Bioengineering B.s. Requirements

Undergraduate Study

The goal of the Bioengineering program is to provide students
with the scientific knowledge and engineering tools necessary for graduate study
in the engineering or scientific disciplines, continued education in health
professional schools or employment in industry. There are three main objectives
of the educational program:

(1) to provide students with a rigorous training in
engineering and fundamental sciences
(2) to provide knowledge and experience in
state-of-the-art research in bioengineering, and
(3) to provide problem-solving
and team-building skills to succeed in a career in bioengineering.

Total Units Required: 185

Preparation for the Major

1. Bioengineering 10; Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A, 20B, 20L,
30A, 30AL, 30B; Civil and Environmental engineering M20 or Computer Science 31 or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M20; Life Sciences 2 (satisfies HSSSEAS GE
life sciences requirement), 3, 23L; Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B;
Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 4AL.

The Major

1. Bioengineering 100, 110, 120, 165EW (or Engineering 183EW
or 185EW), 167L, 176, 180; 
Electrical Engineering 100.  Three breadth course (12 units) selected from an approved list
available in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs; two capstone design courses (Bioengineering 177A, 177B)


2. Two major field elective courses (8 units) from Bioengineering C101, C106, C131, C155, M260 (a petition is required for M260).

3. Five additional major field elective courses (20 units) from: Bioengineering C101 (unless taken under item 2), CM102, CM103, C104, C105, C106 (unless taken under item 2), C131 (unless taken under item 2),
CM140, CM145, C147, CM150, C155 (unless taken under item 2), C170, C171, CM178, C179, 180L, C183, C185, CM186, CM187, 199 (8 units maximum).

Three of the major field elective courses and the three technical breadth courses may also be selected from one of the following tracks. Bioengineering majors cannot take
bioengineering technical breadth courses to fulfill the technical breadth requirement.

Biomaterials and
Regenerative Medicine Track

Bioengineering C104, C105, CM140, C147, CM183, C185, 199 (8
units maximum)
Materials Science
and Engineering 104, 110, C111, 120, 130, 132, 140, 143A, 150, 151, 160, 161

The above materials science
and engineering courses may be used to satisfy the technical breadth

Biomedical Devices

Bioengineering C131, C172, 199 (8 units maximum)
Electrical Engineering 102, CM150 (or MAE CM180), C187L

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering C187L
electrical engineering or mechanical and aerospace engineering courses listed
above may be used to satisfy the technical breadth requirement.

Bioengineering 199 to fulfill a track requirement, the research project must fit
within the scope of the track field, and the research report must be approved by
the supervisor and vice chair.

For information on University and general
education requirements, see Requirements for B.S. Degrees in the
HSSEAS Announcement or