New Requirements (Class of 2022+)

BME Undergraduate Concentration Requirements
(updated Spring 2020)

Standard Program for the ScB degree:

1. Core Courses (all required):

  • 1. ENGN 0030 Introduction to Engineering (or ENGN 0031 Honors Introduction to Engineering) [FALL]
  • 2. CHEM 0330 Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure (or CHEM 0331 Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure (Engineering)) [FALL or SPRING]
  • 3. MATH 0190 Advanced Placement Calculus (Physics/Engineering) (or MATH 0170 Advanced Placement Calculus or MATH 0100 Introductory Calculus II) [FALL]*
  • 4. ENGN 0040 Dynamics and Vibration [SPRING]
  • 5. MATH 0200 Intermediate Calculus (Physics/Engineering) (or MATH 0180 Intermediate Calculus or MATH 0350 Honors Calculus) [FALL or SPRING]*
  • 6. APMA 0330 Methods in Applied Mathematics I (or APMA 0350 Applied Ordinary Differential Equations) [FALL or SPRING]
  • 7. CHEM 0350 Organic Chemistry [SPRING]
  • 8. APMA 1650 Statistical Inference I [FALL or SPRING] (or BIOL 0495 Statistical Analysis of Biological Data [SPRING] or PHP 1510 Biostatistics and Data Analysis [FALL] or APMA 1655 Statistical Inference I [FALL or SPRING] or APMA 1690 Computational Probability and Statistics [FALL])
  • 9. ENGN 0510 Electricity and Magnetism [FALL] (or ENGN 0520 Electrical Circuits and Signals [SPRING])
  • 10. ENGN 0720 Thermodynamics [SPRING]
  • 11. ENGN 0810 Fluids Mechanics [FALL]

2. Upper level bioengineering courses (all required):

  • 12. ENGN 1230 Instrumentation Design [FALL]
  • 13. BIOL 0800 Physiology [SPRING or FALL]
  • 14. ENGN 1110 Transport and Biotransport Properties [SPRING]
  • 15. ENGN 1490 Biomaterials [FALL]
  • 16. ENGN 1210 Biomechanics [SPRING]

3. Three Additional Upper Level Biomedical Engineering Courses:

Please note that these courses may not be offered all academic years.

At least 1 or more (ENGN Elective) from

  • ENGN 0500 Digital Computing Systems [SPRING]
  • ENGN 1220 Neuroengineering [SPRING]
  • ENGN 1510 Nanoengineering and Nanomedicine [SPRING]
  • ENGN 1520 Cardiovascular Engineering [SPRING]
  • ENGN 1740 Computer Aided Visualization and Design [SPRING]
  • ENGN 1930B Biomedical Optics [SPRING]
  • ENGN 2625 Optical Microscopy: Fundamentals and Applications [FALL]
  • ENGN 2910S Cancer Nanotechnology [FALL]
  • ENGN 2911R Analytical Modeling for Biomechanical Systems [FALL]
  • ENGN 2912R Implantable Devices [SPRING]
  • BIOL 1140 Tissue Engineering [FALL]
  • BIOL 1150 Stem Cell Engineering [SPRING]
  • BIOL 2110 Drug and Gene Delivery [FALL]
  • CSCI 1810 Computational Molecular Biology [Fall] or CSCI 1820 Algorithmic Foundations of Computational Biology [SPRING]

At least 1 or more (SCI Elective) from

  • BIOL 0280 Introductory Biochemistry [SPRING]
  • BIOL 0470 Genetics [FALL]
  • BIOL 0500 Cell and Molecular Biology [SPRING]
  • BIOL 0510 Introductory Microbiology [SPRING]
  • BIOL 0530 Immunology [FALL]
  • BIOL 1100 Cell Physiology and Biophysics [SPRING]
  • BIOL 1555 Methods in Biomedical Informatics [SPRING]
  • BIOL 1810 21st Century Applications in Cell and Molecular Biology [SPRING]
  • BIOL 2010 Computational Approaches to Biology [SPRING]
  • APMA 1070 Quantitative Models of Biological Systems [SPRING]
  • CHEM 0360 Organic Chemistry II [FALL]
  • CLPS 1520 Computational Vision or CLPS 1590 Visualizing Vision [SPRING]
  • ENGN 2910G Topics in Translational Research and Technologies [SPRING]
  • NEUR 1020 Principles of Neurobiology [SPRING]
  • NEUR 1440 Neural Dynamics [FALL]
  • PHYS 1610 Biological Physics [FALL]

4. Capstone Design (required - courses must be taken in Semesters VII and VIII)

20. ENGN 01930L Biomedical Engineering Design and Innovation** [FALL]
21. ENGN 01931L Biomedical Engineering Design and Innovation II** [SPRING]

5. General Education Requirement§:

22. - 25. At least four non-STEM classes (i.e. humanities and social sciences)

 

Independent Research (recommended)

ENGN/BIOL 1970 Undergraduate research and design project

 

* Advanced placement credit can not be used to satisfy a concentration requirement. Students with AP credit should take a higher level math course as a replacement.
§ Cannot be met by advanced placement credit.
‡ Premeds should take CHEM0360, BIOL0280, and two biology lab courses including BIOL0800. Students with AP credit can replace the AP math course with CHEM 0360.
**In some cases, Independent Study may be substituted subject to Concentration Advisor approval.