10-ENG : Biomedical

Concentrations:  Biomedical  ||  Energy  ||   Engineering Computation || Environment & Sustainability || Manufacturing Design ||  Materials || Process Data Analytics

Course 10-ENG: Bachelor of Science in Engineering with 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
♦ 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
*10.7003 Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication 12 CI-M Biology (GIR), 7.002
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

♦ Prerequisite covered by 5.60
* Also listed as Foundational Concept

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