Biomechanics Graduate Concentration

For the graduate concentration in Biomechanics


department head: Mark Anastasio

director of graduate studies: Gregory Underhill

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


department website: https://bioengineering.illinois.edu/

program website: https://bioengineering.illinois.edu/academics/graduate/phd/concentrations.html

department faculty: https://bioengineering.illinois.edu/directory/


college website: https://grainger.illinois.edu/


contact: Krista Smith

address: 1240 Everitt Laboratory, 1406 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 333-1867

email: bioe-gradprograms@illinois.edu


The Biomechanics Concentration prepares students for collaborative research across the disciplines of engineering, biology, and the sciences. Students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program:


Bioengineering, MS|Bioengineering, PhD|Bioinformatics: Bioengineering, MS| Electrical & Computer Engineering, MS|Electrical & Computer Engineering, PhD|Materials Engineering, MEng|Materials Science & Engineering, MS|Materials Science & Engineering, PhD| Mechanical Engineering, MS|Mechanical Engineering, MEng|Mechanical Engineering, PhD|Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, MS|Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, PhD


Other Graduate Programs in the Department of Bioengineering

degrees:

Bioengineering, MEng

concentrations:

Bioinstrumentation|Computational Genomics|General Bioengineering

Bioengineering, MS

optional concentrations:

Biomechanics|Cancer Nanotechnology

Bioengineering, PhD

optional concentrations:

Biomechanics|Cancer Nanotechnology|Computational Science and Engineering


concentrations:

Cancer Nanotechnology

available for:

Bioengineering, MS|Bioengineering, PhD|Bioinformatics: Bioengineering, MS|Electrical & Computer Engineering, MS|Electrical & Computer Engineering, PhD|Materials Engineering, MEng|Materials Science & Engineering, MS|Materials Science & Engineering, PhD|Mechanical Engineering, MS|Mechanical Engineering, MEng|Mechanical Engineering, PhD|Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, MS|Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, PhD


The Department of Bioengineering offers studies leading to the Master of Engineering in Bioengineering (MEng), the Master of Science in Bioengineering (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioengineering. The Bioengineering Graduate Program provides students with educational and research experiences that integrate the sciences of biology and medicine with the practices and principles of engineering. For the MS and PhD programs, areas of focus include Bio-imaging, Cell & Tissue Engineering, Micro and Molecular Technologies, and Computational Biology.

Opportunity also exists for specializing in energy and sustainability engineering via the

Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) Graduate Certificate Option


For the Biomechanics Graduate Concentration


 The Biomechanics Concentration requires students to earn a B or better in each concentration course and complete at least 12 hours. Fulfillment of these requirements will be monitored jointly by the graduate coordinators in Bioengineering and in Mechanical Science and Engineering.

Current course options include:
Biological Nanoengineering
Musculoskel Tissue Mechanics
Mechanobiology
Biomaterials and Nanomedicine
Biomolecular Physics
Cellular Biomechanics
Alternate courses may be applicable to the Biomechanics Concentration pending joint approval by the Bioengineering and Mechanical Science and Engineering Graduate Programs.
Total hours required for the concentration:12
Courses taken toward this concentration will count toward the student's graduate degree.
Students must notify their department of their plan to pursue this concentration.
When choosing courses, students must work directly with their department to ensure that all degree requirements will be met.
Note that students who intend to complete both a Biomechanics Concentration and a Cancer Nanotechnology Concentration may only overlap one course between the two concentrations.