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.

BME Tracks:

BME students are required to select a track before their 4th semester. 

PREHEALTH BIOMATERIALS TRACK

(131 Credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
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
BME 111 Introduction to Physiology 3
BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering F 0
 Term Credits17
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 2
 Term Credits17
Second Year
1st Semester
BME 301 Electrical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering U 3
BME 304 Material fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
MATH 211
Calculus III A
or Calculus III B
3-4
MATH 279
Statistics and Probability for Engineers
or Probability and Statistics
2-3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
R120 101 General Biology * 4
 Term Credits18-20
2nd Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level(ENG 340 or ENG 352 suggested) 3
BME 302 Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering U 3
R120 102
General Biology **
or Foundations Of Biology
3-4
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
 Term Credits16-17
Third Year
1st Semester
CS 101
Computer Programming and Problem Solving
or Programming for Bioinformatics
3
Intro. to CS I in C++  
STS 210
General Psychology
or Understanding Technological Society
3
CHE 210 Chemical Process Calculations I 2
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 3
MTSE 301 Principles of Material Science and Engineering 3
CHEM 473 Biochemistry 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
BME 382 Engineering Models of Physiological Systems 3
BME 385 Cell and Biomaterial Engineering Laborarory 3
CHE 230 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3
BME 310 Biomedical Computing U 3
BME 420 Advanced Biomaterials Science S 3
 Term Credits18
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Engineering Track Elective 3
BME 383 Measurement Lab for Physiological Systems and Tissue U 3
IE 492 Engineering Management 3
BME 430 Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering 3
BME 495 Capstone Design I 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
BME 496 Capstone Design 2 3
BME 422 Biomaterials Characterization S 3
BME 427 Biotransport S 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits130-133

All courses are offered Fall and Spring semester unless otherwise labeled: (F-Fall only; S-Spring only; U-also offered Summer)

Engineering Elective: Technical elective courses with sufficient engineering content: Generally any 300-level or higher courses with prefix BME, ME, CHE, EE, OPSE (excluding MECH320)

Non-Engineering Elective: Generally any 300-level or higher science course with prefix CS, MATH, PHYS, CHEM, IE, MTSE

* this course is not required for accredited BME curriculum

** lab component of this course not required for accredited BME curriculum

Bioinstrumentation Track

(127 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
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
BME 111 Introduction to Physiology 3
BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 0
 Term Credits17
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 2
 Term Credits17
Second Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
CS 101
Computer Programming and Problem Solving
or Programming for Bioinformatics
or Intro. to CS I in C++
3
BME 301 Electrical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 303 Biological and Chemical Foundations of Biomedical Engineering 3
MATH 211
Calculus III A
or Calculus III B
3
MATH 279
Statistics and Probability for Engineers
or Probability and Statistics
2
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
BME 302 Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
BME 304 Material fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level(Suggested ENG 340 or 352) 3
BME 382 Engineering Models of Physiological Systems 3
BME 310 Biomedical Computing 3
ECE 251 Digital Design 3
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 3
BME 372 Biomedical Electronics 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
Non-engineering Track Elective 3
BME 383 Measurement Lab for Physiological Systems and Tissue 3
BME 333 Biomedical Signals and Systems 3
BME 373 Biomedical Electronics II 3
IE 492 Engineering Management 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Engineering Track Elective 3
BME 386 Bioinstrumentation Laboratory 3
BME 489 Medical Instrumentation 3
BME 471 Principles of Medical Imaging 3
BME 495 Capstone Design I 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Non-engineering Track Elective 3
Non-engineering Track Elective 3
BME 496 Capstone Design 2 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits127

Engineering Elective: Technical elective courses with sufficient engineering content: Generally any 300-level or higher courses with prefix BME, ME, CHE, EE, OPSE (excluding MECH320)
Non-Engineering Elective: Generally any 300-level or higher science course with prefix CS, MATH, PHYS, CHEM, IE, MTSE  **exceptions apply,  check with your academic advisor

 Biomaterials  Track

(126 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
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
BME 111 Introduction to Physiology 3
BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 0
 Term Credits17
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 2
 Term Credits17
Second Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
CS 101
Computer Programming and Problem Solving
or Programming for Bioinformatics
or Intro. to CS I in C++
3
BME 304 Material fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 303 Biological and Chemical Foundations of Biomedical Engineering 3
MATH 211
Calculus III A
or Calculus III B
3
MATH 279
Statistics and Probability for Engineers
or Probability and Statistics
2
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
BME 302 Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
BME 301 Electrical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level (Suggested ENG 340 or 352) 3
BME 310 Biomedical Computing 3
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 210 Chemical Process Calculations I 2
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 3
MTSE 301 Principles of Material Science and Engineering 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
BME 382 Engineering Models of Physiological Systems 3
BME 385 Cell and Biomaterial Engineering Laborarory 3
IE 492 Engineering Management 3
CHE 230 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3
BME 420 Advanced Biomaterials Science 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Engineering Track Elective 3
Nonengineering Track Elective 3
BME 383 Measurement Lab for Physiological Systems and Tissue 3
BME 430 Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering 3
BME 495 Capstone Design I 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
BME 496 Capstone Design 2 3
BME 422 Biomaterials Characterization 3
BME 427 Biotransport 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits126

Engineering Elective: Technical elective courses with sufficient engineering content: Generally any 300-level or higher courses with prefix BME, ME, CHE, EE, OPSE (excluding MECH320)
Non-Engineering Elective: Generally any 300-level or higher science course with prefix CS, MATH, PHYS, CHEM, IE, MTSE  **exceptions apply,  check with your academic advisor

Biomechanics Track

(126 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
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
BME 111 Introduction to Physiology 3
BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 0
 Term Credits17
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 2
 Term Credits17
Second Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
CS 101
Computer Programming and Problem Solving
or Programming for Bioinformatics
or Intro. to CS I in C++
3
BME 302 Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 303 Biological and Chemical Foundations of Biomedical Engineering 3
MATH 211
Calculus III A
or Calculus III B
3
MATH 279
Statistics and Probability for Engineers
or Probability and Statistics
2
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level (Suggessted PHIL 334: Engineering Ethics) 3
BME 301 Electrical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
BME 304 Material fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level (Suggested ENG 340 or 352) 3
Nonengineering Track Elective 3
BME 321 Adv Mechanics for Biomed Engr 3
BME 310 Biomedical Computing 3
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 3
MECH 236 Dynamics 2
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
Engineering Track Elective 3
BME 384 Biomechanics Laboratory 3
BME 382 Engineering Models of Physiological Systems 3
BME 351 Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics 3
IE 492 Engineering Management 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Nonengineering Track Elective 3
Engineering Track Elective 3
BME 451 Biomechanics I 3
BME 383 Measurement Lab for Physiological Systems and Tissue 3
BME 495 Capstone Design I 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
BME 452 Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Biomaterials 3
BME 478 Introduction to CAD for Biomechanics 3
BME 496 Capstone Design 2 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits126

Engineering Elective: Technical elective courses with sufficient engineering content: Generally any 300-level or higher courses with prefix BME, ME, CHE, EE, OPSE (excluding MECH320)
Non-Engineering Elective: Generally any 300-level or higher science course with prefix CS, MATH, PHYS, CHEM, IE, MTSE  **exceptions apply,  check with your academic advisor

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.