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The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (BME) trains engineers to work at the interface between engineering and the biomedical sciences. The curriculum is structures into two phases: Foundational and Specialization.

The Foundational Phase establishes a core of math and science, builds a solid foundation in quantitative engineering methods and biomedical sciences, and exposes students to opportunities in biomedical engineering. In the Specialization Phase, students focus their studies in one of three areas:

  • Biosensing & Instrumentation
  • Cell, Tissue and Organ Biomechanics
  • Systems and Network Biology

Specializations involve technical electives that focus on the application of engineering methods to track-related biomedical problems.

The BME degree leverages strong ties between UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine. This BME collaboration will provide students unique biomedical opportunities in a professional setting.

Concentrations

Below is an approximate 4 year plan for each specialization of the Biomedical Engineering degree. There are a number of elective courses available, which can be found listed below. In order to proceed to the 4th semester of the BME curriculum, students must complete all courses that comprise the pre-engineering technical (PET) core with a C- or better in each. Students must attempt all classes in their first year. Students must take two courses (6 Credits) from the University's Approved Diversity courses (category 1 - D1, and Category 2 - D2) and one approved sustainability (SU) course (3 Credits). Two courses (6 Credits) in addition are required from the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences' list of approved General Education courses.

Biosensing & Instrumentation

Year 1

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
ENGR 050 - First-Year Engineering Seminar 1 BME 001 - Intro to Biomedical Engineering Design 2
ENGR 002 - Graphical Communications 2 CHEM 032 - General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 031 - General Chemistry I 4 MLRS 034 - Human Cell Biology 4
ENGS 001 - Written Expression 3 MATH 022 - Calculus II 4
MATH 021 - Calculus I 4 PHYS 031 - Physics for Engineers I 4
CS 020 - Programming for Engineers 3    

Year 2

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
EE 100 - Electrical Engineering Concept 4 EE 004 - Linear Circuits II 3
CE 001 - Statics 3 EE 082 - Circuits Lab II 2
ANPS 019 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 EE 101 - Digital Control w/ Embedded Systems 4
MATH 121 - Calculus III 4 ANPS 020 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
PHYS 125 - Physics for Engineers II 3 MATH 271 - Applied Mathematics for Engineers 3
    BME 081 - Laboratory Experience I 2

Year 3

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
EE 171 - Signals and Systems 4 BME-BI Electives 12
EE 120 - Electronics 3 BME 152 - Spring Workshop 1
STAT 151 - Applied Probability 3 Gen Ed Elective 3
MATH 122 - Applied Linear Algebra 3    
BME 151 - Fall Workshop 1    
Gen Ed Elective 3    

Year 4

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
BME Technical Electives 6 BME Technical Electives 6
BME 181 - Laboratory Experience II 2 Gen Ed Electives 6
Gen Ed Elective 3 BME 188 Capstone Design II 3
BME 187 Capstone Design I 3    

Technical Electives for Biosensing & Instrumentation

Course Title
BIOC 212 Biochemistry of Human Diseases
BIOL/CS/CSYS 352 Evolutionary Computation
CE/CSYS 359 Applied Artificial Neural Networks
CS/CSYS 256 Neural Computation
CSYS/EE/ME 295 Systems and Synthetic Biology
EE/ME 207 Bioengineering
EE/ME 210 Control Systems
EE 227 Biomedical Instrumentation & Systems
EE 228 Sensors
EE 275 Digital Signal Processing
EE 278 Image Processing and Coding
EXMS 240 Motor Skill & Control
HLTH 135 Adv. Medical Equiptment Systems
ME 208 Biomechanics: Tissue Engineering
ME 209 Biomechanics: Transport Processes
ME 285 Biomedical Engineering Seminar
ME 207 Bioengineering
ME 312/295 Advanced Bioengineering Systems
MLRS 140 Radiation Science
MLRS 175 Medical Imaging
MPBP 323 Biophysical Techniques
PATH 101 Intro to Human Diseases
RMS 213 Biomechanics of Human Movement
RMS 250 Exercise Physiology
STAT 200 Biostatistics
STAT 211 Statistical Methods

Cell, Tissue & Organ Biomechanics

Year 1

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
ENGR 050 - First-Year Engineering Seminar 1 BME 001 - Intro to Biomedical Engineering Design 2
ENGR 002 - Graphical Communications 2 CHEM 032 - General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 031 - General Chemistry I 4 MLRS 034 - Human Cell Biology 4
ENGS 001 - Written Expression 3 MATH 022 - Calculus II 4
MATH 021 - Calculus I 4 PHYS 031 - Physics for Engineers I 4
CS 020 - Programming for Engineers 3    

Year 2

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
EE 100 - Electrical Engineering Concept 4 ME 040 - Thermodynamics 3
CE 001 - Statics 3 ME 012 - Dynamics 3
ANPS 019 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 ME 014 - Mechanics of Solids 3
MATH 121 - Calculus III 4 ANPS 020 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
PHYS 125 - Physics for Engineers II 3 MATH 271 - Applied Mathematics for Engineers 3
    BME 081 - Laboratory Experience I 2

