Bachelor of Science
Main Campus - Melbourne

NOTE: This plan contains information approved too late for inclusion in the printed 2014–2015 University Catalog. A social science elective has moved from spring to fall in the senior year; BME 4251 (4 cr) has been replaced with BME 4252 (3 cr.) and BME 4253 (1 cr.) both in the senior year. The total credits remain the same. 

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

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.


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 the university catalog.


Freshman Year

ASC 1000 University Experience 1
BME 1045 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 4
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4


BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1 4
CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2 4
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1

Sophomore Year

BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2 4
CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 3
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
MTH 2001 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4


BME 3260 Biomaterials 3
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
ECE 4991 Electric and Electronic Circuits 3
MAE 2081 Applied Mechanics: Statics 3
MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 4
PHY 2092 Physics Lab 2 1

Junior Year

BIO 3210 Mammalian Physiology 4
BME 3081 Biomechanics 3
BME 3240 Computational Methods for Biological Systems 3
BME 3261 Biomechancis and Biomaterials Lab 1
MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics 3
OCE 3030 Fluid Mechanics 3


BME 4191 Design Methodologies and Practice 1
BME 4241 Transport in Biological Systems 3
ECE 3222 Signals and Systems 3
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
  Technical Electives   6

Senior Year

BME 4252 Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation 3
BME 4292 Biomedical Engineering Design 1 (Q) 3
  Free Elective 3
  Restricted Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Technical Elective 3


BME 4253 Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation Lab 1
BME 4293 Biomedical Engineering Design 2 (Q) 3
HUM 2570 Bioethics 3
MAE 4014 Control Systems or ECE 4231 Control Systems 3
  Humanities Core Course* 3
  Restricted Elective 3


Restricted electives must carry the BME prefix. A list of restricted electives is available from the program office.

Technical electives may be in any field of science or engineering, subject to department head approval. Courses classified as mathematics, basic science, applied science, engineering science, engineering design or some combination of these satisfies the requirement. These courses should be at a level appropriate to the level at which they appear in the program. 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.

*Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern 
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial 
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1
HUM 2213 British and American Literature 2
HUM 2331 American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era
HUM 2332 American History: From Reconstruction to the Present

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.