Biomedical Engineering- 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, http://www.abet.org.
Biomedical engineering is the integration of life sciences with engineering to develop solutions for healthcare related problems. The program uses a multi-disciplinary approach, deriving its strength from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering disciplines as well as computational sciences. Together, these enable the graduate to design, analyze, synthesize, and test products and processes in a variety of areas, such as medical equipment and instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, prosthetics and biomaterials. Graduates may also choose to pursue advanced study in graduate or professional degree programs.
The biomedical engineering program provides the student with a broad biomedical engineering education enhanced by liberal arts courses in life sciences, economics, humanities, social sciences, and global perspectives.
Within the biomedical engineering curriculum, students can specialize in Biomechanics, Biomedical Materials, Clinical Engineering and Bioinstrumentation, or Pre-Medicine. Organizations that employ biomedical engineers include manufacturers of medical devices, equipment and prosthetics, hospitals, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, and high-level consulting companies.
Program Educational Objectives
The undergraduate Biomedical Engineering program at Miami University focuses on the integration of interdisciplinary engineering sciences, biological sciences, engineering design and a global liberal education. Based on the needs of our constituents, we expect a graduate to attain the following within a few years of graduation:
- The graduate will have interdisciplinary training in biomedical engineering that will allow them to have successful careers in industry, research and development, plant design and manufacturing, and in regulatory/governmental, academic, and clinical work.
- The graduate will have the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds to meet professional obligations and will contribute to an inclusive and equitable workplace.
- The graduate will have independent critical thinking, problem solving, communication, organizations, and leadership skills that can be applied to support interdisciplinary teams that may include physicians, cell and molecular biologists, physiologists, geneticists, and other engineers.
- The graduate will have life-long learning skills and awareness of ethical responsibilities that will allow successful adaptation to the rapidly changing field of biomedical engineering.
- The graduate will have sound training in mathematics, the biological sciences, liberal arts, engineering and sciences that will facilitate successful pursuit of advanced degrees in medicine, law, business, and engineering or related fields.
These student outcomes prepare our graduates to attain the program educational objectives listed above, and should be attained by students by the time they graduate.
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- Ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
Ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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.
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.
You must earn a grade of C or better in CPB 204.
The Biomedical Engineering major requires the following courses. Additional hours to meet the Miami Plan for Liberal Education are also required.
|PHY 181||General Physics I||4|
|PHY 182||General Physics II||4|
& CHM 144
and College Chemistry Laboratory
& CHM 145
and College Chemistry Laboratory
|Mathematics and Statistics|
|MTH 151||Calculus I||4|
|MTH 251||Calculus II||4-5|
|or MTH 249||Calculus II|
|MTH 245||Differential Equations for Engineers||3-4|
|or MTH 246||Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for Engineers|
|STA 301||Applied Statistics||3-4|
|or STA 261||Statistics|
|BIO/MBI 116||Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology||4|
|BIO 203||Introduction to Cell Biology||3|
|BIO 305||Human Physiology||4|
|ENG 313||Technical Writing||3|
|Core Biomedical Engineering Courses|
|CSE 174||Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving||3|
|CEC 111||Imagination, Ingenuity and Impact I||2|
|CEC 112||Imagination, Ingenuity, and Impact II||2|
|CPB 219||Statics and Mechanics of Materials||3|
|CPB 204||Mass and Energy Balances I||2|
|CPB/MME 314||Engineering Thermodynamics||3|
|CPB 318||Transport Phenomena I||4|
|CPB 324||Chemical and Bio- Engineering Computation and Statistics||3|
|CPB/MME 341||Engineering Economics||3|
|CPB 417||Biomedical Engineering||3|
& CPB 472
|Engineering Design I|
and Engineering Design II
|ECE 205||Electric Circuit Analysis I||4|
|Biomedical Engineering Electives|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering|
|Engineering Principles in Medical Device Design|
|Signals and Systems|
|Biomedical Signal Analysis and Machine Learning|
|Medical Device Development and Regulatory Considerations|
|Non-Biomedical Engineering Electives|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
|Introduction to FDA Regulations and Medical Device Laws|
|Biodynamics of Human Performance|
and Biodynamics of Human Performance Lab
|Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry|
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
|Outlines of Biochemistry|
and Outlines of Biochemistry Lab
|Fundamentals of Biochemistry|
|Total Credit Hours||101-106|