Biomedical Engineering - Minor

Minor in Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing areas of engineering research and industrial growth in the United States. With a minor in biomedical engineering, you greatly increase your opportunities to join this exciting new career field.

Students working with an ultrasound imaging unit At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the vision of biomedical engineering is improving the quality of human life. Few things are more rewarding than using the problem-solving skills learned in engineering to find healthcare solutions. Biomedical engineering is built upon multidisciplinary activities that integrate engineering, biology, and medicine.

A biomedical engineering minor coupled with a degree from the College of Engineering can lead to careers in medical research, teaching, industrial and government healthcare, and medical practice. Growing applications of biomedical engineering include tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors, bioinstrumentation, nanobiology, medical imaging, robotics, and ergonomics, as well as clinical, orthopedic, and rehabilitation engineering.

This minor requires 24 credit hours and is patterned after the multidisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering. Thus, the minor requires courses in biology and physiology as well as a minimum of two biomedical engineering courses from outside your engineering major. Depending on your major and choice of electives, you may need two to seven additional courses to complete the minor in biomedical engineering. For more information, see your academic adviser.

Group A: Core Requirements
Dept. Course # Class Title Credit Hrs:  
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L General Biology or Cell Structure & Function 4  
BIOS 213/213L Human Physiology 4  
PHYS 212 General Physics II 4  
BSEN 317 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3  


Group B: Choose three courses from the following three subject areas. Two courses must be outside your home department.

Dept. Course # Class Title Credit Hrs:  
Tissue Engineering and Bioinformatics
CHME 473 Biochemical Engineering 3  
BSEN 416 Introduction to Biomaterials 3  
BSEN 418 Tissue Engineering 3  

MECH 436 Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics 3  
MECH 437 Biomedical Device Design 3  
IMSE 415 Cognitive Ergonomics 3  
IMSE 416 Physical Ergonomics 3  

Medical Imaging and Signal Processing
BSEN 311 Biomedical Signal & System Analysis 3  
BSEN 414 Medical Imaging Systems 3  
ELEC 304 Signals & Systems I 3  
ELEC 463 Digital Signal Processing 3  
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