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Minor in Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering minor curriculum is comprised of three core courses and two or three electives. Students pursuing the minor may contact BME Associate Head for advices. Students interested in declaring Biomedical Engineering minor should contact either the Associate Department Head of Biomedical Engineering or the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

Minor Requirements (Classes of 2017 to 2019)

Minor Requirements (Class of 2020)

Minor Requirements (Classes of 2021 and Onward)

All students:

Six courses, 57 units minimum
03-121          Modern Biology
42-101          Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (co-req. or pre-req. 03-121)
42-202          Physiology (pre-req. 03-121 or permission of instructor)
42-xxx          BME Elective (>= 9 units), Any course offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering                           numbered 42-300 or higher and worth at least 9 units
xx–xxx          Elective I (>= 9 units)#
xx–xxx          Elective II (>= 9 units)+

Some Special Topics, newly offered or intermittently offered 42-xxx may be acceptable as electives. Students should consult with their advisors and petition the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses.

Notes:

# Elective I cannot be a required course in the student’s major. It may be:

1. Any required or additional track elective course selected from any of the four Biomedical Engineering tracks. See the online catalog for a listing of courses.
2. Any 42-xxx course with a 42-300 or higher number and worth at least 9 units.
3. 42-203 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (or the cross-listed version 03-206 for students in the Health Professions Program). The course has a limited capacity and priority is given to students who have declared the Additional Major in Biomedical Engineering.**
4. One semester of 42-200 Sophomore BME Research Project, 42-300 Junior BME Research Project, 42-400 Senior BME Research Project or 39-500 Honors Research Project. The project must be supervised by a core or courtesy Biomedical Engineering faculty member and for 9 or more units.

+ Elective II must be a Biomedical Engineering required or additional track elective.

** Priority for enrollment in 42-203 or 03-206 will be given to students who have declared the Additional Major in Biomedical Engineering. If sufficient room in the course remains after all majors have been accommodated in a given semester, students who have declared the Biomedical Engineering Designated Minor will be given the next priority for enrollment. If space still allows, other students will be enrolled.

Minor Requirements (Class of 2020)

College of Engineering Students:

Five courses, 48 units minimum
03-121          Modern Biology
42-101          Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (co-req. or pre-req. 03-121)
42-202          Physiology (pre-req. 03-121 or permission of instructor)
xx–xxx          Elective I#
xx–xxx          Elective II+

Non-Engineering students

Six courses, 60 units minimum
03-121          Modern Biology
42-101          Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (co-req. or pre-req. 03-121)
42-202          Physiology (pre-req. 03-121 or permission of instructor)
xx–xxx          Elective I# (>= 9 units)
xx–xxx          Elective II+ (>= 9 units
xx–xxx          A second Introductory Engineering Course* or
                    Any 42-xxx Course Numbered 42-3xx or Higher and worth at Least 9 Unitss

Some Special Topics, newly offered or intermittently offered 42-xxx may be acceptable as electives.  Students should consult with their advisors and petition the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses.

Notes:

# Elective I cannot be a required course in the student’s major. It may be

1. Any required or additional elective course selected from any of the four Biomedical Engineering tracks. See the online catalog for a listing of courses.
2. Any 42-xxx course with a 42-300 or higher number and worth at least 9 units.
3. 42-203 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (or the cross-listed version 03-206 for students in the Health Professions Program). The course has a limited capacity and priority is given to students who have declared the Additional Major in Biomedical Engineering.
4. One semester of 42-200 Sophomore BME Research Project, 42-300 Junior BME Research Project, 42-400 Senior BME Research Project or 39-500 CIT Honors Research Project. The project must be supervised by a core or courtesy Biomedical Engineering faculty member and for 9 or more units.

+ Elective II must be a Biomedical Engineering required or additional track elective.

* Selected from 06-100 Introduction to Chemical Engineering, 12-100 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering, 18-100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering, 19-101 Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy, 27-100 Engineering the Materials of the Future, or 24-101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. Note that these courses may involve corequisites.

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Minor Requirements (Classes of 2017 to 2019)

College of Engineering Students:

Five courses, 48 units minimum
03-121          Modern Biology
42-101          Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (co-req. or pre-req. 03-121)
42-202          Physiology (pre-req. 03-121 or permission of instructor)
xx–xxx          Elective I#
xx–xxx          Elective II+

Non-Engineering students

Six courses, 60 units minimum
03-121          Modern Biology
42-101          Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (co-req. or pre-req. 03-121)
42-202          Physiology (pre-req. 03-121 or permission of instructor)
xx–xxx          Elective I#
xx–xxx          Elective II+
xx–xxx          A second Introductory Engineering Course* or
                    Any 42-xxx Course Numbered 42-3xx or Higher and worth at Least 9 Units

Some Special Topics, newly offered or intermittently offered 42-xxx may be acceptable as electives.  Students should consult with their advisors and petition the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses.

Notes:

# Elective I cannot be a required course in the student’s major. It may be

1. Any track gateway, restricted elective, or track elective course selected from any of the four Biomedical Engineering tracks. See the online catalog for a listing of courses.
2. Any 42-xxx course with a 42-300 or higher number and worth at least 9 units.
3. 42-203 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (or the cross-listed version 03-206 for students in the Health Professions Program). The course has a limited capacity and priority is given to students who have declared the Additional Major in Biomedical Engineering.
4. One semester of 42-200 Sophomore BME Research Project, 42-300 Junior BME Research Project, 42-400 Senior BME Research Project or 39-500 CIT Honors Research Project. The project must be supervised by a core or courtesy Biomedical Engineering faculty member and for 9 or more units.

+ Elective II must be a Biomedical Engineering track gateway, track elective, or restricted Elective course that is offered by one of the Engineering Departments (06-xxx, 12-xxx, 18-xxx, 19-xxx, 24-xxx, 27-xxx or 42-xxx). The only exception is that 03-232, the biotechnology-focused version of Biochemistry taught each Spring by the Department of Biological Sciences, is also acceptable. Organic Chemistry I 09-217 is a pre-requisite of 03-232.

* Selected from 06-100 Introduction to Chemical Engineering, 12-100 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering, 18-100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering, 19-101 Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy, 27-100 Engineering the Materials of the Future, or 24-101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. Note that these courses may involve corequisites.

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Revised 08/23/2017