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Academic Program Guide


Engineering (Biomedical)


College: Engineering
Degree: BS
Limited Access: No

Contact: Mr. Wright Finney
Address: 2525 Pottsdamer St., Suite A166, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone: (850) 410-6149
Email:


Description of Major
Biomedical Engineering is transitioning from a major within the BS degree in Chemical Engineering to a separate Bachelor of Science degree.

Biomedical engineering concerns the application of chemical and other engineering principles and practices to large scale living organisms, most specifically human beings. As one of the newest sub-disciplines of chemical engineering, the field is a rapidly evolving one involving chemical engineers, biochemists, physicians, and other health care professionals. Biomedical engineering research and development is carried out at universities, teaching hospitals, and private companies, and it focuses on conceiving new materials and products designed to improve or restore bodily form or function. Because of increasing interest in this field of study, the BS degree in Biomedical Engineering also provides an avenue for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, biotechnological patent law, or biomedical product sales and services. The motivation for creating three majors within the BS-BME degree is to allow students to build depth in one of three major areas within the field of biomedical engineering. The BS degree in Biomedical Engineering will welcome its inaugural class in Spring 2019.

> Three majors are offered as part of the BS degree in Biomedical Engineering:
Cell & Bioprocess Engineering, Biomaterials & Biopolymers Engineering, and Image & Signal Process Engineering

> Regardless of major, students take 24 credits of liberal studies, 43 credits of math and basic science, 42 credits of engineering science and core courses, and 22 credits of engineering design, elective, and laboratory courses.

> The BS in Biomedical Engineering program culminates in a yearlong capstone design experience where student teams apply their knowledge to a project designing a biotechnological product or process with realistic constraints. An additional design elective course focuses more on product development.

Consult an advisor for specific requirements for the three major options.

ABET
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) requires that all students graduating from an ABET-accredited program meet certain requirements. Completion of the A.A. degree will not meet these requirements. Prospective majors should select courses after consulting an advisor.

An accredited program must meet a strict set of program educational objectives and student outcomes required by ABET to ensure the highest standards of professional engineering education. The CBE Department will seek accreditation for this program in 2022 a year after the next normal ABET review cycle.


Prerequisite Coursework

Students must complete the following prerequisites required for admission in preparation for the upper division major. Students are encouraged to complete these in the freshman and sophomore years. All may also apply to other requirements.

The State of Florida has identified common program prerequisites for this university degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either
a) a state college or community college in Florida,
b) a state university in Florida, or
c) FSU or FAMU prior to being admitted to this program.

Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be formally admitted into the program until completion of these prerequisites.

The following lists the common program prerequisites, or their substitutions, necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program. This program will be operated using the existing common program prerequisites:

1. MAC X311, MAC X312, and MAC X313 or MAC X28l, MAC X282, and MAC X283
2. MAPX302
3. CHM X045/X045L, or CHM X045C, or CHS X440/X440L, or CHM X095/X095L
4. CHM X046/X046L, or CHM X046C, or CHM X096/X096L
5. PHY X048/X048L or PHY X048C, or PHY X043 and PHY X048L
6. PHY X049/X049L or PHY X049C, or PHY X044 and PHY X049L

*PHY X064L may substitute for PHYX048L and PHY X049L

Notes:
1. The Department will accept ECH 3301 Process Analysis and Design as a substitute course for MAP X302 or MAP X305.
2. The Department recommends (but does not require) that students take the following courses at a community college or a state college before transferring to this upper-division program:
• BSC X010 or BSC X044
• CHM 2210 or CHMX217
• CHM 2211
Completion of these courses may be satisfied as graduation requirements in the upper division portion of the major.

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of http://www.flvc.org .


Requirements
Requirements for Progression to the Upper-Division:
To be admitted, students must complete at least 52 hours of credit with an FSU GPA of a 2.00, including at least one-half of the required hours in the General Education program, including all of the Area I English and math. In addition, the following requirements must be met: a grade of "C minus" or better in MAC2311. Students must not be in violation of the pre-engineering program requirements.

