Bioengineering- Bachelor of Science in Engineering

For information, contact the Department of Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering, 64 Engineering Building, 513-529-0760.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Bioengineering is the integration of life sciences with engineering to develop solutions for healthcare related problems as well as to create new biology-inspired methodologies for computing, design, and engineering. The program uses a multi-disciplinary approach, deriving its strength from biology, chemistry, mathematics and various engineering disciplines as well as computational sciences. Together, these enable the graduate to analyze, design, synthesize, and test products and processes in a variety of bioengineering areas, such as medical equipment and instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, prosthetics and artificial biomaterials.

This program provides the student with a broad bioengineering education enhanced by liberal arts courses in life sciences, economics, humanities, social sciences, and global perspectives.

Within the bioengineering curriculum, students choose among concentrations including bioinformatics and computational biology, biomedical engineering, bioprocessing and pre-medical. A partial list of organizations that employ bioengineers includes medical device, equipment, sensor, and instrument manufacturers, hospitals, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, biofuel producers, food and agriculture related companies, and biotechnology industries.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate Bioengineering program at Miami University focuses on the integration of interdisciplinary engineering sciences, biological sciences, engineering design and a global liberal education. It has premedical, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, and bioprocessing engineering concentrations. Based on the needs of our constituents, we expect our graduates to attain the following within a few years of graduation:

  • the demonstrated technical knowledge, skills and expertise of bioengineering required to provide practical and economically viable solutions in their chosen profession.
  • the organizational, leadership, and general communication skills to successfully lead interdisciplinary teams.
  • higher-level cognitive skills and critical thinking to analyze complex problems and develop robust solutions.
  • professional development through lifelong learning, and successful adaptation to the ever changing societal environment and evolving technologies within their chosen profession.
  • sound ethical judgement in decision making, leadership roles, and matters of health, safety and serving the needs of society.

Student Outcomes

These student outcomes prepare our graduates to attain the program educational objectives listed above.

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. The ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage, in life-long learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Credit/No-credit Policy

All courses in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, statistics and those in the College of Engineering and Computing (CPB, CSE, ECE, EGM, MME, CEC) that are used to fulfill requirements of the major, must be taken for a grade.

Divisional Policy

DOUBLE MAJORS: Students with two majors in the College of Engineering and Computing must take a minimum of 15 different/additional credit hours in their second major beyond the requirements of their first major.

Grade Requirements

You must earn a grade of C or better in MTH 151,  CHM 142, PHY 191 and CPB 204.

Program requirements

Core Requirements (minimum 64 hours)
BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
BIO 203Introduction to Cell Biology3
BIO 305Human Physiology4
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
CHM 142
CHM 145
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
ENG 313Technical Writing3
MTH 151Calculus I5
MTH 245Differential Equations for Engineers3
MTH 251Calculus II4-5
or MTH 249 Calculus II
PHY 191General Physics with Laboratory I5
PHY 192General Physics with Laboratory II5
Additional Miami Plan Foundation courses (variable hours)
Bioengineering and Engineering Science (45-46 hours)
CPB 102Introduction to Chemical and Bioengineering (or equivalent)3
CPB 204Material and Energy Balances3
CPB 219Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials4
CPB/MME 314Engineering Thermodynamics3
CPB 324Chemical and Bio- Engineering Computation and Statistics3
or MME 213 Computational Methods in Engineering
CPB/MME 341Engineering Economics3
CPB 417Biomedical Engineering3
CPB 418Biological Transport Phenomena4
CPB 419Biomaterials3
CPB 421Bioethics1
CPB 422Biological Systems and Controls3
CPB 423Biomechanics3
Select one of the following:4
Engineering Design I
and Engineering Design II
Senior Design Project
and Senior Design Project
Senior Design Project
and Senior Design Project
Senior Design Project
and Senior Design Project
Select the following:
CEC 101Computing, Engineering & Society1
ECE 205Electric Circuit Analysis I4
Complete one concentration20-29
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Object-Oriented Programming
Data Abstraction and Data Structures
Bioinformatic Principles
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Elements of Discrete Mathematics
Bioinformatics Computing Skills
Computational Genomics
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Statistical Modeling
Statistical Programming
Regression Analysis
Experimental Design Methods
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Computer-Aided Experimentation
Signals and Systems
Biomedical Signal Analysis
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Applied Statistics
Select one of the following to satisfy Thematic Sequence Requirement
Outlines of Biochemistry
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Molecular and Cellular Biophysics
Physics for Medicine and Biology
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Outlines of Biochemistry
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Biophysical Chemistry I
Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
Biochemical Engineering
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Applied Statistics
PRE-MEDICAL (23 hours)
Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Outlines of Biochemistry
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Applied Statistics
Any one engineering junior/senior level technical elective (approved by advisor)
Total Credit Hours111-121