Minor in Biomechanical Engineering

Minor in Biomechanical Engineering


This minor provides an opportunity for students to explore the interaction between mechanical engineering and health. Recommended for students interested in aspects of engineering related to human kinematics, including biomedical devices, joint injury, prosthetic development, human-machine systems, and/or prosthetics.

Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering analytical and design methodology to medical problems or biological systems. Within the general field of Biomedical Engineering, biomechanics is defined as the study of how forces produce motion, deformation and/or responses in biological systems.

Although this minor is designed for majors in mechanical engineering, it is open to all students with the appropriate prerequisites who would like a background in the application of and response to forces by biological systems and the opportunity to complete an interdisciplinary biomedical engineering (capstone) design project.

Innovative Curriculum

Course work in general biology, anatomy, physiology and other health science topics is combined with appropriate technical engineering courses which will allow students to appreciate mechanical forces in biological systems.

How to Declare a COE Minor

  • If you are a COE student, please contact your assigned academic advisor to declare a COE Minor.
  • If you are a non-COE student, please submit the College of Engineering Declaration of Minor form.  An academic advisor will be in contact with you within 2 weeks of the form submission.


Program Contacts

Andrew Gouldstone
Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Biomechanics, material science, engineering mechanics

Academic Advising

For support with academic questions, contact the academic advisor assigned to this program.