Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering



Biomedical engineering is the profession of solving medical problems using engineering skills. Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing areas of research and industry in the United States. With a minor in biomedical engineering, you greatly increase your opportunities to join this exciting career field.

At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, our vision of biomedical engineering is improving the quality of human life. Few things are more rewarding than using problem-solving skills learned in engineering to solve problems in medicine, and to see the resulting impact in people. Biomedical engineering is built upon multidisciplinary skills that integrate engineering, biology, and medicine.

A biomedical engineering minor coupled with a degree from the College of Engineering can lead to a wide variety of careers including medical research in industry and government, academics, and professional medical practice. Some examples of biomedical engineering applications include biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors, ergonomics, medical imaging, rehabilitation, robotics, systems biology, and tissue engineering.

This minor requires 20 credit hours and is patterned after the multidisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering. Thus, the minor requires courses in biology and physiology as well as three biomedical engineering electives chosen from at least two curricular tracks. Depending on your major and choice of electives, you may need two to six additional courses to complete the minor in biomedical engineering.

For more information, see your academic advisor or contact Greg Bashford.



Group A: Core Requirements
Dept Course # Class Title Credit Hrs
BIOS LIFE 120/120L Cell Structure & Function 4
BIOS 213/213L Human Physiology 4
BSEN 317 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3


Group B: Electives. Choose three courses. Courses must be chosen from at least two tracks.
Track A: Biomaterials and Cellular Interactions
Dept Course # Class Title Credit Hrs
BSEN 416 Introduction to Biomaterials 3
BSEN 418 Tissue Engineering 3
CHME 476 Micro/Nano systems for Engineering and Life Sciences 3
CHME 477 Molecular Bioengineering 3
MECH 437 Biomedical Device Design 3
MECH 438 Mechanics of Biomaterials 3


Track B: Biomechanics
Dept Course # Class Title Credit Hrs
MECH 436 Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics 3
BSEN 412 Rehabilitation Engineering 3


Track C: Medical Imaging and Signal Processing
Dept Course # Class Title Credit Hrs
BSEN 311 Biomedical Signal & System Analysis 3
BSEN 414 Medical Imaging Systems 3
ECEN 304 Signals & Systems I 3
ECEN 450 Bioinformatics 3
ECEN 453 Computational and Systems Biology 3
ECEN 463 Digital Signal Processing 3