Transfer Requirements:
Students wishing to transfer into the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering must meet the following criteria:

• Must earn a grade of "C minus" or better on the first attempt of the courses designated in the Pre-Engineering curriculum (Calculus I, Calculus II, General Chemistry I, Pre-Engineering Lab) at any institution attended. One repeated attempt out of all pre-engineering courses is permitted.

• Transfer students who have repeated one pre-engineering course must have already completed all pre-engineering courses (excluding Pre-Engineering Lab).

• Transfer students who will earn an AA or have more than 60 hours of transfer credit prior to enrollment at the College must have completed at least Calculus I. It is strongly preferred that AA transfer students have the majority of the pre-engineering courses completed before arriving (excluding Pre-Engineering Lab).

Major Program of Studies at FSU: (107 hours)
The prepared, motivated student with proper high school preparation can complete a Biomedical Engineering degree in four to five years by taking a course load averaging 15-18 hours each semester supplemented by taking courses during summer terms. Some students may require additional terms to complete the program. A student with superior training may gain advanced placement through programs for acceleration (credit by exam, high school dual-enrollment). Visit the current departmental curriculum guide: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/cbe/undergraduate/ .

Math/ Basic Science: (34 hours)
MAC 2311 (4) Calculus I
MAC 2312 (4) Calculus II
MAC 2313 (5) Calculus III
CHM 1045, 1045L (3,1) General Chemistry I and Lab
CHM 1046, 1046L (3,1) General Chemistry II and Lab
BSC 2010 (3) Biological Science I
PHY 2048C (5) General Physics A with Lab
PHY 2049C (5) General Physics B with Lab

Advanced Chemistry: (6 hours)
CHM 2210 (3) Organic Chemistry I and CHM 2211 (3) Organic Chemistry II
or
CHM 3217 (3) Survey of Organic Chemistry and BCH 3023 (3) Survey of Biochemistry

General Engineering: (Biomedical Engineering Majors 1 hour)
EGN 1004L (1) First Year Engineering Lab

Biomedical Engineering Core Courses: (50 hours)
BME 3009 (3) Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
BME 3100 (3) Biomaterials
BME 3101 (3) Biothermodynamics
BME 3266 (3) Biotransport Phenomena
BME 3854 (4) Biomedical Engineering Computations
BME 4211 (3) Biomechanics
BME 4323 (3) Biodynamics and Control
BME 4323L (1) Biodynamics and Control Lab
BME 4403C, 4404C (3, 3) Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology I & II
BME 4503 (3) Bioinstrumentation
BME 4503L (1) Bioinstrumentation Lab
BME 4604 (3) Biomedical Engineering Design I
BME 4615 (3) Biomedical Engineering Design II
ECH 3023 (3) Mass and Energy Balances I
ECH 3024 (4) Mass and Energy Balances II
ECH 3301 (4) Process Analysis and Design (required for non-transfer students and for transfer students not previously having taken MAP 2302)

Biomedical Engineering Elective Courses: (16 hours)
BME 4007 (3) Biomedical Engineering
BME 4082 (3) Biomedical Engineering Ethics
BME 4332 (3) Cellular and Tissue Engineering
BME 4332L (1) Cellular and Tissue Engineering Lab
BME 4XXX (3) Medical Imaging
BME 4XXX (1) Medical Imaging Lab
BME 4904r (1-3) Undergraduate Research Project
BME 4906r (1-3) Honors in Biomedical Engineering
BME 4937r (3) Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
BME 4937 (3) Elective – Neural Engineering
BME 4937 (3) Elective – NMR-MRI
BME 4937 (3) Elective – Prosthetics
BME 4937 (3) Elective – Cell Engineering
ECH 4504 (3) Kinetics and Reactor Design
ECH 4743 (3) Bioengineering
ECH 4823 (3) Polymer Science and Engineering

Computer Skills Competency: (0 hours beyond major)
BME 3854 (4) Chemical Engineering Computations meets this requirement for the major.

Oral Communication Competency: (0 hours beyond major)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly.

The required courses BME 4323 (3) Biodynamics and Control and BME 4323L (1) Biodynamics and Control Lab will meet the FSU Oral Communications Competency requirement.

