Biological Engineering Bachelor of Science
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Engineering
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Biological Engineering program is to prepare students to become practicing engineers/scientists, who will go on to be innovative problem solvers in industry, government, and academia.
Biological engineering is at the leading edge of emerging engineering disciplines, applying the engineering principles of analysis, synthesis, and design to biology at the molecular and cellular levels to create new products and processes. By understanding biological functions at the fundamental level, and how systems and processes are structured, new technologies, materials, and systems can be created to improve quality of life through a broad array of sectors from health care to the environment. The Biological Engineering program provides opportunities for students who wish to study engineering, but also want to study biology because it is the fundamental building block of life sciences. This program opens opportunities for students to study science and engineering and apply the principles of each area while working with diverse applications involving living organisms.
Program Educational Objectives
Within three to five years after graduation, graduates of the Biological Engineering program will:
- Contribute significantly in the design and development of complex biological systems.
- Work effectively as members of multidisciplinary teams that analyze data critically, synthesize information and implement ethical solutions for the betterment of society.
- Prepare and present technical and scientific information professionally to various audiences.
- Further their education either through directed or independent studies to advance them personally and professionally.
By the time of graduation, students enrolled in the Biological Engineering program will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and resolve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specific needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
- An ability function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create collaborative and inclusive environment, and societal contexts.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Total credits for degree: 132
This is a four-year program, starting in the fall of the student’s first year and ending in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.
Biological Engineering (BSBE)
|ENGR1000||INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING||3|
|CHEM1100||GENERAL CHEMISTRY I||4|
|MATH1750||ENGINEERING CALCULUS I||4|
|PHYS1250||ENGINEERING PHYSICS I||4|
|BIOL1100||CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY||4|
|ENGR1500||INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN||3|
|ENGR1600||FUNDAMENTALS OF CAD & CAM||1|
|ENGR1800||PROGRAMMING WITH MATLAB||1|
|MATH1850||ENGINEERING CALCULUS II||4|
|BIOL2200||ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY||4|
|BIOE2000||FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING||4|
|PHYS1750||ENGINEERING PHYSICS II||4|
|BIOE2100||BIOSTATISTICS FOR BIOENGINEERS||4|
|BIOE2500||BIOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTATION & MEASUREMENT||4|
|CHEM1600||GENERAL CHEMISTRY II||4|
|COOP3000||PRE CO-OP WORK TERM (Optional)||0|
|BIOE3500||GENETICS AND TRANSGENICS||4|
|CHEM2500||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I||4|
|Biological Engineering Elective/EPIC||4|
|COOP3500||COOP EDUCATION 1|
|BIOE3025||BIOMATERIALS & TISSUE ENGINEERING||4|
|BIOE3550||UNIT OPERATIONS & PROCESS CONTROL||4|
|COOP4500||COOP EDUCATION 2|
|BIOL3200||CELL PHYSIOLOGY & SIGNALING||4|
|ENGR5000||ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN I||4|
|ENGR5500||ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN II||4|
|Biological Engineering Elective/EPIC||4|
Day program students are required to complete:
- At least one course in Humanities
- At least one course in the Social Sciences
- The remaining courses from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 28 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.