Bioengineering (BBE)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

Major: BE

Degree: BBE

Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)

Department: Bioengineering

Students specializing in Bioengineering will complete the program outlined below: two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Bioengineering - ten semesters in Departmental Studies (for the Bachelor of Science degree) and professional fifth year in Graduate Studies (for the Master of Engineering degree). This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component and a masters-level research project, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree. The curriculum in this degree program is structured to require that students develop skills and competency in Bioengineering, by applying engineering and science principals to biomedical and life sciences.

 

Engineering Fundamentals

Courses Hours
Speed School Core
ENGR 1001 , 1011 2 , 1021 ,1501 12
ENGL 1011 2 3 , 1021 2 3 6
CHEM 2011 2 3
PHYS 2981 2 4
BE Core
CHEM 2021, 2071 2, 2081, 2091 6
Total 31

 

Departmental Studies

Courses Hours
Engineering Fundamentals
ENGR 201, 205, 307, 330  10
Department
BE 101, 288, 289, 310, 340, 354, 360, 389, 420, 423, 430, 450, 489, 491, 497 37
BE Electives XXX4, XXX4, XXX4 9
Speed/University
BIOL 240, 329 6
CEE 205 3
CHEM 341, 343 5
ECE 252 3
IE 360 3
ME 206, 251 6
PHYS 295, 299 5
General Education
Arts/CD/HUM/SBS Electives2 12
COMM 1112 or 1122 or 1152 3
HIST 1012 or 1022 or 1052 or 1062 3
Total  105
Total Hours
Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering    136

1 Acceptance into the Department of Bioengineering requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours taken during the first year in Engineering Fundamentals. The prescribed courses are footnoted in the listing above. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university. The only possible substitution to the list of courses totaling 31 hours above is noted in footnote 3.

2 General Education requirement for this program; see http://www.louisville.edu/provost/GER/ for the listing of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements, by academic year.

3 Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for Written Communication.  However, an additional course is needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements; ENGL 303 (Technical Writing) is recommended.

4 The BE Electives must be chosen from the following approved list: BE 452, 453, 460, or 480.

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