Scholarship in Practice coursework: (0 hours beyond major)
The required courses of BME 4604 (3) Biomedical Engineering Design I and BME 4615 (3) Biomedical Engineering Design II meets this FSU graduation requirement.

Upper Division Writing: (0 hours beyond major)
The required courses BME 4323 (3) Biodynamics and Control and BME 4323L (1) Biodynamics and Control Lab will meet this FSU graduation requirement.

Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hrs. Required: 128
General Education: 21*
Major Coursework: 107*
Minor Coursework: 0
Computer Skills: 0 beyond other requirements
Oral Communication Competency: 0 beyond other requirements
Scholarship in Practice: 0 beyond other requirements
Upper Division Writing: 0 beyond other requirements
Electives: 0

*Note: Engineering students satisfy the natural science and the mathematics area requirements of General Education through coursework in the Engineering Core. Students not prepared to begin mathematics with Calculus I (MAC 2311) will need to take additional prerequisite hours in mathematics: MAC 1105, 1114, and/or 1140. All students should take the math placement test (ALEKS) to determine proper placement. " " placeholder="Requirements for the Program">

Pre-Engineering Program Requirements:
All students are placed in a Pre-Major Engineering code until all of the prerequisites have been completed. Students must earn a grade of "C minus" or better on the first attempt of the courses designated in our Pre-Engineering curriculum (Calculus I, Calculus II, General Chemistry I, Pre-Engineering Lab) at any institution attended. One repeated attempt out of all pre-engineering courses is permitted.

Requirements for Progression to the Upper-Division:
To be admitted, students must complete at least 52 hours of credit with an FSU GPA of a 2.00, including at least one-half of the required hours in the General Education program, including all of the Area I English and math. In addition, the following requirements must be met: a grade of "C minus" or better in MAC2311. Students must not be in violation of the pre-engineering program requirements.

Transfer Requirements:
Students wishing to transfer into the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering must meet the following criteria:

• Must earn a grade of "C minus" or better on the first attempt of the courses designated in the Pre-Engineering curriculum (Calculus I, Calculus II, General Chemistry I, Pre-Engineering Lab) at any institution attended. One repeated attempt out of all pre-engineering courses is permitted.

• Transfer students who have repeated one pre-engineering course must have already completed all pre-engineering courses (excluding Pre-Engineering Lab).

• Transfer students who will earn an AA or have more than 60 hours of transfer credit prior to enrollment at the College must have completed at least Calculus I. It is strongly preferred that AA transfer students have the majority of the pre-engineering courses completed before arriving (excluding Pre-Engineering Lab).

Major Program of Studies at FSU: (107 hours)
The prepared, motivated student with proper high school preparation can complete a Biomedical Engineering degree in four to five years by taking a course load averaging 15-18 hours each semester supplemented by taking courses during summer terms. Some students may require additional terms to complete the program. A student with superior training may gain advanced placement through programs for acceleration (credit by exam, high school dual-enrollment). Visit the current departmental curriculum guide: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/cbe/undergraduate/ .

Math/ Basic Science: (34 hours)
MAC 2311 (4) Calculus I
MAC 2312 (4) Calculus II
MAC 2313 (5) Calculus III
CHM 1045, 1045L (3,1) General Chemistry I and Lab
CHM 1046, 1046L (3,1) General Chemistry II and Lab
BSC 2010 (3) Biological Science I
PHY 2048C (5) General Physics A with Lab
PHY 2049C (5) General Physics B with Lab

Advanced Chemistry: (6 hours)
CHM 2210 (3) Organic Chemistry I and CHM 2211 (3) Organic Chemistry II
or
CHM 3217 (3) Survey of Organic Chemistry and BCH 3023 (3) Survey of Biochemistry

General Engineering: (Biomedical Engineering Majors 1 hour)
EGN 1004L (1) First Year Engineering Lab

