Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering minor-of-study is designed to accomplish two objectives: 

  1. Require courses in basic biology, anatomy, physiology to provide students a basic understanding of life and the design and mechanics/dynamics of the human body. Also required is the only biomedical engineering course taught on the NMSU campus.
  2. Permit students to select from a wide range of elective courses numbered above 400 that emphasize engineering topics with application to the design and development of medical devices.

Required Courses (14 credit hours):

  • BIOL 211G. Cellular and Organismal Biology (3)
  • BIOL 211GL. Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory (1)
  • BIOL 353. Pre-Professional Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL 354. Physiology of Humans (3)
  • CHME 481. Biomedical Engineering & Healthcare Engineering (3)

Elective Courses (6 credit hours):

  • CHEM 471. Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4)
  • CHME 464 Polymer Science (3)
  • CHME 467. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3)
  • CHME 479. Degradation and Corrosion of Materials (3)
  • E E 443. Mobile Application Development (3)
  • E E 446. Digital Image Processing (3)
  • E E 447. Neural Signal Processing (3)
  • E E 473. Introduction to Optics (3)
  • E E 477. Fiber Optic Communication Systems (3)
  • E E 478. Fundamentals of Photonics (3)
  • E E 479. Lasers and Applications (3)
  • M E 425. Design of Machine Elements (3)
  • M E 452. Introduction to Automation and Control System Design (3)
  • M E 487. Mechatronics (3)