Biomedical Engineering Track

The Engineering Physics degree seeks to produce graduates who are broadly educated in the principles of engineering and physics, and who can perform a variety of tasks in engineering fields where traditional disciplines overlap. Students in this program may also desire to develop a more in-depth focus in a particular discipline such as biomedical engineering. Students may complete a track in biomedical engineering that gives them this emphasis by completing particular coursework within their technical electives. This is completed within the Engineering Physics degree which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The biomedical engineering track allows students to apply core physics and engineering principles to the medical field. These engineers work closely with health professionals to design, develop, analyze and implement biomedical devices. Specialties in the biomedical field include bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, cellular, tissue and genetic engineering, medical imaging orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation engineering, and systems physiology. As a group, electrical and computer engineering comprise the largest engineering discipline. Biomedical engineers design systems such as synthetic tissues, blood analyzing, imaging, bioinstruments, implants, prosthetics, pacemakers, and life support systems among many others

There are many course options in the Engineering Physics Curriculum. In addition to the courses below, student must take nine hours of engineering topics (EGR) technical elective courses. Additional courses are recommended for students in pre-professional programs such as pre-medical. Courses in the biomedical engineering track include the following:

Biomedical Engineering Track – (Complete all of the following courses.)

BIO 115 Cellular Basis of Life

BIO 322 Animal Physiology

CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I

EGR 310 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

Additional Courses for Pre-Professional Students

BIO 321 Cell Biology

BIO 333 Genetics