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Biomedical Engineering BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 09.05 BIO- BIOMEDICAL ENGINRNG, CIP: 14.0501 Biomedical/Medical Engineering)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

332 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1920

Albert H. Titus

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Biomedical Engineering BS Program

Academic Requirements

Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes). to be in good standing and graduate with an undergraduate degree. To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

Academic Advice

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the requirements.

Residency Requirement

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Prerequisite Courses

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Science admissions policies listed above.

Required Courses

BE 201 Principles of Biomedical Engineering
BE 202 Applied Medical & Engineering Biology*
BE 304 Principles of Medical Imaging
BE 305 Biomaterials and Mechanics
BE 307 Biomedical Circuits and Signals
BE 308 Biofluidmechanics
CHE 203 Organic Chemistry or CHE 251 Honors Organic Chemistry
BE 310 Biomedical Chemical Principles 2 or CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry or CHE 252 Honors Organic Chemistry 2
BE 311 Biomedical Engineering Cellular and Molecular Lab
BE 312 Biomedical Engineering Biosignals Lab
BE 403 Biomedical Instrumentation
BE 405 Transport Processes in BME
BE 406 Biomedical Systems Engineering
BE 493 Research and Design in Biomedical Engineering
BE 494 Senior Design Project
CHE 107/CHE 127 General Chemistry for Engineers + Lab I or CHE 101/CHE 113 General Chemistry + Lab I Or CHE 105 Honors General Chemistry I
CHE 108/CHE 128 General Chemistry for Engineers  + Lab II or CHE 102/CHE 114 General Chemistry  + Lab II or CHE 106 Honors General Chemistry II
EAS 199 UB Seminar
EAS 200 Electrical Engineering Concepts/Non-Majors or EE 202 Circuit Analysis
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 230 Engineering Computations**
EAS 305 Applied Probability
EAS 360 STEM Communications
BE 436 Biomechanics of Human Movement
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II/PHY 158 General Physics II Lab***
Three technical upper-division electives, at least two of which must be Biomedical Engineering (BE) 400-level courses. See the Academic Advising Report (AAR) for a complete list of options.

* Students are permitted to take BIO 201/211 in lieu of BE 202, however BE 202 is strongly preferred for Biomedical Engineering majors. The BIO 201/211 option should only be utilized by students transferring into the program with these courses already completed or when they are pursuing a pre-health major that requires BIO 201/211.

**Students are permitted to take alternative programming courses EAS 240 or CSE 115 in lieu of EAS 230, however EAS 230 is strongly preferred for Biomedical Engineering majors. The alternative programming courses should only be utilized by students transferring into the program with EAS 240, CSE 115, or EAS 999TRCP (general programming for transfer students) already completed. View our Computer Programming Requirement website for more information on the programming alternatives and self-study packages.

***Students are permitted to use PHY 151 and PHY 152 in lieu of PHY 158, however PHY 158 is preferred for engineering majors.

Technical Electives (minimum 9 credits)

Technical Electives in Biomedical Engineering
•    BE 400 Biomed Engineering Special Topics (topics vary)
•    BE 420 Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine
•    BE 422 Cell Engineering
•    BE 430 Bio Micro Sensors and Devices
•    BE 432 Machine Learning for Biomedical Data
•    BE 442 Introduction to Biomedical Optics and Ultrasound
•    BE 450 Orthopaedics Science and Engineering
•    BE 451 Electrochemical Aspects of Metallic Biomaterials
•    BE 453 Rehabilitation Engineering
•    BE 454 Design of Neuroprosthetic Systems
•    BE 455 Biomechanics & Mechanobiology
•    BE 459 Introduction to Neural Engineering
•    BE 460 Intro to MRI
•    BE 461 Intro to Biomedical Image Analysis
•    BE 462 Engineering Principles of Computed Tomography
•    BE 463 Introduction to Data and Image Processing Using LabVIEW
•    BE 464 Techniques in Medical Imaging
•    BE 472 BME Microtechnology and Nanotechnology
•    BE 480 BioMEMS Fabrication Lab
•    BE 496 Internship*
•    BE 498 Undergraduate Research*
•    BE 499 Independent Study*

*Only one informal course (496, 498, or 499) offered by the Biomedical Engineering Department or other department may count as a technical elective.

Special Notes: Not all courses are offered every year or every semester, you should utilize the class search in HUB to determine if the course is being offered. Undergraduate students who take BE 400-level courses cannot retake the same course as a Graduate student at the 500-level.

Technical Electives in Other Departments
•    BIO 319 Genetics
•    BIO 417 Neurobiology
•    BIO 418 Integrative Neuroscience
•    BPH 404 Physics of Med Imaging 1
•    BPH 405 Bphysicl Basics: Processes
•    BCH 410 Biomedical Genetics
•    CE 410 Molecular Modeling
•    CE 448 Cellular & Molec Bioeng
•    CE 450 Protein Engineering
•    CSE 435 Information Retrieval
•    CSE 473 Comp Vision & Image Proc
•    CSE 536 Computational Biology
•    EE 428 Biomems & Lab-On-a-Chip
•    EE 480 Biomedical Electronics
•    IE 409 Six Sigma Quality
•    MAE 381 Engineering Materials
•    MAE 417 Applied Ortho Biomech
•    MAE 478 Cardiovascular Biomechans
•    MFC 448 Reg Aspects Med Devices
•    300 and 400 level MTH courses with some exceptions**
•    PGY 300 Human Physiology
•    PGY 405 Cell & Memb Physiology

** The following MTH courses are not accepted: 306, 399, 411, 458, 459, 495, 496, 497, 499
Special Notes: Not all courses are offered every year or every semester, you should utilize the class search in HUB to determine if the course is being offered. You may request to take courses other than those listed. You must make the request to the Undergraduate Director for approval by emailing the Academic Coordinator the course syllabus for review.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Biomedical Engineering BS degree
Credits Required for Major111
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Nov 28, 2022 13:03:05