May 25, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [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


Fall


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

Spring


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

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Concentration VII Credit Hours: 3-4
  • Concentration VIII Credit Hours:3-4
  • 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


Materials Concentration


BMED Required materials concentration courses (Six courses required)


BMED Elective materials concentration: (Three technical electives to be chosen from this list)


  • BMED 4xxx/6xxx - Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (Fall), Credit Hours: 4

  • BMED 4xxx - Mechanobiology (Odd years, Spring), Credit Hours: 3

Mechanics Concentration


BMED Required mechanics concentration courses: (Six courses required)


BMED Elective mechanics concentration: (Three technical electives to be chosen from this list)


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

  • BMED 4xxx/6xxx Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, (Fall), Credit Hours: 4

  • BMED 4964 Biomedical Fluid Mechanics, (Fall), Credit Hours: 3

  • BMED 4xxx/6xxx Muscle Mechanics and Modelling, (Spring), Credit Hours: 3

  • BMED 4xxx Mechanobiology, (Odd years - Spring), Credit Hours: 3

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

 

Imaging/Instrumentation Concentrations


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


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


  • 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:(Four technical electives to be chosen from this list):


  • BMED 4xxx/6xxx Biophotonics 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 Technical Elective Concentration requirements:

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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