Biomedical Engineering, Minor College of Engineering

The minor in Biomedical Engineering is restricted to enrolled College of Engineering students. The intent is to build upon the existing core strengths in other engineering majors by adding expertise in biomedical applications. This additional training makes students more attractive to employers in the medical device industry, and positions students for graduate training in health related applications of engineering.

The minor requires two life sciences courses not typically required for engineering students, one at the cellular level (BIM 102) and the other at the physiological level (NPB 101 or BIM 116). The remaining 12 units are to be selected in consultation with an advisor from this list of upper division Biomedical Engineering courses. Students will be advised to select courses that complement their existing curricula.

Minor Advisors

Rosalind Christian, Dr. Jennifer Choi

Successful completion of the minor requires the following:

  • Completing 21 units of minor coursework; all courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.000 and no grade lower than a C- for coursework completed in the minor.
  • No more than one course can be counted towards both the student’s major and the minor.
Required Courses
NPB 101Systemic Physiology5
or BIM 116 Quantitative Physiology
BIM 102Cellular Dynamics4
Elective Courses
Choose 12 units from upper division BIM courses, in consultation with the academic advisor.12
Protein Engineering
Cell & Tissue Mechanics
Principles & Practices of Biomedical Imaging
Biomolecular Systems Engineering: Synthetic Biology
Synthetic Biology Laboratory
Principles of Biophotonics
Molecular Control of Biosystems
Computational Genomics
Biomolecular Engineering
Introduction to the Biophysics of Molecules & Cells
Bioelectricity, Biomechanics, & Signaling Systems
Clinical Applications for Biomedical Device Design
Introduction to Neuroengineering Lab
Cell & Tissue Engineering
Topics in Biomedical Engineering: Cellular & Molecular Engineering
Topics in Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Imaging
Topics in Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Engineering
Total Units21