Biomedical Engineering B.S.BME.
The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering trains engineers to work at the interface between engineering and the biomedical sciences. The curriculum is structured into three phases: Foundational, Core, and Specialization.
In the Foundational Phase, students take courses in math and science to build a solid foundation in quantitative engineering methods and biomedical science, and to expose them to the opportunities in biomedical engineering. In the BME Core Phase, students develop the breadth of engineering skills need to address the multidisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering. This phase is complemented by a multi-semester design sequence. In the final three semesters, Specialization Phase, students pursue electives germane to their interests and have their Capstone Design Experience.
The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering leverages strong ties between UVM's College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences and its Larner College of Medicine. This collaboration provides students unique biomedical opportunities in a professional setting.
Biomedical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Biomedical Engineering program are to provide our graduates with disciplinary breadth and depth to fulfill complex professional and societal expectations by:
- Pursuing careers as practicing engineers or using their program knowledge in a wide range of other professional, educational and service activities;
- Assuming leadership roles and seeking continuous professional development;
- Contributing to their profession and society while appreciating the importance of ethical and sustainable practices, diversity, and inclusion.
The Curriculum for the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
Students must meet University requirements. Note that the University's Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement is built into the Biomedical Engineering curriculum. A minimum of 129 credits are required.
|GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING FREE ELECTIVES||24|
|University FWIL: Foundational Writing & Information Literacy||3|
|University D1 - Diversity 1||3|
|University D1/D2: Diversity 1 or Diversity 2||3|
|General Education (including the University Sustainability requirement) 1||9|
|Free Electives 6||6|
|COMPUTING & MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENTS||22|
|CS 021||QR: Computer Programming I||3|
|MATH 021||QR: Calculus I||4|
|MATH 022||QR: Calculus II||4|
|MATH 120||Eng Math Linear Algebra Lab||1|
|MATH 121||QR: Calculus III||4|
|MATH 271||QR:Adv Engineering Mathematics||3|
|STAT 143||QR: Statistics for Engineering||3|
|GENERAL ENGINEERING & SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS||23|
|ENGR 002||Graphical Communication||2|
|CEMS 050||CEMS First Year Seminar 2||0 or 1|
|ANPS 019||Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology 1||4|
|ANPS 020||Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology 2||4|
|BHSC 034||Human Cell Biology||4|
|CHEM 031||General Chemistry 1||4|
|PHYS 031||Physics for Engineers I||4|
|BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING COURSE REQUIREMENTS||30|
|BME 010||BME Design 0 2||2|
|BME 011||Core 1: Biomechanics & Sensing||6|
|BME 012||Core 2: Materials & Transport||6|
|BME 013||BME Design 1||1|
|BME 014||BME Design 2||1|
|BME 111||Core 3: Systems & Signals||6|
|BME 112||BME Design 3||2|
|BME 185||BME Capstone Design I||3|
|BME 186||BME Capstone Design II 7||3|
|BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVES||30|
|Math/Science Electives 3||6|
|BME Engineering Electives 4||12|
|BME Specialization Electives 5||12|
|PHYS 030||Physics Problem Solving I||1|
BME General Education: At least 3 credits must be from the Humanities and at least 3 credits must be from the Social Sciences. Students who don't meet the University sustainability requirement (SU) by taking an engineering or technical course approved for SU should meet this requirement with an SU-approved Gen Ed Elective.
BME 010 & CEMS 050 are degree requirements designed for first-year students. Internal and external transfer students may substitute 100-level or higher engineering (BME, CE, EE, EMGT, ENGR, ME) credits for these requirements.
Any MATH, STAT, CHEM, PHYS, BIO, BHSC or other science courses at the 100 level or above and/or that has a prerequisite of one of the required foundational math or science courses.
Any engineering course at the 0XX or higher level. At least 9 credits must be BME courses at the 200-level or above.
ENGR, MATH/STAT, CS, physical or life science courses at the 100-level or above. At least 9 credits must be at the 200-level or above.
Free Electives allow students to further tailor their studies through, e.g., technical, general, and/or professional development electives.
BME 186 may be replaced by a BME 200-level or above course. These 3 credits would be in addition to the 9 credits of BME 200-level or above detailed in Footnote 4.