Biomedical Engineering B.S.BME.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering trains engineers to work at the interface between engineering and the biomedical sciences. The curriculum is structured into two phases: Foundational and Specialization.

The Foundational Phase establishes a core of math and science, builds a solid foundation in quantitative engineering methods and biomedical sciences, and exposes students to opportunities in biomedical engineering. In the Specialization Phase, students focus their studies in one of three areas:

  • Biosensing & Instrumentation
  • Cell, Tissue & Organ Biomechanics
  • Systems & Network Biology

Specializations involve technical electives that focus on the application of engineering methods to biomedical problems in their specialization area of study.

The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering leverages strong ties between UVM's College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences and its College of Medicine. This collaboration will provide students unique biomedical opportunities in a professional setting.

Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the program are expected to:

  1. Succeed in careers as practicing biomedical engineers in a wide range of industrial, governmental, and educational work environments;
  2. Participate as active and effective members of engineering teams (possibly multi-disciplinary), which may be composed of people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds;
  3. Lead engineering teams in an effective, fair, and responsible manner;
  4. Communicate effectively, in both written and oral forms, about their engineering activities and the results of those activities;
  5. Educate themselves throughout their careers about advancements within their discipline and the role of their discipline in society in general;
  6. Practice their profession in an ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible manner.

The Curriculum for the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Biosensing & Instrumentation Specialization

First YearCredits
FallSpring
CHEM 031 General Chemistry 114  
CS 020 Programming for Engineers13  
ENGR 002 Graphical Communication2  
ENGR 050 First Year Engineering Seminar1  
MATH 021 Calculus I14  
Foundational Writing & Information Literacy3  
BME 001 Intro to Biomedical Eng Design2  2
CHEM 032 General Chemistry 2  4
MATH 022 Calculus II1  4
MLRS 034 Human Cell Biology  4
PHYS 031 Physics for Engineers I1  4
Year Total: 17 18
 
SophomoreCredits
FallSpring
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4  
CE 001 Statics3  
EE 100 Electrical Engr Concepts4  
MATH 121 Calculus III4  
PHYS 125 Physics for Engineers II3  
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology  4
BME 081 Biomedical Eng Lab I  2
EE 004 Linear Circuit Analysis II  3
EE 082 Linear Circuits Laboratory II  2
EE 101 Digital Control w/Embedded Sys  4
MATH 271 Adv Engineering Mathematics  3
Year Total: 18 18
 
JuniorCredits
FallSpring
BME 151 Fall BME Workshop1  
EE 120 Electronics I4  
EE 171 Signals & Systems4  
MATH 122 Applied Linear Algebra3  
STAT 151 Applied Probability3  
Gen Ed Elective33 3
BME 152 Spring BME Workshop  1
Choose 4 Biosensing & Instrumentation (BI) Electives4  12
Year Total: 18 16
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
BME 181 Biomedical Eng Lab II2  
BME 187 Capstone Design I3  
Gen Ed Elective33  
Choose 2 BME BI Technical Electives56 6
Choose 2 Gen Ed Electives3  6
BME 188 Capstone Design II  3
Year Total: 14 15
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 134
1

Pre-Engineering Technical (PET) requirement: PET courses must be completed with C- or better by the third semester of enrollment in order to continue in engineering coursework. 

2

First-Year Design Experience: Transfer students without applicable transfer credit have the option of either taking BME 001 or replacing the credits with engineering course work at the 100-level or higher. 

3

General Education: Fifteen credits of approved Gen Ed Electives, including the University diversity requirement (three credits of D1 and three additional credits of D1 or D2) and the University sustainability requirement (SU).

4

Biosensing & Instrumentation Electives: Any 100-level or higher EE course. CE, ENGR, ME, CS, MATH, STAT and life sciences courses with approval of BME advisor. At least 6 hours must be 100-level or above engineering courses.

5

BME BI Technical Electives: BIOC 212, CE 359*, CS 256CS 302*, CS 352*, EE 207, EE 210EE 213, EE 227, EE 228, EE 275, EE 278, EXMS 240HLTH 135MATH 300*, MATH 303*, ME 201, ME 208, ME 209, ME 285, ME 312*, MLRS 140, MLRS 175, MPBP 323*, PATH 101, RMS 213, RMS 250, STAT 200 & STAT 211. Other courses may be pre-approved by advisor and program head. At least 9 credits must be at the 200-level or above. Note that 300-level courses (*) require instructor permission for undergraduate enrollment.

 Cell, Tissue & Organ Biomechanics Specialization

First YearCredits
FallSpring
CHEM 031 General Chemistry 114  
CS 020 Programming for Engineers3  
ENGR 002 Graphical Communication2  
ENGR 050 First Year Engineering Seminar1  
MATH 021 Calculus I14  
Foundational Writing & Information Literacy3  
BME 001 Intro to Biomedical Eng Design2  2
CHEM 032 General Chemistry 2  4
MATH 022 Calculus II1  4
MLRS 034 Human Cell Biology  4
PHYS 031 Physics for Engineers I1  4
Year Total: 17 18
 
