BS in Biomedical Engineering – Biomaterials and Tissue Concentration

Objective

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers accredited program leading to BS degrees in Biomedical Engineering (BSBE). The program is a broad, interdisciplinary field that applies the science and technology of engineering to problems in biology, life sciences, medicine and biotechnology. The program covers a wide spectrum of activities which includes the development of artificial organs and limbs, implantable medical devices, tissue engineering, biomedical instrumentation, computing in medical research and diagnosis, signal or image processing, clinical engineering, rehabilitation engineering and cardiovascular, neurological, and respiratory engineering. The BSBE program is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSBE – Biomaterials and Tissue Concentration program is to prepare graduates who, within the first four to six years after graduation are, either:

  • Working as a professional in the biomedical engineering or a related field, or
  • Continuing education to advance their careers through professional development activities or through the pursuit of advanced degrees

The degree has four concentrations are:

  • Biomaterials and Tissue (BSBE-BMERT)
  • Electrical (BSBE-BMERE)
  • Mechanical (BSBE-BMERM) and
  • Premedical (BSBEP-BMERP)

Curriculum

Students enrolled in BSBE – Biomaterials and Tissue Concentration program are required to complete 133 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours

 BME 111 Introduction to Engineering I

3

 ENG 105 English Composition I

3

 MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers

5

 PHY 205 University Physics I

3

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Spring

 

 BME 112 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

2

 CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I

3

 CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I

1

 ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology

3

 MTH 162 Calculus II

4

 PHY 206 University Physics II

3

 PHY 208 University Physics II Lab

1

 

Credit Hours

17

Sophomore Year

 

Fall

 

 BIL 150 General Biology

4

 BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory

1

 BME 265 Medical Systems Physiology

3

 BME 266 Human Physiology Laboratory (Human Physiology Lab)

1

 CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II

3

 ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory

3

 PHY 207 University Physics III

3

 

Credit Hours

18

Spring

 

 BME 211 Introduction to programming for Biomedical Engineers

3

 BME 302 Cellular Engineering

3

 BME 310 Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering

3

 CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II

1

 ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory

1

 MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

3

 PHY 209 University Physics III Lab

1

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

18

Junior Year

 

Fall

 

 BME 312 Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis

3

 BME 330 Foundations of Medical Imaging

3

 BME 375 Fundamentals of Biomechanics

3

 CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)

3

 CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Spring

 

 BME 335 Biomaterials

3

 BME 401 Biomedical Design

3

 BME 450 Biomedical Transport Phenomena

3

 CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)

3

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

15

Senior Year

 

Fall

 

 BME 402 Senior Design I

2

 BME 440 Biomedical Measurements

4.00

 BME 565 Principles of Cellular and Tissue Engineering

3

 BME 566 Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory

1

Technical Elective 2

3

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Spring

 

 BME 403 Senior Design II

1

 BME 470 Biomedical Signal Analysis

3

 BME 480 Biomedical Instrumentation

3

 BME 512 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices

3

Technical Elective 2

3

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

16

 

Total Credit Hours

133

Plan of Study Grid

 

 

 

1PS/HA Cognate: Students must complete a minimum of 1 People & Society (PS) cognate and 1 Humanities & Arts (HA) cognate, to be selected from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of three courses (9 credit hours).

 

2Technical Electives are chosen from the BME course offerings (300 level and above) with the approval of the advisor.  Any other courses selected need to be approved by the advisor and the chairperson.

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