BS Biomedical Engineering (BME) 5-Year Curriculum Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

  • MATH 30 Calculus I (P) - 3
  • COMM 20 Oral Communication - 3
  • ENGL 1A Composition (P) - 3
  • ENGR 10 Introduction to Engineering - 3

Semester Total - 12

Spring Semester

  • MATH 31 Calculus II - 4
  • CHEM 1A General Chemistry - 5
  • ENGL 1B Composition - 3

Semester Total - 12

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • MATH 32 Calculus III - 3
  • CHEM 1B General Chemistry (P) - 5
  • PHYS 50 Mechanics - 4

Semester Total - 12

Spring Semester

  • MATH 133A Ordinary Differential Equations - 3
  • BIOL 1A Foundations of Biodiversity - 5
  • PHYS 51 Electricity/Magnetism - 4

Semester Total - 12

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 112A Organic Chemistry - 3
  • MATE 25 Intro to Material Engineering - 3
  • BIOL 1B Foundations of Cellular and Systems Biology - 5

Semester Total - 11

Spring Semester

  • CHEM 113A Organic Chemistry Laboratory - 2
  • EE 98 Circuit Analysis - 3
  • ENGR 100W Engineering Reports - 3
  • ME 20 Design and Graphics - 2
  • CE 99 Statics - 2

Semester Total - 12

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 112B Organic Chemistry - 3
  • AMS 1A American Civilization - 6
  • BME 115 Foundations of BME - 4

Semester Total - 13

Spring Semester

  • BME 177 Physiology for Engineers - 3
  • BME 117 Biotransport Phenomena - 3
  • AMS 1B American Civilization - 6
  • BME 174 Biomedical Regulatory Requirements - 3

Semester Total - 15

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

  • BME 198A Senior Project I - 2
  • ENGR 195A Global/Social Issues - 1
  • Elective - 3
  • Elective - 3
  • CHE 162 Engineering Statistics and Analysis - 3

Semester Total - 12

Spring Semester

  • BME 198B Senior Project II - 2
  • ENGR195B Global/Social Issues - 1
  • Elective - 3
  • BME 173 Clinical Trials in Bioengineering - 3

Semester Total - 9

Total - 120

Footnotes

  1. Lower Division Core (LD core): Math 30*, Math 31*, Math 32*, Phys 50*, Phys 51, Chem 1A*, Chem 1B*, Biol 1A*, Biol 1B*, Engr 10*, ME 20*, CE 99, MatE 25, and EE 98. Those with an astrerisk (*) must be completed with a GPA of >2.0 & no individual course grade < C- before enrolling in Junior Core Classes. The entire Lower Division Core, must be completed, also with a GPA of > 2.0 & no individual course grade < than C- before enrolling in Senior Core classes. Co-enrollment of EE 98 with BME 198A is permitted.
  2. Junior Core: Math 133A*, BME 115*, BME 117*, BME 177*, Engr 100W*, Chem 112A. Those with an asterisk (*) must be completed with a GPA > 2.0 and no individual course grade < C- before enrolling in Senior core classes.
  3. Senior Core: ChE 162, Chem 112B, BME 173, BME 174, BME 198A, and BME 198B. The entire Senior Core must be completed with a GPA > 2.0 and no individual course grade < C-.

For more information on these courses view the BS - Biomedical Engineering page in the SJSU Catalog.