Biomechanics Track

Total Track Hours must equal 15 hours from the College of Engineering

Biomechanics applies mechanical sciences to biological systems at the nano-, micro-, and macro-scales. In this track you will study static and dynamic properties of cells, soft and hard tissues, extra-cellular matrix, and biomaterials. Materials studies will be on how materials interact with the human body. You will also gain an understanding of stability and control of mechanical systems. Application areas include medical device design and implantable prosthetics for treating conditions related to disease and aging, occupational and physical therapy aids, and quantitative physiology.

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Students following this track take:

TAM 210 or TAM 211* Introduction to Statics (2 hr) or Statics (3)
(Prerequisite: PHYS 211; credit or concurrent registration in MATH 241)
*TAM 211 is strongly recommended
TAM 212 Introductory Dynamics (3 hr)
(Prerequisite: TAM 210 or TAM 211)
TAM 251 Introductory Solid Mechanics (3 hr)
(Prerequisite: TAM 210 or TAM 211)

and select remaining hours from:

BIOE 461 Cellular Biomechanics (4 hr)
(BIOE students have instructor consent to take this course without TAM 251 prerequisite)
BIOE 498 NIE Surgical Techniques (3 hr)
BIOE 498 JI Finite Element Methods in Biomedicine (3 hr)
ME 481 Whole-Body Musculoskel Biomech (3 hr)
(Prerequisite: TAM 212 and TAM 251)
(contact the MechSE department to be added to the waitlist)
ME 482 Musculoskel Tissue Mechanics (3 hr)
(Prerequisite: TAM 251)
(contact the MechSE department to be added to the waitlist)
TAM 445 Continuum Mechanics (4 hr)
(Prerequisite: TAM 251; MATH 241)
(contact the MechSE department to be added to the waitlist)
ME 330 Engineering Materials (4 hr) - Recommended for Prosthetics and Orthodics
(Restricted to 2 BIOE registrations per semester; contact the MechSE department to be added to the waitlist)
SE 402 Comp- Aided Product Realization (3 hr)
SE 423 Mechatronics (3 hr)


The following is recommended as a free elective:

SE 101 Engineering Graphics & Design (3 hr)


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