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Bioengineering (BIO E) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2001
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Bioengineering - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Engineering (BIO E)

PROFESSOR HERBERT H. LIPOWSKY, Head of the Department of Bioengineering

Bioengineering is the application of engineering principles to biology and medicine. Graduates of the major assume positions in the healthcare industry, pursue further studies of the biomedical and engineering sciences in graduate school or enter medical school. Industrial employment in design, production, product research and development, technical service and sales are available at the entry level for B. S. graduates. The unique combination of life science and engineering prepare graduates to assume a leadership role in the development of medical devices and technology. The Bioengineering B.S. requires the student to select an Option, in which engineering science courses are focused.

For the B.S. degree in Bioengineering, a minimum of 131 credits is required.

Students in residence at the Penn State campuses may satisfy the course requirements for semesters 1-3. They should then transfer to University Park to begin studies in their major beginning with semester 4.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of the Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 107-109 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 82 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (72 credits)
BIOL 141 GN(3)[1], BIOL 142(1), ED&G 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), CHEM 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOE 201(3)[1], BIOE 301(3)[1], BIOE 302(1) (Sem: 3-4)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3), E MCH 210 (5) (Sem: 3-4)
MATH 220(2), MATH 231(2), MATH 251(4)[1], PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
BIOE 303(3)[1], BIOE 401(3)[1], BIOE 402(3)[1], BIOE 403(1) (Sem: 5-6)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOE 440(1), BIOE 450W(3), BIOE 490(1) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits of BIOE courses (Sem: 7-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 25-27 credits

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OPTION: (25 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (25 credits)
CHEM 038(3) (Sem: 3-4)
CHEM 036(2), CHEM 039(3), BIOE 313(3), BIOE 413(3), B M B 401(2), M E 030(3) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOE 423(3), CHEM 451(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING OPTION: (27 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
E E 210(4) (Sem: 3-4)
CSE 271(3), CSE 275(1), E E 310(4), M E 030(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits of electrical engineering from department list (Sem: 5-6)
Select 9 credits of electrical engineering from department list (Sem: 7-8)

MATERIALS SCIENCE OPTION: (26 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (26 credits)
PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
MATSE 201(3), MATSE 401(3), MATSE 402(3), MATSE 443(3), CHEM 038(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MATSE 403(3), MATSE 404(3), MATSE 430(3) (Sem: 7-8)

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING OPTION: (27 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
E MCH 012(3) (Sem: 3-4)
M E 030(3), M E 050(3), I E 327(3) (Sem: 5-6)
M E 440(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from department list (Sem: 5-6)
Select 9 credits from department list (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-04-104

Review Date: 1/15/02

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