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: 2
General Physics
and General Physics
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 2
Accelerated General Chemistry 1
and Accelerated General Chemistry 2
Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry
and Advanced General Physical Chemistry
3 design and communications courses
5 basic engineering courses:
Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to Biomechanics
Introduction to Materials
Introduction to Biomedical Statistics
Statistics
Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics - I
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives
Major Program (16 units)
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (noncredit)
10 Core Courses:
Molecular Biology
Organic Chemistry
BME Lab: Experimental Design
Quantitative Systems Physiology
Quantitative Systems Physiology
Quantitative Systems Physiology
Biomedical Signals and Circuits
Biomedical Systems Analysis
Transport Fundamentals
Biomedical Engineering Design
4 biomedical engineering electives:
2 technical electives, preferably with an emphasis on engineering design, may include:
Cell Biology
Principles of Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Introduction to Solid Modeling: Solidworks
Advanced Solid Modeling
Fundamentals of Computer Programming II
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 311-0Computational Genomics
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 344-0Biological Performance of Materials
BMD_ENG 346-0Tissue Engineering
BMD_ENG 347-0Foundations of Regenerative Engineering
BMD_ENG 353-0Bioelectronics
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 202-0Cell Biology
BIOL_SCI 301-0Principles of Biochemistry *
BMD_ENG 311-0Computational Genomics
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 344-0Biological Performance of Materials
BMD_ENG 346-0Tissue Engineering
BMD_ENG 347-0Foundations of Regenerative Engineering
BMD_ENG 348-0Applications of Regenerative Engineering
BMD_ENG 353-0Bioelectronics
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 388-SAHealth Systems Engineering
BMD_ENG 395-0Topics in Biomedical Engineering (Check with UG Program Chair)
CIV_ENV 327-0Finite Element Methods in Mechanics
CHEM_ENG 361-0Introduction to Polymers
CHEM_ENG 376-0Principles of Synthetic Biology
CHEM_ENG 379-0Computational Biology: Principles & Applications
DSGN 360-0Design Competition
COMP_SCI 211-0Fundamentals of Computer Programming II
or COMP_SCI 230-0 Programming for Engineers
ELEC_ENG 302-0Probabilistic Systems
ELEC_ENG 332-0Introduction to Computer Vision
ELEC_ENG 360-0Introduction to Feedback Systems
ELEC_ENG 379-0Lasers and Coherent Optics
ELEC_ENG 382-0Photonic Information Processing
ELEC_ENG 395-0Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (Please consult BME UG Program Chair)
ES_APPM 370-1Introduction to Computational Neuroscience
IEMS 385-0Introduction to Health Systems Management
MAT_SCI 318-0Materials Selection
MAT_SCI 360-0Introduction to Electron Microscopy
MECH_ENG 301-0Introduction to Robotics Laboratory
MECH_ENG 314-0Machine Dynamics
MECH_ENG 315-0Theory of Machines: Design of Elements
MECH_ENG 333-0Introduction to Mechatronics
MECH_ENG 362-0Stress Analysis
MECH_ENG 382-0Experiments in Micro- and Nano Science and Engineering
MECH_ENG 390-0Intro to Dynamic Systems
PHYSICS 357-0Optics Laboratory *