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Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [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


  •  HASS Elective - Credit Hours:4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Spring


  • HASS Elective - Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
       

Second Year


Third Year


Fall


  • Concentration I - Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective - Credit Hours:  4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
     

Spring


  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • Concentration II - Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective - Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Professional Development II - Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 2 below)

Fourth Year


Fall


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

Spring


  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • Concentration V - Credit Hours: 3
  • HASS Elective - Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

The mininum number of crediit hours for the degree is 128.


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. BMED 4010 may be taken in either Spring Year 3 or Fall Year 4.
  4. The minimum total credit hours of free electives is 12, with no restrictions on the included number of 3-and 4-credit hour courses.
  5. Capstone writing-intensive course.
  6. ENGR 1400 may be taken as alternative to ENGR 1200. This course may be taken either semester.

BMED Core Courses


Concentration Courses


Each concentration includes three required courses and two to three elective courses, such that the total number of credit hours for a concentration is equal to or greater than 17. One of the elective courses needs to be concentration-specific while the other one has to be any 4000- or 6000-level BMED course. It is not possible to take the same course at the 4000- and 6000-level.

Biomaterials Concentration


BMED Required Biomaterials Concentration courses (Three courses required)


Plus an additional five or more credit hours from concentration electives.

BMED Elective Biomaterials Concentration


Biomechanics Concentration


BMED Required Biomechanics concentration courses: (Three courses required)


Plus an additional six or more credit hours from concentration electives.

BMED Elective Biomechanics concentration


Bioimaging/Instrumentation Concentration


BMED Required Bioimaging/Instrumentation Concentration: (Three courses required)


Plus an additional 6 or more credit hours from concentration electives.

BMED Elective Bioimaging/Instrumentation concentration


  •  BMED 6960 - Health Physics and Medical Aspects of Radiation - Credit Hours: 3 (Spring)

Humanites, Arts, and Social Science Requirements


The total HASS core requirement is 22 credits. Included in these credits are the following:

  • A minimum of two 4-credit courses in Humanities
  • A minimum of two 4-credit courses in the Social Sciences
  • No more than three 1000-level HASS courses may be applied to the HASS core
  • No more than 6 credits may be taken Pass/No Credit
  • At least one 4-credit course must be at the 4000 level
  • Depth requirement: Two 4-credit courses in the same H or SS subject area with at least one above the 1000 level and none on Pass/No Credit
  • 2 credits must meet the Professional Development 2 requirement.

 

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