Track: Biomedical Product Design and Development

KU Bioengineering Graduate Program

Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering

Track: Biomedical Product Design and Development

Track Director: Sara Wilson, Ph.D. (

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

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

DEPTH 18 Hours Minimum

1. Fundamental Courses (9 credits)

Course NumberCourse Title (Credit Hours)
ME 765Biomaterials (3)
ME 760Biomedical Product Development (3)
BIOE 802Internship or Clinical Preceptorship (3)


2. Advanced Biostatistics (3 credits)
Course NumberCourse Title (Credit Hours)
Biostatistics 720 or above 


3. Design (3 credit)
Course NumberCourse Title (Credit Hours)
ME 696Design for Manufacturability (3)
ME 708Microcomputer Applic Mech Engineering
ME 767Molecular Biomimetics (3)
ME 790Bioadditive Manufacturing (3)
ME 790Biomedical Microdevices (3)
C&PE 715Drug Delivery (3)
C&PE 757Polymer Science & Technology (3)
C&PE 752Tissue Engineering (3)
AE 709Structural Composites (3)
CE 710Structural Mechanics (3)
EECS 644Intro to Digital Signal Processing (3)
EECS 721Antennas (3)
EECS 728Fiber-Optic Measurement & Sensors (3)
EECS 739Parallel Scientific Computing (3)
EECS 741Computer Vision (3)
ADS 560Topics in Design: (must be an approved biomedical project) (3)
ADS 710Advanced Human Factors in Interaction Design (3)
or other Design course(s) as approved by committee
4. Entrepreneurship Elective (3 credits)
Course NumberCourse Title (Credit Hours)
ENTR 701 or 850Entrepreneurship or Advanced Entrepreneurship (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)

4. Management & Business (0 required, 1 course max)

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.