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College of Engineering

Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest growing areas of engineering research and industrial growth in the United States. With a minor in biomedical engineering, you greatly increase your opportunities to join this exciting new career field.

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At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the vision of biomedical engineering is improving the quality of human life. Few things are more rewarding than using the problem-solving skills learned in engineering to find healthcare solutions. Biomedical engineering is built upon multidisciplinary activities that integrate engineering, biology, and medicine.

A biomedical engineering minor coupled with a degree from the College of Engineering can lead to careers in medical research, teaching, industrial and government healthcare, and medical practice. Growing applications of biomedical engineering include tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors, bioinstrumentation, nanobiology, medical imaging, robotics, and ergonomics, as well as clinical, orthopedic, and rehabilitation engineering.

This minor requires 24 credit hours and is patterned after the multidisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering. Thus, the minor requires courses in biology and physiology as well as a minimum of two biomedical engineering courses from outside your engineering major. Depending on your major and choice of electives, you may need two to seven additional courses to complete the minor in biomedical engineering. For more information, see your academic adviser.

Group A: Core Requirements
Dept. Course # Class Title Credit Hrs:  
BIOS
101/101L or LIFE 120/120L
General Biology or Cell Structure & Function
4
 
BIOS
213/213L
Human Physiology
4
 
PHYS
212
General Physics II
4
 
BSEN
317
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
3
 

 

Group B: Choose three courses from the following three subject areas. Two courses must be outside your home department.

Dept. Course # Class Title Credit Hrs:  
Tissue Engineering and Bioinformatics
CHME
473
Biochemical Engineering 3  
BSEN
416
Introduction to Biomaterials 3  
BSEN
418
Tissue Engineering 3  

Biomechanics
MECH
436
Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics 3  
MECH
437
Biomedical Device Design 3  
IMSE
415
Cognitive Ergonomics 3  
IMSE
416
Physical Ergonomics 3  

Medical Imaging and Signal Processing
BSEN
311
Biomedical Signal & System Analysis 3  
BSEN
414
Medical Imaging Systems 3  
ELEC
304
Signals & Systems I 3  
ELEC
463
Digital Signal Processing 3