Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Graduate Certificate

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering


Gain an in-depth understanding of biomaterials by studying the properties, processing, and economics of biomedical and biotechnology applications.

After successfully completing this program, you will be able to:

• Explore how engineered materials are used in medical devices.

• Analyze functionalities of various biological species in tissue engineering.

• Identify design materials for biological engineering purposes.

• Think more critically about bioengineering concepts as they relate to emerging areas of tissue engineering and biomaterials.

• Effectively communicate and discuss advanced biomaterials concepts with technical experts in the field, along with professionals in related fields who do not have specific background in this area.

• Seek out additional multidisciplinary knowledge and conduct research to broaden your expertise in tissue engineering and biomaterials.

Requirements and Curriculum

Required course:

• BIOM 570 – Bioengineering (3 cr.)

Select 3 courses from the following:

• BIOM 525 – Cell and Tissue Engineering (3 cr.)

• BIOM 531 – Materials Engineering (3 cr.)

• BIOM 573 – Structure and Function of Biomaterials (3 cr.)

• BIOM 574 – Bio-Inspired Surfaces (3 cr.)

Total Credits: 12

Note: Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Note: This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted toward only one certificate.