Concurrent Degree Plan for Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

ACADEMIC PLAN FOR CONCURRENT DEGREE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 MATH 140 or MATH 140E 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
EDSGN 100 3
ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 3
FYS 1
ECON 102 or ECON 104 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 18
Semester 2 MATH 141 or MATH 141E 4
PHYS 211 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
BIOL 141 3
BIOL 142 1
GHA 1.5
Total Credits, Semester 2 17.5
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
E MCH 210 5
CMPSC 200 3
PHYS 212 4
Total Credits, Semester 3 16
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
MATH 220 2
E MCH 212 3
BME 201 3
E MCH 315 2
E MCH 316 1
Total Credits, Semester 4 15
Semester 5 M E 300 3
PHYS 214 2
M E 360 3
BME 303 3
BME 301 4
GHA 1.5
Total Credits, Semester 5 16.5
Semester 6 MATSE 259 3
BME 409 3
BME 401 3
BME 402 3
BME 403 1
General Education Course+ 3
Total Credits, Semester 6 16
Semester 7 I E 312 3
M E 370 3
BME 440 1
M E 340 3
ENGL 202C 3
BME 429 2
Total Credits, Semester 7 15
Semester 8 BME Related and M E ET Elective 3
BME 450W 3
M E 410 3
M E LAB 1
General Education Course+ 3
General Education Course+ 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 16
Semester 9 Related Elective 3
M E 450 3
METE 3
CAS 100A or CAS 100B 3
General Education Course+ 3
General Education Course+ 3
Total Credits, Semester 9 18

Additional Course Guidelines

  • M E Technical Elective (METE) is any three-credit, 400-levelmechanical engineering course, not required for both majors. M E 494 or M E 496may not be used.
  • Related Elective is any Option (Biochemical, Device and Imaging, Biomechanical, Biomaterial) Elective, any BME 400 level or BIOE 500 level course not otherwise required (may not double count), CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR295, ENGR 395, ENGR 495 (3 credits max for ENGR x95), and courses for anapproved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO)
  • BME Related and ME Engineering Technical (ET) Elective: BME 400 level or BIOE 500 level course NOT required for both majors. Other biomedical related engineering courses may be used by petition.
  • ME Lab: To graduate, a student must take at least one of the following M E lab courses: M E 315, M E 325, M E 355, or M E 375. E MCH 316 isa required course and will satisfy the second M E Lab requirement. Note: If M E445 is taken as a technical elective, one credit can be used as an M E Lab Course
  • + Course satisfies General Education and degree requirement

University Requirements and General Education Notes

  • US and IL are abbreviations used to designate courses that satisfy University Requirements (United States and International Cultures).
  • W, M, X, and Y are the suffixes at the end of a course number used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • GWS,GQ, GHW, GN, GA, GH, and GS are abbreviations used to identify General Education program courses. General Education includes Foundations (GWS and GQ) and Knowledge Domains (GHW, GN, GA, GH, GS, and Integrative Studies). Foundations courses (GWS and GQ) require a grade of ‘C’ or better.
  • Integrative Studies courses are required for the General Education program. N is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate an Inter-Domain course and Z is the suffix at the end of a course number used to designate a Linked course.
  • All incoming Schreyer Honors College first-year students at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137 in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138 in the spring semester. These courses carry the GWS designation and replace both ENGL30 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Justin Brown
814-865-5190
jlb92@psu.edu

 
 

About

The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614