Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2014

Senate Motion #2015-19

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair

Date of First Reading: October 6, 2014

Date of Second Reading: November 3, 2014

Title of Motion: Request from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Molecular, Cellular, Tissue and Biomaterials Engineering

Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Molecular, Cellular, Tissue and Biomaterials Engineering 

Rationale: Engineers are rapidly improving in the capabilities in manipulating the components of biological systems. The Graduate Certificate in Molecular, Cellular, Tissue, and Biomaterials Engineering is designed to deliver key elements of knowledge for students and professionals in allied areas to begin participating in engineering design at these levels.
This certificate program will be administered through a set of icourses, aligned with existing courses in the graduate curriculum of Biomedical Engineering (BME), with the option to take additional courses as they come online. Students who complete this curriculum will be better enabled to understand and participate in topics related to MCTB engineering.

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