Biomechanical Engineering, Minor

This minor provides an opportunity for students to explore the interaction between mechanical engineering and health. Recommended for students interested in aspects of engineering related to human kinematics, including biomedical devices, joint injury, prosthetic development, human-machine systems, and/or prosthetics.

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

Required Biology

Biology 1
Complete one of the following:5
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
General Biology 1 for Engineers
and Lab for BIOL 1115
Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 1117
and BIOL 1118
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1117

Required Mechanical Engineering

ME 5665Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4
MEIE 4701Capstone Design 11
MEIE 4702Capstone Design 25

Technical Elective

Additional electives may be approved by your academic advisor.

Complete one of the following:4-5
Stochastic Modeling
Human-Machine Systems
and Lab for IE 4522
Mechanical Behavior and Processing of Materials
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Dynamics and Mechanical Vibration
Biological Physics 1

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor