The Sc.B. program in Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/. It is jointly offered by the School of Engineering and the Division of Biology and Medicine as an interdisciplinary concentration designed for students interested in applying the methods and tools of engineering to the subject matter of biology and the life sciences. The education objectives of the Biomedical Engineering program are to prepare graduates: (1) to be employed in careers of useful service to society, including scientific and technical areas within medicine, industry, and health care delivery; (2) to demonstrate the ability to apply the basic principles of engineering and science, as well as problem solving skills and critical thinking, to a broad spectrum of biomedical engineering problems; (3) to demonstrate their ability to work in teams, and to effectively communicate and understand the broad social, ethical, economic and environmental consequences of their lifelong education. The student outcomes of this program are the (a) - (k) Student Outcomes as defined by the "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs (available online at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/)." The Biomedical Engineering concentration shares much of the core with the other engineering programs, but is structured to include more courses in biology and chemistry, and a somewhat different emphasis in mathematics.
The requirements regarding Mathematics, Advanced Placement, Transfer Credit, Substitutions for Required Courses, and Humanities and Social Science Courses are identical to those of the Sc.B. degree programs in Engineering. Please refer to the Engineering section of the University Bulletin for explicit guidelines.
The Biomedical Engineering concentration shares much of the core with the other engineering programs, but is structured to include more courses in biology and chemistry, and a somewhat different emphasis in mathematics.
Standard program for the Sc.B. degree
|1. Core Courses|
|ENGN 0030||Introduction to Engineering||1|
|ENGN 0040||Dynamics and Vibrations||1|
|ENGN 0510||Electricity and Magnetism||1|
|ENGN 0810||Fluid Mechanics||1|
|BIOL 0200||The Foundation of Living Systems 1||1|
|or NEUR 0010||The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience|
|BIOL 0800||Principles of Physiology||1|
|CHEM 0330||Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure||1|
|CHEM 0350||Organic Chemistry||1|
|MATH 0190||Advanced Placement Calculus (Physics/Engineering) 2||1|
|or MATH 0170||Advanced Placement Calculus|
|MATH 0200||Intermediate Calculus (Physics/Engineering)||1|
|or MATH 0180||Intermediate Calculus|
|or MATH 0350||Honors Calculus|
|APMA 0330||Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II||1|
|or APMA 0350||Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II|
|APMA 0650||Essential Statistics||1|
|or APMA 1650||Statistical Inference I|
|2. Upper Level Biomedical Engineering Curriculum|
|ENGN 1110||Transport and Biotransport Processes||1|
|ENGN 1230||Instrumentation Design||1|
|Three Additional Upper Level Biomedical Engineering Courses||3|
Select at least one of the following: 3
or ENGN 1220
or ENGN 1400
|Analytical Methods in Biomaterials|
or ENGN 1930B
|Photonics and Biophotonics|
or ENGN 1930R
|Molecular and Cell Biology for Engineers|
or ENGN 2910S
Select at most two of the following: 4
|Stem Cell Engineering|
or BIOL 1210
|Synthetic Biological Systems|
or BIOL 1800
or BIOL 2110
|Drug and Gene Delivery|
or BIOL 2130
|Techniques in Molecular and Cell Science|
|3. Capstone Design 5|
|ENGN 1930L||Biomedical Engineering Design, Research and Modeling||1|
|* In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.|
Students with advanced math backgrounds may replace with CHEM 0360.
Or other advanced bioengineering courses (e.g. ENGN 1510 and ENGN 1520), subject to concentration advisor approval.
Or other advanced bioengineering courses, subject to concentration advisor approval.
Biomedical engineering students are also encouraged to pursue independent research with faculty members in the School of Engineering or the Division of Biology & Medicine.