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  Jun 06, 2023
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Engineering, B.S.

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Learning Outcomes College of Engineering and Computing 

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering should be able to …

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, biology, physiology, and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology.
  • design and conduct laboratory experiments, including those that involve living systems, as well as to analyze and interpret data to address problems associated with biological systems and the interface between biological systems and non-living materials and systems.
  • design a biomedical device or process to meet desired needs.
  • work in multi-functional teams.
  • identify, formulate, and solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology.
  • demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.
  • present technical material through written reports containing analyses and conclusions and oral presentations accompanied by visual aids.
  • recognize economic, political, environmental, global, and social issues and to evaluate the impact that biomedical engineering solutions may have upon these issues.
  • recognize the need for continued independent learning and an ability to locate information and to learn independently.
  • recognize contemporary issues as they relate to biomedical engineering problems.
  • make biomedical measurements on living systems and to employ other techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for biomedical engineering practice.


 See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

Degree Requirements (130 Hours)

General Education (18 Hours)

Science Education (58 Hours)

Technical and Biomedical Electives (21 Hours)

In addition to the required basic science and biomedical engineering courses listed above, students are also required to take 21 credit hours of science and engineering electives, at least 9 of which must be biomedical engineering electives. Of these 9 hours in biomedical engineering electives, at least 3 credits must come from BMEN 499 Independent Research. A listing of acceptable elective courses will be maintained in the department offices.

The biomedical engineering electives listing may include but is not limited to the following courses (courses in bold are to be developed):

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