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2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog 
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering, B.S.

Major Code: 7048 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the biomedical engineering program are that a few years after graduation, alumni can demonstrate they will (1) function in a technically competent manner to address challenges in biomedical engineering; (2) use their broad-based interdisciplinary education and effective communication skills to advance in their profession; (3) be prepared for successful advanced study in biomedical engineering or entry to graduate professional programs such as medicine, dentistry or business; and (4) be engaged in the design of biomedical products, processes and systems within the context of ethical, societal and environmental factors.

Admission Requirements

Science and engineering applicants should complete four years of mathematics, the minimum level including trigonometry, mathematics analysis, analytical geometry or precalculus. Science and engineering applicants are also expected to have taken four years of science, to include physics and chemistry. It is recommended that biomedical engineering majors take the most rigorous mathematics and science curriculum offered by their high school.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering must complete 134 credit hours of curriculum. Electives are selected in consultation with the faculty advisor to reflect the knowledge a student needs either for employment or graduate school.


Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering must complete the minimum course requirements as outlined in the following curriculum. For definitions of electives for engineering programs, see the Undergraduate Academic Overview  section.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year


Students choose technical and restricted elective relative to their area of interest. A list of approved electives is available from the department. Areas of interest may include: biomechanics; biomedical instrumentation, imaging, or computational or neural engineering; biomaterials; or tissue engineering. Only one 3000-level course may be used as a technical elective.

Students interested in or planning to attend medical school are recommended to use CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry 2 CHM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 BIO 4010 Biochemistry 1 PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology , and one Psychology elective in consultation with the premedical director for their Technical and Social Science electives.

Total Credits Required: 134