Bachelor of Science: Biomedical Engineering
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- use mathematics and biostatistical methods to solve problems;
- analyze fluid flow properties of thermal-fluid systems;
- design and implement biomedical engineering components;
- analyze biomedical systems and solve systems problems;
- investigate characteristics of biomaterials;
- use measurements to solve biomedical engineering problems.
High school students planning to apply to this degree program are strongly encouraged to take a college preparatory program that emphasizes mathematics, science and communication skills.
First-time college student applicants to the undergraduate program in civil engineering will be automatically admitted if they obtain:
- An ACT mathematics score of at least 25 and
- An ACT composite score of at least 24 and
- A 3.0 Core High School GPA.
First-time college student applicants who do not meet the above criteria but do meet UMKC general admission requirements will have their applications reviewed for admission. Applicants who are not admitted to this degree program but do meet UMKC general admission requirements may be admitted to University College.
Students without the prerequisite preparation must take the needed coursework before enrolling in courses required for the bachelor's degree. Students seeking re-admission must have been in good academic standing when last enrolled. Otherwise, re-admission requires a formal review by the undergraduate program committee.
Transfer applicants must have at least 24 credits of transferable college credit, an overall 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all coursework, which includes repeated coursework, attempted at previous institutions. Transfer applicants without a 2.0 or higher college GPA must submit a petition for admission.
The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a program in an engineering discipline that combines biological and chemical sciences with multiple fields of engineering, including mechanical and electrical.
An approved Machine Shop Safety course must be completed prior to using tools in university sponsored activities and facilities.
A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in all major required coursework.
All UMKC students must take HEIghten after completing 90 credit hours and before applying for graduation (http://www.umkc.edu/exitexams/).
|First Semester Experience Course (GEFSE)||3|
|ENGLISH 110||Introduction to Academic Prose||3|
|ENGLISH 225||English II: Intermediate Academic Prose||3|
|Oral Communication (choose one of the following):||3|
|Fundamentals of Effective Speaking and Listening|
|Introduction to Communication|
|Argumentation And Debate|
|Math Pathway (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|Critical Thinking in Arts & Humanities (GECRT-AH)||3|
|Critical Thinking in Natural & Physical Sciences (GECRT-SC; Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|Critical Thinking in Social & Behavioral Sciences (GECRT-SS)||3|
|Culture & Diversity Course (GECDV)||3|
|Civic & Urban Engagement Course (GECUE; Satisfied in program requirements below)|
Constitution Course Requirement
Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.”
Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process|
|U.S. History to 1877|
|U.S. History Since 1877|
|Honors American Government|
There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:
- Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
- Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
- Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
- Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
- Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.
|Precalculus (typically not required due to admission requirements)|
|MATH 266||Accelerated Calculus I||4|
|MATH 268||Accelerated Calculus II||3|
|MATH 250||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 345||Ordinary Differential Equations||3|
|BIOLOGY 304||Biostatistics 1||3|
|General Biology I|
and General Biology I Laboratory
|BIOLOGY 202||Cell Biology||3|
|BIOLOGY 316||Principles of Physiology||3|
|General Chemistry I|
and Experimental General Chemistry I
& CHEM 212LR
|General Chemistry II|
and Experimental General Chemistry II
|PHYSICS 240||Physics For Scientists and Engineers I||5|
|PHYSICS 250||Physics For Scientists and Engineers II||5|
|CIV-ENGR 275||Engineering Statics (Satisfies GECRT-SC)||3|
|E&C-ENGR 216||Engineering Computation||4|
& E&C-ENGR 277
|Circuit Theory I|
and Circuit Theory I Lab
& E&C-ENGR 381
|Signals and Systems|
and Signals and Systems Lab
|MEC-ENGR 285||Engineering Dynamics||3|
|MEC-ENGR 299||Engineering Thermodynamics||3|
|MEC-ENGR 406||Introduction to Biomaterials||3|
|MEC-ENGR 411||Introduction to Biomechanics||3|
|MEC-ENGR 492||Mechanical Design Synthesis I (Satisfies GECUE)||3|
|Biomedical Engineering Coursework|
|BMD-ENGR 115||Introduction to Biomedical Engineering||1|
|BMD-ENGR 215||3D Modeling and Printing||1|
|BMD-ENGR 315||Biomedical Instrumentation||3|
|BMD-ENGR 325||Biomedical Systems Physiology||3|
|BMD-ENGR 335||Biomedical Transport Phenomena||3|
|BMD-ENGR 415||Bioelectromagnetics and Bioelectricity||3|
|BMD-ENGR 495WI||Biomedical Capstone Design||3|
|Biomedical Electives 1,2||9|
|Introductory Anatomy 3|
|From Bench to Bedside: Translational Research|
|Organic Chemistry I 3|
|Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis|
|Strength Of Materials|
|Legal Topics for Engineers|
|Electronic Circuits 3|
|Semiconductors and Devices 3|
|Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering (Nano-electromagnetics & Plasmonics)|
|Neural and Adaptive Systems 3|
|Introduction to Computer Vision|
|Digital Signal Processing|
|Digital Image Processing|
|Advanced Dynamics and Modeling 3|
|Experimental Biomechanics of Human Motion|
|Biomedical Device Design|
|Mechatronic System Design 3|
NOTE: at least 1 course must be an engineering elective & only 1 elective course can be below the 300 level
Students may petition to include any upper level course in Biology, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
If selected as an elective, course pre or co-requisites may add hours to program completion.
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Total Credit Hours: 127