Carnegie Mellon University

Biomedical Devices (BMDV) Track

Overview

The BMDV track addresses issues at the interface of medicine and engineering. The topics include biomedical sensors, actuators, diagnostic devices, therapeutic devices, instruments, systems, and fundamental topics of device material, device fabrication, and device interaction with biological cells, tissues and organs. The Biomedical Device track will prepare students for leaders in the biomedical device industry and for further education in graduate/medical schools.

Targets

The BMDV track will prepare students for leaders in the biomedical device industry and for further education in graduate/medical schools. It is ideal for students interested in combining the education of Biomedical Engineering with Electrical and Computer Engineering, or with Mechanical Engineering, or with Materials Science & Engineering.

Track Requirements

In addition to the Biomedical Engineering core requirements, students in the MDEV Track must take must take the following combination of three courses:

  • One (1) Required BMDV Elective
  • Two (2) BMDV Electives (either Required or Additional)

Required Electives (must take at least one of the following)

42-678 Medical Device Innovation and Realization (12)
42-682 Bioinstrumentation and Measurement (12)
42-693 Special Topics in Integrated Systems Technology: Micro/Nano Biomedical Devices (12)
42-694 Principles of Medical Device Engineering (12)

Additional Electives

16-467 Human Robot Interaction (12)
18-412 Neural Technology: Sensing and Stimulation
18-416 Nano-Bio-Photonics (12)
24-104 Maker Series: Intro to Modern Making (3)
42-444 Medical Devices (9)
42-447 Rehabilitation Engineering (9)
42-689 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging (9)
42-648 Cardiovascular Mechanics (12)
42-675 Fundamentals of Computational Biomedical Engineering (12)
42-676 Bio-nanotechnology: Principles and Applications (9)
42-688 Introduction to Neural Engineering (12)
42-610 Introduction to Biomaterials (9)
42-6XX Clinical Course (Surgery for Engineers/ Precision Medicine/ICU Medicine)

42-X00 BME Research* or 39-500 CIT Honors Thesis**The 42-X00 research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project or 39-500

* The 42-x00 research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project OR 39-500 CIT Honors Research Project) must be on a BME topic that is aligned to the track, supervised or co-supervised by a BME faculty member, and conducted for 9 or more units of credit. 

Some Special Topics, newly offered or intermittently offered courses may be acceptable as track electives.  Students should consult with their advisors and petition the BME Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses as track electives.

Revised (10/16/2020)