Year 3

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
ME 143 - Fluid Mechanics 3 BME-CTO Electives 12
ME 101 - Materials Engineering 3 BME 152 - Spring Workshop 1
STAT 143 - Statistics for Engineers 3 Gen Ed Elective 3
MATH 122 - Applied Linear Algebra 3    
BME 151 - Fall Workshop 1    
Gen Ed Elective 3    

Year 4

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
BME Technical Electives 6 BME Technical Electives 6
BME 181 - Laboratory Experience II 2 Gen Ed Electives 6
Gen Ed Elective 3 BME 188 - Capstone Design II 3
BME 187 - Capstone Design I 3    

Technical Electives for Cell, Tissue & Organ Biomechanics

Course Title
CS/CSYS 256 Neural Computation
EE/ME 207 Bioengineering
EXMS 240 Motor Skill & Control
HLTH 135 Adv. Medical Equiptment Systems
ME 208 Biomechanics: Tissue Engineering
ME 209 Biomechanics: Transport Processes
ME 285 Biomedical Engineering Seminar
ME 207 Bioengineering
ME 295 Biomaterials
ME 312/295 Advanced Bioengineering Systems
MLRS 140 Radiation Science
MLRS 175 Medical Imaging
MMG 223 Immunology
MMG 231 Programming for Bioinformatics
MMG 232 Methods in Bioinformatics
MMG 233 Genetics & Genomics
MPBP 323 Biophysical Techniques
PATH 101 Intro to Human Diseases
PHRM 201 Introduction to Pharmacology
PHRM 272 Toxicology
PHRM 240 Molecules and Medicine
RMS 213 Biomechanics of Human Movement
RMS 250 Exercise Physiology
STAT 200 Biostatistics
STAT 211 Statistical Methods

Systems & Network Biology

Year 1

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
ENGR 050 - First-Year Engineering Seminar 1 BME 001 - Intro to Biomedical Engineering Design 2
ENGR 002 - Graphical Communications 2 CHEM 032 - General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 031 - General Chemistry I 4 MLRS 034 - Human Cell Biology 4
ENGS 001 - Written Expression 3 MATH 022 - Calculus II 4
MATH 021 - Calculus I 4 PHYS 031 - Physics for Engineers I 4
CS 020 - Programming for Engineers 3    

Year 2

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
EE 100 - Electrical Engineering Concept 4 CS 064 - Discrete Structures 3
CE 001 - Statics 3 CS 110 - Intermediate Programming 4
ANPS 019 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 ANPS 020 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
MATH 121 - Calculus III 4 MATH 271 - Applied Mathematics for Engineers 3
PHYS 125 - Physics for Engineers II 3 BME 081 - Laboratory Experience I 2

Year 3

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
EE 171 - Signals and Systems 3 BME-SNB Electives 12
CS 124 - Data Structures and Algorithms 3 BME 152 - Spring Workshop 1
STAT 143 - Statistics for Engineers 3 Gen Ed Elective 3
MATH 122 - Applied Linear Algebra 3    
BME 151 - Fall Workshop 1    
Gen Ed Elective 3    

Year 4

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
BME Technical Electives 6 BME Technical Electives 6
BME 181 - Laboratory Experience II 2 Gen Ed Electives 6
Gen Ed Elective 3 BME 188 - Capstone Design II 3
BME 187 - Capstone Design I 3    

Technical Electives for Systems & Network Biology

Course Title
BIOC 212 Biochemistry of Human Diseases
BIOL/CS/CSYS 352 Evolutionary Computation
CE/CSYS 359 Applied Artificial Neural Networks
CS/CSYS 256 Neural Computation
CSYS/EE/ME 295 Systems and Synthetic Biology
CS/CSYS 302 Modeling Complex Systems
EE/ME 207 Bioengineering
EE/ME 210 Control Systems
MATH 266 Chaos, Fractals & Dynamical Systems
MATH 268 Mathematical Biology & Ecology
MATH/CSYS 300 Principles of Complex Systems
MATH/CSYS 303 Complex Networks
ME 208 Biomechanics: Tissue Engineering
ME 209 Biomechanics: Transport Processes
ME 285 Biomedical Engineering Seminar
ME 207 Bioengineering
ME 295 Biomaterials
ME 312/295 Advanced Bioengineering Systems
MMG 223 Immunology
MMG 231 Programming for Bioinformatics
MMG 232 Methods in Bioinformatics
MMG 233 Genetics & Genomics
MPBP 323 Biophysical Techniques
PATH 101 Intro to Human Diseases
PHRM 201 Introduction to Pharmacology
PHRM 272 Toxicology
PHRM 240 Molecules and Medicine
STAT 200 Biostatistics
STAT 211 Statistical Methods

 

4 Year Plan for Career Success

Median salary

$86,000

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