Bioengineering, BSE

Bioengineering is a multidisciplinary area where the engineering sciences interface biology, biomedical sciences, and medicine, to advance human health. Bioengineering brings together the creation of new knowledge and understanding of biological systems through engineering analysis and experimentation, with the application of engineering design and practice principles for the development of devices, processes, methods and biotechnologies to improve medical practice and health care delivery.

Bioengineering (BE) Major Requirements

37 course units are required.

BE 100Introduction to Bioengineering0.5
ENGR 105Introduction to Scientific Computing1
BE 200Introduction to Biomechanics1
BE 220Biomaterials1
BE 270Bioengineering Laboratory Principles1
BE 301Bioengineering Signals and Systems1
BE 306Cellular Engineering1
BE 309Bioengineering Modeling, Analysis and Design Laboratory I1
BE 310Bioengineeirng Modeling, Analysis and Design Laboratory II1
BE 350Introduction to Biotransport Processes1
BE 495Senior Design Project1
BE 496Senior Design Project1
BE Elective (400 or 500 level)2
Engineering Elective2
Math and Natural Science
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
MATH 114Calculus, Part II1
ENM 240Differential Equations and Linear Algebra1
ENM 375Biological Data Science I - Fundamentals of Biostatistics1
PHYS 140Principles of Physics I (without laboratory)1
PHYS 141Principles of Physics II (without laboratory)1
CHEM 101General Chemistry I1
CHEM 053General Chemistry Laboratory I.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II1
CHEM 054General Chemistry Laboratory II.5
BIOL 121Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life1
BIOL 124Introductory Organismal Biology Lab.5
BIOL 215Vertebrate Physiology1
General Electives 1
EAS 203Engineering Ethics1
or HSOC 102 Bioethics
or SOCI 101 Bioethics
or PHIL 072 Biomedical Ethics
or PPE 072 Biomedical Ethics
or HSOC 140 History of Bioethics
or LGST 100 Ethics and Social Responsibility
or LGST 220 International Business Ethics
or NURS 330 Theoretical Foundations of Health Care Ethics
or PHIL 472 Survey of Ethical Theory
Select 2 Social Science courses1
Select 2 Humanities courses2
Select 1 Social Science or Humanities course1
Select 1 Social Science, Humanities or Technology in Business & Society course2
Free Elective
Select 3 free elective courses3
Total Course Units37


Students may select one of eight concentrations:

  • Biomedical Data Science and Computational Medicine
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Biomedical Imaging and Radiation Physics
  • Cellular/Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
  • Multiscale Biomechanics
  • Neuroengineering
  • Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • Therapeutics, Drug Delivery & Nanomedicine

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.