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2017-2018 University Catalog

Biomedical Engineering, BSBME


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About the Program

Students in Biomedical Engineering learn to apply tools from engineering and life sciences to design solutions for challenges in human biology, medicine, and healthcare delivery.

Biomedical Engineering students complete coursework in math, physics, chemistry and the life science in combination with engineering principles and design courses to understand the physical and chemical properties of human tissues, computational modeling and analyses, molecular transport, biomechanics, human physiology, and biomedical systems and instrumentation.  Essential experiential and practical training includes small group problem-based learning, study abroad programs, internships with a broad range of medically related companies, research in faculty labs, and engineering design projects to solve real medical needs. 

The home for the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is a state-of-the-art building specifically designed to enhance both teaching and research. The $25-million, 91,000-square-foot facility accommodates the continued growth of biomedical engineering in the 21st century.

Programs of focus and faculty expertise include imaging, instrumentation, engineered biomaterials and biomechanics, and quantitative cellular and systems engineering.

Degree Requirements


130 Credits Required

Required Biomedical Engineering Courses (38 credits)


https://engineering.purdue.edu/BME/Academics/Undergraduate

For First Year Engineeering students, please review the information on this page: engineering.purdue.edu/BME/Academics/Undergraduate/FYE

Selectives (21 credits)


  • Engineering Selectives (Including Quantitative Breadth requirement) - Credit Hours: 15.00
  • Life Science Selectives - Credit Hours: 6.00

Other Program Course Requirements (68 credits)


Electives (3 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


13-14 Credits


17 Credits


18 Credits


17 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Engineering Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Engineering Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Life Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Unrestricted Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

18 Credits


Notes


* Courses used to calculate BME Major GPA

A minimum Graduation Index and BME Major GPA of at least 2.0 is required to qualify for graduation with a BSBME.

All required First Year Engineering (FYE) courses must be completed with a C- or above for entry into BME.

Critical Course


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