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

Students must meet University requirements. A minimum of 134 (Biosensing & Instrumentation Specialization), 132 (Cell, Tissue & Organ Biomechanics Specialization) or 131 (Systems & Network Biology Specialization) are required. 

University/Electrical & Biomedical Engineering General Education Requirements (18 credits)
Univ FWIL: Foundational Writing & Information Literacy3
Univ D1: Diversity 13
Univ D1/D2: Diversity 1 or Diversity 23
EBE General Education Electives 19
Computing & Mathematics Requirements (21 credits)
CS 020Programming for Engineers3
MATH 021Calculus I4
MATH 022Calculus II4
MATH 121Calculus III4
MATH 122Applied Linear Algebra3
MATH 271Adv Engineering Mathematics3
General Engineering & Science Requirements (37 credits)
CE 001Statics3
EE 100Electrical Engr Concepts4
ENGR 002Graphical Communication2
ENGR 050First Year Engineering Seminar1
ANPS 019Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4
ANPS 020Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4
CHEM 031General Chemistry 14
CHEM 032General Chemistry 24
MLRS 034Human Cell Biology4
PHYS 031Physics for Engineers I4
PHYS 125Physics for Engineers II3
Biomedical Engineering Course Requirements (14 credits)
BME 001Intro to Biomedical Eng Design 22
BME 081Biomedical Eng Lab I2
BME 151Fall BME Workshop1
BME 152Spring BME Workshop1
BME 181Biomedical Eng Lab II2
BME 187Capstone Design I3
BME 188Capstone Design II3
Optional/Recommended Courses (0-2 credits)
PHYS 030Physics Problem Solving I0-1
PHYS 123Physics Problem Solving II0-1
CHOOSE AN AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
Biosensing & Instrumentation (BI) Specialization (44 credits)
EE 004Linear Circuit Analysis II3
EE 082Linear Circuits Laboratory II2
EE 101Digital Control w/Embedded Sys4
EE 120Electronics I4
EE 171Signals & Systems4
STAT 151Applied Probability3
BI Electives 312
BI Technical Electives 412
Cell, Tissue & Organ (CTO) Biomechanics Specialization (42 credits)
ME 012Dynamics3
ME 014Mechanics of Solids3
ME 040Thermodynamics3
ME 101Materials Engineering3
ME 143Fluid Mechanics3
STAT 143Statistics for Engineering3
CTO Biomechanics Electives 512
CTO Technical Electives 612
Systems & Network Biology (SNB) Specialization (41 credits)
CS 064Discrete Structures3
CS 110Intermediate Programming4
CS 124Data Structures & Algorithms3
EE 171Signals & Systems4
STAT 143Statistics for Engineering3
SNB Electives 712
SNB Technical Electives 812
1

EBE General Education: 9 credits of approved general education electives. Students who don't meet the University sustainability requirement (SU) by taking an engineering or technical course approved for SU should meet the SU requirement with an SU-approved Gen Ed Elective.

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

BI 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.

4

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.

5

CTO 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.

6

BME CTO Technical Electives: CS 256EXMS 240HLTH 135ME 201ME 207ME 208ME 209ME 285ME 312*, MLRS 140MLRS 175MMG 223MMG 231MMG 232MMG 233MPBP 323*, PATH 101PHRM 201PHRM 240PHRM 272RMS 213RMS 250STAT 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.

7

SNB 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.

8

SNB Technical Electives: BIOC 212CE 359*, CS 256CS 302*, CS 352*, EE 207EE 210EE 213MATH 266MATH 268MATH 300*, MATH 303*, ME 201ME 208ME 209ME 285ME 312*, MMG 223MMG 231MMG 232MMG 233MPBP 323*, PATH 101PHRM 201PHRM 240PHRM 272STAT 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.