See University Studies requirements, three credits each in Clusters 3A, 3B and 4A, 4B, and 4C.
Biomedical Engineering Concentration
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Concentration is offered to students who demonstrate good academic performance in their first two years and wish to expand their education on medical applications of bioengineering, including biomedical device development and tissue engineering. Students who secured at least a grade of B- in EGR 241 (Engineering Mechanics I - Statics) and CHM 152 (Principles of Modern Chemistry II) are eligible to apply to the BME Concentration. Qualified students should apply no later than the end of spring semester of their sophomore year. Students pursuing the BME Concentration will choose related senior design projects. Graduates in the BME Concentration are required to have a Bioengineering Major GPA of 2.000 and a GPA of at least 2.500 in all BME courses.
Graduates with the Biomedical Engineering Concentration will have:
- Demonstrated in-depth knowledge within biomedical engineering and an awareness of potential social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of engineeirng practices.
- An Appreciation of the contribution of biomedical engineers to the benefit of society and the responsibilities of a professional biomedical engineer.
- Necessary qualifications for employment in biomedical engineering and related professions, for entry into advanced studies, and for assuming eventual leadership roles in their profession.
- Familiarity with current and emerging biomedical engineering technologies and understand how these technologies impact the society, as well as realize their ethical and social responsibilities.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates with the Biomedical Engineering Concentration will demonstrate:
(a) An ability to apply multidisciplinary approaches including engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology to manage the unique challenges and balance the competing social, economic, and technical goals of biomedical problems and solutions.
(b) An ability to use technical skills needed to analyze and design biomedical devices or tissue engineering therapies.
(c) An ability to work in multidisciplinary teams to arrive at solutions to biomedical engineeringing problems.
A pre-medical track is available. The prerequisites for these advanced degree programs are varied and students should discuss an interest in a pre-medical track with their advisor as early as possible. Often upper-level (300/400) courses required for admission to health degree programs can be used as a specialization requirement listed above. Substituting an upper-level course requires prior consultation with the advisor and approval by the department chairperson.