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The School of Graduate Studies

Sample Courses - the PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering

Below are five of the possible course programs recommended for students in their first two years, listed by entry-level pathway:


Entry Level Pathway 1

Recommended curriculum for a student entering with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Courses given at the Polytechnic campus are in blue.

Courses given at SUNY Downstate campus are in green.

Courses given at either campus are in red.

 

Fall 2004 Spring 2005
Principles of Biological Systems

3.0

Recombinant DNA Technology, or Biomedical Instrumentation

3.0

Transport Phenomena I, or

Thermodynamics I, or

Chem. Reactor Analysis & Design

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

3.0

Transport Phenomena I, or

Thermodynamics I, or

Chem. Reactor Analysis & Design

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

3.0

Biochemistry I

3.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Responsible Conduct in Research

1.0

 

Natural Polymers & Materials, or

Materials in Medicine, or

Biomedical Imaging I

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

3.0

Rotation

3.0

Summer 2005

 

Rotation

3.0

 

Fall 2005 Spring 2006

 

Cellular Biology I

(NB: equivalent to Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience)

3.0

Management of Technology

 

3.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Tissue Engineering

3.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Biosensors, or

Bio-optics, or

Biomedical Imaging II , or

Biocatalysis, or

Drug Delivery

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.) , or

Modern Drug Discovery

6.0

(two courses)

 

 

Natural Polymers & Materials, or

Materials in Medicine, or

Biomedical Instrumentation (These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

or

Adv. Topics in Responsible Conduct in Research

3.0

 

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

 

Total credits: 47

Entry Level Pathway 2a

Recommended curriculum for a student entering with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, or B.S./B.A. in Physics.

 

Courses given at the Polytechnic campus are in blue.

Courses given at SUNY Downstate campus are in green.

Courses given at either campus are in red.

 

Fall 2004 Spring 2005

Principles of Biological Systems

3.0

Biomedical Instrumentation

3.0

Princ. Communication Networks, or

Wireless Pers. Commun. Syst., or

Sensor Based Robotics, or

Signal Processing

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

3.0

Princ. Communication Networks, or

Wireless Pers. Commun. Syst., or

Sensor Based Robotics, or

Signal Processing

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

3.0

Biochemistry I

3.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Responsible Conduct in Research

1.0

 

Biomedical Imaging I

3.0

Rotation

3.0

Summer 2005

Rotation

3.0

 

Fall 2005 Spring 2006

 

Cellular Biology I

(NB: equivalent to Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience)

3.0

Management of Technology

3.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Tissue Engineering, or

Recombinant DNA Technology

3.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Biosensors, or

Bio-optics, or

Biomedical Imaging II , or

Modern Optics, or

Modern Drug Discovery

6.0

(two courses)

 

Adv. Topics in Responsible Conduct in Research, or

Mathematical Modeling in Life Sciences: Computational Neuroscience

3.0

 

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

 

Total credits: 47

Entry Level Pathway 2b

Recommended curriculum for a student entering with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Courses given at the Polytechnic campus are in blue.

Courses given at SUNY Downstate campus are in green.

Courses given at either campus are in red.

 

Fall 2004 Spring 2005

 

Principles of Biological Systems

3.0

Recombinant DNA Technology

3.0

Transport Phenomena I, or

Thermodynamics I, or

Chem. Reactor Analysis & Design

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

3.0

Transport Phenomena I, or

Thermodynamics I, or

Chem. Reactor Analysis & Design

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

3.0

Biochemistry I

3.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Responsible Conduct in Research

1.0

 

Natural Polymers & Materials, or

Materials in Medicine, or

Mathematical Modeling in Life Sciences: Computational Neuroscience

3.0

Rotation

3.0

Summer 2005

 

Rotation

3.0

 

Fall 2005 Spring 2006

 

Cellular Biology I

(NB: equivalent to Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience)

3.0

Management of Technology

3.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Tissue Engineering

3.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Biocatalysis, or

Drug Delivery, or

Bioinformatics, or

Modern Drug Discovery

 

6.0

(two courses)

 

Natural Polymers & Materials, or

Materials in Medicine, or

Adv. Top. Resp. Conduct in Res., or

Bioinformatics, or

Biomedical Instrumentation

3.0

 

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

 

Total credits: 47

Entry Level Pathway 3a

Recommended curriculum for a student entering with a B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry, Biology, or Pre-Medical Studies who wishes to pursue research in the Biomaterials and Polymer Therapeutics Track.

Courses given at the Polytechnic campus are in blue.

Courses given at SUNY Downstate campus are in green.

Courses given at either campus are in red.

Fall 2004 Spring 2005

 

Principles of Chemical Eng. I

 

4.0

Principles of Chemical Eng. II

 

4.0

 

Cellular Biology I

(NB: equivalent to Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience)

3.0

Tissue Engineering

3.0

Biochemistry I

3.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Responsible Conduct in Research

1.0

 

Rotation

3.0

Summer 2005

 

Rotation

3.0

 

Fall 2005 Spring 2006

 

Transport Phenomena I, or

Thermodynamics I, or

Chem. Reactor Analysis & Design

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

3.0

Management of Technology

 

 

3.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Biocatalysis, or

Drug Delivery, or

Bioinformatics, or

Modern Drug Discovery

6.0

(two courses)

 

Natural Polymers & Materials, or

Materials in Medicine, or

Bioinformatics, or

Bioimaging I , or

Adv. Topics in Responsible Conduct in Research, or

Biomedical Instrumentation

6.0

(two courses)

 

Total credits: 46

 

 

Entry Level Pathway 3b

Recommended curriculum for a student entering with a B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry, Biology, or Pre-Medical Studies who wishes to pursue research in the Biomaterials and Polymer Therapeutics Track.

Courses given at the Polytechnic campus are in blue.

Courses given at SUNY Downstate campus are in green.

Courses given at either campus are in red.

Fall 2004 Spring 2005

 

Principles of Chemical Engineering I

4.0

Principles of Chemical Engineering II

4.0

 

Cellular Biology I

(NB: equivalent to Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience)

3.0

Biomedical Imaging I

3.0

Biochemistry I

3.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Responsible Conduct in Research

1.0

 

Rotation

3.0

Summer 2005

 

Rotation

3.0

 

Fall 2005 Spring 2006

 

Princ. Commun. Networks, or

Wireless Pers. Commun. Syst., or

Sensor Based Robotics, or

Signal Processing

(These are examples of Core Engineering Courses. Other Track Courses or Electives may be substituted.)

3.0

Management of Technology

 

 

3.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Work in Progress/Student Seminar

0.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Joint SUNY/Poly BME Seminar

1.0

Biosensors, or

Bio-optics, or

Biomedical Imaging II, or

Modern Optics

6.0

(two courses)

 

Biomedical Instrumentation, or

Adv. Topics in Responsible Conduct in Research, or

Mathematical Modeling in Life Sciences: Computational Neuroscience

6.0

(two courses)

 

Total credits: 46

 

 

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