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  Oct 20, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Engineering, B.S.


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Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Program will:

  1. Practice in a professional career or pursue an advanced or professional degree in which they are contributing to scientific, professional, and/or local communities through the improvement of human health.
  2. Advance their careers by engaging in teamwork, effective communication, and continued learning to expand their professional development and technical understanding.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s of Science program will be able to…

  • Students will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics  biological, chemical, and physical sciences  and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and medicine. 
  • Students will be able to design and conduct laboratory experiments on living systems and their interactions with non living systems, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 
  • Students will be able to design a biomedical device or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, including economical and ethical constraints. 
  • Students will be able to identify, formulate, and solve problems at the interface of engineering and medicine. 
  • Students will be able to employ the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for biomedical engineering practice. 
  • Students will be able to function on multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • Students will demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility. 
  • Students will be able to present technical material through professional written reports and oral presentations. 
  • Students will be able to recognize economic, social, and global issues and to evaluate the impact that biomedical engineering solutions may have upon society. 
  • Students will recognize the need for lifelong learning and demonstrate the ability to learn independently. 

Degree Requirements (130-142 Hours)

See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

  1. Carolina Core Requirements (34-46 Hours)
  2. Other General Education Requirements (33 Hours)
  3. Biomedical Engineering Major (37 Hours)
  4. Biomedical Engineering Electives (9 Hours)
  5. Engineering Electives (6 Hours)
  6. Technical Electives (6 Hours)
  7. Technical Laboratory Electives (1 Hour)

1. Carolina Core Requirements (34-46 Hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 Hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning & Problem-Solving (8 Hours)


AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core AIU course

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 Hours)


  • Score two or better on foreign language placement test; or complete the 109 and 110 courses in FREN, GERM, LATN or SPAN; or complete the 121 course in another foreign language.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core GHS course

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core GSS course

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 Hours)*


  • Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core CMS course

VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (0-3 Hours)*


  • Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core VSR course

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)*


  • USC ENGL 102  or any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core INF course

4. Biomedical Engineering Electives (9 Hours)


Students must take 9 credit hours of Biomedical Engineering electives. Of these 9 credit hours, at most 3 credit hours may come from BMEN 499  Independent Research. A list of acceptable Biomedical Engineering electives is maintained in the Biomedical Engineering office and on its website.

5. Engineering Electives (6 Hours)


Students must take 6 credit hours of engineering electives. A listing of acceptable engineering electives is maintained in the Biomedical Engineering office and on its website.  

6. Technical Electives (6 Hours)


Students must take 6 credit hours of technical electives. A listing of acceptable technical electives is maintained in the Biomedical Engineering office and on its website.

7. Technical Laboratory Elective (1 Hour)


Students must take 1 credit hour of technical lab elective. A list of acceptable technical lab electives is maintained in the Biomedical Engineering office and on its website.**

Notes:


* Courses for CMS, INF and VSR must be selected to include at least 3 credit hours combined.

** CHEM 333L  is a 2 credit course that may be taken in lieu of CHEM 331L  and also satisfy the Technical Laboratory Elective Requirement.

Academic Standards


Minimum Course Grades

The Biomedical Engineering B.S. program requires that a grade of “C” or better be earned in each of the following courses: BMEN 211 , BIOL 101 , BIOL 101L BIOL 302 , CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L CHEM 112 ENGL 101 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 MATH 241 MATH 242 , and PHYS 211 .

 

Major GPA

Major GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to determine the Major GPA for the Biomedical Engineering B.S. program: all Biomedical Engineering Major courses, all courses used to satisfy a Biomedical Engineering Elective, all courses used to satisfy an Engineering Elective, and ECHE 320 or equivalent.

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