Track Coordinator: Rakie Cham (
Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles to biological systems. The Biomechanics Track curriculum was designed for flexibility so that students are able to tailor their degree into a focus area that is of interest to them. Examples of
such areas include cell biomechanics, tissue / organ biomechanics, orthopaedic biomechanics, design, biomaterials, whole-body biomechanics, human factors, rehabilitation biomechanics, motor control and robotics. The Biomechanics Track curriculum is
also designed to ensure that the fundamentals of contemporary biomechanics are covered. Our goal is to cover the fundamentals in Biomechanics while still allowing flexibility in individual focus.
All Biomechanics students are required to take BIOENG 1631 (Biomechanics 2) and either BIOENG 1632 (Biomechanics 3) or BIOENG 1633 (Biomechanics 4). The remaining 4 courses are elective. Consistent with their
COMPREHENSIVE ELECTIVES PLAN (CEP), students can choose courses from bioengineering, industrial engineering,
mechanical engineering, robotics, math, biomaterials, cell/molecular biology, nursing, etc. Students should identify their Biomechanics focus area in the CEP and state why selected courses are important to helping realize their post-graduate goals.
Preapproved track electives are listed below. Please note that the list is only a sample of courses compiled based on track courses taken by students who have previously pursued the Biomechanics Track. Students may petition the track coordinator
to have new courses placed on the list. Additionally, if you are interested in taking a course that is relevant to Biomechanics as a part of your CEP that is not listed here, you may request approval from the track coordinator for an individual exception.
Students pursuing the Biomechanics Track are encouraged to obtain a minor in Mechanical Engineering, which is a particularly attractive option for students interested in industrial positions post-graduation. With proper planning, Biomechanics
students can use their 6 track electives plus 2 advanced engineering/science electives to obtain the minor. Please consult the
GET A MINOR webpage for further details.
NOTE : All bioengineering students must have a minimum of 4 engineering courses out of the 8 elective courses (6 track courses and 2 advanced engineering/science courses).
Biomechanics Track Requirements :
BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH FACULTY