Specialty track courses are designed to strengthen an individual's understanding of a given engineering topic area. Students may select from one of three specialty tracks:
i). Biomechanics and Biomaterials
The biomechanics and biomaterials track introduces the fundamental concepts in ergonomics, musculoskeletal mechanics, and tissue. It also applies novel uses of materials in medicine, dentistry, and other healthcare fields. Students may design, assess, and evaluate medical devices. This track also provides opportunities for modeling, simulation, and experimentation.
ii). Biological Signal Processing, Sensors, and Instrumentation
Students will study topics critical in medical engineering applications ranging from sensing, device design and fabrication, and processing of biological signals to molecular interactions and transport processes. Application areas include medical imaging and pattern recognition, medical instrumentation, diagnostics, drug delivery, and bio-systems.
iii). Healthcare Systems Engineering
Students will learn how to apply relevant systems engineering tools in healthcare settings. This includes tools for systems analysis and design, planning and implementation, performance monitoring, and continuous improvement. Students will build competencies in health systems modeling and analysis, human factors, patient safety, quality, and advanced cost analysis.