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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)

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

Regulatory Sciences (minimum 3 credits)

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

Life Sciences (minimum 3 credits)

BIOL59500 - Neural Mechanisms of Health and Disease

BME55600 - Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Quantitative/Analytical (minimum 3 credits)

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  

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).

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.