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Minor in Bioengineering

Students pursuing the Biomedical Engineering Minor will learn to integrate the tools of engineering analysis with fundamentals of life sciences to enliven the understanding of living organisms, medical treatments, and biochemical pathways with the goal of providing quantitative predictions and insight towards the design of medical and biological devices and processes.

The minor requires a total of six courses. Two of these courses may also be used to fill major requirements.

Students should take CBE 30386, Introduction to Bioengineering before declaring the minor. This course will be offered in spring semester each year

Non-engineering majors

The minor is open to all majors. However the engineering coursework will expect proficiency in calculus and physics, even if these courses are not listed as prerequisites. Students should take at least two semesters of calculus, such as MATH 10550 and 10560, and two semesters of calculus based physics, such as PHYS 10310 and 10320.

Students wishing to pursue the Biomedical Engineering Minor should contact Professor Glen Niebur <gniebur@nd.edu>.

Courses offered FALL 2017:

  • AME 50548: Next Generation Nanoscale Manufacturing for Biomedical Applications (NEW)
  • AME 60679: Nanoparticles in Biomedicine
  • CBE 30357: Biotransport
  • CBE 40479: Introduction to Cellular and Tissue Engineering
  • CBE 40483: Topics in Biomolecular Engineering
  • CBE 40487: Drug Development and Mechanisms of Action
  • CBE 41910: Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory (restricted to CBE students)
  • EE 40432: Systems Biology
  • EE 47040: Biomedical Device Design (NEW)
  • BIOS 30341: Cellular Biology (Note: COE students who have taken CHEM 10122 do not need to take BIOS 20221 and 222 to enroll in BIOS 30341. Contact the instructor, Prof. Datta, for permission to register)
  • Genetics and Physiology are offered. Contact the instructors for permission to register.
  • Note that CBE 30386, Introduction to Bioengineering will be offered in spring semesters starting in spring of 2017 to better accommodate students studying abroad in fall.

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