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School of Engineering - Minors

Minor in Biomedical Engineering
As various fields of medicine and health care increasingly depend upon advances in technology, graduates who possess combined expertise in engineering principles and knowledge of biological sciences at all levels will be in high demand. The minor in Biomedical Engineering enhances opportunities for Clarkson’s students to meet this need. This minor is connected closely with the minor in Biomedical Science and Technology. Students from both minors participate in shared core courses along with a multidisciplinary capstone design course.  Students can take only one (not both) of the two minors.

Please note that Calculus I & II (MA131/132), Physics I & II (PH131/132), and Cell and Molecular Biology (BY160 or a suitable substitute) are prerequisites for some of the courses in the minor as listed below.

 

Requirements:
BR200 Introduction to Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology
BR450 Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Technology Capstone Design I or equivalent engineering design course with a BEST approved project
BR400 Biomedical Engineering

 

Physiology/Anatomy Requirement
BY360 Human Physiology
BY362 Human Physiology Laboratory Engineering Depth Elective

Choose 1 (3 credits) from approved list of upper division courses.

 

Breadth Elective 
        Choose 1 (3 credits) from approved list of upper division courses.

Students can take only one (not both) of the two minors:
Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science and Technology

For questions, please contact: 

Polly Tiernan                         Dr. Stephanie Schuckers       Dr. Charlie Robinson
ptiernan@clarkson.edu           sschucke@clarkson.edu          robinson@clarkson.edu
The latest approved list of courses is available at the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Science (CREST) office.

Minor in Biomedical Science and Technology
As various fields of medicine and health care increasingly depend upon advances in technology, graduates who possess combined expertise in engineering principles and knowledge of biological sciences at all levels will be in high demand. The minors in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science and Technology enhance opportunities for Clarkson’s students to meet this need. This minor is connected closely with the minor in Biomedical Engineering. Students from both minors participate in shared core courses along with a multidisciplinary capstone design course. Students can take only one (not both) of the two minors. 

Please note that Cell and Molecular Biology (BY160 or a suitable subsitiute) is a prerequisite for some of the courses in the minor as listed below.

Biology Fundamentals
BY360 Humann Physiology
BY362 Human Physiology Laboratory

Engineering Fundamentals (3 credits)
BR200 Introduction to Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology

Intersecting BEST courses, Required (3 credits)
          (team taught, interdisciplinary)
BR450 BEST Capstone Desing I (3 credits) or equivalent engineering design course with a BEST approval project

Specialty Tracks (Tentative):
          Choose one (2 course-6 credits) track.
Track I Genetic Engineering
          BY214 Genetics
          And choose one of
          BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory (4 credits)
          BY/CM314 Bioinformatics
Track II Kinesiology
          PT360: Kinesiology I - Concepts of Human Movement
          PT460: Kinesiology II - Functional Anatomy (PT 360)
Track III Neuroscience
          BY/CM460 Neurobiology (BY160 or BY360 or consent)
          PY458 Cognitive Neuroscience (PY151 or junior/senior standing)

Breadth Elective:
          Choose 1 (3 credits) from approved list of upper division courses.
Total: 19 credits (plus 3 credits cell biology)

Students can take only one (not both) of the two minors:
Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science and Technology

Minor in Electrical Engineering
A minor in Electrical Engineering is available to students in any degree program. To obtain the Electrical Engineering minor, a student must complete the four required courses and two of the six elective courses from the following list:

Required Courses: 4   Elective Courses: 2 of 6
EE211 ECE Laboratory I   EE221 Linear Circuits
EE331 Energy Conversion   EE264 Introduction to Digital Design
EE381 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves   EE321 Systems and Signal Processing
ES250 Electrical Science   EE324 Dynamical Systems
      EE341 Microelectronic Circuits
      EE450 Control Systems


Minor in Engineering Science
The School of Engineering offers a minor in Engineering Science for students who satisfy a minimum of 20 credit hours as outlined below*:
• Satisfy prerequisites (MA131, MA132, PH131, PH132, MA232, CM131 or equivalents) for the three core ES courses — ES220, ES250, ES260
• 1 Scientific Programming Course (minimum two Cr. Hrs. ES100 or equivalent)
• 3 Engineering Electives (minimum nine Cr. Hrs. — any ES, ME, AE, CE, CH, EE courses for which the candidate has the prerequisites, except ES238, ES300, EE268, BR200)

*not open to School of Engineering majors or Engineering & Management majors

Minor in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering
Clarkson University offers a minor in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering to all students who meet the prerequisite requirements. Our reliance on energy-rich sources of fossil fuels has enabled growth of modern society, increasing our mobility, industrial growth, domestic comfort, abundant food supply, and economic prosperity. Engineers are among the many types of professionals that need to understand the limits of our present energy systems and lead us to a future in which we can continue to provide reasonable energy resources for human quality of life. This minor emphasizes that all engineering disciplines are necessary to develop and assess technologies to both increase the efficiency of our energy use and advance renewable and alternative energy sources. 

A total of 21 credits is required for this minor. Depending upon the student’s major, between  9 – 12 hours of this 21 credit total are in addition to the major’s core requirements. A student must complete the course requirements as follows: Required Course (3 credits each)

 

Introduction to Energy Systems                             ES238
Alternative Energy Systems                                   EE/ES438
Thermodynamics                                                 ES340 or CH271
Industrial Ecology                                                CE486
Capstone Design (with specific Energy Focus)         one of: AE451, CE490, CE491, CE492, CH481, EE412, ES456, ME446
Policy Choice                                                       one of: EV200/300, POL470, PHIL391, POL/SOC395 
Technology Choice                                               one of: CH434, CH421, EE331, ME310, ME324

Minor in Software Engineering

A minor in Software Engineering is available to students in any degree program. See full description under Interdisciplinary Programs.