Biomedical Engineering Degree

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Course Title
Requirements (48 units)
Core Courses (32 units) 1
4 mathematics courses
4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses
4 units of basic science:
PHYSICS 135-2
PHYSICS 135-3
General Physics
and General Physics
CHEM 131-0
CHEM 132-0
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 2
or CHEM 151-0
CHEM 152-0
Accelerated General Chemistry 1
and Accelerated General Chemistry 2
or CHEM 171-0
CHEM 172-0
Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry
and Advanced General Physical Chemistry
3 design and communications courses
5 basic engineering courses:
BMD_ENG 270-0Fluid Mechanics
BMD_ENG 271-0Introduction to Biomechanics
MAT_SCI 201-0Introduction to Materials
or MAT_SCI 301-0 Materials Science Principles
BMD_ENG 220-0Introduction to Biomedical Statistics
or IEMS 303-0 Statistics
or MECH_ENG 359-0 Reliability Engineering
BMD_ENG 250-0Thermodynamics
or MECH_ENG 222-0 Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics - I
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives
Major Program (16 units)
BMD_ENG 101-0Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (noncredit)
10 Core Courses:
BIOL_SCI 215-0Genetics and Molecular Biology
CHEM 210-1Organic Chemistry
BMD_ENG 301-0Quantitative Systems Physiology
BMD_ENG 302-0Quantitative Systems Physiology
BMD_ENG 303-0Quantitative Systems Physiology
BMD_ENG 305-0Introduction to Biomedical Signals and Electrical Circuits
BMD_ENG 306-0Biomedical Systems Analysis
BMD_ENG 307-0Quantitative Experimentation and Design
BMD_ENG 378-0Transport Fundamentals
BMD_ENG 390-1Biomedical Engineering Design
4 biomedical engineering electives:
2 technical electives, preferably with an emphasis on engineering design, may include:
BIOL_SCI 219-0Cell Biology
CHEM 210-2Organic Chemistry
CHEM 210-3Organic Chemistry
DSGN 240-0Introduction to Solid Modeling: Solidworks
DSGN 245-0Introduction to Computer Aided Design I: NX
DSGN 246-0Introduction to Computer Aided Design II: NX
EECS 211-0Fundamentals of Computer Programming II
EECS 230-0Programming for Engineers
MECH_ENG 240-0Intro to Mechanical Design & Manufactrng
Any engineering, science, or mathematics courses at the 300 level or higher, provided they are graded.
Three, 0.34 unit basic science and biology labs may also be combined and counted as a technical elective. Six total labs can be used.

Biomedical Engineering Electives

Category A Courses

Course Title
BMD_ENG 317-0Biochemical Sensors
BMD_ENG 325-0Introduction to Medical Imaging
BMD_ENG 327-0Magnetic Resonance Imaging
BMD_ENG 333-0Modern Optical Microscopy & Imaging
BMD_ENG 343-0Biomaterials and Medical Devices (BMD_ENG 343-0 and MAT_SCI 370-0 are duplicate courses and only 1 may be taken)
or MAT_SCI 370-0 Biomaterials
BMD_ENG 344-0Biological Performance of Materials
BMD_ENG 346-0Tissue Engineering
BMD_ENG 349-1Regenerative Engineering Principles and Technologies
BMD_ENG 366-0Biomechanics of Movement
BMD_ENG 371-0Mechanics of Biological Tissue
BMD_ENG 377-0Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

Category B Courses

Course Title
BIOL_SCI 219-0Cell Biology *
BIOL_SCI 301-0Principles of Biochemistry *
BMD_ENG 314-0Models in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
BMD_ENG 315-0Application of Genetic Engineering to Immunochemistry
BMD_ENG 316-0Engineering Design of Therapeutic Antibodies
BMD_ENG 317-0Biochemical Sensors
BMD_ENG 323-0Visual Engineering Science
BMD_ENG 325-0Introduction to Medical Imaging
BMD_ENG 327-0Magnetic Resonance Imaging
BMD_ENG 333-0Modern Optical Microscopy & Imaging
BMD_ENG 343-0Biomaterials and Medical Devices (BMD_ENG 343-0 and MAT_SCI 370-0 are duplicate courses and only 1 may be taken)
or MAT_SCI 370-0 Biomaterials
BMD_ENG 344-0Biological Performance of Materials
BMD_ENG 346-0Tissue Engineering
BMD_ENG 349-1Regenerative Engineering Principles and Technologies
BMD_ENG 349-2Regenerative Engineering Applications
BMD_ENG 365-0Control of Human Limbs and Their Artificial Replacements
BMD_ENG 366-0Biomechanics of Movement
BMD_ENG 371-0Mechanics of Biological Tissue
BMD_ENG 377-0Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
BMD_ENG 380-0Medical Devices, Disease & Global Health *
BMD_ENG 395-0Topics in Biomedical Engineering (Bioelectronics and Organic Nanomaterials)
CIV_ENV 327-0Finite Element Methods in Mechanics
CHEM_ENG 361-0Introduction to Polymers
CHEM_ENG 379-0Computational Biology: Principles & Applications
DSGN 360-0Design Competition
EECS 211-0Fundamentals of Computer Programming II (EECS 211-0 and EECS 230-0 cover the same material and cannot both be used)
or EECS 230-0 Programming for Engineers
EECS 302-0Probabilistic Systems
EECS 328-0Numerical Methods for Engineers
EECS 332-0Introduction to Computer Vision
EECS 360-0Introduction to Feedback Systems
EECS 379-0Lasers and Coherent Optics
EECS 382-0Photonic Information Processing
EECS 395-0Special Topics in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Sections 23 and 27)
ES_APPM 346-0Modeling and Computation in Science & Engineering
ES_APPM 370-1Introduction to Computational Neuroscience
IEMS 385-0Introduction to Health Systems Management
MECH_ENG 314-0Machine Dynamics
MECH_ENG 315-0Theory of Machines - Design of Elements
MECH_ENG 333-0Introduction to Mechatronics
MECH_ENG 341-0Computational Methods for Engineering Design
MECH_ENG 362-0Stress Analysis
MECH_ENG 385-0Nanotechnology
MECH_ENG 389-0Molecular Machines in Biology
MECH_ENG 390-0Intro to Dynamic Systems
MAT_SCI 318-0Materials Selection
MAT_SCI 360-0Introduction to Electron Microscopy
MAT_SCI 376-0Nanomaterials
PHYSICS 357-0Optics Laboratory *