Biomedical Engineering Major

7048
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7048 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the biomedical engineering program are that a few years after graduation, alumni can demonstrate they will (1) function in a technically competent manner to address challenges in biomedical engineering; (2) use their broad-based interdisciplinary education and effective communication skills to advance in their profession; (3) be prepared for successful advanced study in biomedical engineering or entry to graduate professional programs such as medicine, dentistry or business; and (4) be engaged in the design of biomedical products, processes and systems within the context of ethical, societal and environmental factors.

Admission Requirements

Science and engineering applicants should complete four years of mathematics, the minimum level including trigonometry, mathematics analysis, analytical geometry or precalculus. Science and engineering applicants are also expected to have taken four years of science, to include physics and chemistry. It is recommended that biomedical engineering majors take the most rigorous mathematics and science curriculum offered by their high school.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering must complete 134 credit hours of curriculum. Electives are selected in consultation with the faculty adviser to reflect the knowledge a student needs either for employment or graduate school.

Curriculum

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering must complete the minimum course requirements as outlined in the following curriculum. For definitions of electives for engineering programs, see the Academic Overview section of this catalog.

Freshman Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • BME 1045 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1001 Calculus 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (17 credit hours)
  • BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1002 Calculus 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 1001 Physics 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2091 Physics Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Sophomore Year
Fall (18 credit hours)
  • BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2001 Calculus 3
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2002 Physics 2
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (17 credit hours)
  • BME 3260 Biomaterials
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ECE 4991 Electric and Electronic Circuits
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MAE 2081 Applied Mechanics: Statics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2092 Physics Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 0
Junior Year
Fall (17 credit hours)
  • BIO 3210 Mammalian Physiology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BME 3030 Biofluid Mechanics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BME 3081 Biomechanics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BME 3240 Computational Methods for Biological Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BME 3261 Biomechanics and Biomaterials Lab
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • BME 4191 Design Methodologies and Practice
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BME 4241 Transport in Biological Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ECE 3222 Signals and Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Technical Electives Credit Hours: 6
Senior Year
Fall (18 credit hours)
  • BME 4252 Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BME 4292 Biomedical Engineering Design 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • BME 4253 Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation Laboratory
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BME 4293 Biomedical Engineering Design 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2570 Bioethics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
Select one course:
  • MAE 4014 Control Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ECE 4231 Control Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
Total Credits Required: 134

Students choose technical and restricted elective relative to their area of interest. A list of approved electives is available from the department. Areas of interest may include: biomechanics; biomedical instrumentation, imaging, or computational or neural engineering; biomaterials; or tissue engineering. Only one 3000-level course may be used as a technical elective.

Students interested in or planning to attend medical school are recommended to use Organic Chemistry 2 ( CHM 2002), Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (CHM 2011), Biochemistry 1 (BIO 4010), Introduction to Psychology (PSY 1411), and one Psychology elective in consultation with the premedical director for their Technical and Social Science electives.