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Bioengineering (BBE)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

Major: BE

Degree: BBE

Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)

Department: Bioengineering

Students specializing in Bioengineering will complete a program consisting of two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals
and a further period of study in the Department of Bioengineering – nine semesters in Departmental Studies to complete the
Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a fifth year in Graduate Studies for the Master of Engineering degree. This
curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the
Master of Engineering degree. The Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering programs are both accredited by the
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Engineering Fundamentals1

Courses Hours

Speed School Core

ENGR 100, 1012 , 102 10

ENGL2,3 101, 102 6

CHEM 2012 3

PHYS 2982 4

BE Core

CHEM 202, 2072, 208, 209 6

ENGR 150 2

Total 31

Departmental Studies
Courses Hours

Engineering Fundamentals

ENGR 201, 205, 307, 330 10

Department4

BE 101, 288, 289, 310, 340, 354, 360, 389, 420, 423, 430, 450, 489, 491, 497 37

BE Electives5 9

Speed/University

BIOL 240, 329 6

CEE 205 3

CHEM 341, 343 5

ECE 252 3

IE 360 3

ME 206, 251 6

PHYS 295, 299 5

General Education

Arts/CD/HUM/SBS Electives2 12

COMM2 111 or 112 or 115 3

HIST2 101 or 102 or 105 or 106 3

Total 105

Total Hours
Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering 1366

1
Acceptance into a Department requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours in
Engineering Fundamentals. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university (university GPA ≥ 2.0).
2
This course is a General Education requirement for the program; see http://www.louisville.edu/provost/GER/ for the listing, by
academic year, of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements.
3
Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals
requirements for Written Communication. However, an additional 3-hr Writing (WR) course or honors Written Communication (WC)
course is needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements. A current list of acceptable WR and WC courses is at
http://louisville.edu/speed/academics/advising/ENGL105.html.
4
A student is allowed to accumulate no more than two D+ or lower grades in BE prefixed courses (including BE approved elective
courses) to graduate with a baccalaureate degree. If a student accumulates any D+ or lower grade, it is strongly recommended that the
course be repeated to earn a better grade before proceeding to the next course in the sequence. If a student accumulates a third D+ or
lower grade, the student is required to repeat the course to earn a better grade.
5
The three BE Electives must be chosen from the following approved list:
BE 452, 453, 460, 480; CECS 440; IE 430; ME 422
6
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must be in Good Standing (university GPA ≥ 2.00) and must attain a grade point average
of at least 2.00 for all courses used to satisfy degree requirements.