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Biomedical Engineering Minor Curriculum

At least 21 credits of which at least 12 must be in addition to the credits applied to the major.

Required (10 -11 credits)

Biol 150 General Biology and Biol 150L General Biology Lab  (4 cr)
Chem 121 General Chemistry I  (3 cr)
                Pre req: Math 103 or Math 107
Zoo 370 Cell Biology (3 cr)
                Pre req: Biol 150 and 150L
OR
Zoo 460 Animal Physiology (4 cr)
                Pre req: Biol 150, Biol 151, Chem 121, Chem 122)]

Senior Electives (non-exhaustive list)

ENGR (BME) x93.  Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering   (up to 9 credits, 1-3 credits per course)
CE 486 Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (3 cr)
                Pre req: Sr Standing in Engineering or Science
ECE 487 Cardiovascular Engineering I (3 cr)
                Pre req: Sr Standing in Engineering or Science
ECE 488 Cardiovascular Engineering II (3 cr)
                Pre req: ECE 487/ Instructor Permission
ECE 483 Instrumentation for Engineers (3 cr)
                Pre req: Sr Standing
ECE 485 Biomedical Engineering (3 cr)
                Pre req: Sr Standing
IME 411 Human Factors Engineering (3 cr)
                Pre req: IME 311, IME 460, Math 166
IME 453 Hospital Management Engineering (3 cr)
                Pre req: Core IME courses
ME 331 Materials Science and Engineering (4 cr)
                Pre-req:  Departmental Permission
ME 468 Introduction to Biomechanics (3 cr)
                Departmental Permission
ME 480 Biofluid Mechanics (3 cr)
                Departmental Permission
ME 486 Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (3 cr)
                Pre req: Sr Standing in Engineering and Science
Micr 445 Animal Cell Culture Techniques (2 cr)
Zoo 460 Animal Physiology (4 cr)
                Pre req: Biol 150, Biol 151, Chem 121, Chem 122)
Other courses as approved by advisor

 

Sample Schedule
Example Option 1Example Option 2

CourseCreditsDouble CtCourseCreditsDouble Ct
FreshmanSem 1Biol 1503*Biol 1503*

BIOL 150L1*Biol 150L1*
FreshmanSem 2Chem 1213*Chem 1213*
SophomoreSem 3Biol 2203
ENGR 2933

Biol 220L1



SophomoreSem 4Biol 2213
ENGR 2933

Biol 221L1



JuniorSem 5Zoo 3703
ENGR 3933
JuniorSem 6ENGR 3933
Zoo 4604
SeniorSem 7Electives3*Electives3*
SeniorSem 8Electives3*Electives3*


2713
2613

NOTE: other options exist as long as 12 unique credits beyond major and minimum of 21 credits.  

If there are any questions regarding the Minor in Biomedical Engineering, please contact Dr. Annie Tangpong at 701.231.8839 or by email annie.tangpong@ndsu.edu.

 

Reliability Engineering Minor

 

Please click here for Reliability Minor Curriculum Sheet

Student majoring in any engineering discipline are eligible and may choose a minor in Reliability Engineering.  Reliability engineering focuses on assessment of product/system design for the dependability of a system or component to function under varying operating conditions for specified time periods. Fundamentally it deals with the elimination or reduction of uncertainty and risks resulting in an improved reliability and reduction of failures.  Cost elements of failed systems include costs of downtime, repair costs, idle personnel, warranty costs and the cost of maintaining spares and replacement inventory. Engineers must identify the cause of failures, correct the causes, and determine ways to deal with failures that have occurred, and ultimately change the design or design process to reduce the frequency of failures in new systems or components. Student completing minor in Reliability Engineering will develop better understanding of statistical analysis, reliability and risk modeling, failure analysis, and design testing and optimization tools. Major manufacturing employers are looking to hire design and manufacturing engineers having better understanding of these tools and skill stes.

