Progressive Degree Programs in Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering PDP Guide

Students participating in the PDP will receive a reduction in the total unit requirement for the Master’s of Biomedical Engineering. The M.S. BME will change from 28 to 19 units. The M.S. MDDE will be reduced from 30 to 21 units and the M.S. MIII program will change from 29 to 22 units. In addition, PDP students may be allowed to waive BME 501 and BME 502, providing a greater range of freedom in selecting their masters-level courses.

MS Biomedical Engineering

Students in the MS BME PDP must complete at least 19 units at the 500-level and above to be applied to their graduate degree. They should choose one “theme” from the following list and take the listed courses to complete their Master’s degree. Students must be advised every semester prior to registration in order to receive departmental clearance for courses and have their advising hold lifted.

 

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Biomechanics

Required Core Courses:

BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering
BME 504 | Neuromuscular Biomechanics
AME 503 | Advanced Mechanical Design

Choose 2 approved electives from 500- or 600-level AME, BME, or BKNclasses

Imaging

Required Core Courses:

BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering
BME 527 | Integration of Medical Imaging Systems
BME 528 | Medical Imaging Informatics
EE 569 | Introduction to Digital Image Processing Choose 1 of the 3:

BME 525 | Advanced Biomedical Imaging
BME 535 | Ultrasonic Imaging
Approved Technical Elective

Bio-Systems & Signals

Required Core Courses:

BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering
BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
Choose 3 of the 4:

BME 523 | Measurement and Processing of Biological Signals
BME 680 | Modeling and Simulation of Physiological Systems
Approved Technical Elective

Devices

Required Core Courses:

BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering
BME 551 | Introduction to Bio-MEMS and Nanotechnology
BME 620L | Applied Electrophysiology
BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
Approved Technical Elective

Neuroengineering

Required Core Courses:

BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering
BME 552 | Neural Implant Engineering
BME 575L | Computational Neuroengineering
Choose 2 of the 3:

BME 620L | Applied Electrophysiology
BME 675 | Computational Vision
Approved Technical Elective

Regulatory Science

Required Core Courses:

BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering
MPTX 511 | Introduction to Medical Product Regulation
MPTX 513 | Regulation of Medical Devices and Diagnostics
MPTX 515 Quality Systems and Standards
Approved BME Technical Elective

Student-Created Theme

Recent examples have included Biochemical Engineering and Regulatory/Production

Required Core Courses:

BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems
BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
BME 533 | Seminar in Bioengineering
Set of 4 Approved Technical Electives



MS Medical Imaging & Imaging Informatics (MIII)

Students in the MS MIII PDP must complete at least 22 units at the 500-level and above to be applied to their graduate degree. Students must be advised every semester prior to registration in order to receive departmental clearance for courses and have their advising hold lifted. The PDP program requirements are:

  • BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
  • BME 525 | Advanced Biomedical Imaging 
  • BME 527 | Integration of Medical Imaging Systems
  • BME 528 | Medical Imaging Informatics
  • BME 535 | Ultrasonic Imaging
  • EE 569 | Introduction to Digital Image Processing
  • Approved Technical Elective

 

MS Medical Devices & Diagnostic Engineering (MDDE)

Students in the MS MDDE PDP must complete at least 21 units at the 500-level and above to be applied to their graduate degree. They should choose one track and take the listed courses to complete their Master’s degree. Students must be advised every semester prior to registration in order to receive departmental clearance for courses and have their advising hold lifted. The PDP program requirements are:

Regulation Track

Required Core Courses:

  • BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
  • BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
  • ISE 545 | Technology Development and Implementation
  • MPTX 511 | Introduction to Medical Product Regulation
  • MPTX 513 | Regulation of Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • MPTX 515 or ISE 527 | Quality Systems and Standards or Quality Management for Engineers
  • RSCI 527 | Medical Product Safety

Medical Technology & Device Science Track

Required Core Courses:

  • BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
  • BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
  • ISE 545 | Technology Development and Implementation
  • MPTX 511 | Introduction to Medical Product Regulation
  • MPTX 515 or ISE 527 | Quality Systems and Standards or Quality Management for Engineers

Choose 2 of the 4:

  • BME 535 | Ultrasonic Imaging
  • BME 551 | Introduction to Bio-MEMS and Nanotechnology
  • BME 552 | Neural Implant Engineering
  • BME 620L | Applied Electrophysiology

Product Development Track

Required Core Courses:

  • BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis
  • BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
  • ISE 515 | Engineering Project Management
  • ISE 545 | Technology Development and Implementation
  • ISE 555 | Invention and Technology Development
  • MPTX 511 | Introduction to Medical Product Regulation
  • MPTX 515 or ISE 527 | Quality Systems and Standards or Quality Management for Engineers