Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

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Advising

Due to the structure of additional major, navigating through the Biomedical Engineering requirements is different from that for other majors. Biomedical Engineering advisors are dedicated to helping students plan their academics. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain communications with advisors in both Biomedical Engineering and in the traditional engineering department.

Students should start considering track choices as early as the end of the freshman year, and make a decision during the course pre-registration period in the Spring of the sophomore year. Biomedical Engineering uses a two-stage advising system, with different advisors assigned before and after the beginning of the junior year. In addition, advices may be sought through either group sessions or individual meetings. Group sessions are held each semster prior to course registration. Students are then encouraged to meet with the advisor individually to address any unanswered questions.

An important planning tool that works in conjunction with advising is the Course Planning Worksheet, which allows students to monitor their own progress and makes the meeting with advisor more productive. Students should fill out this Planning Worksheet as much as possible prior to meeting with the advisor.

Spring 2017 Sessions:

Each student should attend the general advising session at least once while pursuing the additional major, preferably soon after declaring the BME major.

Monday, 4/10/17 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Thursday, 4/13/17 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

All sessions held in Scott Hall 4N200 (large conference room)

Track Declaration and Advisor Assignment Page

Career Development

BME Career Development Page

CMU Career and Professional Development Center

Due to the structure of additional major, navigating through the Biomedical Engineering requirements is different from that for other majors.
Biomedical Engineering uses a two-stage advising system. Different advisors are assigned before and after the declaration of tracks. Advisors hold group sessions and meet individually with students.
The advisor can turn into an advocate, to help with career planning and write recommendations.
Students should start considering track choices as early as the end of the freshman year.
The Course Planning Worksheet allows students to monitor their own progress and make the meeting with advisor more productive.