The undergraduate bioengineering option provides a foundation for graduate studies and career paths that require the application of engineering principles to the design, analysis, construction, and manipulation of biological systems, and in the discovery and application of new engineering principles inspired by the properties of biological systems. By graduation, students are expected to have learned basic laboratory and engineering methods used in a broad range of bioengineering sub-disciplines.
Students will also have learned quantitative and analytic skills vital to experiments and system designs. Graduating students are expected to be able to critically evaluate and understand bioengineering literature, and be able to work in a team and communicate effectively. To accomplish these goals, students are expected to complete a series of required courses designed to introduce them to a representative range of bioengineering sub-disciplines, provide them with opportunities to work in teams through a number of project oriented courses. Students will receive instruction in scientific communications through Bi/BE 24. Undergraduate research is encouraged both during the academic year and through participation in summer research programs.
Students should present a plan for satisfying all degree requirements to their academic advisor by the end of the third term of the second year. Students with a grade-point average lower than 1.9 will not be allowed to continue in the option except with special permission from the option representative.
BE 98 (for a maximum of 12 units), BE/Bi 101, BE/Bi 103, BE 150, BE 153, BE 159, BE/EE/MedE 189b, BE/CS/CNS/Bi 191 b, Ae/BE 242, Bi/Ge 105, Bi/CNS 162, Bi/BE 177, Bi/Ge 180,Bi/BE 227, EE/BE/MedE 166, EE/BE/MedE 185, MedE/BE/Ae 243, Ph/APh/EE/BE/ 118 abc
EE 112, EE 113, EE/MedE 114 ab, APh/EE 9 ab, EE 45, EE 111, EE 151, Ph/APh/EE/BE/ 118 abc
ME 19 ab, ME 12 abc, ME 14, Ae/APh/CE/ME 101 abc, Ae/APh/CE/ME 102 abc, Ae/APh 104 abc
CS 21, Ch 24, Ch 41 bc, ChE/Ch 148, ChE/Ch 164, ChE/Ch 165