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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Bioinstrumentation

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 26

GPA requirements to earn minor: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: C- or better for all courses used to satisfy the concentration

Contact Information: Dr. Rosemary Smith, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, (207) 581-3361, rosemary.smith@maine.edu

The Bioinstrumentation minor provides increased knowledge and skills specific to the development of electronic or computer systems used for biological and biomedical applications. Background in the biological sciences is required to prepare students for employment or graduate education in fields associated with clinical, therapeutic, and diagnostic applications ofbioinstrumentation. Students completing the minor are uniquely positioned to work in management, production or research and development in a variety of industries such as medical devices, diagnostics, genetics, healthcare industry support, pharmaceutical production, drug discovery, environmental remediation, or agricultural advancement.

All students who complete the minor must complete two Biomedical Engineering courses, BEN401 and BEN 403 (6 credits) and two biological science prerequisites: BIO 100, and BIO 208 or BMB 280. These courses provide basic biological science background knowledge and literacy, application of engineering methods to biomedicine, and examination of specific bioinstrumentation examples.  In addition, students must complete a sensors course (ECE 465) and an introduction to robotics course (ECE 417) (6 additional credits), along with the prerequisites: ECE 210 and ECE 177 or COS 220. The ECE courses provide an increased depth of knowledge in circuit design, programming, robotics and sensors, which are commonly implemented elements  of bioinstrumentation.

 Bioinstrumentation Required Courses (26-28 credits):


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