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					                FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
           GRADUATE PROGRAM/CATALOG CHANGE PROPOSAL
*FIU Graduate Catalog 2009-2010

                Existing (page 420*)                                                  Proposed
Professional                                         Track     Professional Track
This track is tailored for the engineer currently practicing   This track is tailored for the engineer currently practicing
in the biomedical industry. A student shall complete 27        in the biomedical industry. A student shall complete 36
credit hours of course work and a 3 credit hour capstone       credit hours of course work and a 3 credit hour capstone
project. The courses are organized into three core areas:      project. The courses are organized into three core areas:
Life Sciences, Engineering Management, and Biomedical          Life Sciences, Engineering Management, and Biomedical
Engineering. The student will choose three courses from        Engineering. The student will choose three courses from
the Engineering Management core based on personal              the Engineering Management core based on personal
training requirements. The biomedical engineering core         training requirements. The biomedical engineering core
includes a two course sequence in one of the three             includes a two course sequence in one of the three
primary technical areas for industry: manufacturing,           primary technical areas for industry: manufacturing,
instrumentation, or materials. While the degree is             instrumentation, or materials. While the degree is
structured as a non-thesis program, students will be           structured as a non-thesis program, students will be
required to conduct an industrial project (3 credit hours).    required to conduct an industrial project (3 credit hours).
The project will include contemporary topics and trends in     The project will include contemporary topics and trends in
biomedical engineering technology development and will         biomedical engineering technology development and will
require a formal report and presentation upon completion.      require a formal report and presentation upon completion.
Students receiving financial support from the department       Students receiving financial support from the department
are not eligible for the Professional Track option.            are not eligible for the Professional Track option. Early in
   Early in the program (before the end of the second term)    the program (before the end of the second term) the
the student and advisor will complete a study plan that        student and advisor will complete a study plan that
specifies the courses that will comprise the program. A        specifies the courses that will comprise the program. A
maximum of three credits of independent study beyond           maximum of three credits of independent study beyond
the MS project may be included in a study plan.                the MS project may be included in a study plan.
  Professional track students are required to take an oral       Professional track students are required to take an oral
final examination dealing with the objectives of their study   final examination dealing with the objectives of their study
plan. The student will briefly summarize the project report    plan. The student will briefly summarize the project report
(20 minutes) as a part of the exam. The examining              (20 minutes) as a part of the exam. The examining
committee will include a minimum of three faculty              committee will include a minimum of three faculty
members, at least two of whom have appointments in the         members, at least two of whom have appointments in the
Department.                                                    Department.

Course Requirements                                            Course Requirements
Life Science Core                                              Life Science Core
PCB 4524 Molecular Biology                         3           PCB 4524                  Molecular Biology              3
Engineering              Management              Core
                                                               Select one of the following approved life science
Select three of the following courses with advisor             courses:
approval:
                                                               PCB 6025       Molecular and Cellular Biology I         3
STA 5676 Reliability Engineering                   3
                                                               PCB 6027       Molecular and Cellular Biology II        3      Formatted Table
EIN 5226    Total Quality Management for Engineers 3
                                                               BME 5316       Molecular Bioengineering Process         3
EIN 5322    Engineering Management                 3
                                                               PHZ 6255       Molecular Biophysics                     3
ACG 6026 Accounting for Managers                   3
                                                               CHM 5325       Physical Chemistry of Proteins           3
MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior                   3
                                                               CHM 5506       Physical Biochemistry                    3
MAR 6805 Marketing Management                      3
                                                               CHM 5503       Physical Chem of Nucleic Acids           3
Biomedical Engineering Core
Biomedical Engineering Electives                      6
                                                               Engineering Management Core
BME 6907 Master’s Project                             3        Select three of the following courses with advisor
An additional six credit hours of core courses must be         approval: approval from the Graduate Program Director:
taken    depending     on    the   area   of   interest:       STA 5676       Reliability Engineering              3
Design and Manufacturing                                                                                                      Formatted Table
                                                               EIN 5226 Total Quality Management for Engineers 3
BME 4800      Design of    Biomedical    Systems    and
                                                          3    EIN 5322       Engineering Management               3
              Devices*
Manufacturing Elective                             3     ACG 6026      Accounting for Managers                    3
Instrumentation                                          MAN 6245      Organizational Behavior                    3
EEE 4202C Medical Instrumentation*                 4     MAR 6805      Marketing Management                       3
Instrumentation Elective                           2
Materials                                                Biomedical Engineering Core
 BME 5105 Biomaterials Science                       3   Biomedical Engineering Electives                  6      18
 Materials Elective                                  3   BME 6907     Master’s Project                            3
*Note that if these courses were taken and credited
                                                         An additional six credit hours of core courses must be
towards the undergraduate degree they must be replaced
                                                         taken depending on the area of interest:
by another elective in consultation with an advisor.
                                                         Design and Manufacturing
                                                         BME 4800      Design of Biomedical Systems and
                                                                                                                  3
                                                                       Devices*
                                                         Manufacturing Elective                                   3
                                                         Instrumentation
                                                         EEE 4202C Medical Instrumentation*                       4
                                                         Instrumentation Elective                                 2
                                                         Materials
                                                          BME 5105       Biomaterials Science                3
                                                          Materials Elective                                 3
                                                         *Note that if these courses were taken and credited
                                                         towards the undergraduate degree they must be replaced
                                                         by another elective in consultation with an advisor the
                                                         Graduate Program Director.




Rationale: Professional Track changes are implemented to better fit the needs of the engineer
currently practicing in industry

				
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