All BME degrees combine high-level coursework from mathematics, the sciences, engineering, and USC's general education program. The B.S. in Biomedical (Mechanical) Engineering is an area of emphasis for students interested in the mechanics of medical devices and biological systems. Your courses will begin with the BME core curriculum and then add a carefully selected course sequence that includes mechanical engineering classes.
The sample 4-year schedules show the recommended sequence of courses for the BS in Biomedical Engineering, Emphasis on Mechanical Engineering. The sequences listed ensure that all prerequisite and co requisite requirements are met and take into consideration the many courses which are only offered once a year, during either the spring or fall semester.
In many cases, it is not possible for students to follow the recommended schedule exactly. Factors such as an academic minor, AP or transfer credits, participation in sports, or the need for preparatory courses may necessitate taking courses in a different order. When a student deviates from the recommended course schedule, he/she should make an alternative four-year plan along with their academic advisor to ensure a timely graduation. It is important in the planning of an alternative schedule to consider the following:
1. Prerequisites and co requisites
Many courses in the BMEL curriculum involve prerequisite and co requisite courses.
2. Class Scheduling
Not all classes are offered every semester. The catalog provides information in the course description about what term classes are being offered, but please refer to the Schedule of Classes issued during the pre-registration period.