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Department of Biomedical Engineering
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Biomaterials

Emphasis Area Advisor: Wei Shen

Description

Students in the emphasis area of Biomaterials are expected to become acquainted with the general principles of designing, synthesizing, processing, and characterizing biomaterials and to learn to use biomaterials to solve problems in biology and medicine. Courses on life science, fundamentals of materials science and engineering, and interactions betweens materials and living elements are relevant.

In completing this emphasis area, students should try to take Advanced Biomaterials (BMEn 5001). Since polymeric biomaterials have very broad applications, Polymers (ChEn/MatS 4214) is recommended.

Students who plan on immediate employment in industry are encouraged to take as many courses in Materials Science (MatS) as possible to be competitive for available positions.

Electives Course List

Please remember that all courses listed are merely suggestions. You may take any cohesive set of classes that meet the Engineering and Science Elective requirements and are approved by the Emphasis Area Advisor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Course
Credits
Engineering (E) or Science (S)
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
3
E
AEM 4511 - Composite Materials
3
E
AEM 4581 - Mechanics of Solids
3
E
Biol 4004 - Cell Biology
3
S
BMEn 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
* STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
3
E
BMEn 5041 - Tissue Engineering
3
E
BMEn 5151 - Intro to BioMEMS
2
E
BMEn 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
3
E
BMEn 5212 - Tissue Mechanics
2
E
BMEn 5311 - Advanced Transport
3
E
BMEn 5351 - Cell Engineering
3
E
BMEn 5444 - Muscle
3
1 E + 2 S
ChEn / MatS 4214 - Polymers
* STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
3
E
GCD 4111 - Histology
3
S
MatS 3001 - Thermodynamics or Materials
4
E
MatS 3012 - Metals and Alloys
3
E
MatS 3801 - Structural Characterization Lab
3
E
MatS 4212 - Ceramics
3
E
MatS 4221 - Materials Design and Performance
4
E
MatS 4301W - Materials Processing
*Space is extremely limited. Contact instructor for permission to register.
4
S
MatS 4511W - Corrosion
4
E
MicB 4131 - Immunology
3
S
Phys 4911 - Intro to Biopolymer Physics
3
1 E + 2 S

 

Emphasis Areas

Bioelectricity and Instrumentation

Biomaterials

Biomechanics

Biomedical Transport Processes

Cell and Tissue Engineering

Medical Device Design

Neural Engineering


Contact

Jessica Baltzley
Undergraduate Program Assistant and Advisor
bmedus@umn.edu
612-626-3446
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