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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [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 2 below) 

Spring


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below) 

Second Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below) 
  • Concentration I Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Fall


  • Concentration III Credit Hours: 4
  • Concentration IV Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below) 

Spring


  • Concentration V Credit Hours: 3
  • Concentration VI Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective I Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 3 below)

Fourth Year


Fall


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

Spring


  • Free Elective IV Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • Concentration IX Credit Hours: 3-4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)

The total credit hours for the degree is 128–130


BMED Concentration Courses – Nine courses required


Materials Concentration


BMED Elective materials concentration: (Pick three courses)


  • BMED 4xxx - Mechanobiology (S, Even years), Credit Hours: 3
  • BMED 4xxx - Biology and Engr. of the Extracellular Matrix (S, Even years), Credit Hours: 4
  • BMED 4410 - Biomems (S), Credit Hours: 3

     

     

BMED Required materials concentration courses (six courses required)


  • BMED 2100 Biomaterials Science and Engineering 4 credits, Spring, second year.

Mechanics Concentration


BMED Required mechanics concentration courses: (six courses required)


  • BMED 2100 Biomaterials Science and Engineering Credit Hours: 4
    Second Year - Spring

 

BMED Elective mechanics concentration: (Pick three courses)


  • BMED 4xxx Mechanobiology, (Even years - Spring), Credit Hours: 3
  • BMED 4xxx Biomechanics of Hard Tissues, (Odd years - Fall), Credit Hours: 3
  • BMED 4xxx Biomechanics of Soft Tissues, (Even years - Fall), Credit Hours: 3

Imaging/Instrumentation Concentrations (See Asterisk below)


BMED Required imaging/instrumentation concentration courses: (five courses required)


BMED Elective Imaging concentration: (Pick four courses)


  • BMED 4xxx/6xxx Biophotonics Credit Hours: 3 (Fourth year - Spring)
  • BMED 6xxx/ECSE 6963 Biological Image Analysis Credit Hours: 3 (Fall)
  • BMED 4xxx BioMEMS Credit Hours: 3 (Spring)

BMED Elective Instrumentation concentration:(Pick four courses):


  • BMED 4xxx/6xxx Biophotonics Credit Hours: 3 (Fourth year - Spring)
  • BMED 4xxx/6xxx Integrated Sensors Credit Hours: 3 (Fourth year - Spring)
  • ECSE4XXX/6050 Advanced Electronic Circuits Credit Hours: 3  (Fall, Alternate years)
  • BMED 4xxx BioMEMs Credit Hours: 3 (Spring)

Additional BMED Elective Imaging/Instrumentation concentration courses


One of the courses from the following list can be used toward the Elective Concentration requirements:

  • BMED 4xxx biology and Engineering of the Extracellular Matrix (Spring, even years) Credit Hours: 4
    or

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. An approved one-credit introductory engineering course may be replaced for BMED1330.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  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.
* With minor additional coursework, students following the concentration in Imaging/Instrumentation qualify for a dual degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering and therefore satsify all requirements to apply to the M.S. program in Electrical Engineering.

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