Concentrations

Concentrations are not required but are intended to provide students with the option to obtain a more focused education in a particular field of study or sub-topic within a given field. To satisfy the requirements for a concentration, students must select at least 4 courses from any of the categories listed below. At least two courses must be from Bioengineering. Below is a list of potential courses; the Graduate Group chair can approve other classes toward the Concentration.  If you would like a concentration listed on your transcript, please complete the “Concentration Request” form.

Biomedical Data Science and Computational Medicine

Employs concepts and infrastructure from computer science and broad-based principles from engineering, applied mathematics, physics, and chemistry, to navigate large data sets of biological information and model biomolecules to gain insight into complex biological systems.

Course options:

  • BE 5970 Master’s Thesis
  • BE 5040 Epigenomics BE
  • BE 5210 Brain-Computer Interface
  • BE 5300 Theoretical Neuroscience
  • BE 5410 ENGR & Prin of Cancer
  • BE 5590 Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems
  • BE 5660 Network Neuroscience
  • BE 5680 Causality for Medicine and Biology
  • BMIN 5030 Data Science for Biomedical Informatics
  • CIS 5210 Artificial Intelligence
  • CIS 5200 Machine Learning
  • CIS 5450 Big Data Analytics
  • CBE 5250 Molecular Modeling and Simulations
  • GCB 5350 Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • GCB 5360/BIOL 4536 Computational Biology
  • GCB 5370 Advanced Computational Biology

Biomedical Devices

Design of instruments, implants or other biotechnologies that are used to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease. They require design, fabrication, manufacturing and interfacing with biological systems.

Course options:

  • BE 5970 Master’s Thesis
  • BE 5020 From Biomedical Science to the Marketplace
  • BE 5140 Rehab Engineering & Design
  • BE 5180 Optical Microscopy
  • BE 5210 Brain-Computer Interface
  • BE 5510 Biomicrofluids
  • BE 5700 Biomechatronics
  • ENGR 5660 APOC Design
  • ESE 5050/MEAM 5130 Control of Systems
  • ESE 5290 Introduction to MEMS and NEMS
  • ESE 5360 Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization
  • MEAM 5140 Design in Manufacturability
  • MEAM 5200 Introduction to Robotics
  • MEAM 5750 Micro and Nano Fluidics

Cellular/Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Engineering of synthetic and/or biological materials to support or manipulate cellular or tissue growth. Constructs are used to understand cell behavior, as tissue implants or as platforms for therapeutic applications.

Course options:

  • BE 5970 Master’s Thesis
  • BE 5400 Biomolec & Cellular Eng
  • BE 5530 Tissue Eng/PR/MTHD/APP
  • BE 5580 Prin of Biol Fabrication
  • BE 5590 Multiscale Modeling of Chemical and Biological Systems
  • BE 5650 Systems Biology of Tissues and Organogenesis
  • BE 5690 Systems Biology of Cell Signaling Behavior
  • BE 5780 Principles of Controlled Release Systems
  • CBE 5570 Stem Cells, Proteomics and Drug Delivery – Soft Matter Fundamentals
  • MEAM 5140 Design in Manufacturability

Biomedical Imaging and Radiation Physics

Physics of medical and biological imaging modalities, the use and effects of radiation in imaging and therapy, methodologies for image acquisition and processing, development of computer-based imaging theory and analysis methods, and the development and use of contrast media and molecular imaging agents.

Course options:

  • BE 5970 Master’s Thesis
  • BE 5180 Optical Microscopy
  • BE 5370 Biomed Image Analysis
  • BE 5460 Fund Tech of Imaging I
  • BE 5470 Fund Tech of Imaging II
  • BE 5800 Medical Radiation ENG
  • BE 5810 Tech-Mag Resonance Imaging
  • BE 5830 Molecular Imaging
  • BE 5840 Math of Med Image/Measure
  • BMB 6010 Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance
  • BMB 6020 Imaging Biomarkers
  • BE 6500 Adv Biomed Imaging Applications
  • MPHY 6030 Image Based Anatomy
  • MPHY 6070 Radiation Biology
  • PHYS 5290 Modern Optics

Systems and Synthetic Biology

Understanding the nature of molecular and cellular processes and how individual biological entities interact to produce function at the cellular and organism level. It also includes the development of new devices, biomolecules, or biomimetics to control or manipulate these interactions to introduce new functionality, improve function and/or impair function.

Course options:

  • BE 5970 Master’s Thesis
  • BE 5400 Biomolec & Cellular ENG
  • BE 5410 ENGR & Prin of Cancer
  • BE 5540 ENG Biotechnology
  • BE 5580 Prin of Biol Fabrication
  • BE 5590 Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems
  • BE 5650 Systems Biology of Tissues and Organogenesis
  • BE 5670 Modeling Biol Systems
  • BE 5680 Causality for Medicine and Biology
  • BE 5690 Systems Biology of Cell Signaling Behavior
  • CBE 5570 Stem Cells, Proteomics and Drug Delivery – Soft Matter Fundamentals

Neuroengineering

Neuroengineering involves the confluence of neuroscience, device development, computation, and mathematics in an effort to better understand, track, and modulate neural function in health, disease, and degeneration.

Course options:

  • BE 5970 Master’s Thesis
  • BE 5210 Brain-Computer Interface
  • BE 5300 Theoretical Neuroscience
  • BE 5660 Network Neuroscience
  • NGG 5720 Electrical Language of Cells
  • NGG 5730 Systems and Integrative Neuroscience

Multiscale Biomechanics

Understand how biomolecules, cells, tissues, or living subjects interact mechanically with their environment and to use this knowledge to understand disease and repair processes and/or to guide the design of technological solutions to rehabilitate subjects with injuries or disabilities.

Course options:

  • BE 5970 Master’s Thesis
  • BE 5100 Biomech & Biotrans
  • BE 5140 Rehab Engineering & Design
  • BE 5500 Continuum Mechanics
  • BE 5700 Biomechatronics
  • BE 5610 Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering
  • MSE 6500 Mechanics of Nano and Biomaterials

Therapeutics, Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine

Encompasses drug discovery, drug design, manufacturing, preparation of micro- and nanodelivery platforms, gene and cell therapy, innovations in targeting, controllable drug release, biodegradation and the mathematical modeling of these systems.

Course options:

  • BE 5970 Master’s Thesis
  • BE 5540 ENG Biotechnology
  • BE 5550/CBE 5550 Nanoscale Systems Biology
  • BE 5620 Drug Discovery & Develop
  • BE 5780 Principles of Controlled Release Systems
  • CBE 5570 Stem Cells, Proteomics & Drug Delivery – Soft Matter Fundamentals
  • CBE 5630 Dev & Manuf of Biopharm
  • CBE 5640 Drug Delivery
  • IMUN 6090 Vaccines and Immune Therapeutics