BME Technical Electives - Special Topics and Research Thesis

Starting with the Fall 2019 term, Biomedical Engineering students will be able to enroll in new technical electives in the areas of Biomedical Signals, Biomechanics and Bio-Devices. This is facilitated by the creation of three Special Topics courses.

Students may still select technical electives from the established list in the course calendar. Students may also refer to this technical electives map.

Furthermore, students have the option of enrolling in BME499 - Elective Biomedical Research Project thesis course. Please see the table found below.


Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering

BME 487 –
Special topics in Biomedical Signals

BME 488 –
Special topics in Biomechanics

BME489 –
Special topics in
Bio-d
evices

These courses deal with selected topics at the undergraduate level in medical imaging and diagnostics, biosignals and neuroscience. [Offered: F, W]

These courses deal with selected topics at the undergraduate level in biofluid mechanics, tissue mechanics, sports engineering and rehabilitation engineering. [Offered: F, W]

These courses deal with selected topics at the undergraduate level in assistive devices, implants, prostheses, orthoses, biomedical technologies, therapeutics and biocompatibility. [Offered: F, W]

Fall 2019 Offerings:

Topic 1 - “Ultrasound in medicine and biology”

Fall 2019 Offerings:

To be determined

Fall 2019 Offerings:

To be determined

Winter 2020 Offerings:

To be determined

Winter 2020 Offerings:

Topic 1 - “Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues”

Winter 2020 Offerings:

To be determined

Note: The minimum prerequisite for these Special Topics technical electives is a 3A standing in Engineering. Additional prerequisites may be required by the individual course instructor(s). See the course descriptions (and syllabi).

Note: In each academic year, at least one technical elective course will be offered in each theme area.


BME 499 - Elective Biomedical Research Project

BME 499 - Elective Biomedical Research Project

A major undergraduate individual biomedical research project carried out as a technical elective (TE) under the supervision of a faculty member. Students are expected to demonstrate initiative and responsibility. An oral presentation of results and a written report are the minimum requirements. The faculty supervisor or department may set other requirements. Students will arrange for a faculty supervisor prior to registration. [Offered: F,W]

Note: The minimum prerequisites for BME 499 include: BME 399 and at least a 4A standing in Engineering.