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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Electives (BIOMED)

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Technical electives in the Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering curriculum provide the students with an opportunity to pursue areas of particular interest. Technical electives must meet the following criteria: (1) being primarily technical, (2) having a skill or theory component, and (3) being above an introductory level or having a high level of technical rigor. Because biomedical engineers work in a wide range of technical areas, the approved list of technical electives includes upper level courses across departments.

Engineering list

At least three credits, usually one course, must be selected from the following Engineering list (or the BME list above):

Chemical Engineering:

Materials Science and Engineering:

  • MSEG 400-699 (except MSEG 425 , MSEG 443, MSEG 466 , and MSEG 615, MSEG 650, MSEG 666)

Additional technical elective courses

 Nine credits, usually three courses, may be selected from the STEM departments (or from any of the lists above):




(topic must be approved by BME Undergraduate Education Committee)


Students may take up to six credits of Independent Study (BMEG 366 , BMEG 466 ) as engineering and STEM technical electives. The independent study project must be approved by the faculty advisor and by the BME Undergraduate Education Committee representative. Additional upper-level and graduate-level courses may also be reviewed and approved by the BME Undergraduate Education Committee.