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Undergraduate Program: The BIOE Major and Sample Program

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Sample Programs

The Bioengineering curriculum is designed to emphasize strong fundamentals in both engineering and biology, to include experiential learning in the engineering practices, and to align with specific careers in bioengineering sub-fields. In the first two years, students take engineering foundation courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and math. In the third and fourth years, the focus shifts to the areas of career-specific areas, including biotechnology, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomedical instrumentation. Capstone I and II is a two-semester fall/spring sequence taken in the fourth year that provides an immersion experience in entrepreneurialism, innovation, and the engineering practice.

Students are expected to maintain timely progress towards degree completion and satisfactory academic performance as defined by the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the department.  For more information on academic progress, including the 45-credit review, please see  http://www.eng.umd.edu/advising/academic-policies.

The undergraduate program is designed to be completed in four years.  The sample plan below is an important guide for students, as good planning is important for timely graduation with a degree in a rigorous engineering program. It should be noted that students entering the program with AP credits may benefit from added flexibility. A separate sample plan for those following the pre-health track is also available.

Students who were admitted to bioengineering prior to Spring 2016 and who have chosen to remain on the pre-2016 BIOE curriculum should refer to the appropriate sample 4-year plan

Questions about the undergraduate program in bioengineering may be sent to bioe-undergrad@umd.edu.

 

Sample Bioengineering Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Course
 
Cr
ENES100 Intro to Engineering Design
3
MATH140 Calculus I
4
CHEM135 Chemistry for Engineers
3
CHEM136 Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory
1
BIOE120 Biology for Engineers
3
BIOE121 Biology for Engineers Laboratory
1
ENES102 Mechanics I
3
MATH141 Calculus II
4
PHYS161 General Physics I
3
ENGL101 Intro to Writing
3
  General Education Requirement–DSHU or DSHS
3
 
Year 1 Total:
31

Sophomore Year

Course
 
Cr
CHEM231 Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM232 Organic Chemistry I, Laboratory
1
MATH241 Calculus III
4
BIOE241 Biocomputational Methods
3
PHYS260 General Physics II
3
PHYS261 General Physics II, Laboratory
1
  General Education Requirement II
3
MATH246 Differential Equations
3
BIOE232 Thermodynamics
3
BIOE371 Linear Systems and ODEs for BIOE Applications
3
BSCI2xx Biological Science Elective I
4
  General Education Requirement III
3
BIOE221 Academic and Career Planning
1
 
Year 2 Total:
35

Junior Year

Course
 
Cr
BIOE331 Biofluids
3
BIOE372 Biostatistics
3
BSCI330 Cell Biology and Physiology
4
BIOE Foundational I
3
BIOE Elective I
3
BIOE457 Biomedical Electronics & Instrumentation
4
BIOE340 Physiological Systems and Laboratory
4
BIOE Foundational II
3
BIOE Elective II
3
  General Education Requirement IV
3
Year 3 Total:
33

Senior Year

Course
 
Cr
BIOE485 Capstone I
3
BIOE Elective III
3
  Breadth Elective
3
  General Education Requirement V
3
  General Education Requirement VI
3
ENGL393 Technical Writing
3
BIOE486 Capstone II
3
BIOE Elective IV
3
  Biological Science Elective II
3
  General Education Requirement VII
3
  General Education Requirement
3
Year 4 Total:
33
TOTAL CREDITS:
132
 
 

Summary of Electives

Technical Electives
 
BIOE Foundational I
3
BIOE Foundational II 3
BIOE Elective I 3
BIOE Elective II 3
BIOE Elective III 3
BIOE Elective IV
3
Biological Science Elective I
3
Biological Science Elective II
3
Breadth Elective
3
 
General Education Requirements
 


Sample Pre-Health Four-Year Plan

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The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org