Academic Plans

Medical Imaging and Devices Option

Academic Plan for Medical Imaging and Devices Option
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 ENGR 097S 1
MATH 140 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 3
ECON 102 or ECON 104 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 15
Semester 2 MATH 141 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
PHYS 211 4
EDSGN 100 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 2 18
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
PHYS 212 4
BIOL 141 + BIOL 142 or BIOL 240W 4
EMCH 210 5
Total Credits, Semester 3 17
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
BME 201 3
CMPSC 200 3
E E 210 4
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 4 17
Semester 5 BME 301 4
BME 303 3
BME 313 3
E E 310 or E E 330 or CMPEN 270 4
BME 406 3
Total Credits, Semester 5 17
Semester 6 BME 401 3
BME 402 3
BME 403 1
DEVICE ELECTIVE 3
RELATED TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3
ENGL 202C 3
Total Credits, Semester 6 16
Semester 7 BME 440 1
GA/GH/GS 3
CAS 100 A/B 3 credits
GHA 1.5 credits
BME 429 2
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ELECTIVE 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 7 16.5
Semester 8 BME 450W 3
GA/GH/GS 3
GHA 1.5
RELATED TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3
DEVICE ELECTIVE 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 13.5
TOTAL CREDITS, MEDICAL IMAGING AND DEVICES OPTION 130

Medical Imaging and Devices Option Electives

  • BME 409
  • BME 410
  • BME 419
  • BME 435
  • BME 443
  • BME 444
  • BME 496 or 494H (3 credits maximum)
  • E SC 314
  • EDSGN 452
  • EDSGN 453
  • E E 300-Level
  • E E 400-Level

Related Technical Electives

  • Any of the Option Electives
  • Any additional BME 400-level or BIOE 500-level course, CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR 295, ENGR 495 (3 credits maximum for ENGR x95)
  • Courses for an approved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO, E MCH, MATH, STAT, CHEM, PHYS)

Science and Engineering Electives

  • Any of the above Option or Related Technical Electives
  • Any CHEM, PHYS, MATH, BIOL, STAT, BMB, or College of Engineering course at 300-level or higher
  • 3 credits of a completed ROTC program

Biomaterials Option

Academic Plan for Biomaterials Option
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 ENGR 097S 1
MATH 140 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
ENGL 015 OR ENGL 030 3
ECON 102 OR ECON 104 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 15
Semester 2 MATH 141 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
PHYS 211 4
EDSGN 100 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 2 18
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
PHYS 212 4
BIOL 141 + BIOL 142 or BIOL 240W 4
EMCH 210 5
Total Credits, Semester 3 17
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
BME 201 3
CMPSC 200 3
CHEM 202 OR CHEM 210 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 4 16
Semester 5 BME 301 4
BME 303 3
BME 313 3
MATSE 201 3
BME 443 3
Total Credits, Semester 5 16
Semester 6 BME 401 3
BME 402 3
BME 403 1
BME 409 3
GA/GH/GS 3
ENGL 202C 3
Total Credits, Semester 6 16
Semester 7 BME 440 1
GA/GH/GS 3
CAS 100 A/B 3
GHA 1.5
BME 429 2
BME 446 3
BIOMATERIALS ELECTIVE 3
Total Credits, Semester 7 16.5
Semester 8 BME 450W 3
GA/GH/GS 3
GHA 1.5
BIOMATERIALS ELECTIVE 3
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ELECTIVE 3
RELATED TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 16.5
TOTAL CREDITS, BIOMATERIALS OPTION 131

Biomaterials Option Electives

  • BME 409
  • BME 410
  • BME 413
  • BME 419
  • BME 423
  • BME 433
  • BME 435
  • BME 444
  • BME 445
  • BME 496 or 494H (3 credits maximum)
  • EDSGN 452
  • EDSGN 453
  • MATSE 430

Related Technical Electives

  • Any of the Option Electives
  • Any additional BME 400-level or BIOE 500-level course, CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR 295, ENGR 495 (3 credits maximum for ENGR x95)
  • Courses for an approved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO, E MCH, MATH, STAT, CHEM, PHYS)

Science and Engineering Electives

  • Any of the above Option or Related Technical Electives
  • Any CHEM, PHYS, MATH, BIOL, STAT, BMB, or College of Engineering course at 300-level or higher
  • 3 credits of a completed ROTC program

Biomechanics Option

Academic Plan for Biomechanics Option
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 ENGR 097S 1
MATH 140 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
ENGL 015 or ENGL 30 3
ECON 102 or ECON 104 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 15
Semester 2 MATH 141 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
PHYS 211 4
EDSGN 100 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 2 18
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
PHYS 212 4
BIOL 141 + BIOL 142 or BIOL 240W 4
EMCH 210 5
Total Credits, Semester 3 17
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
BME 201 3
CMPSC 200 3
EMCH 212 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 4 16
Semester 5 BME 301 4
BME 303 3
BME 313 3
EMCH 315 + EMCH 16 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 5 16
Semester 6 BME 401 3
BME 402 3
BME 403 1
BME 409 3
BIOMECHANICS ELECTIVE 3
ENGL 202C 3
Total Credits, Semester 6 16
Semester 7 BME 440 1
GA/GH/GS 3
CAS 100 A/B 3
GHA 1.5
BME 429 2
RELATED TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3
BIOMECHANICS ELECTIVE 3
Total Credits, Semester 7 16.5
Semester 8 BME 450W 3
GA/GH/GS 3
GHA 1.5
RELATED TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3
BIOMECHANICS ELECTIVE 3
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ELECTIVE 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 16.5
TOTAL CREDITS, BIOMECHANICS OPTION 131

