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BME Current Graduate Students: Required Coursework

Prior to commencing coursework at Tulane, an entering graduate student will prepare a proposed curriculum in conjunction with his/her advisor. Prior to receiving the Master's degree, the student must present evidence of having completed the following courses, either at Tulane or at his/her undergraduate institution:

Graduate Degree Requirements - with 5th Year

(numbers in parentheses are Tulane courses satisfying each requirement)

Description of Requirement: Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (BMEN 6030/6035)
PhD: 3 + 1
5th-Year: from BSE
Thesis: 3 + 1
Non-Thesis: 3 + 1

Description of Requirement: Quantitative Physiology with Lab (BMEN 6070/6075)
PhD: 3 + 1
5th-Year: from BSE
Thesis: 3 + 1
Non-Thesis: 3 + 1

Description of Requirement: Advanced Mathematics *
*Introductory Biostatistics (BIOS 6030) will not count towards the Advanced Mathematics requirement
PhD: 3
5th-Year: 3
Thesis: 3
Non-Thesis: 3

Description of Requirement: Domain Distribution (see section below)
One course each in 3 of 4 domains
Maximum of 1, 3xxx-6xxx cross-listed domain courses
PhD: 3
5th-Year: 3
Thesis: 3
Non-Thesis: 3

Total credits required to petition to take PhD qualifying exam:
PhD: 21
5th-Year: n/a
Thesis: n/a
Non-Thesis: n/a

Description of Requirement: Elective course 1
PhD: 3
5th-Year: 3
Thesis: 3
Non-Thesis: 3

Description of Requirement: Elective course 2
PhD: 3
5th-Year: 3
Thesis: optional
Non-Thesis: 3

Description of Requirement: Elective course 3
PhD: 3
5th-Year: optional
Thesis: optional
Non-Thesis: 3

Minimum of elective course credits required:
PhD: 9
5th-Year: 6
Thesis: 3
Non-Thesis: 9

Description of Requirement: Research Seminar (BMEN 6710 – register every fall)
Maximum Credits Allowed
PhD: 4
5th-Year: 1
Thesis: 1
Non-Thesis: 1

Remaining 15 credits may be satisfied by BMEN 7310-7320 Research in BME (graded), Directed Readings, or didactic courses
PhD: 15
5th-Year: n/a
Thesis: n/a
Non-Thesis: n/a

Total graduate course credits required for graduation:
PhD: 48
5th-Year: 18
Thesis: 24
Non-Thesis: 30

BMEN 3xxx Domain Courses with BMEN 6xxx Professional Electives
BMEN 3xxx Courses

Biomedical Design

  • 3932 Elements of BMEN Design

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

  • 3400 Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Biomechanics and Biotransport

  • 3650 Biomechanics & Biotransport

Biosignals and Bioimaging

  • 3730 Biomedical signals and systems
BMEN 6xxx Courses

Biomedical Design

  • 6080 Tech Invention & Commercialization
  • 6790 Design Studio
  • 6930 TRIZ Theory Invent Design
  • SCEN6000 Entrepreneurship in Eng and Bioscience

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

  • 6220 Neural Micro-engineering
  • 6260 Molecular Principles of Functional Biomaterials
  • 6430 Vascular Bioengineering
  • 6680 Orthopedic Bioengineering

Biomechanics and Biotransport

  • 6310 Continuum Models in Biomedical Engineering
  • 6330 Advanced Biofluid Mechanics
  • 6340 Soft Tissue Mechanics
  • 6600 Comp. Modeling of Biomedical Systems

Biosignals and Bioimaging

  • 6060 Biomedical Acoustics
  • 6170 Biomedical Optics
  • 6830 Intro to Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing
  • 6840 Medical Imaging Physics
Information for Graduate Students
  • Student Handbook
  • Tulane Course Listing (Scroll down to Biomedical Engineering in the "Course Subject Area" window.)
    Course listings are updated during the first week of classes for each semester, or as classes are added/deleted from the catalog. Up-to-the-minute listings and additional registration information is available from the Office of the Tulane University Registrar.
  • Canvas

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