The following is a model timeline to complete the requirements for the degree. Beyond the 4th semester, semester credits and BME track course credits may differ from those listed, according to the track requirements provided.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Laboratory 1
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
FED 101
Fundamentals of Engineering Design
or Introduction to Physiology
2-3
BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 0
 Term Credits16-17
2nd Semester
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Laboratory 1
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
FED 101
Fundamentals of Engineering Design
or Introduction to Physiology
2-3
 Term Credits17-18
Second Year
1st Semester
Cultural History (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
CS 101 Computer Programming and Problem Solving 3
BME 301
Electrical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
or Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
3
BME 303
Biological and Chemical Foundations of Biomedical Engineering
or Material fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
3
MATH 211 Calculus III A 3
MATH 279 Statistics and Probability for Engineers 2 2
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR Elective 3
BME 301
Electrical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
or Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
BME 303
Biological and Chemical Foundations of Biomedical Engineering
or Material fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
3
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
Physical Education GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits17
Third Year
1st Semester
Social Sciences (lower-level):GUR Elective 3
BME 382
Engineering Models of Physiological Systems
or Measurement Lab for Physiological Systems and Tissue
3
BME 310 Biomedical Computing 3
BME core concentration course 3
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 3
BME core concentration course 3
Physical Education GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits19
2nd Semester
Humanities and Social Science (upper-level) GUR Elective 1 3
BME 382
Engineering Models of Physiological Systems
or Measurement Lab for Physiological Systems and Tissue
3
BME core concentration course 3
BME core concentration course 3
BME core concentration or elective course 3 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 1 3
BME 495 Capstone Design I 3
BME core concentration course 3
BME core concentration course 3
BME core concentration or elective course 3
BME concentration laboratory elective 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
Capstone seminar or Humanities and Social Science (upper-level) GUR Elective 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Lit, Hist, Phil (upper-level) GUR Elective
 
Biomedical Ethics  
History of Medicine  
Germs Genes and Body: Sci. and Tech. in Modern Medicine  
BME 496 Capstone Design 2 3
BME concentration elective 3
BME concentration elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits134-136
2

MATH 279 Statistics and Probability for Engineers is a co-requisite with BME 302 Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success, which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.

BME Tracks:

(34 credits). BME students are required to select a track before their 4th semester. The curriculum for each track requires 34 credits, 27 of which must be in engineering and science or design. 

Bioinstrumentation Track

BME 372Biomedical Electronics3
BME 333Biomedical Signals and Systems3
BME 373Biomedical Electronics II3
BME 489Medical Instrumentation3
ECE 251Digital Design3
ECE 252Microprocessors3
BME 386Bioinstrumentation Laboratory3
Advanced Elective 1,29
BME 471Principles of Medical Imaging3
Total Credits33
1

Chosen in consultation with advisor.

2

Six credits must be engineering science or design.

 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Track

BME 385Cell and Biomaterial Engineering Laborarory3
BME 420Advanced Biomaterials Science3
BME 427Biotransport3
BME 430Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering3
BME 422Biomaterials Characterization3
CHE 210Chemical Process Calculations I2
CHE 230Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I3
CHEM 244Organic Chemistry II3
MTSE 301Principles of Material Science and Engineering3
Advanced Elective 15
Total Credits31
1

Chosen in consultation with advisor.

2

Five credits must be engineering science or design.

Biomechanics Track

BME 351Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics3
BME 384Biomechanics Laboratory3
BME 451Biomechanics I3
BME 452Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Biomaterials3
BME 420Advanced Biomaterials Science3
BME 478Introduction to CAD for Biomechanics3
MECH 236Dynamics2
BME 321Adv Mechanics for Biomed Engr3
Advanced Elective 1,28
Total Credits31
1

Chosen in consultation with advisor.

2

Four credits must be engineering science or design.

Pre-Health Track

BME 385Cell and Biomaterial Engineering Laborarory3
BME 420Advanced Biomaterials Science3
BME 427Biotransport3
BME 430Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering3
BME 422Biomaterials Characterization3
CHE 210Chemical Process Calculations I2
CHE 230Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I3
CHEM 244Organic Chemistry II3
MTSE 301Principles of Material Science and Engineering3
Advanced Elective 15
Total Credits31
1

Chosen in consultation with advisor.

2

Five credits must be engineering science or design.