BME Major

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Course Descriptions

Biomedical Engineering Curriculum (126 Credits)

1st Semester: 15 credits
APMA 1110 Single Variable Calculus II 4
CHEM 1610 Introductory Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHEM 1611 Introductory Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory 1
ENGR 1620 Introduction to Engineering 3
EMGR 1621 Introduction to Engineering Lab 1
STS 1500 Science, Technology, and Contemporary Issues 3
  TOTAL 15
2nd Semester: 17 credits
Science Elective I Chosen from the SEAS Undergraduate Dean’s Office list of approved Science Elective I courses, available online and in Thornton A-122. Recommended: MSE 2090 or CHEM 1620. 3
HSS elective Chosen from the approved list available in A122 Thornton Hall 3
APMA 2120 Multivariable Calculus 4
CS 111x Introduction to Programming 3
PHYS 1425 General Physics I for Engineers 3
PHYS 1429 General Physics I Workshop 1
  TOTAL 17
3rd Semester: 17 credits
  Unrestricted Elective (see footnote 3 below) 3
APMA 2130 Ordinary Differential Equations 4
BME 2101 Physiology I 3
BME 2315 Computational Biomedical Engineering 3
PHYS 2415 General Physics II 3
PHYS 2419 General Physics Lab II 1
  TOTAL 17
4th Semester: 15 credits
STS ___ STS 2xxx, 3xxx elective 3
BME 2000 Biomedical Engineering Design and Discovery 3
BME 2102 Physiology II 3
BME 2104 Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers 3
BME 2220 Biomechanics 3
  TOTAL 15
5th Semester: 16 credits
  HSS Elective (see footnote 2 below) 3
  Engineering elective (See footnote 4 below) 3

APMA 3100 or

APMA 3110

Probability

Probability and Statistics

3
BME 3310 Biomedical Systems Analysis and Design 3
BME 3080 Biomedical Engineering Integrated Design and Experimental Analysis (IDEAS) Laboratory I 4
  TOTAL 16
6th Semester: 16 credits
  Unrestricted Elective (see footnote 3 below) 3
  Engineering Elective (See footnote 4 below) 3
  Technical Elective (See footnote 5 below) 3
BME 3090 Biomedical Engineering Integrated Design and Experimental Analysis (IDEAS) Laboratory II 4
BME 3240 Biotransport 3
  TOTAL 16
7th Semester: 15 credits
  HSS Elective (See footnote 2 below) 3
  Unrestricted Elective (See footnote 3 below) 3
  BME elective (See footnote 6 below) 3
BME 4063 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design I 3
STS 4500 STS and Engineering Practice 3
  TOTAL 15
8th Semester: 15 credits
  Unrestricted Elective (See footnote 3 below) 3
  BME Elective (See footnote 6 below) 3
  Bioengineering Elective (See footnote 7 below) 3
BME 4064 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design II 3
STS 4600 The Engineer, Ethics, and Professional Reponsibility 3
  TOTAL 15

Footnotes

(1) Chosen from approved list of Science Elective I courses available in A122 Thornton Hall. Recommended: MSE 2090 or CHEM 1620.
(2) Chosen from the approved list available in A122 Thornton Hall.
(3) Chosen from any graded course in the University except mathematics courses below MATH 1310 and courses that substantially duplicate any others offered for the degree, including PHYS 2010, 2020; CS 1010, 1020; or any intro programming course. APMA 1090 counts as a 3-credit unrestricted elective.
(4) Chosen from any 2000-level or higher engineering course, with the following exceptions: no course in APMA, STS, or ENGR may be used as engineering electives; no course that counts as a Science Elective may be used as an engineering elective; and no course that fulfills the Engineering Business Minor may be used as an engineering elective. If course does not count as a technical elective in the BME Major, it will not count as an engineering elective.
(5) Chosen from any 2000-level or higher science, math, or engineering course, unless it is a course for non-science majors, duplicates required BME course work, or is a research-for-credit or capstone design course. See list of excluded courses in the BME Student Guide.
(6) Chosen from any 3000-level or higher BME elective. One of the following non-BME courses may be included as a BME elective: CHE 3347, CHE 4448, or ECE 5750. Only 3 credits of BME 4995 will count as a BME elective.