Biomedical Engineering Degree

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

Requirements (48 units)

Core Courses (27 units)1

Course Title
4 mathematics 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
4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses
3 design and communications courses
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives

Major Program (21 units) 

Course Title
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (noncredit)
15 core courses
Molecular Biology
Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to Materials
BME Lab: Experimental Design
Introduction to Biomedical Statistics
Statistics
Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics - I
Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to Biomechanics
Quantitative Systems Physiology
Quantitative Systems Physiology
Quantitative Systems Physiology
Biomedical Signals and Circuits
Biomedical Systems Analysis
Transport Fundamentals
Biomedical Engineering Design
4 biomedical engineering elective courses
2 technical elective courses, preferably with an emphasis on engineering design, may include:
Cell Biology
Principles of Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry II
Advanced 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.
1

See general requirements for details.

2

PHYSICS 125-2 General Physics for ISP or PHYSICS 140-3 Fundamentals of Physics may be substituted for PHYSICS 135-2 General PhysicsPHYSICS 125-3 General Physics for ISP or PHYSICS 140-3 Fundamentals of Physics may be substituted for PHYSICS 135-3 General Physics. Associated labs are PHYSICS 126-2 Physics for ISP Laboratory or PHYSICS 136-2 General Physics Laboratory and PHYSICS 126-3 Physics for ISP Laboratory or PHYSICS 136-3 General Physics Laboratory.

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 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: Analysis and Design of Living Systems
DSGN 360-0Design Competition
COMP_SCI 211-0Fundamentals of Computer Programming II
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 *
*

Only one course that is less than 1 engineering unit can be counted toward the BME electives.