Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering - Engineering Devices Concentration

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering.

Goals, Objectives & Integration

A concentration in Engineering Devices within the Bioengineering program provides students with the skills to apply engineering principles to design and develop instruments, implants, and imaging modalities. A range of courses include topics covering biomechanics, bioinstrumentation and bioimaging.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) Curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not General Education (GenEd) or elective credits. The writing intensive courses must be completed at Temple University and students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. The specific writing intensive courses required for this major are:

ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II

Department and Major Requirements

MATH 1041Calculus I4
or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
MATH 1042Calculus II4
or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
MATH 2043Calculus III4
or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
or MATH 3941 Honors Differential Equations I
BIOL 1012General Biology II4
CHEM 1031General Chemistry I3
or CHEM 1951 Honors General Chemical Science I
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics I
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
General Physics I
Honors General Physics I
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics II
Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
General Physics II
Honors General Physics II
Required General Education Courses
Select from one of the following:4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
IH 0851Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life3
or IH 0951 Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
IH 0852Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good3
or IH 0952 Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Human Behavior)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Race and Diversity)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Global/World Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (U.S. Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Arts)3
Required Bioengineering & Engineering Courses (Common for all Pathways)
BIOE 2001Frontiers in Bioengineering2
BIOE 2101Engineering Principles of Physiological Systems3
BIOE 3001Research Design and Methods in Bioengineering2
BIOE 3101BioE Lab #1 - Bioelectrical Engineering3
BIOE 3102BioE Lab #2 - Biomaterials3
BIOE 3201Biomedical Instrumentation2
BIOE 4101BioE Lab #3 - Biomechanics3
BIOE 4311The Entrepreneurial Bioengineer3
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 4174Senior Design Project I for Bioengineering2
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II
Required Bioengineering Electives
BIOE 2312Mechanics for Bioengineering I4
BIOE 3312Mechanics for Bioengineering II4
BIOE 3301Biomedical Signals and Systems3
Required Technical Electives (minimum 15 credits)
MATH 2101Linear Algebra3
or ENGR 2011 Engineering Analysis & Applications
CHEM 1032General Chemistry II3
or CHEM 1952 Honors General Chemical Science II
CHEM 1034General Chemistry Laboratory II1
or CHEM 1954 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II
Select from the following list:9
Biodesign - Needs and Ideation
Biodesign - Testing and Validation
Interactions of Biomaterials with Living Tissues
Cell Biology for Engineers
Cardiac Devices
Engineering Graphics
Mechanics of Fluids
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Principles of Electric Circuits
Principles of Electric Circuits Lab
Computing in MATLAB
Bioengineering Capstone Course
Select one of the following:3
Applied Biospectroscopy
Capstone Elective: Neuroengineering
Capstone Elective: Biomechanics
Free Electives
Free elective3
Total Credit Hours128

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering: Engineering Devices Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
CHEM 1031 or 1951General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1033 or 1953General Chemistry Laboratory I1
ENGR 1101 or 1901Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics I 
General Physics I 
BIOE 2001Frontiers in Bioengineering2
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
CHEM 1032 or 1952General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1034 or 1954General Chemistry Laboratory II1
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics II 
General Physics II 
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
Technical Elective 3
BIOE 3001Research Design and Methods in Bioengineering2
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOE 3201Biomedical Instrumentation2
BIOE 2101Engineering Principles of Physiological Systems3
BIOE 3102BioE Lab #2 - Biomaterials3
BIOE 2312Mechanics for Bioengineering I4
BIOL 1012General Biology II4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
BIOE 3101BioE Lab #1 - Bioelectrical Engineering3
Select one of the following:3
Engineering Analysis & Applications 
Linear Algebra 
BIOE 3312Mechanics for Bioengineering II4
Technical Elective3
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOE 3301Biomedical Signals and Systems3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
BIOE 4101BioE Lab #3 - Biomechanics3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
MATH 3041 or 3941Differential Equations I3
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ENGR 4174Senior Design Project I for Bioengineering2
BIOE 4311The Entrepreneurial Bioengineer3
Bioengineering Capstone - select one of the following:3
Applied Biospectroscopy 
Capstone Elective: Biomechanics 
Capstone Elective: Neuroengineering 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
Technical Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 128