Total Track Hours must equal 15 hours from The Grainger 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.

View the Biomechanics Curriculum Map.

View the Course Catalog for course offerings and prerequisites.

Students following this track take:

TAM 210 or TAM 211* Introduction to Statics (2 hr) or Statics (3)
TAM 212 Introductory Dynamics (3 hr)
TAM 251 Introductory Solid Mechanics (3 hr)

and select remaining hours from:

BIOE 461 Cellular Biomechanics (4 hr)
BIOE 498 JI Finite Element Methods in Biomedicine (3 hr)
BIOE 498 NIE Surgical Techniques (3 hr)
BIOE 498 QP Quantitative Pharmacology (3 hr)
BIOE 498 RI Regulatory Safety Issues in Bioengineering (3 hr)
BIOE 498 PJ Experimental Design in Automation (3 hr)
ME 330 Engineering Materials (4 hr) - Recommended for Prosthetics and Orthodics
(contact the MechSE department to be added to the waitlist)
ME 481 Whole-Body Musculoskel Biomech (3 hr)
(contact the MechSE department to be added to the waitlist)
ME 482 Musculoskel Tissue Mechanics (3 hr)
(contact the MechSE department to be added to the waitlist)
ME 483 Mechanobiology (4 hr)
NPRE 498 PRA Advanced Risk Analysis (3 hr)
SE 402 Comp-Aided Product Realization (3 hr)
SE 423 Mechatronics (3 hr)
TAM 445 Continuum Mechanics (4 hr)
TMGT 461 TMD and TME Technology, Engineering, and Management Final Projects (4 hr)

 

The following is recommended as a free elective:

SE 101 Engineering Graphics & Design (3 hr)

BIOE Undergraduate Contacts

Maddie Darling UIUC Bioengineering

MADDIE DARLING
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
1240C Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Jake Spinnato, undergraduate academic advisor for the department of bioengineering at UIUC

JAKE SPINNATO
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
1240B Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Have a question?  Don’t hesitate to reach out!  We offer both virtual and in-person advising options.

Email: bioe-ugradprograms@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 300-8066 

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