Master of Science in Engineering Concentration in Biomedical Engineering: Biomaterials Track

The Biomaterials track provides opportunities for students to learn about modern biomaterials applied to medical devices and implants. This includes advanced applications and emerging technologies in areas such as nano-bio materials, drug delivery, wound healing, immune response, and tissue engineering. One of the unique opportunities of this track is that the courses are not limited to only engineering. Students will be exposed to courses in biological science, chemistry, and health sciences; giving graduates an expanded view of the newest research in biomedical functions, biological responses, mechanics, and application advancements. Through the education and hands-on experience in this track, biomedical students will be prepared for careers locally, nationally, and internationally, or to continue on academically in a healthcare related field.  

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Track Course Requirements:

  • All students must take at least 9 credits from Group A 
  • Thesis students must take at least 18 credits combined from Group A and Group B
  • Non-thesis option students must take at least 24 credits combined from Group A and Group B  
  • Students need to have at least 2, but no more than 3 credits of MatlEng 880
  • The remaining credits may be taken as free electives.  

Group A

Civ Eng/MechEng 469- Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering  3 cr U/G
Civ Eng 732- Fatigue in Engineering Materials 3 cr G
MatlEng 452- Ceramic Materials  3 cr U/G
MatlEng 453- Polymeric Materials  3 cr U/G
MatlEng 485- Introduction to Biomaterials   3 cr U/G
MatlEng 710- Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials  3 cr G

Group B

MatlEng 880- Bioengineering Seminar  1 cr G
Bio Sci 401- Immunology 2 cr U/G
Bio Sci 542- Biological Electron Microscopy 3 cr U/G
Bio Sci 595- Molecular Biotechnologyr 3 cr U/G
Bio Sci 596- Neuropharmacology 3 cr U/G
Bio Sci 700- Principles in Molecular Biology 4 cr G
Chem 501- Introduction to Biochemistry 3 cr U/G
Chem 602- Biochemistry: Cellular Processes 3 cr U/G
Civ Eng/MechEng 463- Introduction to Finite Elements 3 cr U/G
Civ Eng 725- Finite Element Methods in Engineering 3 cr U/G
C L Sci 615- Cellular and Molecular Toxicology   3 cr U/G
ElecEng 436- Introduction to Medical Instrumentation 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 437- Introduction to Biomedical Imaging 3 cr U/G
KIN 520- Advanced Biomechanics 3 cr U/G
MatlEng 410- Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3 cr U/G
MatlEng/Mech Eng 457- Engineering Composites 3 cr U/G
MatlEng/MechEng 465- Friction and Wear 3 cr U/G
MatlEng 701- Properties of Solids 3 cr G
MatlEng 720- Kinetic Processes in Materials 3 cr G
MatlEng 720- Kinetic Processes in Materials 3 cr G
MatlEng  Nanomaterials and Nanodevices 3 cr U/G