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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

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


Summer Arch*


* For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

Take 4 out of the 5 options below: 

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

Fall OR Spring


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


  • Concentration V - Credit Hours: 3
  • Free Elective  - Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • 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, or part of the Summer Arch.

  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 an alternative to ENGR 1200. This course may be taken either semester.

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.

 

Concentration Courses


Each concentration includes three required courses and two elective courses, such that the total number of credit hours for a concentration is equal to or greater than 17. The elective courses can be chosen from the list of concentration electives or they can 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.

Biomechanics Concentration


BMED Required Biomechanics concentration courses: (Three courses required)


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

Bioimaging/Instrumentation Concentration


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


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

Concentration Electives


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