University of Minnesota
Department of Biomedical Engineering
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Cell and Tissue Engineering (CTE)

Emphasis Area Advisor: David Odde

Description

In Cell and Tissue Engineering (CTE) we seek to control biological function at the cell and tissue level.

Specific examples of tissue engineering include:

Specific examples of cell engineering include:

In completing this emphasis area, students should try to take both Cell Engineering (BMEn 5351) and Tissue Engineering (BMEn 5041). Students should be aware that there are at present relatively few bachelor's degree-level positions in the biomedical devices industry that directly relate to CTE. Rather, most of the positions in CTE tend to be filled by PhD-level engineers, and so further study is usually required. If a student is considering further study, such as graduate or medical school, this emphasis area will be useful preparation, provided the student is intrinsically interested in CTE.

Pre-Med Students

Pre-med students should be aware that the UMN Medical School's recommended courses in Biochemistry and Genetics can be taken towards the Cell and Tissue Engineering Emphasis Area. As a result, CTE is the Emphasis Area that most directly allows the Medical School required and recommended courses to be satisfied.

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
BioC 4025 - Laboratory in Biotechnology
2
S
Biol 4003 - Genetics
3
S
Biol 4004 - Cell Biology
3
S
BMEn 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
3
E
BMEn 5041 - Tissue Engineering
* STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
3
E
BMEn 5151 - Biomedical MEMS
2
E
BMEn 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
3
E
BMEn 5311 - Advanced Transport Processes
3
E
BMEn 5351 - Cell Engineering
* STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
3
E
BMEn 5910 - Special Topics: Cancer Engineering
3
E
ChEn 5751 - Biochemical Engineering
3
E
GCD 4025 - Cell Biology Lab
2
S
GCD 4111 - Histology: Cell and Tissue Organization
4
S
GCD 4143 - Human Genetics
3
S
GCD 4161 - Developmental Biology
3
S
GCD 4171 - Stem Cells in Biology and Medicine
3
S
Kin 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students
3
S
MatS 4512 - Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Corrosion
4
E
MIcB 4131 - Immunology
3
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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