• Juniors from any of the four BME Concentrations who have maintained at least a 3.0 CGPA have the option to apply for admission to the combined BS-MS in Biomedical Engineering program.
  • Those who are accepted into this accelerated program must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for the final 30 credit hours to meet the requirements of the Graduate School.
  • The participants are excused from BME 402/BME 403, but are required to complete BME 705/BME 706.
  • Up to 12 credit hours of Technical electives earned during the fourth year can be counted toward the 30 credit hours required for the MS degree.
  • Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester in their senior year.
  • Students can register for a maximum of 6 graduate credit hours per semester in their senior year.
  • A typical curriculum of the BS/MS is shown below for the Mechanical Concentration.
  • If a student needs to withdraw from the BS/MS BME program then all the requirements for the specific BS BME Concentration must be completed for graduation with the BS BME degree.
Engineering Courses
BME 111Introduction to Engineering I3
BME 112Introduction to Biomedical Engineering2
BME 211Introduction to programming for Biomedical Engineers3
BME 265Medical Systems Physiology3
BME 266Human Physiology Laboratory1
BME 310Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering3
BME 312Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis3
BME 330Foundations of Medical Imaging3
BME 335Biomaterials3
BME 375Fundamentals of Biomechanics3
BME 401Biomedical Design3
BME 440Biomedical Measurements4.00
BME 450Biomedical Transport Phenomena3
BME 460Introduction to Physiological Fluid Mechanics3
BME 470Biomedical Signal Analysis3
BME 480Biomedical Instrumentation3
BME 506Computer Aided Design in Biomedical Engineering1
BME 512Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices3
BME 575Biomechanics II3
BME 705Master's Design Project I3
BME 706Master's Design Project II3
CAE 210Mechanics of Solids I3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
MAE 202Dynamics3
Technical Elective9
Technical Elective Lab1
Technical Electives 700 level6
Graduate Technical Electives 9
Math and Science Courses
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
BIL 150General Biology4
BIL 151General Biology Laboratory1
CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 112Principles of Chemistry II3
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 114Chemistry Laboratory II1
PHY 205University Physics I3
PHY 206University Physics II3
PHY 207University Physics III3
PHY 208University Physics II Lab1
PHY 209University Physics III Lab1
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Undergraduate Electives0-6
Total Credit Hours154-160

B.S./M.S. in Biomedical Engineering - Mechanical Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BME 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BME 112 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 2
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
BME 211 Introduction to programming for Biomedical Engineers 3
BME 265 Medical Systems Physiology 3
BME 266 Human Physiology Laboratory (Human Physiology Lab) 1
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
BME 310 Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering 3
BME 312 Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis 3
BME 330 Foundations of Medical Imaging 3
BME 440 Biomedical Measurements 4.00
MAE 202 Dynamics 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BME 335 Biomaterials 3
BME 375 Fundamentals of Biomechanics 3
BME 401 Biomedical Design 3
BME 470 Biomedical Signal Analysis 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Senior Year
Fall
BME 480 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
BME 506 Computer Aided Design in Biomedical Engineering 1
BME 575 Biomechanics II 3
Technical Elective Lab 2 1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
Undergraduate Elective 3 0-3
Technical Elective (Graduate) 4 3
Technical Elective (Graduate) 4 3
 Credit Hours17-20
Spring
BME 450 Biomedical Transport Phenomena 3
BME 460 Introduction to Physiological Fluid Mechanics 3
BME 512 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
BME 705 Master's Design Project I 3
Technical Elective (Graduate) 4 3
Undergraduate Elective 3 0-3
 Credit Hours18-21
Fifth Year (Graduate)
Fall
BME 706 Master's Design Project II 3
Technical Elective 4 3
Technical Elective (700 level) 4 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
Technical Elective 4 3
Technical Elective 4 3
Technical Elective (700 level) 4 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours154-160
1

PS/HA Cognate: Students must complete a minimum of 1 People & Society (PS) cognate and 1 Humanities & Arts (HA) cognate, to be selected from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours).

2

Technical Elective Labs are selected from BME 507BME 566 or BME 395.

3

The undergraduate elective is any undergraduate level course with a number of credit hours sufficient to ensure that the student is enrolled for a total of 12 undergraduate credit hours during each semester of the senior year. The undergraduate elective can be any undergraduate class, but students are encouraged to select an engineering or science course.

4

All Technical Electives are taken as graduate courses. They are graduate-level courses (600 level and above) chosen from the BME course offerings with the approval of the advisor. A minimum of 6 credit hours of technical electives must be taken at the 700 level. Non BME Courses need to be approved by the advisor and the chairperson.