Bioengineering- Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Note: Changes in courses and curricular requirements are being developed as this Bulletin is going to press. For more information, contact the CPE department at the number below.

For information, contact the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering, 64 Engineering Building (513-529-0760).

Bioengineering is the integration of life sciences with engineering to develop solutions for healthcare related problems as well as to create new biology-inspired methodologies for computing, design, and engineering. The program uses a multi-disciplinary approach, deriving its strength from biology, chemistry, mathematics and various engineering disciplines as well as computational sciences. Together, these enable the graduate to analyze, design, synthesize, and test products and processes in a variety of bioengineering areas, such as medical equipment and instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, prosthetics and artificial biomaterials.

This program provides the student with a broad bioengineering education enhanced by liberal arts courses in life sciences, economics, humanities, social sciences, and global perspectives.

Within the bioengineering curriculum, students choose among concentrations including bioinformatics and computational biology, biomedical engineering, bioprocessing and pre-medical. A partial list of organizations that employ bioengineers includes medical device, equipment, sensor, and instrument manufacturers, hospitals, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, biofuel producers, food and agriculture related companies, and biotechnology industries.

Program requirements:

Core Requirements (46 hours):

BOT/MBI/ZOO 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (4) (MPF IVA)

CHM 141,144 College Chemistry and Lab (5) (MPF IVB LAB)

CHM 142,145 College Chemistry and Lab (5)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (MPF IIC)

ENG 313 Technical Writing (3)

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) (MPF V) or

MTH 153 Calculus I (4)

MTH 245 Differential Equations for Engineers (3)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4) or

MTH 249 Calculus II (5)

PHY 181,182 The Physical World and Lab (5) (MPF IVB LAB)

PHY 183, 184 The Physical World and Lab (5) (MPF IVB LAB)

STA 368 Introduction to Statistics (4)

Bioengineering and Engineering Science (45-46 hours)

EAS 101 Computing Engineering and Society (1)

EAS 102 Problem Solving and Design (3) or equivalent

ECE 205 Electric Circuit Analysis I (4)

MME 211 Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems (3)

MME 213 Computational Methods in Engineering (3)

MME 311 Dynamic Modeling of Mechanical Systems (3)

CPE/MME 314 Engineering Thermodynamics (3)

CPE/MME 341 Engineering Economics (3)

CPE 204 Materials and Energy Balance (3)

CPE 417 Biomedical Engineering (3)

CPE 418 Biological Transport Phenomena (4)

CPE 419 Biomaterials (3)

CPE 421 Bioethics (1)

CPE 422 Biological Systems and Controls (3)

CPE 471 Engineering Design I (1-2)

CPE 472 Engineering Design II (2)

Technical Electives (20-24 hours)

Choose one area of concentration:

Bioinformatics (25 hours)

BOT 255 Introduction to Biotechnology (3)

BOT/ZOO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BOT/ZOO 342 Genetics (3)

MBI 365 Molecular and Cell Biology (3)

CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4)

CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)

CSE 271 Object-Oriented Programming (3)

CSE 274 Data Abstraction and Data Structures (3)

CSE 470B Computational Genomics (3)

MTH 231 Elements of Discrete Mathematics (3)

Biomedical Engineering (30 hours)

BOT/ZOO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4)

ZOO 305 Human Physiology (4)

ECE/MME 303 Computer-Aided Experimentation (3)

ECE 306 Signals and Systems (3)

ECE 426 Biomedical Signal Analysis (3)

MME 312 Mechanics of Materials (3)

MME 360 Design of Medical Devices (3)

Select one from below:

CHM 332/432 Outlines of Biochemistry (4)

PHY 421 Molecular and Cellular Biophysics (4)

Bioprocessing (23 hours)

BOT 255 Introduction to Biotechnology (3)

BOT/ZOO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BOT/ZOO 342 Genetics (3)

MBI 365 Molecular and Cell Biology (3)

CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4)

CHM 332/432 Outlines of Biochemistry (4)

CHM 471 Biophysical Chemistry I (3)

CPE 415 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)

CPE 416 Biochemical Engineering (3)

Pre-medical (35 hours)

BOT/MBI/ZOO 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity (4)

CHM 241 Organic Chemistry (3)

CHM 244 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

CHM 242 Organic Chemistry (3)

CHM 245 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

CHM 332/432 Outlines of Biochemistry (4)

CPE 415 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)

MBI 201 General Microbiology I (4)

ZOO 305 Human Physiology (4)

Any one engineering senior level technical elective (3 hours):

Choose from above concentration areas

Select one from the following two courses:

BOT/ZOO 342 Genetics (3) or

MBI 365 Molecular and Cell Biology (3)

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