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,

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:

  1. 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.
  2.  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.  
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Student Outcomes

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.

  1. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  6. Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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 CPB 204.

Program Requirements

The Biomedical Engineering major requires the following courses. Additional hours to meet the Miami Plan for Liberal Education are also required.

PHY 181General Physics I4
PHY 182General Physics II4
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
CHM 142
CHM 145
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
Mathematics and Statistics
MTH 151Calculus I4
MTH 251Calculus II4-5
or MTH 249 Calculus II
MTH 245Differential Equations for Engineers3-4
or MTH 246 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for Engineers
STA 301Applied Statistics3-4
or STA 261 Statistics
Biological Sciences
BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
BIO 203Introduction to Cell Biology3
BIO 305Human Physiology4
Advanced Writing
ENG 313Technical Writing3
Core Biomedical Engineering Courses
CSE 174Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving3
CEC 111Imagination, Ingenuity and Impact I2
CEC 112Imagination, Ingenuity, and Impact II2
CPB 219Statics and Mechanics of Materials3
CPB 204Mass and Energy Balances I2
CPB/MME 314Engineering Thermodynamics3
CPB 318Transport Phenomena I4
CPB 324Chemical and Bio- Engineering Computation and Statistics3
CPB/MME 341Engineering Economics3
CPB 328Bioinstrumentation3
CPB 419Biomaterials3
CPB 423Biomechanics3
CPB 417Biomedical Engineering3
CPB 421Bioethics1
CPB 471
CPB 472
Engineering Design I
and Engineering Design II
ECE 205Electric Circuit Analysis I4
Biomedical Engineering Electives
Select two of the following:6
Biochemical Engineering
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering
Engineering Principles in Medical Device Design
Signals and Systems
Biomedical Signal Analysis and Machine Learning
Hospital Instrumentation
Medical Device Development and Regulatory Considerations
Non-Biomedical Engineering Electives
Select one of the following:3-5
Hospital Rotation
Introduction to FDA Regulations and Medical Device Laws
Bioinformatic Principles
Biodynamics of Human Performance
and Biodynamics of Human Performance Lab
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Outlines of Biochemistry
and Outlines of Biochemistry Lab
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Total Credit Hours101-106