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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Discover how cutting-edge technology is transforming patient care.
An increased emphasis on health care and scientific engineering and technological advances have contributed to the rising demand for biomedical engineers. UNT's Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to educating and creating well-rounded, knowledgeable, biomedical engineers who are passionate about improving the quality of life for people in Texas, the United States and the world. A minor in biomedical engineering can round out your skillset and prepare you for research, a career in healthcare, or help you start your own business.

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Why earn a minor in Biomedical Engineering?

A minor in Biomedical Engineering from UNT's College of Engineering prepares you for engineering careers that solve societal problems, advance technology and improve the quality of life for people everywhere.

Biomedical Engineering Minor Highlights

Our Living Learning Community brings together engineering students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.
You’ll learn from faculty members who are world-renowned experts in the field, and you’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects with faculty members at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
A capstone project, which is completed in a two-semester sequence just before graduation, tests the skills and knowledge you’ve gained while pursuing your degree.
The department also offers the accelerated Grad Track program that enables you to take graduate-level courses during your senior year, thus opening up the possibility of earning your B.S. and M.S. degrees in as few as five years.
The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Learning Center, also offers a peer tutoring program for personal assistance with coursework.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is located in Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility that combines state-of-the-art labs, equipment, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technology innovation.

Biomedical Engineering Minor Courses You Could Take

Biomedical Instrumentation I (3 hrs)
Introduction to biomedical instrumentation design; design, building and testing of bioinstrumentation circuits including power supplies, analog signal amplifiers and analog filter circuits.
Biomaterials (3 hrs)
Introduction to the properties of natural and man-made materials commonly encountered in biomedicine and biomedical engineering; the basics of material structures, including crystalline and chemical structure, and microstructure; and characteristics of the materials are developed from the microscopic origins.
Biomedical Signal Analysis (3 hrs)
Design and application of analog and digital signal analysis in biomedical engineering; characteristics of biomedical signals; design considerations for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog circuitry; biomedical signal transformation methods; analog and digital filter design for biomedical signals.
Introduction to Biomechanics (3 hrs)
Introduction into the mechanics of deformable media in biomechanics, including biomaterials and biological tissues with an emphasis in mechano-biology within the context of 1) kinematics, 2) the concept of stress, 3) equilibrium, 4) constitutive relations and 5) boundary conditions.
Biomedical Transport Phenomena (3 hrs)
Quantitative analysis of transport phenomena in physiological systems. Introduction to bio-fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer across biological system. Topics covered include fluid statics, mass, heat and momentum conservation, laminar and turbulent flow, microscale and macroscale analytical methods, mass transport with biochemical reactions, applications to transport in tissue and organs.
Biomedical Circuits and Data Acquisition Best Practices (3 hrs)
Data acquisition and quantitative analysis of biomedical and physiological signals using LabVIEW; A/D conversion; basic transforms; power supply consideration for biomedical systems; filtering of biomedical signals; electrical circuits and analog representations of physiological systems.

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