Course Description: Interested in changing the BME curriculum? Interested in creating meaningful student learning experiences? BME499/599 is looking for upper level BME undergraduates and graduate students for Fall 2017. This is a 1 semester (3 credit) instructional innovation incubator that will co-create and design a NEW sophomore level BME250 course to be launched in 2018. This course is part of a new initiative to revolutionize BME education @ U-M to address the dynamic landscape of biomedical engineering practice. Be a part of the change!

Students and a BME instructional faculty team will apply the principles of engineering design, informed by evidence-based instructional practices and student learning principles, to explore relevant content and instructional approaches to engage underclassmen in cutting edge biomedical engineering practice. Student and faculty teams will interview current students, alumni, and employers to identify critical skills and best practices that should be incorporated in a sophomore-level BME course. Teams will use this information to identify course content and create exercises and projects to will be used in the new BME250 course.

BME499599 Course Syllabus – Fall 2017

BME499599 Course Syllabus – Fall 2017 detailed

Student Archetypes:  Sophomore BME students

Student 1 Student 7 Student 13 Student 19
Student 2 Student 8 Student 14 Student 20
Student 3 Student 9 Student 15 Student 21
Student 4 Student 10 Student 16 Student 22
Student 5 Student 11 Student 17 Student 23
Student 6 Student 12 Student 18  Generalized Student Archetype

Stakeholder Feedback: What organizations are looking for in BME Graduates.

Large Med Device 1 Mid Med Device  Large Pharma 1 Research Lab 1
Large Med Device 2 Med Device Startup  Large Pharma 2 Research Lab 2 
Large Med Device 3 Startup    
Large Med Device 4   Genomics Company Healthcare System
Large Med Device 5 Law Firms  Small Biotech Company MedSchool Training Support Unit
Large Med Device 6 Consulting    
Large Med Device 7      

BME Experiential Curriculum

General Biomedical Engineering

University Course
Georgia Teach GT Problems in BME CS

BME Design

Arizona State University ASU BME Product Design and Dev CS
University of Wisconsin (Madison) UW BME Design
Boston University BU BME Advanced Design and Dev
University of Virginia UVA BME Design and Discovery CS
University of Michigan UM Intro Design BME350
Boston University BU Intro Eng Design EK210
University of Wisconsin (Madison) UWisc BME Fund and Design

Core BME Classes

University of Minnesota UMinn Biomechanics
University of Minnesota UMinn Thermo CS

Intro Lab Courses

Carnegie Mellon CM BME Eng Lab
University of Michigan UM Intro BME Lab BME 241

Physiology and Anatomy

Duke Duke Quant Phys BME
Stanford Stanford Intro Im and Anat


University of Michigan UM Instrumentation BIOMEDE 458
University of Florida UF Instrumentation


Stanford Stanford BME Prototyping
University of Michigan UM Bioreaction Eng BME321