Minor in Bioengineering

The Minor in Bioengineering integrates the tools of engineering analysis with the fundamentals of life sciences to enliven the understanding of living organisms, medical treatments, and biochemical pathways. The goal is to provide quantitative predictions and insight toward the design of medical and biological devices and processes.

The minor is open to all majors in the College of Engineering and the College of Science. It requires a total of six credits, two of which may be used to fill major requirements.

Students outside the College of Engineering should:

  • complete a minimum of two semesters of physics and three semesters of mathematics, including at least Calculus I and II.
  • meet the prerequisites for any engineering courses planned as part of the minor, which generally includes a course in differential equations.


Biological Sciences Courses (2)

  • BIOS 10171 – Biology I: Big Questions (3 credits)
  • BIOS 10172 – Biology II: Molecules to Ecosystems (3 credits)

Engineering Courses (4)

One of the following

  • CBE 30386: Introduction to Bioengineering
  • AME 50571: Structural aspects of Biomaterials
  • AME 50572: Introduction to Biomechanics
  • EE 40331: Biomedical Device Design
  • EE 40432: Systems Biology
  • CBE 30357: Biotransport

Three courses selected with the BIOE course designator.


Students wishing to pursue the Bioengineering Minor should contact Professor Glen Niebur, gniebur@nd.edu.