Approved Courses

Graduate level courses given by other WashU departments and schools may be substituted for courses in these lists with the permission of the director of your program of study. Courses (marked with an asterisk*) do not fulfill PhD requirements.

General Biomedical Engineering

  • BME 5771 Biomedical Product Development
  • BME 5772 Biomedical Business Development

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

  • BME 523 Biomaterial Science
  • BME 524 Tissue Engineering
  • BME 564 Orthopedic Biomechanics – Cartilage/Tendon
  • BME 565 Biosolid Mechanics
  • MEMS 5560 Interfaces and Attachments in Natural and Engineered Structures
  • BME 5565 Mechanobiology of Cells and Matrices
  • MEMS 5566 Engineering Mechanobiology
  • MEMS 5606 Soft Nanomaterials
  • MEMS 5608 Introduction to Polymer Science & Engineering

Cardiovascular Engineering

  • BME 562 Mechanics of Growth and Development
  • BME 574 Quantitative Bioelectricity and Cardiac Excitation
  • BME 575 Molecular Basis of Bioelectrical Excitation
  • BME 5901 Integrative Cardiac Electrophysiology

Imaging

  • BME 507 Radiological Physics and Dosimetry
  • BME5072 Radiation Oncology Physics
  • BME 589 Biological Imaging Technology
  • BME 5907 Advanced Concepts in Image Science
  • BME 593 Computational Methods for Inverse Problems
  • BIOL 5146 Principles and Applications of Biological Imaging
  • CSE 568M Imaging Sensors
  • ESE 438 Applied Optics
  • ESE 588 Quantitative Image Processing
  • PSYCH 4450 Functional Neuroimaging Methods

Molecular, Cellular & Systems Engineering

  • BME 537 Computational Molecular Biology
  • BME 5610 Protein Structures and Dynamics
  • BME 5903 Physical Methods for Biomedical Scientists
  • BME 5913 Molecular Systems Biology: Computation & Measurements for Understanding Cell Physiology and Disease
  • BIOL 5311 Dynamics in Mesoscopic Molecular Systems
  • BIOL 5312 Macromolecular Interactions

Neural Engineering

  • BME 471 Bioelectric Phenomena
  • BME 533 Biomedical Signal Processing
  • BME 572 Biological Neural Computation
  • ESE 546 Dynamics & Control in Neuroscience


Courses that fulfill:

Life Sciences Requirement

  • BME 530A Molecular Cell Biology for Engineers
  • BME 503A Cell & Organ Systems
  • BME 538 Cell Signal Transduction
  • BME 5071 Radiobiology
  • BME 5902 Cellular Neurophysiology
  • BME 5909 Physiology of the Heart
  • BIOL 4071 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 4580 Principles of Human Anatomy & Development
  • BIOL 4810 General Biochemistry I
  • BIOL 4820 General Biochemistry II
  • BIOL 5068 Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIOL 5051 Foundations in Immunology (4Cr)
  • BIOL 5053 Immunobiology (4Cr)
  • BIOL 5062 Central Questions in Cell Biology
  • BIOL 5224 Molecular, Cell, and Organ Systems
  • BIOL 5285 Fundamentals of Mammalian Genetics
  • BIOL 5319 Molecular Foundations of Medicine
  • BIOL 5352 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 5357 Chemistry and Physics of Biomolecules
  • BIOL 5488 Genomics (4CR)
  • BIOL 5571 Cellular Neurobiology (4Cr)
  • BIOL 5651 Neural Systems
  • BIOL 404 Laboratory of Neurophysiology
  • BIOL 548 Nucleic Acids and Protein Biosynthesis
  • BIOL 5663 Neurobiology of Disease

Mathematics Requirement

  • BME 5912 Applied Mathematics for Biomedical Sciences
  • BME 593 Computational Methods for Inverse Problems
  • ESE 501 Mathematics of Modern Eng. I
  • ESE 502 Mathematics of Modern Eng. II
  • ESE 517 Partial Differential Equations
  • ESE 520 Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • EECE 503 Mathematical Methods in Chem. Eng.
  • MATH 449 Numerical Applied Mathematics
  • PHY501 Methods of Theoretical Physics I
  • PHY502 Methods of Theoretical Physics II
  • PHY503 Advanced Math Methods for Physicist & Eng. I
  • PHY504 Advanced Math Methods for Physicist & Eng. II

Computer Science Requirement

  • BME 550 Numerical Methods for Computational Modelingin Biomedicine
  • BME 5913 Molecular Systems Biology: Computation & Measurements for Understanding Cell Physiology and Disease
  • CSE 501N Programming Concepts and Practice
  • CSE 502N Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • CSE 503S Rapid Prototype Development and Creative Programming
  • CSE 504N Object-oriented Software Development Lab
  • CSE 511A Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • CSE 515T Bayesian Methods in Machine Learning
  • CSE 517 Machine Learning
  • CSE 543T Algorithms for Nonlinear Optimization
  • CSE 554A Geometric Computing for Biomedicine
  • CSE 555 Computational Photography
  • CSE 559A Computer Vision
  • CSE 5411 Advanced Algorithms
  • MEMS 5515 Numerical Simulation in Solid Mechanics I