Biomedical engineering is a burgeoning field and has been a major driving force in the U.S.’s job market over recent decades. This interdisciplinary field brings together electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, computer scientists, biologists, medical physicians, business entrepreneurs, and many other professionals to create the modern medical technology and advances that our society has witnessed to dramatically improve healthcare. At the foundation of biomedical engineering is a deep understanding of engineering electrical, mechanical, and computing systems and the integration of knowledge in biology and medicine.
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) minor degree program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing biomedical engineering in their careers to obtain a strong foundation in their major disciplines including Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science, and understand how to apply their engineering or computing skills to contribute to the advancement of medical technology and treatments. Units taken in the above-said majors can be double-counted to satisfy the BME minor requirements.
Prerequisites to the program
- For Electrical Engineering or Computer Science students, all prerequisites to BME minor are included in their major programs.
- Mechanical Engineering students need to take EE 2049 , a pre-requisite lab that is not part of the Mechanical Engineering major program. Mechanical Engineering students with ME 2040 credit will be able to take EE 2049 directly without additional prerequisites.
Successful completion requires a 2.0 overall grade point average in the BME minor, good academic standing, and completion of all minor courses by the time students earn their baccalaureate.