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5051 Nitschke Hall MS 303
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8030
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Curriculum

Undergraduates enrolled in the Bioengineering program at the University of Toledo must complete requirements in six different areas in order to graduate. These requirements are:
  1. Communication skills, humanities, social sciences, and multicultural issues 
    To enhance communication skills and to provide a broad education, students are required to take college composition (ENGL 1110), technical writing (ENGL 2950), and 15 hrs in the humanities, social sciences and multicultural studies.

     

  2. Basic science and mathematics core courses 
    To provide a background in the natural sciences, students are required to take two semesters of biology and lab (BIOL 2170, 2180, 3030), inorganic chemistry with labs (CHEM 1230, 1240, 1280, 1290) and calculus-based physics with labs (PHYS 2130 and 2140).

    Pre-medicine students are also required to take two semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs (CHEM 2410, 2420, 2460, 2470) and the Cell Biology Laboratory (BIOL 3040). These courses can be used to satisfy technical elective requirements. See Technical Electives for more details.

    Mathematical preparation is provided by two semesters of differential and integral calculus (MATH 1850 and 1860), one semester of multivariable calculus (MATH 2850) and one semester of differential equations (MATH 2860). Refer to the Other Courses page for a listing and description of required basic science and mathematics courses.

  3. Engineering core courses 
    Students will also learn about the analysis of mechanical structures (CIVE 1150) and the analysis of electrical circuits (EECS 2300) in preparation for required BIOE courses. Refer to the Other Courses page for a listing and description of required engineering core courses.

     

  4. Bioengineering core courses (42 hours): 
    The following courses are required for all bioengineering students:

    BIOE 1000: Orientation and Introduction to Bioengineering 
    Orientation to the University of Toledo, the College of Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering. This course also provides an overview of the biomechanical and bioelectrical aspects of Bioengineering.

    BIOE 1010: Professional Development 
    Preparation for co-op experiences and full-time employment in industry. Topics include resume writing, interviewing skills, and issues relevant to employees of biomedical industries.

    BIOE 1200: Computer Applications for Bioengineering 
    Introduction to the use of graphical design and numerical analysis software, with emphasis on AutoCAD and MATLAB.

    BIOE 2100: Bioengineering Thermodynamics 
    The study of how biological systems utilize, convert and store chemical energy required for various biological processes.

    BIOE 2200: Biomaterials 
    An examination of materials currently used in medicine, and the considerations for the development of new materials for use in medicine and biology.

    BIOE 3110: Introduction to Biomechanics 
    The mechanical properties of human musculoskeletal system and its joints, and applications toward common problems in orthopedic medicine.

    BIOE 3300: Biomedical Electronics 
    Combined lecture and laboratory course to study the function and design of electrical devices utilized in medicine and biology.

    BIOE 3400: Biotransport Phenomena 
    The study of how fluids and other substances are transported with biological systems.

    BIOE 3500: Bioprocessing Laboratory 
    Laboratory-based course that introduces the use of genetically-engineering cells for manufacturing processes used by biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

    BIOE 4100: Physiology for Bioengineers 
    The study of how various organs perform their function. Topics include nerve, muscle, circulatory, respiratory, renal and digestive function.

    BIOE 4120: Biosignal Processing 
    Lecture course to examine the function and theory behind the design of instrumentation for acquiring and processing clinical signals such as EKG, EMG and EEG.

    BIOE 4140: Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory 
    Laboratory course to design instrumentation for acquiring and processing clinical signals such as EKG, EMG and EEG.

    BIOE 4300: Analysis of Bioengineering Systems 
    Statistical methods used for the analysis of data obtained from biological systems.

    BIOE 4410: Bioengineering Design Project I 
    First semester of a two semester design capstone course in which teams of senior bioengineering students design a marketable product for use in medicine or biology.

    BIOE 4420: Bioengineering Design Project II 
    Second semester of a two semester design capstone course in which teams of senior bioengineering students design a marketable product for use in medicine or biology.

  5. Technical electives 
    To gain expertise in a specific bioengineering discipline, students complete a series of five upper-level elective courses in engineering, mathematics and natural sciences. See Technical Electives and Elective Sequences for more details.

     

  6. A minimum of three semester-long co-op experiences 
    All bioengineering students are required to complete a minimum of three semester-long co-op experiences in biomedical industry or research. Please see the Co-op Program and Co-op Program Requirements for more details.
Last Updated: 2/7/17