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Biomedical Engineering

B.E. Courses by Topic

Mathematics and Science Required Courses (46 credits)

Required Courses (* Minimum grade of “C” required.)

Mathematics:

  • 20100: Calculus I* (3)
  • 20200: Calculus II* (3)
  • 20300: Calculus III* (4)
  • 39100: Methods of Differential Equations* (3)
  • 39200: Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis for Engineers* (3)

Biology:

  • 10100: Biological Foundations I (4)
  • 22900: Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
  • 32100: Physiological Processes (3)

Physics:

  • 20700-20800: General Physics* (8)

Chemistry:

  • 10301-10401: General Chemistry * (8)
  • 21000: Applied Chemistry for Biomedical Engineering (3)

General Engineering Required Courses (13 credits)

  • 10000: New Freshman Seminar (unless exempt) (0)

Engineering:

  • 10100: Engineering Design I (1)

Chemical Engineering:

  • 22900: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
  • 34100: Transport Phenomena I (3)

Mechanical Engineering:

  • 24600: Engineering Mechanics (3)
  • 33000: Mechanics of Materials (3)

Biomedical Engineering Required Courses (36 credits)

  • 10100: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (1)
  • 20500: Bioelectrical Circuits with Laboratory (4)
  • 22000: Biostatistics and Research Methods (3)
  • 30500: Dynamical Systems and Modeling (3)
  • 31000: Experimental Methods in Biomedical Engineering (3)
  • 40500: Biomedical Transducers and Instrumentation (4)
  • 45000: Biomedical Engineering Senior Design I (3)
  • 46000: Biomedical Engineering Senior Design II (3)
  • 50100: Cell and Tissue Mechanics (3)
  • 50200: Cell and Tissue Transport (3)
  • 50300: Cell and Tissue - Biomaterial Interactions (3)
  • 50500: Image and Signal Processing in Biomedicine (3)

Biomedical Engineering Elective Courses (6 credits)

Select two of the following:

Biomedical Engineering:

  • 50400: Cell and Tissue Engineering (3)
  • 59000: Biomedical Engineering Independent Study (3)

Chemical Engineering:

  • 51200: Pharmaceutical Applications of Chemical Engineering (3)

Physics:

  • 42200: Biophysics (3)

Any graduate BME course where prerequisites are satisfied

Technical Electives (3-5 credits)

Select one of the following*:

Biology:

  • 40100: Physiological Transport Systems I
  • 46400: Introduction to Neurobiology
  • 48200: Molecular Biology of the Gene
  • 48300: Laboratory in Biotechnology

Chemistry:

  • 26100: Organic Chemistry I
  • 26200: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • 26300: Organic Chemistry II

Chemical Engineering:

  • 33000: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

Computer Science:

  • 10200: Introduction to Computing
  • 10400: Discrete Mathematical Structures I

Electrical Engineering:

  • 33000: Electromagnetics

Mechanical Engineering:

  • 32200: Computer Methods in Engineering

Mathematics:

  • 37500: Elements of Probability Theory
  • 39500: Complex Variables for Scientists and Engineers

* Pre-med students must take the Organic Chemistry sequence (Chem 26100, 26200, 26300) in place of the Technical Elective and one BME Elective. This will increase the pre-med total credits by 2.

English and Liberal Arts Courses (24 credits)

Required Courses

  • ENGL 11000: Freshman Composition 3
  • ENGL 21007: Writing for Engineering 3
  • ENGR 30000: Social, Economic, and Cultural Impact of Biomedical Technology 3

Liberal Arts Electives

Refer to the School of Engineering for details.

Total Credits: 128-130