Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Biomedical Engineering BS - Program Requirements

Department of Biomedical Engineering

332 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1920
Albert H. Titus
(HEGIS: 09.05 BIO- BIOMEDICAL ENGINRNG, CIP: 14.0501 Biomedical/Medical Engineering)

Completing the Biomedical Engineering BS Program

Academic Requirements

Students seeking an undergraduate degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes). 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

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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.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Transfer Admission Policy

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
BE 309 Biomedical Chemical Principles 1 or CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I w/Lab or CHE 203 Organic Chemistry I
BE 310 Biomedical Chemical Principles 2 or CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II w/Lab
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 General Chemistry for Engineers
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 199 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EAS 305 Applied Probability
EAS 360 STEM Communications
EE 202 Circuit Analysis/ EE 200 Electrical Engineering Concepts/Non-Majors
IE 436 Work Physiology
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 a BE 400-level course.

Technical Electives (minimum 9 credits)

A total of three technical electives is required. All must be upper-division technical electives. Two of these three must be Biomedical Engineering (BE) courses. The third can be a BE course, or it can be from outside of Biomedical Engineering. Courses from outside of Biomedical Engineering must be approved by the department. Only one informal course (496, 497, 498 or 499) offered by the Biomedical Engineering Department or other department may count as a technical elective. 

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major 111
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.

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

View the Biomedical Engineering BS curricular plan (PDF), which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Published: November 17, 2017 09:57:57 AM