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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers combine a sound foundation in engineering with a working knowledge of the life sciences. These two areas together enable biomedical engineers to design procedures and devices that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury, make medical testing less intrusive, enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities, and otherwise improve the practice of medicine.

Biomedical engineers work alongside doctors, nurses, and other medical caregivers to develop and improve such technologies, as a biomedical engineering student at Lawrence Tech, you’re exposed to the University’s signature “theory and practice” approach to learning. Extensive laboratory work and opportunities for co-op positions and internships in hospitals, health care institutions, and the medical equipment industry provide valuable hands-on experiences, and dedicated faculty bring current industry knowledge and cutting-edge research to the classroom.

In addition, the coordination of programs at Lawrence Tech makes it easy to earn a dual degree in either biomedical and electrical engineering or biomedical and Mechanical Engineering. 

In biomedical engineering, students can work on interdisciplinary projects. My senior project was sponsored by a company to design and build a concept model of a medical device.

Jeffery Ziemba

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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Flowchart 2020 PDF

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree must complete all courses in the core curriculum.
This includes six (6) approved technical elective credits and six (6) BME elective credits.

Your 132-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1103 College Composition 3
BIO 1213 Biology 1 3
BIO 1221 Biology 1 Lab 1
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
BME 1202 Computer Applications Lab 2
BME 1201 Computer Graphics Lab 1
EGE 1001 Fund. of Engr. Design Projects 1
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
BME 1002 Intro. to Biomedical Engr. 2
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of the American Experience 3
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
BIO 3203 Anatomy and Physiology 3
BME 2201 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
CHM 2103 Gen., Organic and Biochemistry 3
CHM 2101 Gen., Organic and Biochemistry Lab 1
   TOTAL 18

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
EGE 2123 Entrepreneurial Eng. Design Studio 3
EGE 2013 Statics 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3403 Probability and Statistics 3
EEE 2123/TEE 3103 Circuits and Electronics OR DC/AC Circuits 3
EGE 3022 Leadership & Prof. Dev. for Eng. 2
BME 3303 Biomechanics 3
BME 3301 Biomechanics Lab 1
BME 3703 Biotransport 3
BME 3113/BME 4113 Wearable Tech OR Medical Devices 3
   TOTAL 18

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2423 Development of the American Exp. 3
BME 3002 Biomedical Best Practices 2*
BME 3103 Bioinstrumentation 3
BME 3101 Bioinstrumentation Lab 1
BME 3213 Biomaterials 3
BME 3011 Intro to BME Projects 1
  Technical Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
Humanities Elective 3
BME 4XX3 BME Elective 3
EGE 3012 Engineering Cost Analysis 2
BME 4012 BME Projects 1 2**
BME 4103 Foundations of Medical Imaging 3
BME 4803 Tissue Engineering 3
BME 4801 Tissue Engineering Lab 1
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
BME 4XX3 BME Elective 3
BME 4023 BME Projects 2 3***
BME 4313 Tissue Mechanics 3
BME 4203 Intro. to MEMS 3
Technical Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

*Sophomore standing required
**Senior standing required and minimum of 12 credits from BME 3XXX courses
***Must be enrolled/have completed all BME 3XXX courses

A list of eligible technical elective courses is available from the biomedical engineering program.
Dual Majors will be permitted a number of substitutions as approved by the Department Chair consistent with accreditation requirements.

Biomedical Engineering Advisors
All students should have an advisor-approved Plan of Work. Students should check the BME academic advising tab for their assigned faculty advisor.

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Internships + Co-Ops

True to Lawrence Tech’s unique blend of theory and practice, Biomedical Engineering students are encouraged to take part in internships or cooperative education (co-op). This opportunity provides hands-on, practical engineering experience that is a distinct advantage when approaching future employers.

Check out some of our students had to say about their experiences with Internships and Co-Ops.

The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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