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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Engineering Minor


A biomedical engineer applies the design, analytical, and problem-solving skills acquired in engineering training to improve health and quality of human life. Biomedical engineers are able to collaborate with health care professionals such as physicians and nurses, and to apply advanced technological solutions to clinical problems. Their ability to apply mathematical models and computational simulation to the study of complex physiologic systems are invaluable to the medical science and research community.

The areas of specialization in biomedical engineering include bioelectrical and bioinstrumentation, biomechanics, biomaterials and biocomputing. Bioelectrical and bioinstrumentation involve the application of fundamental electrical engineering and measurement principles to develop better measurement and diagnostic devices. Biomechanical engineering applies fundamental engineering mechanics to understanding musculoskeletal systems, blood rheology, and transport phenomena for drug delivery. Biomaterial engineering involves the study of synthetic and natural materials that are used to replace, augment, or restore function to body tissues. These materials need to be in constant intimate contact with living tissues without adversely affecting the living organism and its components. These include materials used in implants, heart valves, and prosthetic applications.

Requirements for a Minor in Biomedical Engineering


The requirements for the minor in biomedical engineering are fulfilled as follows:

Engineering Program Description


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