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Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Engineering


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In lieu of the general core engineering program presented earlier, students who identify biomedical engineering as their discipline may follow the program outlined below. This curriculum requires a minimum of 128 credits.

First Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below) 

Spring


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below) 

Second Year


Spring


  • Concentration II   Credit Hours: 4
  • Concentration III  Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Fall


  • Concentration IV Credit Hours: 4
  • Concentration V Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below) 

Spring


  • Concentration VI Credit Hours: 4
  • Concentration VII Credit Hours: 3-4
  • Hum. or Sec. Sci. Elective  Credit Hours: 4
  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 2 below)

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Concentration VIII Credit Hours: 3-4
  • Free Elective I  Credit Hours: 3 
  • Free Elective II  Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Free Elective III Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 3 below)

Spring


  • Free Elective IV Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Concentration IX Credit Hours: 3-4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

The total credit hours for the degree is 128–130.


BMED Concentration Courses – Nine courses required


Biomaterials Concentration


BMED Required biomaterials concentration courses (Six courses required)


BMED Elective biomaterials concentration: (Two technical electives to be chosen from this list)


  • BMED 4960/6500 - Mechanobiology (Odd years, Spring), Credit Hours: 3

  • BMED 4961/6961 - Biomaterials Applications in Medicine

  • BMED 4963/6963 - Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (Fall), Credit Hours: 4

One course to be chosen from the approved technical electives of any of the three concentrations.


Biomechanics Concentration


BMED Required Biomechanics concentration courses: (Six courses required)


       BMED 4964 - Biomedical Fuild Mechanics - Credit Hours:3 Fall

BMED Elective Biomechanics concentration: (Two technical electives to be chosen from this list)


  • BMED 4xxx/6290 Biomechanics of Hard Tissues, (Odd years - Fall), Credit Hours: 3

  • BMED 4963/6963 Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, (Fall), Credit Hours: 4

  • BMED 4968/6968 Muscle Mechanics and Modelling, (Spring), Credit Hours: 3

  • BMED 4960/6500 Mechanobiology, (Odd years - Spring), Credit Hours: 3

  • BMED 4xxx/6280 Biomechanics of Soft Tissues, (Even years - Fall), Credit Hours: 3

 

One course to be chosen from the approved technical electives of any of the three concentrations.


Bioimaging/Bioinstrumentation Concentrations


BMED Required bioimaging/bioinstrumentation concentration courses: (Four courses required)


BMED Elective bioimaging concentration: (Four technical electives to be chosen from this list)


  • BMED 4440/6440 Biophotonics Credit Hours: 3
    Fourth year - spring
  • BMED 6xxx/ECSE 6963 Biological Image Analysis Credit Hours: 3
    Fall

 

BMED Elective bioinstrumentation concentration: (Four technical electives to be chosen from this list):


  • BMED 4440/6440 Biophotonics Credit Hours: 3
    Fourth year - spring
  • ECSE 4xxx/6050 Advanced Electronic Circuits Credit Hours: 3

One course to be chosen from the approved technical electives of any of the three concentrations


Humanities and Social Sciences Electives


In this area, electives are based on the Institute and School of Engineering requirements. Students are urged to select humanities and social science sequences with adequate breadth and depth in subject areas. Students desiring minors in humanities or social sciences must consult the school or department in which the courses are offered to obtain further information and specific requirements.

Footnotes


  1.  Placement of humanities and social science electives can be varied with free electives.  The courses counted as free electives must show a minimum of 12 credit hours. 
  2. Professional Development II will be fulfilled from a published list at the start of each semester and can be taken either semester. Professional Development III can be taken either semester of the senior year. Professional Development I is part of ENGR 2050.
  3. The minimum total credit hours of free electives is 12, with no restrictions on the included number of 3- and 4-credit hour courses.
  4. Capstone writing-intensive course.

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