Suggested Plan of Study - Effective Fall 2014

Credit hours required for graduation: 130

 

Freshman Year


First Semester Second Semester

(4) MA 165 Analytical Geom. & Calc. I (4) MA 166 Analytical Geom. & Calc. II
(4) CHM 115 General Chemistry (4) CHM 116 General Chemistry
(4) PHYS 172 Modern Mechanics (3) CS 159~ Program Apps for ENGRS
(2) ENGR 131 Transform Ideas to Innov I (2) ENGR 132 Transform Ideas to Innov II
(3) ENGL 106 Composition (3) General Education Elective
17   16  
 

Sophomore Year


Third Semester   Fourth Semester 

(3) BME 201 Biomolecules (3) BME 204 Biomech Hard/ Soft Tissue
(1) BME 205 Biomolec & Cellular Syst Lab (1) BME 206 Biomech & Biomat Lab 
(3) BIOL 230 Biology of the Living Cell (3) BME 256 Physiol Model Human Health
(1) BME 290 Frontiers in BME (3) MSE 230 Struct & Propert Materials
(4) MA 261 Multivariate Calculus (4) MA 262++ Lin. Algebra & Ordinary Diff. Eq.
(3) ME 270 Basic Mechanics I (3) ME 200 Thermodynamics I
(3) PHYS 241 Electricity and Optics 17  
18      
 

Junior Year


Fifth Semester  Sixth Semester 

(3) BME 301 Bioelectricity (2) BME 306 Biotransport Lab
(3) BME 304 Biomedical Transport Fund (1) BME 390 Profes Devlp & Design in BME
(3) BME 305 Bioinstrumentation Circuit Lab (3) ECE 301 Signals and Systems
(3) BME Technical Elective (3) STAT 511 Statistical Methods
(3) Gen. Ed. or Ethics/ Policy Elective  (3) BME Technical Elective
15   (3) Gen. Ed. or Ethics/ Policy Elective
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Senior Year


Seventh Semester  Eighth Semester 

(1) BME 488 Preliminary Project Design (3) BME Technical Elective            
(2) BME 489 Senior Design Project Lab (3) BME Technical Elective
(1) BME 490 Profess Elements of Design  (3) Life Science Elective
(3) BME Technical Elective# (3) General Education Elective
(3) Life Science Elective (3) Gen. Ed. or Unrestricted Elective (if needed)
(3) General Education Elective (1) Unrestriced Elective (if needed)
(3) General Education Elective 16  
16      
 
 
Note: ENGR 141/142 will count for ENGR 131/132 and CS 159
~CS 15900 must be completed by the beginning of junior year
# Taken from the list of Quantitative Breadth courses.
++MA 26500: Linear Algebra AND MA 266: Ordinary Differential Equations can be taken separately to meet  the MA 26200 requirement.
 
 

B.S. BME Degree Program Requirements (130 credits required)

All required First-Year Engineering courses * must be completed with a C-- or above for entry into the BME undergraduate program = 30 credits
*No more than 8 credit hours of freshman calculus can be applied towards the BME degree.
 

Core Biomedical Engineering (BME) Courses (24 credit hours):

BME 20100, 20400, 20500, 20600, 25600, 29000, 30100, 30400, 30500, 30600, 39000
 

BME Breadth Requirement (43 credit hours):

Core Life Sciences Requirement: BIOL 23000 and two (2) additional Life Science courses†
= 9 credits
Core Engineering Requirement: ECE 30100; STAT 51100, ME 20000, 27000; and MSE 23000 = 15 credits
BME Technical Engineering Electives: Five (5) additional BME or other Engineering courses.†# At most 6 credits at the 300 level; #must include at least one 3-credit 400-level BME course; must include at least one 3-credit course chosen from the Quantitative breadth list†. = 15 credits.
Senior Design Capstone Requirements: BME 48800, 48900, 49000 = 4 credits
 

Advanced Physics and Math (11 credit hours):

PHYS 24100, MA 26100 and MA 26200 or (MA 265 and MA 266)
 

General Education Program (24 credits*):

Completion of 24 credit hours of approved general education courses. General education courses are non-technical classes that provide a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  • Foundational Learning Outcomes:
    • Students must select from the university’s list of courses to satisfy the following Foundational Learning Outcomes: written communication, oral communication, information literacy, human cultures: humanities, human cultures: behavioral/social sciences, and science, technology and society.
    • Students must earn a C- or better in order to receive credit towards the Foundational Learning Outcome
  • Programmatic Requirements:
    • Sufficient credit hours to meet the minimum 24 credit hour requirement†
    • At least 12 credit hours must be in the College of Liberal Arts, Krannert School of Management, and/or Honors College Courses†
    • At least 6 credit hours must come from courses at the 30000-level or above (or from courses with a required prerequisite in the same department)
    • At least one 3 credit ethics, medical or healthcare policy elective to be chosen from our Ethics and Healthcare Policy (EPH) List†
 

Unrestricted Electives (3 credit hours):

Unrestricted elective credits are intended for curricular flexibility counted towards the total number of credits required for graduation.
 

GPA Requirement:

A minimum Graduation Index of at least 2.0 is required to qualify for graduation with a BSBME. A minimum BME Major GPA** of at least 2.0 is also required to qualify for graduation with a BSBME.
 

* Includes 6 credits of FYE ENGL and General Education Elective required for BME entry
**Courses included in BME Major GPA: BME 20100, BME 20400, BME 20500, BME 20600, BME 25600, BME 29000, BME 30100, BME 30400, BME 30500, BME 30600, BME 39000, BME 48800, BME 48900, BME 49000, ME 20000, ME 27000, MSE 23000, ECE 30100, & STAT 511
† Selected from a list of courses approved by the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and maintained by the undergraduate advising office.
# Must complete a 400-level BME elective with at least a B or above before student can take a BME 500-level course as a technical elective.