BME Tracks:

Bioinstrumentation Track

(120 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 Lab 1
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
FED 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Design 2
BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 0
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
BME 111 Introduction to Physiology 3
BME 301 Electrical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 303 Biological and Chemical Foundations of Biomedical Engineering 3
MATH 211 Calculus III A 1 3
MATH 279 Statistics and Probability for Engineers 2 2
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
BME 210 Processing Fund for Biol Signa 3
BME 302 Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 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 *** 3
BME 382 Engineering Models of Physiological Systems 3
ECE 251 Digital Design 3
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 3
BME 372 Biomedical Electronics 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Advanced Science Elective * 3
BME 333 Biomedical Signals and Systems 3
BME 373 Biomedical Electronics II 3
BME 383 Measurement Lab for Physiological Systems and Tissue 3
IE 492 Engineering Management 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Advanced Engineering Elective ** 3
Advanced Science Elective * 3
BME 386 Bioinstrumentation Laboratory 3
BME 489 Medical Instrumentation 3
BME 495 Capstone Design I 2
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
Advanced Science Elective * 3
BME 471 Principles of Medical Imaging 3
BME 496 Capstone Design 2 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

* Advanced Science Elective: Generally any 300-level or higher science course with prefix CS, MATH, PHYS, CHEM, IE, MTSE ; chosen in consultation with advisor

**Advanced 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); chosen in consultation with advisor.

***The BME department recommends ENG 340, ENG 352, and PHIL 351

The curriculum for B.S. in Biomedical Engineering – BIOINSTRUMENTATION TRACK Co-op OPTION– CYCLE A and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering – BIOINSTRUMENTATION TRACK Co-op OPTION– CYCLE B are currently under review and will be updated shortly. In the meantime please contact with your advisor.​

Biomaterials  Track

(120 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 Lab 1
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 0
FED 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Design 2
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
BME 301 Electrical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 303 Biological and Chemical Foundations of Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 111 Introduction to Physiology 3
MATH 211 Calculus III A 1 3
MATH 279 Statistics and Probability for Engineers 2 2
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
BME 210 Processing Fund for Biol Signa 3
BME 302 Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 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 *** 3
Advanced Science Elective * 3
CHE 230 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
MTSE 301 Principles of Material Science and Engineering 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
BME 382 Engineering Models of Physiological Systems 3
BME 420 Advanced Biomaterials Science 3
IE 492 Engineering Management 3
Advanced Engineering Elective ** 3
Advanced Science Elective * 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Advanced Science Elective * 3
BME 383 Measurement Lab for Physiological Systems and Tissue 3
BME 385 Cell and Biomaterial Engineering Laborarory 3
BME 430 Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering 3
BME 495 Capstone Design I 2
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
BME 422 Biomaterials Characterization 3
BME 427 Biotransport 3
BME 496 Capstone Design 2 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

*Advanced Science Elective: Generally any 300-level or higher science course with prefix CS, MATH, PHYS, CHEM, IE, MTSE ; chosen in consultation with advisor

**Advanced 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); chosen in consultation with advisor

***The BME department recommends ENG 340, ENG 352, and PHIL 351.

The curriculum for B.S. in Biomedical Engineering – BIOMATERIALS CO-OP TRACK – CYCLE A and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering – BIOMATERIALS CO-OP TRACK – CYCLE B are currently under review and will be updated shortly. In the meantime please contact with your advisor.​

Biomechanics Track

(120 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 Lab 1
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
FED 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Design 2
BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 0
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
BME 111 Introduction to Physiology 3
BME 301 Electrical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 303 Biological and Chemical Foundations of Biomedical Engineering 3
MATH 211 Calculus III A 1 3
MATH 279 Statistics and Probability for Engineers 2 2
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
History and Humanities GER 300 *** 3
BME 210 Processing Fund for Biol Signa 3
BME 302 Mechanical Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 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 *** 3
BME 382 Engineering Models of Physiological Systems 3
BME 321 Adv Mechanics for Biomed Engr 3
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 3
MECH 236 Dynamics 2
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
BME 351 Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics 3
BME 383 Measurement Lab for Physiological Systems and Tissue 3
BME 384 Biomechanics Laboratory 3
Advanced Science Elective * 3
IE 492 Engineering Management 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
Advanced Engineering Elective ** 3
BME 451 Biomechanics I 3
BME 478 Introduction to CAD for Biomechanics 4
BME 495 Capstone Design I 2
 Term Credits12
2nd Semester
BME 452 Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Biomaterials 3
BME 496 Capstone Design 2 3
Advanced Science Elective * 3
Advanced Engineering Elective ** 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits120

*Advanced Science Elective: Generally any 300-level or higher science course with prefix CS, MATH, PHYS, CHEM, IE, MTSE ; chosen in consultation with advisor

**Advanced 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); chosen in consultation with advisor

***The BME department recommends ENG 340, ENG 352, and PHIL 351.

The curriculum for B.S. in Biomedical Engineering – BIOMECHANICS CO-OP TRACK – CYCLE A​ and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering – BIOMECHANICS CO-OP TRACK – CYCLE B are currently under review and will be updated shortly. In the meantime please contact with your advisor.

Pre-Health Option

Students planning to apply to Medical and Dental schools will follow one of the above tracks with specific selections and substitutions to fulfill Medical School admissions guidelines.

The following should be taken as Advanced Science Electives:

CHEM 473Biochemistry3
CHEM 244Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 244AOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory2

The following should be taken as History and Humanities GER courses:

STS 221Sociology3
STS 359Cyberpsychology3

The following should substitute for BME 303:

R120 102General Biology4
or R120 201 Foundations Of Biology
R120 101General Biology4
or BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture
or BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab

 See the General Education Requirements  “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses"