Undergraduate Studies in Bioengineering

The Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering degree is designed to provide students with a rigorous education grounded in basic mathematics and sciences traditional to all engineering programs, but focuses additionally on chemistry, biology and physiology, and the opportunity to gain practical experience within the biomedical or bioengineering industry. In the early part of their academic program, students are exposed to fundamentals of engineering and design in mechanical and electrical engineering before proceeding to core Bioengineering classes.   The core bioengineering curriculum provides training in the basics of engineering principles as it applies to fluid flow and mechanics of the body.  Additional training is provided in measuring physiological phenomena with biomedical instrumentation, acquiring and analyzing biological signals, controlling mechanisms of and for biological systems, interfacing living and non-living materials with biological tissues, and addressing FDA regulations. The department has developed a course sequence (Curriculum Checksheets, below) that allows graduation completion to occur within 4 years and ensures that all pre-requisites are sequentially addressed in the required order for the graduation path.  This degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Learn more about the J.B. Speed School of Engineering program accreditation.

Available BE Courses:

For the full current listing of BE courses by semester, go to the catalog of courses and type "BE" in the 'Subject Area' field and click "Search".

A general list of BE courses (but not necessarily for the current semester.)

Speed School Undergraduate Bioengineering Degree Checksheets

2015-2016 BE Electives

B.S. in BE Program Educational Objectives:

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO's)

B.S. in BE Student Outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering Student Outcomes

Helpful External BE Site Links:

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

UofL's Local BMES Facebook Page

AIMBE