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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bio-Mechanical Engineering Certificate In Mechanical Engineering

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Program:  Certificate
Department: Civil and Mechanical Engineering  
College:  Engineering, Technology and Computer Science

Engineering,  Technology and Computer Science Bldg. Rm. 321 ~ 260-481-6965

Northeast Indiana (actually Warsaw, IN) is known as the “Orthopedic Capital of the World” and is home to Zimmer Biomet and Depuy Sythes, as well as numerous other smaller biomedical companies.  This region has an unparalleled concentration of medical device industry jobs and is responsible for nearly one-third of the world’s orthopedic sales.

This curriculum exposes students to fundamental concepts in anatomy, physiology, and mechanics and then requires students to apply engineering principles to analyze and solve problems involving bio-mechanical systems.

It should be noted that students graduating with B.S. degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University Fort Wayne would need only two extra courses (BIOL 20300 - Human Anatomy and Physiology and BIOL 20400 - Human Anatomy and Physiology) to get this certificate. The other four courses could count for the four technical elective courses required for the BSME degree.

Students interested in a credential to prepare for a career in the orthopedic industry, for graduate study in the field bio-medical engineering, or even for a medical degree should strongly consider this certificate.  

For more information contact Dr. Don Mueller (don.mueller@pfw.edu).

Program Delivery:

  • While the majority of the courses for this certificate program are delivered as on-campus courses, the possibility of taking some courses on-line from the West Lafayette campus of Purdue exists.

Declaring this Major:

Admission to the certificate program requires that students the following requirements:

  • Students must have finished at least 60 credit hours in the BSME degree program.
  • Students must have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 at the time of application.
  • Having proper course pre-requisites

Interested students should apply:  https://www.pfw.edu/departments/etcs/depts/cme/course/BioMechanical_certificate_program.pdf

Total Credits: 20

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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