Systems for Regulatory Compliance BME59500 - Ethical Engineering of Medical Devices

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Required Area: Life Sciences (3 hours)

BIOL59500 - Neural Mechanisms of Health and Disease

BME55600 - Introduction to Clinical Medicine

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Required Area: Quantitative/Analytical (3 hours)

BME50100 - Biostatistics BME59500 - Continuum Models in Biomedical Engineering ECE60000 - Random Variables and Signals
ECE60200 - Lumped System Theory IE53300 - Industrial Applications of Statistics MA51100 - Linear Algebra with Applications
MA52500 - Introduction to Complex Analysis MA52700 - Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and  Physicists I MA52800 - Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists II
STAT51400 - Design of Experiments STAT51700 - Statistical Inference

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Elective Courses (15 hours): Other engineering* and/or non-engineering** courses

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Total: 30 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. Only the specific non-engineering courses listed within the courses by school list are acceptable on an engineering plan of study.

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. This website is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Note: This checklist 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.