BCME Required Transition Courses



Biomedical Engineering (BME) Required Transition Courses


Depending on the student’s background, one or more of the Transition Courses listed below may be required.  These courses must appear in the student’s college transcripts in order for them to be waived.


The transition courses are:
 

Catalog Number   

Course Title

Units

BME 115

 Foundations of Biomedical Engineering                                

 4 

CE 95

 Theory and Application of Statics

3

CE 112

 Mechanics of Materials

3

MatE 25

 Introduction to Materials Engineering

3

EE 98

 Circuit Analysis

3

Biol 65

 Human Anatomy

4

MatE 133A  Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Chem 1A  General Chemistry 5
Chem 1B  General Chemistry 5
Phys 50  General Physics/Mechanics (calculus-based) 4
Phys 51  General Physics/Electricity & Magnetism (calculus-based) 4
ChE 162  Engineering Statistics & Analysis 3
     




Chemical Engineering (ChE) Required Transition Courses


Transition courses for ChE majors are required of all students without an undergraduate Chemical Engineering degree. A student does not need to take a transition course if they can show that they had a similar course as part of their undergraduate degree. Transition courses do not count towards the 30 units of your MS degree.

    

The transition courses are:

 

 Catalog Number 

 Course Title

 Units 

ChE 115 (Fall)

 Industrial Chemical Calculations                                          

  3  

ChE 190 (Fall)  Introduction to Transport Phenomena 3
ChE 151 (Spring)  Process Engineering Thermodynamics 4
ChE 160A (Spring)   Unit Operations I 4
ChE 158 (Fall)  Kinetics and Reactor Design 3
ChE 160B (Fall )
 Unit Operations II 4
   
  • Students without a BS in Chemical Engineering need to have a BS in a related engineering or science discipline with at least one college level course each in calculus, differential equations, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics (mechanics).
 
  • Students must earn a C or better in each transition course and achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better in all their transition courses or will be disqualified from the ChE MS Program.
 
  • Graduate level courses can be taken at the same time as transition courses as long as the pre-requisite transition courses have been satisfactorily completed.
     
  • Incoming students with a BS Chemistry Degree and a GPA of 3.0 or above in their Chemistry courses can waive the ChE 115 requirement.




Materials Engineering (MatE) Required Transition Courses


Transition courses for MatE majors are required of all students without an undergraduate Materials Engineering degree. A student does not need to take a transition course if they can show that they had a similar course as part of their undergraduate degree. Transition courses do not count towards the 30 units of your MS degree.

Students without a BS in Materials Engineering need to have a BS in a related engineering or science discipline with at least one college level course each in calculus, differential equations, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics (mechanics)



The transition courses are:
 

 Catalog Number 

 Course Title

 Units 

MatE 25

 Introduction to Materials

  3  

MatE 115  Structure & Properties of Solids 3
MatE 152  Solid State Kinetics 3
MatE 195  Mechanical Behavior of Materials                                          3
 
  • You must get a C or better in every transition course and a GPA of 3.0 or better in all the transition courses.
 
  • Graduate level courses can be taken at the same time as some transition courses as long as the pre-requisite transition courses are met.