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Technical Electives

Bioengineering students must complete 15 credits hours of technical electives. Students may choose to follow pre-defined sequence of courses depending on their interests. Please see Elective Sequences for more details.

To satisfy the 15 credit hour technical elective requirement, at least 6 credit hours must be selected from 4000-level BIOE courses. A tentative schedule for 4000-level BIOE electives during upcoming years can be found here.

A maximum of 3 hours of BIOE 4910 Bioengineering Honors Thesis or BIOE 4990 Bioengineering Independent Study may be used as general technical elective credit but cannot be used to satisfy the 4000-level BIOE course requirement.

The remaining technical electives may be selected from upper-level courses in engineering (excluding Engineering Technology) or in the biological, chemical, mathematical or physical sciences. Any 3000-level or higher course in the following departments may serve as a technical elective:

  • Bioengineering (BIOE)
  • Biological Sciences (BIOL)
  • Chemical Engineering (CHEE)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Civil Engineering (CIVE)
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME)
  • Physics (PHYS)

The following 3000-level courses that meet the previous description are excluded from this list and may NOT serve as technical electives. These courses are excluded because of insufficient technical content or duplication with required Bioengineering coursework:

Biology (BIOL) 
BIOL 3030 - Cell Biology (3 hours) 
BIOL 3070 - Human Physiology (3 hours)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) 
EECS 3200 - Signals and Systems (3 hours)

Mathematics (MATH) 
MATH 3510 - History of Mathematics (3 hours)

Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) 
MIME 4000 - Engineering Statistics I (3 hours)

In addition to 3000-level courses, the following 2000-level courses may also serve as technical electives:

Chemistry (CHEM) 
CHEM 2410 - Organic Chemistry I (3 hours) 
CHEM 2420 - Organic Chemistry II (3 hours) 
CHEM 2460 - Organic Chemistry Lab I (1 hour) 
CHEM 2470 - Organic Chemistry Lab II (1 hour) 
CHEM 2480 - Separations & Synthesis (2 hours) 
CHEM 2490 - Synthesis & Identification (2 hours)

Students pursuing the Pre-med option are required to complete BIOL 3040 Cell Biology Laboratory, CHEM 2410/60 Organic Chemistry I with Lab and CHEM 2420/70 Organic Chemistry II with Lab. These courses count as 10 hours of technical electives.

Mathematics (MATH) 
MATH 2890 - Numerical Methods & Linear Algebra (3 hours)

Mechanical Engineering (MIME) 
MIME 2300 - Engineering Dynamics (3 hours) 
MIME 2600 - Engineering Economics (3 hours) 
MIME 2650 - Manufacturing Processes (3 hours)

Any course that does not meet the requirements described above cannot serve as a technical elective unless WRITTEN approval is obtained from the Undergraduate Program Director PRIOR to course registration.

Last Updated: 2/7/17