Biomechanics Track — Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

At CU Denver, biomechanics is the application of mechanical engineering to biological systems. This encompasses a wide range of topics including the mechanics of biological tissues, biomedical implants, forces within cell walls, dynamics of joint motion and more.

Students who take the biomechanics track receive a solid foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals combined with cutting-edge biological and biomedical applications.

NOTE: The biomechanics master of science program at the University of Colorado Denver is a member of Western Regional Graduate Program. Qualified students admitted to this program who are residents of one of the 15 WICHE states may be eligible for residential tuition.  


The master of science track in biomechanics requires six (6) core courses in mechanical engineering, as well as the following courses, totaling 13 credit hours.

  • Biomechanics
  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Methods for Engineering Analysis
  • Introduction to Research 

Students must also complete a numerical-based course (Finite Element Analysis or Numerical Methods) as well as a classical mechanical engineering course (Elasticity or Dynamics). The remainder of the coursework can be selected from elective courses offered within the College of Engineering, Design and Computing as well as other University of Colorado campuses.

A downloadable list of core courses and typical electives can be found here.‚Äč 


Students pursuing the biomechanics track are prepared for careers in fields such as the biomedical device industry, forensic engineering, assistive technologies, biomedical research, kinesiology and education.

Smart Materials and Biomechanics Lab (SMAB Lab)

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