Bioengineering (BS)


This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering (BE BBE)
Unit:  Speed School of Engineering (SS)
Department:  Bioengineering

Program Information

Bioengineering is a relatively new engineering discipline when compared to the long-standing traditions of other fields of engineering. A bioengineer uses traditional engineering skills and tools to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine. Bioengineers interact with biologists, biochemists, physicians, physiologists, and therapists to design, develop and manufacture instruments, devices, and software, or to develop new procedures to solve clinical problems.

The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree is designed to provide students with a rigorous education grounded in basic mathematics and sciences traditional to all engineering programs, but focuses additionally on chemistry, biology and physiology, and the opportunity to gain practical experience within the biomedical or bioengineering industry. In the early part of their academic program, students are exposed to fundamentals of engineering and design in mechanical and electrical engineering before proceeding to core Bioengineering classes.

This degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
(19 hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program)
College/School Requirements 138
Program/Major Requirements78
Minimum Total Hours128

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Acceptance into a Department requires that a student have a 2.25 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours in Engineering Fundamentals. In addition, the student must be in overall good standing (university GPA ≥ 2.25).

Students specializing in Bioengineering will complete a program consisting of two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Bioengineering – nine semesters in Departmental Studies to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a fifth year in Graduate Studies for the Master of Engineering degree.  This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree. 

The Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering programs are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements31
The following courses are required by the program and satisfy the respective General Education Requirement(s):
Engineering Analysis I - QR
Introduction to College Writing - WC
Intermediate College Writing - WC
General Chemistry I - S
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
Business and Professional Speaking - OC
Interpersonal Skills - OC

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed on the Overview tab, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program.

College/School Requirements

Speed School Core 1
ENGR 101Engineering Analysis I - QR 14
ENGR 102Engineering Analysis II4
ENGR 110Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I2
ENGR 111Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll2
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing - WC 1,23
ENGL 102Intermediate College Writing - WC 1,23
CHEM 201General Chemistry I - S 13
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 11
PHYS 298Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 14
Select one of the following: 13
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
Business and Professional Speaking - OC
Interpersonal Skills - OC
Engineering Fundamentals 3
ENGR 151Engineering Graphics Technology1
ENGR 201Engineering Analysis III4
ENGR 205Differential Equations for Engineering2
ENGR 330Linear Algebra for Engineering2
Minimum Total Hours38

Program/Major Requirements

Bioengineering Department 4
BE 101Introduction to Bioengineering1
BE 288Bioengineering Co-op Education Seminar0
BE 289Bioengineering Co-op Education I1
BE 310Biotransport Phenomena3
BE 322Circuits and Devices for Bioengineers3
BE 340Computational Methodologies in Bioengineering3
BE 354Anatomy and Physiology3
BE 359Cell and Molecular Biology for Bioengineers3
BE 360Biomechanics Principles3
BE 389Bioengineering Co-op Education II1
BE 420Biosystems & Signals3
BE 423Bioengineering Measurements Laboratory2
BE 430Biosystems Controls3
BE 450Biomaterials & Biocompatibility3
BE 489Bioengineering Co-op Education III1
BE 491Economics, Ethics & FDA Regulations3
BE 497Bioengineering Design Project - CUE3
Bioengineering Electives (select 9 credit hours from the following): 59
Introduction to Molecular Bioengineering
Biomechanics of Tissues and Organs
Biomedical Device Design
Introduction to Tissue Engineering
Advanced Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing for Bioengineers
Quality Control
Machine Design I
Biochemistry I
Advanced Biochemistry I
Biochemistry I
Advanced Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Advanced Biochemistry II
Biochemistry II
Advanced Biochemistry II
Bioengineering Core
CHEM 202General Chemistry II - S3
CHEM 208Introduction to Chemical Analysis II - SL1
CHEM 209Introduction to Chemical Analysis III1
Supporting Courses
BIOL 240Unity of Life - S3
CEE 205Mechanics I: Statics3
CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 343Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
IE 360Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
ME 206Mechanics II: Dynamics3
ME 251Thermodynamics I3
PHYS 295Introductory Laboratories I - SL1
PHYS 299Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light4
Minimum Total Hours78
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Bioengineering Design Project - CUE

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective US Diversity - AHD1, SBD1, or SBHD1 3
ENGR 101 Engineering Analysis I - QR 4
ENGR 110 Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I - S 3
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 1
CHEM 208 Introduction to Chemical Analysis II - SL 1
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ENGR 102 Engineering Analysis II 4
ENGR 111 Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll 2
PHYS 298 Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 4
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II - S 3
CHEM 209 Introduction to Chemical Analysis III 1
BE 101 Introduction to Bioengineering 1
CEE 205 Mechanics I: Statics 3
ENGR 151 Engineering Graphics Technology 1
ENGR 201 Engineering Analysis III 4
PHYS 295 Introductory Laboratories I - SL 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
Year 2
BIOL 240 Unity of Life - S 3
ENGR 205 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
ME 206 Mechanics II: Dynamics 3
ME 251 Thermodynamics I 3
PHYS 299 Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light 4
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I 3
BE 288 Bioengineering Co-op Education Seminar 0
BE 310 Biotransport Phenomena 3
BE 354 Anatomy and Physiology 3
BE 359 Cell and Molecular Biology for Bioengineers 3
BE 360 Biomechanics Principles 3
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - D2, SBH
BE 322 Circuits and Devices for Bioengineers 3
BE 340 Computational Methodologies in Bioengineering 3
BE 450 Biomaterials & Biocompatibility 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC  
Business and Professional Speaking - OC  
Interpersonal Skills - OC  
Year 3
BE 289 Bioengineering Co-op Education I 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
BE 420 Biosystems & Signals 3
BE 423 Bioengineering Measurements Laboratory 2
Bioengineering Elective I 3
ENGR 330 Linear Algebra for Engineering 2
IE 360 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
CHEM 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
BE 389 Bioengineering Co-op Education II 1
Year 4
BE 430 Biosystems Controls 3
BE 491 Economics, Ethics & FDA Regulations 3
BE 497 Bioengineering Design Project - CUE 3
Bioengineering Elective II 3
Bioengineering Elective III 3
BE 489 Bioengineering Co-op Education III 1
 Minimum Total Hours128

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