Biomedical Engineering Core Courses: (50 hours)
BME 3009 (3) Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
BME 3100 (3) Biomaterials
BME 3101 (3) Biothermodynamics
BME 3266 (3) Biotransport Phenomena
BME 3854 (4) Biomedical Engineering Computations
BME 4211 (3) Biomechanics
BME 4323 (3) Biodynamics and Control
BME 4323L (1) Biodynamics and Control Lab
BME 4403C, 4404C (3, 3) Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology I & II
BME 4503 (3) Bioinstrumentation
BME 4503L (1) Bioinstrumentation Lab
BME 4604 (3) Biomedical Engineering Design I
BME 4615 (3) Biomedical Engineering Design II
ECH 3023 (3) Mass and Energy Balances I
ECH 3024 (4) Mass and Energy Balances II
ECH 3301 (4) Process Analysis and Design (required for non-transfer students and for transfer students not previously having taken MAP 2302)

Biomedical Engineering Elective Courses: (16 hours)
BME 4007 (3) Biomedical Engineering
BME 4082 (3) Biomedical Engineering Ethics
BME 4332 (3) Cellular and Tissue Engineering
BME 4332L (1) Cellular and Tissue Engineering Lab
BME 4XXX (3) Medical Imaging
BME 4XXX (1) Medical Imaging Lab
BME 4904r (1-3) Undergraduate Research Project
BME 4906r (1-3) Honors in Biomedical Engineering
BME 4937r (3) Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
BME 4937 (3) Elective – Neural Engineering
BME 4937 (3) Elective – NMR-MRI
BME 4937 (3) Elective – Prosthetics
BME 4937 (3) Elective – Cell Engineering
ECH 4504 (3) Kinetics and Reactor Design
ECH 4743 (3) Bioengineering
ECH 4823 (3) Polymer Science and Engineering

Computer Skills Competency: (0 hours beyond major)
BME 3854 (4) Chemical Engineering Computations meets this requirement for the major.

Oral Communication Competency: (0 hours beyond major)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly.

The required courses BME 4323 (3) Biodynamics and Control and BME 4323L (1) Biodynamics and Control Lab will meet the FSU Oral Communications Competency requirement.

Scholarship in Practice coursework: (0 hours beyond major)
The required courses of BME 4604 (3) Biomedical Engineering Design I and BME 4615 (3) Biomedical Engineering Design II meets this FSU graduation requirement.

Upper Division Writing: (0 hours beyond major)
The required courses BME 4323 (3) Biodynamics and Control and BME 4323L (1) Biodynamics and Control Lab will meet this FSU graduation requirement.

Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hrs. Required: 128
General Education: 21*
Major Coursework: 107*
Minor Coursework: 0
Computer Skills: 0 beyond other requirements
Oral Communication Competency: 0 beyond other requirements
Scholarship in Practice: 0 beyond other requirements
Upper Division Writing: 0 beyond other requirements
Electives: 0

*Note: Engineering students satisfy the natural science and the mathematics area requirements of General Education through coursework in the Engineering Core. Students not prepared to begin mathematics with Calculus I (MAC 2311) will need to take additional prerequisite hours in mathematics: MAC 1105, 1114, and/or 1140. All students should take the math placement test (ALEKS) to determine proper placement. "


Mapping

Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each Fall and Spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major at www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/.


Remarks

1. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, 30 of which must be taken at this University.
2. Half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University.
3. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.


Employment Information

Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Biomedical Engineer, Biochemical Engineer, Design Engineer, Food Engineer, Development Engineer, Polymer Engineer, Project Engineer, Process Engineer, Research Engineer, Materials Engineer.

Representative Employers: The work of the biomedical engineer is to analyze, develop, design, control, construct, and/or supervise biomedical and biotechnological processes and products in research and development, pilot-scale operations, and industrial production.

Industries include: Pharmaceuticals, Biotech companies, Genetic Engineering companies, Biopharmacological companies, Biological products (e.g., enzymes, vaccines, biochemicals, biofuels), and Advanced biomaterials.

Employment is also available in the technical service, process improvement, or environmental compliance sections of such industries.

Graduate education in biomedical engineering, medical school, dental school, business school, law school, and other science or engineering disciplines are viable alternatives for the more accomplished graduate. Research and development work or policy analysis at governmental agencies, and university/college teaching are other employment options.


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