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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.

Required Courses

Curriculum

Cell and Tissue Track

                 

Semester 1

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 2

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
CS 115 Object-Oriented Programming I 2 1 2   BIOL 115 Human Biology 3 0 3
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4   CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4
MATH 151 Calculus I 4 1 5   MATH 152 Calculus II 4 1 5
BME 100 Intro to the Profession 3 0 3   PHYS 123 General Physics I: Mechanics 3 3 4
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   BIOL 117 Experimental Biology 0 3 1
Totals 15 5 17   Totals 13 10 17
                 

Semester 3

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 4

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MATH 252 Differential Equations 4 0 4   MATH 251 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 4 0 4
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   MS 201 Material Science 3 0 3
MMAE 200 Intro. to Mechanics 3 0 3   PHYS 221 General Physics II: Electromagnetics and Optics 3 3 4
ECE 215 Circuit Analysis I* 3 0 3   BME 200 Biomed. Engr. Appl of MATLAB 0 3 1
Totals 16 0 16   Totals 13 6 15
                 

Semester 5

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 6

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
ENVE 426 Statistical Tools for Engineers 3 0 3   BME 310 Biomaterials 3 0 3
IPRO I Interprofessional Project I 1 6 3  

BME 335 Thermo of Living Systems

3 0 3
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I 3 4 4  

CHEM 239 Organic Chemistry II

3 0 3
BME 330 Analysis of Biosignals and Systems 3 0 3  

BME Elective**

3 0 3
CHE 202 Material and Energy Balances 2 2 3   BME 301 BioFluid Mechanics 3 0 3
BME 315 Instrumentation Lab 1 3 2  

BME 320 Biofluids Laboratory

0 3 1
Totals 13 15 18   Totals 15 3 16
                 

Semester 7

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 8

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
Humanities of Social Science Elective 3 0 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
BME 482 Mass Transport for BME 3 0 3  
BME Elective**
3 0 3
BME 418 Reaction Kinetics 3 0 3   BME 420 Design Concepts in BME 3 0 3
BIOL 430 Animal Physiology 3 0 3   IPRO2 Interprofessional Project II 1 6 3
BME 405 Physiology Laboratory 1 3 2   BME 490 Senior Seminar 1 0 1
BME 419 Intro to Design 2 0 2   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Totals 15 3 16   Totals 14 6 16

*Lecture component of ECE 211
**BME elective must be an engineering course in BME, ECE, CHE or MMAE from a specified list of appropriate courses.