Bachelor of science degree

Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering (BME) is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in engineering. This field has developed from the knowledge that engineering principles can be applied to better understand how the human body functions as well as the effect that outside forces have on it, whether they be diagnostic or traumatic.

AIU's program in biomedical engineering is built upon a strong foundation of engineering that integrates biomedical sciences early in the curriculum and continuously throughout subsequent coursework. In order to prepare students for careers and/or further education, traditional lectures are combined with problem-based and project-based learning to allow students to immediately apply their foundational knowledge to biomedical engineering challenges. From the first week of the program students are introduced to real-world biomedical engineering problems and tools so as to develop a thorough understanding of the challenges faced in clinical medicine. Before the junior year all biomedical engineering students must select one of three concentrations: biomaterials, biomechanics, or bio-medical instrumentation.

 

Biomedical Engineering degree plan

Biomedical Engineering program catalog

 

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Career Opportunities

  • Biomechanical Engineer
  • Rehabilitation Engineer
  • Clinical Engineer
  • Bioengineering Researcher

Degree Requirements

The School of  Engineering and Computing offers six majors: Biomedical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Computing, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering. Students in these Engineering programs will take the following course work.

Engineering and Computing program requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science degree must complete a minimum of 132 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

Biomedical Engineering program requirements

AIU General Education Requirements

39

School Core Requirements

25

Program Requirements 

68

Total Credits Required for Degree 

132

General Education Group and Competency Requirements
The college has established General Education Requirements, requiring a total of 39 credits of General Education coursework to be satisfied by all students.  For Engineering majors, courses within the degree plan marked with an asterisk (*) satisfy the General Education requirements.

Core Requirements: Total Credits 25 – All majors within the School of Engineering and Computing

Biomedical Engineering major requirements: Total Credits 68

*All course requirements and offerings are subject to change.

Biomedical Engineering  Courses

Course

Title

Credits

BE1300

Basic Engineering II: Materials Science for Engineering Applications

3

BE 1310

Materials Science for Engineering: Laboratory

1

BIO 1510

Basic Life Mechanisms

4

BME 1910

Biomedical Engineering Design Lab I     

1

BME1920

Biomedical Engineering Design Lab II    

1

BME 2010

Introduction to Physiology for Engineers

2

BME 2070

Introduction to Anatomy for Engineers

2

BME 2910

Biomedical Engineering Design Lab III

1

BME 2920

Biomedical Engineering Design Lab IV

1

BME 3470

Biomedical Signals and Systems

3

BME 3910

Biomedical Engineering Design Lab VI

1

BME 3920

Engineering Physiology Laboratory       

2

BME 4010

Introduction to Biomechanics

1

BME 4210

Introduction to Biomaterials     

3

BME 4410

Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation

3

BME 4910

Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design I         

3

BME 4920

Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design II

3

BME 6991

Internship in Industry   

1

BME Elective

Concentration Elective (3 courses)

12*

BME Elective

BME Elective Course

4**

CHE 3100

Transport Phenomena I

3

ECE 3300

Introduction to Electrical Circuits

4

ME 2410

Statics

3

ME 2420

Elementary Mechanics of Materials      

3

* With the consent of an Academic Advisor, students are required to select three courses in one of the following areas of concentration: Biomechanics, Biomaterials, and Biomedical Instrumentation.

** Any 5000 or 6000 level courses listed may be selected by the student with the consent of the academic advisor.

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