Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate Programs (Including Pre-Med Track)

The undergraduate program in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Department of Biomedical Engineering provides undergraduate instruction leading to a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineering prepares students for leadership positions at biomedical industry, academy, business, education and entrepreneurship and for success in a global environment. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally renowned researchers in biomedical science and engineering. Students will have opportunities to interact with faculty to pursue cutting-edge biomedical engineering research. They will learn and develop professional skills to advance their careers and to become leaders in the field of engineering, biology, medicine, and business. The program places strong emphasis on inter- and transdisciplinary approaches for teaching and learning, and offers ample opportunities for students to design and implement innovative ideas and technologies in a dynamic, enriched, cutting-edge environment. Students will have diverse career opportunities in academia, industries and businesses, working to improve human health and well-being through scientific and technological innovations.

The biomedical engineering curriculum builds upon the base provided by the freshman-year engineering program in the Watson School. This first-year core curriculum provides students with a broad foundation in engineering fundamentals, natural sciences, and mathematics. Depth in biomedical engineering is subsequently obtained through a series of required courses. The biomedical engineering curriculum is designed to offer students with solid training in core engineering subjects (through core courses) and, at the same time, to provide students with in-depth training in specific areas (through biomedical science and engineering electives). There are four tracks that a student can choose to pursue their career and professional skill training at the Department:

• Pre-Med Track—offers students with training opportunities for them to pursue        medical professions

• Biomaterials and Bio-pharmaceutical Technology Track— offers students with  training opportunities for them to pursue biotechnology professions

• Biomedical Devices and Instrumentations Track—offers students with training  opportunities for them to pursue biomedical and biomanufacturing professions

• Computational Biosystems Track—offers students with training opportunities for  them to pursue medical bioinformatics and computational industrial professions

The educational objectives of the undergraduate program in biomedical engineering are to ensure that our graduates are prepared not only for the workforce in the broad field encompassed by biomedical engineering, but also are prepared to pursue graduate studies in biomedical or other engineering fields, the sciences or other disciplines such as business, law, or medicine.

The department serves incoming freshmen, community college graduates and transfer students from other institutions seeking a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

Bachelor of Science including Pre-Med Track in Biomedical Engineering

To receive the BSBME degree, students must complete a minimum of 126 credit hours in the courses outlined below with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0(C) and a minimum 2.0 grade-point average in required biomedical engineering courses. In addition, all Binghamton University students must also meet the General Education requirements. For more details, refer to the general education section of the Bulletin, or consult with the Watson School Advising Office, or the Undergraduate Program Director for Biomedical Engineering. The common first year curriculum for Watson engineering students is administered by the Engineering Design Division and is described in the Engineering Design Division section of the Bulletin.

Sophomore Year/Fall Semester 

Credits

BIOL 118 Cell & Molecular Biology
BME 201 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Math 324 Ordinary Differential Equations for Scientists/Engineers
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I
TOTAL 15 
   

Sophomore Year/Spring Semester 

Credits

BME 213 Biomolecular Engineering
PHYS 132 General Physics II Calculus-based
BME 203 Biomedical Modeling & Numerical Methods 3
MATH 323 Calculus III
Gen Ed Elective (GER-SS)
TOTAL 18 
   

Junior Year/Spring Semester

Credits

BME 351 Biomedical Engineering Lab 1
BME 303 Biofluid Mechanics
BME 340 Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
BIOL 311 Cell Biology/ BIOL 301 Molecular Genetics 4
Gen Ed Elective (GER-AR)
TOTAL 15 
   

Senior Year/Fall Semester

Credits

BME 451 Biomedical Engineering Senior Design II
BME Depth/Science Elective
BME Depth Elective
Science elective
TOTAL 13 


General Education electives must be selected to satisfy the Binghamton University General Education requirements.

Engineering and Science electives must be selected from a list of approved courses.
The track information including pre-med track can be found by clicking here

 

Last Updated: 2/12/15