Biomedical Engineering - B.S.
The Biomedical Engineering degree program is an interdisciplinary degree program that combines the knowledge core of engineering disciplines with scientific inquiry to solve problems encountered in living systems. Through course work in engineering, mathematics and the sciences, students focus on finding solutions to engineering problems. By applying the principles, analytical tools, and problem solving techniques of engineering, integrated with knowledge of the life sciences, students utilize their skills to design innovative instruments, devices and/or software for a biomedical application. This program is for students who are interested in designing instruments, devices, new procedures and/or software to create diagnostic and therapeutic tools as well as students interested in working in research.
Students who are interested in designing instruments, devices, new procedures and/or software to create diagnostic and therapeutic tools, as well as students interested in working in research, find a wide range of career opportunities when they graduate. Graduates are uniquely prepared to influence and improve human health in a variety of ways finding opportunities in manufacturing settings, health science companies, hospitals and research entities working in medical equipment design, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, scientific research, medical imaging and rehabilitation engineering.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology as required by the field of biomedical engineering.
- Use math, science, and engineering processes to analyze problems, formulate solutions, conduct experiments and interpret data.
- Communicate engineering and scientific information using oral and written arguments and visual presentation.
- Recognize and evaluate ethical, global, and social impacts of biomedical innovation.
Integrate scientific knowledge, problem-solving skills, and engineering tools to design a model for a biomedical engineering application.
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|ENGN1015||Introduction to Engineering||3|
|ENGN2001||Digital Logic Design||4|
|ENGN2009||C Programming for Engineering||4|
|General Biology - Cellular|
and General Biology Laboratory - Cellular
|BME4010||Medical Imaging Modalities||3|
|BME4020||Interventional Physiology - Medical Device Innovation||3|
|BME4030||Biomedical Engineering Design||3|
|ENGN2025||Applied Mechanics I: Statics||3|
|ENGN2101||Linear Circuit Theory||3|
|ENGN2102||Linear Circuit Theory Lab||1|
|ENGN3005||Operational Amplifiers and Linear Circuits||3|
|ENGN3025||Applied Mechanics II: Dynamics||3|
|ENGN3075||Applied Fluid Mechanics||3|
|SCI2031||Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|Choose 6 credits from the following:||6|
|Directed Experiential Education D|
|College of Engineering & Design Internship Ic|
|Technical Solutions Design Project|
|Related Professional Studies|
|IDES3100||Parametric Engineering Design||3|
|Choose one of the following:||4|
|General Physics I|
and General Physics I Laboratory
and Physics I Laboratory
|Choose one of the following:||4|
|General Physics II|
and General Physics II Laboratory
and Physics II Laboratory
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||9|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition II|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
|Arts & Humanities||6|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
|Calculus I (or higher, based on student's placement) *|
|Introduction to Biostatistics|
|Foundations in Chemistry|
and Foundations in Chemistry Laboratory
Two courses from different disciplines: ANTH, ECON, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
|Ordinary Differential Equations|
|Free Electives #|
|6 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university.||6|
Students that do not place in MATH1040 Calculus I, will need to take an extra course(s), MATH1020 Fundamentals of Algebra, and/or MATH1030 Precalculus, as prerequisite(s). If needed one, or both, will count as a free elective(s).
D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS).
IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling internship and free elective credits.
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?