Biomedical Engineering (BS)

Semester Display Effective Date: 
Wed, 2009-07-01
FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall SemesterCredit Spring SemesterCredit
CH 101 Chemistry, A Molecular Science (C-)
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab (C-)
E 101 Introduction to Engr & Prob Solv (C-)
E 115 Intro to Computing Environ
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research (C-)
MA 141 Calculus I (C-)
PE 1** Fitness and Wellness Course*

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15

 

CH 221 Organic Chem I
CH 222 Organic Chem I Lab
MA 241 Calculus II (C-)
PY 205 Physics for Engr & Sc I C-)
EC 205 Economics (GEP Soc Sci Req*)1
Physical Education / Healthy Living*

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4
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SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall SemesterCredit Spring SemesterCredit
BME 201 Comp Meth in BME
BME 204 Biomedical Measurements
MAE 206 Engineering Statics or
  CE 214 Engineering Mech -Statics
MA 242 Calculus III
PY 208 Physics for Engr & Sc II


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 BIO 183 Intro Biol: Cellular & Molecular
BME 203 Intro Mat Sci of Biomaterials
BME 252 Engineering Design I
BME 210 Analog & Digital Circuits
MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics

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15

 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall SemesterCredit Spring SemesterCredit
BME 301 Human Physiology for Engineers I
BME 311 Linear Systems in BME
MA 341 Applied Diff Equations
BME Elective A2
ST 370 Prob and Statistics for Engrs

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3
3
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15

 BME 302 Human Physiology for Engineers II
BME Elective B2
BME Elective C2
BME 352 Engineering Design II
ENG 331 Comm.Engr.& Tech. or
ENG 333 Comm. Sci. & Res.
GEP Requirement*

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SENIOR YEAR
Fall SemesterCredit Spring SemesterCredit
BME 451 BME Senior Design I
BME Elective D2
BME Elective E2
MAE 301 Thermodynamics I or
MSE 301 Equilibrium and Rate Processes
GEP Requirement*

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 BME 452 BME Senior Design II
BME Elective F2
GEP Requirement*
GEP Requirement*
GEP Requirement*
GEP Requirement*

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Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K:127
 
Footnotes:    
 

Major/Program requirements and footnotes:

1 Choose from EC 201 or 205, or ARE 201.

2 Choose from an appropriate sequence of electives.  These must include at least 15 hours of engineering topics.

No specific emphasis:  Students will work out a plan of study with their advisor that includes at least two 300- or 400-level BME electives and any other courses listed for the emphasis areas.  There must be a sequence of at least three related upper-level BME electives to demonstrate an area of depth.  One course can be an appropriate non-engineering course.

Biomechanics:  (A) MAE 314 or CE 313: Solid Mechanics;  (B) MAE 308 or CE 382: Fluid Mechanics; (C)  BME 342: Experimental  & Analytical Methods in Biomechanical Engineering Analysis; (D) BME 441: Biomechanics; (E) and (F) Any BME elective or appropriate course approved by the student’s advisor.

Biomaterials :  (A) MAE 314 or CE 313: Solid Mechanics;  (B) TE 463: Polymer Engineering; (C)  PCC 471:Chemistry of Biopolymers (no engineering topics) (D) TE 466: Polymeric Biomaterials; (E) Any BME elective or appropriate course approved by the student’s advisor;  and (F) TE/BME 467: Mechanics of Tissues and Implants.  Students following this emphasis area should take MAE 301 or MSE 301 in the fall of their junior year and the technical writing course in the spring of their junior year.

Biomedical Instrumentation:  (A) Any BME elective or appropriate course approved by the student’s advisor;  (B) BME 422: Fundamentals of Biomedical Instrumentation; (C)  BME 412:  Biomedical Signal Processing; (D) BME 425:  Bioelectricity; (E) and (F) Take two from BME 480: Biomedical Microcontroller Applications; ECE 435: Elements of Control;  ECE 436:  Digital Control Systems: ECE 455: Computer Control of Robots;  ECE 456: Mechatronics;  ECE 561: Embedded Systems;  and BME 522:  Medical Instrumentation.  Students following this emphasis area may choose to take a GEP course in the fall semester of the junior year and BME Elective A in the spring semester of the senior year.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes:
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied.
University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://oucc.ncsu.edu/gep-courses.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirements.       
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirements.     
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose 3 credits from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list in a discipline other than Economics. Economics 205 (or EC 201 or ARE 201), taken as part of the Major requirements, satisfies 3 credit hours needed to fulfill the GEP Social Science Requirement.
E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
F. Additional Breadth  - (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
  XX    Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.  
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better )

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.   
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K. Foreign Language proficiency - Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.