Nanocomposite biodegradable polymers have been designed and developed that exhibit degradation profiles that can be remotely controlled by an alternating magnetic field. In particular, biodegradable hydrogels have been prepared from macromers synthesized through a condensation reaction between a diacrylate and amine. The incorporation of magnetic nanoparticles allows heating of the films, which can therefore affect many of the other properties of the polymer (e.g., degradation rate). Thus, the drug release can be controlled by altering the degradation rate through remote heating of the nanoparticles. Degradable hydrogels with and without iron oxide nanoparticles (and drugs) were successfully prepared. Characterization of the gels was done through viscometer readings, FTIR, and gel permeation chromatography methods. Heating studies were done using an infrared camera and induction heating instrument and the gels were shown to have temperature dependent degradation based on gravimetric analysis methods. Remote control drug release was also demonstrated by subjecting the drug-loaded gels to magnetic field exposure.