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Department of Biomedical Engineering
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Biomechanics

Emphasis Area Advisor: Patrick Alford

Description

The area of Biomechanics is extremely broad, and before planning your electives, you should decide which of the two basic sub-disciplines is of greater interest to you:

In either case, it is highly recommended that you take Deformable Body Mechanics (AEM 3031) in the spring of your junior year. AEM 3031 is a gateway course for virtually the entire slate of upper-level AEM and ME courses, and it will be tough to take very many interesting courses your senior year if you have not already completed it.

Electives Course List

Please remember that all courses listed are merely suggestions. Note that some courses are listed under both sub-disciplines. 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. You are free to mix and match classes from both areas if you wish.

Mechanics of Tissues and Biomaterials
Credits
Engineering (E) or Science (S)
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
*STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to be completed spring of junior year
3
E
AEM 4501 - Aerospace Structures
3
E
AEM 4502 - Computational Structural Analysis
3
E
AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
3
E
AEM 5501 - Continuum Mechanics
3
E
BMEn 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
3
E
BMEn 5041 - Tissue Engineering
3
E
BMEn 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
* STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
3
E
BMEn 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
3
E
BMEn 5444 - Muscle
3
1 E + 2 S
Math 4242 - Applied Linear Algebra
4
S
MatS 3001 - Thermodynamics of Materials
4
E
ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling
4
E
ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering
4
E
Kinematics and Biomechanical Design
Credits
Engineering (E) or Science (S)
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
*STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to be completed spring of junior year
3
E
AEM 4501 - Aerospace Structures
3
E
BMEn 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
* STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
3
E
BMEn 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
3
E
IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis
4
E
Math 4242 - Applied Linear Algebra
4
S
Math 4457 - Methods of Applied Math I
4
E
ME 3221 - Design and Manufacturing I
* STRONGLY RECOMMENDED; ME students get registration priority
4
E
ME 3222 - Design and Manufacturing II
* ME students get registration priority
4
E
ME 4031W - Basic Mechanical Measurements Lab
4
E
ME 4231 - Motion Control Lab
4
E
ME 5221 - Computer-Assisted Product Realization
4
E
ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling
4
E
ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering
4
E
ME 5281 - Analog and Digital Control
4
E
RSC 5135 - Adv. Biomechanics I: Kinematics
3
E
RSC 5235 - Adv. Biomechanics II: Kinetics
3
E

 

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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