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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2009
End Date: Spring Semester 2010

Bioengineering - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Engineering (BIO E)

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

The Bioengineering curriculum emphasizes the continuous integration of classical and modern engineering principles with the life sciences and health care. Bioengineers apply these skills to innovation in the health care industry, basic biological sciences, and the underpinning of medical practice.

Consistent with the mission of Penn State University and the College of Engineering, the Penn State Bachelor of Science program in Bioengineering aims to create world-class engineers who will, after graduation, contribute to social and economic development through the application of engineering to the solution of problems in medicine and biology.

Specific program objectives are that three to five years after graduation, graduates will be:

  • employed in industry positions which include, but are not limited to, research and development, manufacturing, quality assurance and sales and marketing, or,
  • enrolled in graduate school, continuing education, or other professional development programs related to biomedical sciences and engineering, or,
  • enrolled in medical school, dental school, or other health-related professional training programs.

For the B.S. degree in Bioengineering, a minimum of 132 credits is required. The baccalaureate program in Bioengineering at University Park is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410-347-7700; or www.abet.org.

 Students in residence at the Commonwealth 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
(27 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: 114-115 credits
(This includes 27 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 94 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (75 credits)
BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 142(1), EDSGN 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 110 GN(3)[1], CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], PHYS 211 GN(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
BIOE 201(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
CMPSC 201 GQ(3), E MCH 210(5) (Sem: 3-4)
MATH 230(4), MATH 251(4)[1], PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
BIOE 301(3)[1], BIOE 302(1), BIOE 303(3)[1], BIOE 313(3)[1], BIOE 401(3)[1], BIOE 402(3)[1], BIOE 403(1), BIOE 404(1) (Sem: 5-6)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOE 440(1), BIOE 450W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100A GWS(3) or CAS 100B GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 6 credits of BIOE courses (Sem: 7-8)
Select 3 credits of Science or Engineering Elective courses (Sem: 7-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 20-21 credits

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OPTION: (20 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
BIOE 409(3), BIOE 413(3) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOE 423(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (11 credits)
CHEM 202(3) or CHEM 210(3) (Sem: 6-8)
Select 8 credits from the following list. At least 3 credits in additional courses must be from the College of Engineering:
B E 468(3), B M B 401(3), B M B 402(3), B M B 437(2), BIOE 419(3), BIOE 443(3), BIOE 444 IL(3), CH E 340(3), CH E 438(3); CHEM 203(3), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2), E SC 483(3), E SC 484(3), or other BIOE 400 and 500 level courses by petition. (Sem: 6-8)

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (11 credits)
E E 210(4) (Sem: 3-4)
E E 310(4) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOE 406(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
E E 330(4), or CMPEN 271(3) and CMPEN 275(1) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from Electrical Engineering Option department list (Sem: 7-8)

MATERIALS SCIENCE OPTION: (20 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (20 credits)
CHEM 210(3), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
MATSE 201(3), MATSE 443(3) (Sem: 5-6)
MATSE 403(3), MATSE 404 IL(3), MATSE 430(3) (Sem: 7-8)

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING OPTION: (20 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (11 credits)
E MCH 212(3), E MCH 315(2), E MCH 316(1), MATH 220 GQ(2) (Sem: 3-4)
BIOE 409(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
M E 360(3) or M E 370(3), MATSE 403(3) or MATSE 404 IL(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from Mechanical Engineering Option department list (Sem: 6-8)

[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: Summer Session 2008

Blue Sheet Item #: 36-06-067

Review Date: 4/15/08

UCA Revision #1: 8/2/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/26/07

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