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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Cell and Tissue Engineering)

This area seeks to understand and attack biomedical problems at the microscopic level and use such knowledge to engineer replacement tissues and organs from individual cells. Knowledge of anatomy, biochemistry and the mechanics of cellular and sub-cellular structures is needed to understand disease processes and to target interventions. Armed with such knowledge, new technologies have been, or are being, developed. Examples include: (1) Miniature devices for delivering compounds that stimulate or inhibit cellular processes in precise locations to promote healing or inhibit disease formation and progression; (2) New techniques that have produced replacement skin and may one day produce heart valves, coronary vessels, and even entire hearts; (3) Development of artificial materials used for implantation as well as new biomaterials that incorporate proteins or living cells, thereby providing a truer biological and mechanical match for the living tissue.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., http://www.abet.org.

Procedure for Requesting to Register for a Course When Course Pre-requisites Have Not Yet Been Fulfilled

In consultation with his/her advisor, a student seeking to register for a Biomedical Engineering Department course in which not all prerequisites have been successfully completed must submit a written petition explaining the rationale for waiving a course prerequisite requirement. Petitions are to be sent to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair, Dr. Haferkamp (haferkamp@iit.edu). The Committee will review the petition, in conjunction with the course instructor, and send notification of its decision to the student via e-mail.

The below curriculum is effective beginning Fall 2017. To view the curriculum prior to Fall 2017, click here.

Required Courses

Curriculum

Cell and Tissue Track

                 

Semester 1

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 2

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
BME 100 Intro to the Profession 2 0 2   CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
CS 104 Intro to Programming for Eng 2 1 2   MATH 152 Calculus II 4 1 5
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   PHYS 123 General Physics I: Mechanics 3 3 4
MATH 151 Calculus I 4 1 5  
Totals 14 5 16   Totals 13 7 16
               

Semester 3

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 4

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
CHE 202 Material and Energy Balances 2 2 3   BIOL 115 Human Biology 3 0 3
ECE 211 Circuit Analysis I 3 0 3   BIOL 117 Experiment Biology 0 3 1
MATH 252 Differential Equations 4 0 4 BME 315 Instrumentation Lab 1 3 2
MMAE 200 Intro. to Mechanics 3 0 3   MATH 251 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 4 0 4
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  PHYS 221 General Physics II: Electromagnetics and Optics 3 3 4
Totals 15 2 16   Totals 14 9 17
               

Semester 5

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 6

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
BME 330 Analysis of Biosignals and Systems 3 0 3   BIOL 403 Biochemistry 4 0 4
BME 405 Physiology Laboratory 1 3 2   BME 301 BioFluid Mechanics 3 0 3
BME 422 Math Methods in BME 3 0 3  

BME 310 Biomaterials

3 0 3
BME 453 Quantitative Physiology 3 0 3  

BME 320 Biofluids Laboratory

0 3 1
CHEM 235/ CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I 3 0/3 3/4   BME 335 Thermo of Living Systems 3 0 3
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3  

  IPRO I Interprofessional Project I

1 6 3
Totals 16 3/6 17/18   Totals 14 9 17
               

Semester 7

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 8

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
BME 418 Reaction Kinetics 3 0 3   BME 420 Design Concepts in BME 3 0 3
BME 419 Intro to Design 2 0 2   BME 424 Quantitative Aspects of Cell and Tissue Engineering 3 0 3
BME 433 BME Applications of Statistics 3 0 3   Senior Seminar 0 0 0
BME 482 Mass Transport for BME 3 0 3   BME Elective** 3 0 3
BME Elective** 3 0 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Humanities of Social Science Elective 3 0 3   IPRO2 Interprofessional Project II 1 6 3
Totals 17 0 17   Totals 13 6 15


**BME elective must be an engineering course in BME, ECE, CHE or MMAE from a specified list of appropriate courses. Approved BME Electives can be found here.