Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of science or engineering may take a Minor in Biomedical Engineering. A Minor requires a minimum of 12 additional units of approved biomedical engineering courses, beyond those courses required for the student's Major. Students may also elect to take biomedical engineering courses as technical electives to fulfill their Major requirements.

To plan for a Minor in Biomedical Engineering students should visit the Biomedical Engineering Advisor, and complete a Minor Form

To take biomedical engineering courses as technical electives, as part of another Major, students should contact an academic advisor in their own department. Any student with appropriate prerequisites or consent of instructor is welcome to enroll in biomedical engineering courses.

Required Courses for the Minor in Biomedical Engineering:

BME 115 – Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (4 units)

BME 177 – Physiology for Engineers (3 units)

Select one (1) course from Group A and one (1) course from Group B

Group A courses (Biology-based)

Biol 21 - Human Biology (4 units)

Biol 23 - Molecular Biology for Computer Scientists (3 units)

Biol 65 - Human Anatomy (4 units)

Biol 109 - Human Neuroanatomy and Physiology (3 units)

Group B courses (Engineering-based)

BME 117 – Biotransport Phenomena (3 units)

BME 173 – Clinical Trials in Biomedical Engineering (3 units)

BME 174 – Regulatory, Design and Quality Requirements (3 units)

BME 272 – Medical Device Design and Principles (3 units)

BME 274 – Regulatory, Clinical and Manufacturing Aspects of Medical Devices (3 units)

MatE 175 – Biomaterials (3 units)

ChE 192 – Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (3 units)