Biomechanics Option Electives

  • BME 410
  • BME 413
  • BME 419
  • BME 443
  • BME 444
  • BME 446
  • BME 496 or 494H (3 credits maximum)
  • E MCH 400
  • E MCH 402
  • E MCH 403
  • E MCH 409
  • E MCH 416H
  • E MCH 446
  • E MCH 461/M E 461
  • M E 360
  • M E 370
  • EDSGN 452
  • EDSGN 453

Related Technical Electives

  • Any of the Option Electives
  • Any additional BME 400-level or BIOE 500-level course, CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR 295, ENGR 495 (3 credits maximum for ENGR x95)
  • Courses for an approved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO, E MCH, MATH, STAT, CHEM, PHYS)

Science and Engineering Electives

  • Any of the above Option or Related Technical Electives
  • Any CHEM, PHYS, MATH, BIOL, STAT, BMB, or College of Engineering course at 300-level or higher
  • 3 credits of a completed ROTC program

Biochemical Option

Academic Plan for Biochemical Option
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 ENGR 097S 1
MATH 140 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 3
ECON 102 or ECON 104 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 15
Semester 2 MATH 141 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
PHYS 211 4
EDSGN 100 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 2 18
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
PHYS 212 4
BIOL 141 + BIOL 142 or BIOL 240W 4
EMCH 210
Total Credits, Semester 3 17
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
BME 201 3
CMPSC 200 3
CHEM 202 or CHEM 210 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 4 16
Semester 5 BME 301 4
BME 303 3
BME 313 3
RELATED TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3
GA/GH/GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 5 16
Semester 6 BME 401 3
BME 402 3
BME 403 1
BME 409 3
BME 413 3
ENGL 202C 3
Total Credits, Semester 6 16
Semester 7 BME 440 1
GA/GH/GS 3
CAS 100 A/B 3
GHA 1.5
BME 429 2
BIOCHEMICAL ELECTIVE 3
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ELECTIVE 3
Total Credits, Semester 7 16.5
Semester 8 BME 450W 3
GA/GH/GS 3
GHA 1.5
BIOCHEMICAL ELECTIVE 3
BME 423 3
BIOCHEMICAL ELECTIVE 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 16.5
TOTAL CREDITS, BIOCHEMICAL OPTION
131

Biochemical Option Electives

  • B E 468
  • BME 410
  • BME 419
  • BME 433
  • BME 435
  • BME 443
  • BME 444
  • BME 445
  • BME 446
  • BME 496 or 494H (3 credits max)
  • CH E 340
  • CH E 438
  • E SC 483
  • E SC 484
  • EDSGN 452
  • EDSGN 453

Related Technical Electives

  • Any of the Option Electives
  • Any additional BME 400-level or BIOE-500 level course, CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR 295, ENGR 495 (3 credits maximum for ENGR x95)
  • Courses for an approved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO, E MCH, MATH, STAT, CHEM, PHYS)

Science and Engineering Electives

  • Any of the above Option or Related Technical Electives
  • Any CHEM, PHYS, MATH, BIOL, STAT, BMB, or College of Engineering course at 300-level or higher
  • 3 credits of a completed ROTC program

Concurrent Degree Plan for Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Academic Plan for Concurrent Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 MATH 140 or MATH 140E 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
EDSGN 100 3
ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 3
FYS 1
ECON 102 or ECON 104 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 18
Semester 2 MATH 141 or MATH 141E 4
PHYS 211 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
BIOL 141 3
BIOL 142 1
GHA 1.5
Total Credits, Semester 2 17.5
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
E MCH 210 5
CMPSC 200 3
PHYS 212 4
Total Credits, Semester 3 16
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
MATH 220 2
E MCH 212 3
BME 201 3
E MCH 315 2
E MCH 316 1
Total Credits, Semester 4 15
Semester 5 M E 300 3
PHYS 214 2
M E 360 3
BME 303 3
BME 301 4
GHA 1.5
Total Credits, Semester 5 16.5
Semester 6 MATSE 259 3
BME 409 3
BME 401 3
BME 402 3
BME 403 1
GA, GH or GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 6 16
Semester 7 I E 312 3
M E 370 3
BME 440 1
M E 340 3
ENGL 202C 3
BME 429 2
Total Credits, Semester 7 15
Semester 8 BME RELATED AND M E ET ELECTIVE 3
BME 450W 3
M E 410 3
M E LAB 1
GA, GH, or GS 3
GA, GH, or GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 16
Semester 9 RELATED ELECTIVE 3
M E 450 3
METE 3
CAS 100A or CAS 100B 3
GA, GH, or GS 3
GA, GH, or GS 3
Total Credits, Semester 9 18

Additional Course Guidelines

  • M E Technical Elective (METE) is any three-credit, 400-level mechanical engineering course, not required for both majors. M E 494 or M E 496 may not be used.
  • Related Elective is any Option (Biochemical, Device and Imaging, Biomechanical, Biomaterial) Elective, any BME 400 level or BIOE 500 level course not otherwise required (may not double count), CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR 295, ENGR 395, ENGR 495 (3 credits max for ENGR x95), and courses for an approved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO)
  • BME Related and ME Engineering Technical (ET) Elective: BME 400 level or BIOE 500 level course NOT required for both majors. Other biomedical related engineering courses may be used by petition.
  • ME Lab: To graduate, a student must take at least one of the following M E lab courses: M E 315, M E 325, M E 355, or M E 375. E MCH 316 is a required course and will satisfy the second M E Lab requirement. Note: If M E 445 is taken as a technical elective, one credit can be used as an M E Lab Course
 
 

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614