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

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

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

BME Experiential Curriculum

General Biomedical Engineering

Georgia TeachGT Problems in BME CS

BME Design

Arizona State UniversityASU BME Product Design and Dev CS
University of Wisconsin (Madison)UW BME Design
Boston UniversityBU BME Advanced Design and Dev
University of VirginiaUVA BME Design and Discovery CS
University of MichiganUM Intro Design BME350
Boston UniversityBU Intro Eng Design EK210
University of Wisconsin (Madison)UWisc BME Fund and Design

Core BME Classes

University of MinnesotaUMinn Biomechanics
University of MinnesotaUMinn Thermo CS

Intro Lab Courses

Carnegie MellonCM BME Eng Lab
University of MichiganUM Intro BME Lab BME 241

Physiology and Anatomy

DukeDuke Quant Phys BME
StanfordStanford Intro Im and Anat


University of MichiganUM Instrumentation BIOMEDE 458
University of FloridaUF Instrumentation


StanfordStanford BME Prototyping
University of MichiganUM Bioreaction Eng BME321