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What is Biomedical Engineering?
Biomedical Engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and methods to solve problems in the medical and biological areas. Students in this program work with living systems, apply advanced technology to complex problems in medical care, and observe how their work directly impacts the delivery of human health care. Specialized areas of BME include: bioinstrumentation; biomaterials; biomechanics; cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering; clinical engineering; medical imaging; orthopedic engineering; rehabilitation engineering; and systems physiology.
A degree in biomedical engineering prepares students for employment in many industries including government and medicine. This profession is continually expanding as a result of the immense interest from public, government, scientific, and medical communities to improve quality of life. Employment opportunities include working with artificial organs, electrical muscle stimulators, drug delivery systems, artificial joints, prosthetics, and medical imaging technologies. CNN Money lists Biomedical Engineering as the number one engineering field in America! Read about it at: http://money.cnn.com/pf/best-jobs/2012/snapshots/
Four Track Options:
Biomedical Ergonomic Engineering Track
Biomedical Signal/Imaging Processing Track
Biomedical Systems Engineering Track
Minimum 30 semester hours
Minimum 15 hours of 7000 level or above from BIE Department.
Maximum 8 hours thesis
BME or IHE 6010 - Ethics in Engineering Research & Practice
Minimum 6 hours of BIE Department approved courses with a mathematics or statistics content.
BME 7110 (3) Biomedical Signals
EGR 7050 (3) Design & Analysis of Egr Experiments
IHE 6120 (3) Probability for Engineers
IHE 6130 (3) Statistics for Engineers
IHE 7300 (3) Research Methods in HFE
IHE 7711 (3) Integer Optimization and Heuristics