Track: Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

KU Bioengineering Graduate Program

Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering

Track: Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Track Director: Terence Mciff, Ph.D. (

Applies to students entering SP2020 to present (for earlier requirements email

CORE 6 Hours Required
Course NumberCourse Title (Credit Hours)
CPE 756Intro to Bioengineering (3)
BIOE 800Bioengineering Colloquium (.5) (2 total hours req)
BIOE 801Responsible Conduct of Research in Engineering  (1)

DEPTH 15 Hours Minimum

1. Mechanics (2 course min)

Course NumberCourse Title (Credit Hours)
ME 633Basic Biomechanics (3)
ME 722Modeling Dynamics of Mechanical Systems (3)
ME 750Biomechanics of Human Motion (3)
ME 751Exp. Methods in Biomechanics (3)
ME 753Bone Biomechanics (3)
ME 755Computer Simulation in Biomechanics
ME 757Biomechanical Systems (3)
ME 760Biomedical Product Design (3)
ME 765Biomaterials (3)
ME 854Continuum Mechanics for Soft Tissues (3)
C&PE 751Basic Rheology (3)


2. Physiology (2 course max)
Course NumberCourse Title (Credit Hours)
ME 758Physiological System Dynamics (3)
HSES 810Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
PHSL 800 or above 


3. Computing/Signal Processing (2 course max)
Course NumberCourse Title (Credit Hours)
EECS 639Introduction to Scientific Computing (3)
EECS 644Intro to Digital Signal Processing (3)
EECS 739Parallel Scientific Computing (3)
EECS 744Digital Signal Processing (3)
EECS 861Random Signals & Noise (3)
EECS 868Mathematical Optimization with Applications (3)


These hours are taken under your advisor/committee chair.
Research18 hours minimum - 24 hours maximum
BIOE 999Independent Investigation (Dissertation)


Breadth 18 Hours Minimum. See Course List.

1. Math; Statistics; Numerical Methods (1 course min)

2. Sciences (1 course min)

3. Advanced Engineering (1 course min)

Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 60

No more than 3 classes may be taken at the 500‐600 level and counted towards the graduate degree.