 

The minor in Reliability Engineering Requires 18 credits of which at least 12 must be in addition to the credits applied to the major. The foundation requirements for Reliability Engineering minor are:

IME 460: Evaluation of Engineering Date

IME 463: Reliability Engineering

IME 464: Reliability Analysis

 

The remaining 9 credits may be selected from any of the following courses:

IME 450: IME 450. Systems Engineering and Management

IME 461. Quality Assurance and Control

ME 332 Engineering Materials II

ME 442 Machine Design I

ME 472 Fatigue and Fracture of Metals

ECE 341 Random Processes

ECE/IME 427 Packaging for Electronics

ECE 443 Communications I

ECE 444 Applied Digital Signal Processing

STAT 461 Applied Regression Models

STAT 462 Introduction to Experimental Design

Interested students are encouraged to visit with relevant faculty in the IME Department for advice on course selection to best suit their career interests.  Students must complete the graduation requirements for another engineering major before the designation of the IE&M minor will be placed on their transcripts.

Industrial Engineering and Management Minor

 

Please click here for IE&M Minor Curriculum Sheet

Students majoring in any engineering discipline may elect a minor in Industrial Engineering and Management.  These optional studies offer engineering students the opportunity to add important career-enhancing skills to their technological competencies.  The elected courses in an IE&M minor add skills for integrating technology and resources within the complex of people, technology, machinery and information that make up the successful modern business enterprise.  Students completing this minor will achieve better understanding of organizational and management processes and will be better prepared to work in the multi-functional teams crucial to success in industry.

Minors at NDSU require a minimum of 16 credits.  The foundation requirements for the IE&M minor are

                IME 111, Introduction to IME

                IME 311, Work/Station Design

The remaining 12 credits may be selected from any of the following courses:

  • IME 450, Systems Engineering
  • IME 451, Logistics Engineering
  • IME 452, Integrated Industrial Info Systems
  • IME 455, Management of People Systems
  • IME 462, Total Quality in Industrial Mgmt. 
  • IME 463, Reliability Engineering
  • IME 470, Operations Research I
  • IME 472, Simulation Bus. And Industrial System
  • IME 485, Facilities Layout and Design

Interested students are encouraged to visit with relevant faculty in the IME Department for advice on course selection to best suit their career interests.  Students must complete the graduation requirements for another engineering major before the designation of the IE&M minor will be placed on their transcripts.

 

Manufacturing Engineering Minor

Please click here for Manufacturing Engineering Minor Curriculum Sheet

Most industrial enterprises engage in the production of some sort of goods in some way and to some degree.  Students majoring in other disciplines can enhance their career value by expanding their knowledge of the technologies, processes and systems of manufacturing.  A minor in Manufacturing Engineering may be earned by any student in good standing and majoring in any engineering discipline or applicable agricultural or physical sciences.  Students electing to pursue this minor will be expected to have achieved the necessary pre-requisite knowledge, consisting of basic calculus, statistics and physical sciences.  Students completing a minor in Manufacturing Engineering will gain highly relevant understanding of the technologies, machine tools, fixturing and tooling, and production systems employed in the manufacture of a wide variety of goods used in modern society. 

The Manufacturing Engineering minor at NDSU is 18 credits.  The foundation requirements for the MfgE minor are:

  •    IME 330, Manufacturing Processes
  •    IME 380, CAD/CAM in Manufacturing
  •    IME 430, Process Engineering
  •    IME 431, Production Engineering

The remainder of the minor can be completed through the student’s choice from the following list:

  •    IME 335, Welding Technology
  •    IME 427, Electronics Manufacturing
  •    IME 432, Composite Materials Manufacturing
  •    IME 437, Methods for Precision Manufacturing
  •    IME 461, Quality Assurance and Control
  •    IME 482, Automated Manufacturing Systems

Interested students are encouraged to visit with relevant faculty in the IME Department for advice on course selection to best suit their career interests.  Students must complete the graduation requirements for their home department major before the designation of the Manufacturing Engineering minor can be placed on their transcripts. 


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