SophomoreCredits
FallSpring
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4  
CE 001 Statics3  
EE 100 Electrical Engr Concepts4  
MATH 121 Calculus III4  
PHYS 125 Physics for Engineers II3  
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology  4
BME 081 Biomedical Eng Lab I  2
MATH 271 Adv Engineering Mathematics  3
ME 012 Dynamics  3
ME 014 Mechanics of Solids  3
ME 040 Thermodynamics  3
Year Total: 18 18
 
JuniorCredits
FallSpring
BME 151 Fall BME Workshop1  
MATH 122 Applied Linear Algebra3  
ME 101 Materials Engineering3  
ME 143 Fluid Mechanics3  
STAT 143 Statistics for Engineering3  
Gen Ed Elective33 3
BME 152 Spring BME Workshop  1
Choose 4 Cell, Tissue & Organ (CTO) Biomechanics Electives4  12
Year Total: 16 16
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
BME 181 Biomedical Eng Lab II2  
BME 187 Capstone Design I3  
Gen Ed Elective33  
Choose 2 BME CTO Technical Electives56 6
Choose 2 Gen Ed Electives3  6
BME 188 Capstone Design II  3
Year Total: 14 15
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 132
1

Pre-Engineering Technical (PET) requirement: PET courses must be completed with C- or better by the third semester of enrollment in order to continue in engineering coursework. 

2

First-Year Design Experience: Transfer students without applicable transfer credit have the option of either taking BME 001 or replacing the credits with engineering course work at the 100-level or higher. 

3

General Education: Fifteen credits of approved Gen Ed Electives, including the University diversity requirement (three credits of D1 and three additional credits of D1 or D2) and the University sustainability requirement (SU).

4

Cell, Tissue & Organ Biomechanics Electives: Any 100-level or higher ME course. CE, EE, ENGR, CS, MATH, STAT and life sciences courses with approval of BME advisor. At least 6 hours must be 100-level or above engineering courses.

5

BME CTO Technical Electives: CS 256, EXMS 240, HLTH 135, ME 201ME 207, ME 208, ME 209, ME 285, ME 312*, MLRS 140, MLRS 175MMG 223MMG 231MMG 232MMG 233, MPBP 323*, PATH 101PHRM 201PHRM 240, PHRM 272, RMS 213, RMS 250, STAT 200 & STAT 211. Other courses may be pre-approved by advisor and program head. At least 9 credits must be at the 200-level or above. Note that 300-level courses (*) require instructor permission for undergraduate enrollment.

Systems & Network Biology Specialization

First YearCredits
FallSpring
CHEM 031 General Chemistry 114  
CS 020 Programming for Engineers13  
ENGR 002 Graphical Communication2  
ENGR 050 First Year Engineering Seminar1  
MATH 021 Calculus I14  
Foundational Writing & Information Literacy3  
BME 001 Intro to Biomedical Eng Design2  2
CHEM 032 General Chemistry 2  4
MATH 022 Calculus II1  4
MLRS 034 Human Cell Biology  4
PHYS 031 Physics for Engineers I1  4
Year Total: 17 18
 
SophomoreCredits
FallSpring
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4  
CE 001 Statics3  
EE 100 Electrical Engr Concepts4  
MATH 121 Calculus III4  
PHYS 125 Physics for Engineers II3  
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology  4
BME 081 Biomedical Eng Lab I  2
CS 064 Discrete Structures  3
CS 110 Intermediate Programming  4
MATH 271 Adv Engineering Mathematics  3
Year Total: 18 16
 
JuniorCredits
FallSpring
BME 151 Fall BME Workshop1  
CS 124 Data Structures & Algorithms3  
EE 171 Signals & Systems4  
MATH 122 Applied Linear Algebra3  
STAT 143 Statistics for Engineering3  
Gen Ed Elective33 3
BME 152 Spring BME Workshop  1
Choose 4 Systems & Network Biology (SNB) Electives4  12
Year Total: 17 16
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
BME 181 Biomedical Eng Lab II2  
BME 187 Capstone Design I3  
Gen Ed Elective33  
Choose 2 BME SNB Technical Electives56 6
Choose 2 Gen Ed Electives3  6
BME 188 Capstone Design II  3
Year Total: 14 15
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 131
1

Pre-Engineering Technical (PET) requirement: PET courses must be completed with C- or better by the third semester of enrollment in order to continue in engineering coursework.  

2

First-Year Design Experience: Transfer students without applicable transfer credit have the option of either taking BME 001 or replacing the credits with engineering course work at the 100-level or higher.  

3

General Education: Fifteen credits of approved Gen Ed Electives, including the University diversity requirement (three credits of D1 and three additional credits of D1 or D2) and the University sustainability requirement (SU).

4

Systems & Network Biology Electives: CE, EE, ENGR, ME, CS, MATH, STAT and life/physical sciences courses with the approval of BME advisor. At least 9 hours must be 100-level or above engineering courses.

5

BME SNB Technical Electives: BIOC 212, CE 359*, CS 256CS 302*, CS 352*, EE 207, EE 210EE 213, MATH 266, MATH 268, MATH 300*, MATH 303*, ME 201, ME 208, ME 209, ME 285, ME 312*, MMG 223MMG 231MMG 232MMG 233, MPBP 323*, PATH 101, PHRM 201, PHRM 240PHRM 272, STAT 200 & STAT 211. Other courses may be pre-approved by advisor and program head. At least 9 credits must be at the 200-level or above. Note that 300-level courses (*) require instructor permission for undergraduate enrollment.