Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The MD-PhD required curriculum for the PhD consists of 72 credit hours from required and elective courses, drawn from these lists.

Prerequisites from the first two years of medical education curriculum

IMC 502 Fundamentals I 7.2 cr
IMC 504 Fundamentals II 3.8 cr
IMC 510 GI and Metabolism 5.5 cr
IMC 512 Urinary and Renal System 6.0 cr
IMC 602 Cardiovascular 7.2 cr
IMC 604 Pulmonary 8.0 cr
IMC 606 Neuroscience II 2.3 cr
Laboratory Rotations
    36.0 cr

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departmental requirements

MAE 578 Cardiovascular Biomechanics 3.0 cr
MAE 514 Evaluation of Biomaterials     3.0 cr
MAE 507 Engineering Analysis 3.0 cr
MAE ### Restricted MAE elective 3.0 cr
Elective Courses (2)   6.0 cr
    18.0 cr

Dissertation and optional electives

Optional elective courses
  0.0 - 6.0 cr
MAE 660 Dissertation 12.0 - 18.0 cr
    18.0 cr

Qualifying process

You must pass the MAE PhD Qualifying Examination at the end of the first year of study in the PhD program.

You must select the Bioengineering area for your oral exam, Evaluation of Biomedical Materials and Cardiovascular Biomechanics as two written areas, and one topic outside of Bioengineering, as outlined in the MAE Graduate Manual.

During the first year you should enroll in MAE 514, MAE 578 and the course suggested for the third topic outside of Bioengineering.

Other requirements

All other requirements as outlined in the MAE Graduate Manual, such as Preliminary Proposal Defense, coursework plan, etc., must be satisfied.