Biomedical Engineering Minor

This Minor is intended primarily for undergraduate students throughout the MSU College of Engineering who have an interest in biomedical applications of engineering.  The minor curriculum will give students the interdisciplinary expertise required to thrive in biomedical industry, professional programs, and graduate programs.

Minor requirements: A minimum 27 credits total is required for the minor. The minor consists of 6 credits of two required courses (ECHM 461 – 3 cr and EMAT 464 – 3 cr), 6 credits of Biology electives, 6 credits of Engineering/Math electives and 9 credits of General electives which, depending on a student’s particular interest and background may fall into one of the following focus areas: Computational Modeling, Instrumentation, Biomechanics/Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, or Biotechnology. It is not required that students follow any of the suggested focus areas, rather focus areas are provided to only to illustrate ways in which students can prepare themselves for some of the many diverse aspects of biomedical engineering. Note that some of the Biology electives and Engineering/Math electives are duplicated under one or more of the focus areas. Courses taken to satisfy the Biology or Engineering/Math elective credits may not also be used to satisfy the general electives in the focus areas (i.e. no double counting).

Required Courses

EBIO 461Principles of Biomedical Engineering3
EMAT 464Biomedical Materials Engineering3
Biology Electives (6 credits)6
Biochemistry (5 cr)
Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 cr)
Immunology (3 cr)
Adv Cell & Molecular Biology (3 cr)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (5cr)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4cr)
Biomedical Genetics (3 cr)
Human Pathophysiology (3 cr)
General Microbiology (5 cr)
Medical Microbiology (3 cr)
Engineering and Math Electives (6 credits)6
Elem Princ of Bioengineering (3 cr)
Bioengineering Transport (3 cr)
Cellular Mechanotransduction (3 cr)
Bio-inspired Engineering (3 cr)
Mathematical Biology (3 cr)
Focus Area Electives (9 credits)9
Computational Modeling Focus Area
Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 cr)
Numerical Linear Algebra & Optimization (3 cr)
Numerical Solution of Differential Equations (3 cr)
CAE I-Engineering Graphics Communications (2 cr)
CAE II-Mechanical Engineering Computations (2 cr)
CAE III-- Systems Analysis (3 cr)
Instrumentation Focus Area
Circuits I for Engineering (4 cr)
Circuits II for Engineering (4 cr)
Intro To Logic Circuits (4 cr)
Signals and Systems Analysis (3 cr)
Electromagnetic Theory I (3 cr)
Intro To Microfabrication (3 cr)
Measurement & Instrumentation (3 cr)
Biomechanics/Biomaterials Focus Area
Engineering Mechanics--Statics (3 cr)
Engineering Mechanics -- Dynamics (3 cr)
Mechanics of Materials (3 cr)
Immunology (3 cr)
Cellular Mechanotransduction (3 cr)
Bio-inspired Engineering (3 cr)
Tissue Engineering Focus Area
Cellular Mechanotransduction (3 cr)
Bio-inspired Engineering (3 cr)
Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 cr)
Adv Cell & Molecular Biology (3 cr)
Neurophysiology (3 cr)
Molecular Medicine (3 cr)
Biotechnology Focus Area
Biochemistry (5 cr)
Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 cr)
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods (3 cr)
Methods in Biotechnology (4 cr)
Gene Construction (4 cr)
Biomedical Genetics (3 cr)
Genes and Cancer (3 cr)
Gene Expression Lab: From Genes to Proteins to Cells (3 cr)