Biomedical Engineering, Minor

Medical imaging and biomedical electronics are important areas of biomedical engineering that are within the province of electrical engineering. The minor in biomedical engineering is open to all students in the university with the prerequisite calculus and physics background. The minor is particularly designed for majors in electrical or computer engineering, biology, health science fields, or other engineering departments who would like a background in relevant aspects of biology and electrical engineering, with the opportunity to complete an interdisciplinary biomedical engineering capstone design project. Course work in anatomy and physiology and other health science topics is combined with technical engineering courses related to biomedical imaging and instrumentation. Specific curriculum information about the biomedical engineering minor may be obtained from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering office, 411 Dana Research Center, from the department website, or by calling 617.373.2165.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Note: Students must file a petition with the coordinator of undergraduate services in 404 Dana to declare the minor prior to taking any course work. A minimum GPA of 2.000 is required.

Required Biology

BIOL 1115
and BIOL 1116
General Biology 1 for Engineers
and Lab for BIOL 1115
BIOL 1117
and BIOL 1118
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1117

Required Engineering

The course you select may also count toward your major.

Complete one of the following:4
Biomedical Electronics
Biomedical Signal Processing
Biomedical Optics
Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Independent Study (must have a biomedical-engineering focus)

Required Capstone-Design Courses

Complete the following two courses on a biologically oriented project:

EECE 4790Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone 14
EECE 4792Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone 24

Elective Courses

One course must be outside your home department. Neither course can be used toward your major.

Complete two of the following:8-10
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1119
Inquiries in Biological Sciences
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
Biological Imaging
Chemical Engineering
Biochemical Engineering
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
Civil/Industrial Engineering
Environmental Biological Processes
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Biomedical Electronics
Biomedical Signal Processing
Biomedical Optics
Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Independent Study
Mechanical/Industrial Engineering
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Human Machine Systems
Biological Physics 1
Medical Physics
Medical Physics Seminar 1
Medical Physics Seminar 2
Sensation and Perception
Biological Psychology

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor