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Undergraduate Programs

Course 10-ENG: Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Concentration

Biomedical Concentration

The Biomedical Engineering Concentration provides an in-depth understanding of biomedical applications with relevance to chemical engineering. Topics within this concentration include the fundamental understanding and manipulation of biological systems, from cells to tissues, for medical and health applications. Students in this track might choose from any number of topics that involve the integration of biology, engineering, and molecular understanding toward a range of biomedical challenges. Examples of areas of interest that can be explored in this concentration include the understanding and computational modeling of cellular networks, the design of materials that support tissue engineering and drug delivery, and the design of devices to detect or remediate disease. The classes listed below are suggested subjects, but students may propose any set of courses that fit the biomedical concentration pending approval from their 10-ENG advisor. Suggested Undergraduate Subjects
Students can choose 4 of the following subjects, or propose other subjects that are consistent with this concentration in consultation with his or her advisor.

Biomed.

Course Name

Units

GIR

Prerequisites

1.081J

Environmental Risks for Common Disease

12

 

Biology (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)

1.084J

Systems Microbiology

12

 

Chemistry (GIR), Biology (GIR)

2.001

Mechanics and Materials I

12

REST

Physics I (GIR), Calculus II (GIR); Coreq: 18.03

2.183

Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement

12

 

2.004 or permission of instructor

2.792

Quantitative Systems Physiology

12

 

Physics II (GIR), 18.03, or permission of instructor

dot 2.797

Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics

12

 

2.370 or 2.772J; 18.03 or 3.016; Biology (GIR)

3.052

Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials

12

 

3.032 or permission of instructor

3.032

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

12

 

Physics I (GIR); 3.016 or 18.03

5.07J

Biological Chemistry I

12

REST

5.12

5.36

Biochemistry and Organic Laboratory

ARR

CI-M

See module descriptions

6.021J

Cellular Biophysics

12

CI-M

Physics II (GIR); 18.03; 2.005, 6.002, 6.003, 6.071, 10.301, 20.110, or permission of instructor

*7.02J

Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication

18

CI-M

Biology (GIR)

7.05

General Biochemistry

12

REST

5.12, Biology (GIR), or permission of instructor

7.10J

Physical Chemistry of Biomolecular

12

 

GIRs* redund. w/ 20.110

10.32

Separation Processes

6

 

10.213, 10.302

10.499J

Tissue Engineering for Analysis, Prevention and Treatment of Human Disease

9

 

5.07 or 7.05; 7.03; 18.03;
20.110 or 5.60

*20.109

Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering

15

CI-M

Biology (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), 6.00, 18.03; 20.110 or 20.111

20.110J

Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems

12

REST

GIRs* redund. w/ 5.60-10.213

20.310

Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics

12

 

2.370 or 20.110J; 18.03 or 3.016;
Biology (GIR)

20.320

Analysis of Biomolecular and Cellular Systems

12

 

20.110, 18.03, 6.00; Coreq: 5.07

20.340J

Materials for Biomedical Applications

12

 

Chemistry (GIR), Biology (GIR),
3.034, 3.012 or 3.046; or permission of instructor

20.409

Biological Engineering II: Instrumentation and Measurement

12

 

18.03


dot Prerequisite covered by 5.60

Approved Graduate Subject Alternatives

Biomed.

Course Name

Units 

GIR 

Prerequisites

2.785

Cell-Matrix Mechanics

12

 

2.001, Chemistry (GIR), Biology (GIR); or permission of instructor

10.539J

Fields, Forces, and Flows in Biological Systems

12

 

6.013, 2.005, 10.302, or permission of instructor

10.541

Kinetics of Biological and Chemical Systems

12

 

10.37 or permission of instructor

10.547J

Principles and Practice of Drug Development

9

 

Perm.

22.56J

Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine

12

 

18.03, 8.03, or permission of instructor

HST.524J

Design of Med. Devices and Implants

12

 

Chemistry (GIR), Biology (GIR),
Physics I (GIR); or permission of instructor

HST.522J

Biomaterials: Tissue Interactions

12

 

Chemistry (GIR), Biology (GIR),
Physics I (GIR); or permission of instructor


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