## BMEN: BS in Biomedical Engineering, Emphasis in Electrical Engineering

All BME degrees combine high-level coursework from mathematics, the sciences, engineering, and USC's general education program. The B.S. in Biomedical (Electrical) Engineering is an area of emphasis for students interested in the building of electronic biomedical devices. Your courses will begin with the BME core curriculum and then add a carefully selected course sequence that includes electrical engineering classes.

The sample 4-year schedules show the recommended sequence of courses for the BS in Biomedical Engineering, Emphasis on Electrical 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:

**Prerequisites and co requisites**

Many courses in the BMEN curriculum involve prerequisite and co requisite courses.**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.

Below you can find a sample four-year schedule for the BS BMEN degree, and a list of technical elective categories and courses.

*All information contained here is summarized from the USC Catalogue and is considered non-official. For all rules, regulations, procedures, and outlines, please see the current academic year USC catalogue.*

#### BMEN Program Course Plan Beginning Fall 2020

This course plan is for students who are following the program requirements established Fall 2020 or later. If you are following an earlier set of course requirements, please check with your advisor or consult the appropriate year's USC catalogue

A print-friendly version of this flowchart may be found in the Viterbi Undergraduate Handbook.

###### BS BMEN: First Year: Fall

BME 101 or GE: Intro to Biomedical Engineering or GE Category B - 4 units

MATH 125: Calculus I - 4 units

CHEM 105a: General Chemistry - 4 units

ENGR 102: Engineering Freshman Academy - 2 units (Elective)

WRIT 150: Writing and Critical Reasoning - 4 units

**Total Units - 18**

###### BS BMEN: First Year: Spring

CHEM 105bL: General Chemistry - 4 units

MATH 126: Calculus II - 4 units

GE: GE Category A - 4 units

BME 101 or GE: Intro to Biomedical Engineering or GE Category B - 4 units

**Total Units - ****16**

###### BS BMEN: Second Year: Fall

GE: GE Category C - 4 units

MATH 226: Calculus III - 4 units

PHYS 151L: Mechanics and Thermodynamics - 4 units

BME 202: Control & Communication in the Nervous System - 4 units

ITP 165: Introduction to C++ Programming - 2 units

**Total Units - ****18**

###### BS BMEN: Second Year: Spring

PHYS 152L: Electricity and Magnetism - 4 units

BME 210: Biomedical Computer Simulation Methods - 4 units

MATH 245: Mathematics of Physics & Engineering I - 4 units

EE 109L: Introduction to Embedded Systems - 4 units

**Total Units - ****16**

###### BS BMEN: Third Year: Fall

EE 202L: Linear Circuits - 4 units

EE 250: Distributed Systems for the Internet of Things - 4 units

BME 423: Statistical Methods - 4 units

Technical Elective - 2 units

WRIT 340: Communication for Engineers - 4 units

**Total Units - ****18**

###### BS BMEN: Third Year: Spring

BISC 220L: General Biology: Cell Biology and Physiology - 4 units

EE 338 or EE 354L: First Track Course - 4 units

Technical Elective - 4 units

GE: GE Category B - 4 units

**Total Units - **** 16**

###### BS BMEN: Fourth Year: Fall

BME 405L: Senior Projects: Measurement & Instrumentation or BME 403L: Physiological Systems - 4 units

BME 413: Bioengineering Signals & Systems - 4 units

BISC 320L: Molecular Biology - 4 units

GE: GE Category C - 4 units

Technical Elective - 2 units

**Total Units - ****18**

###### BS BMEN: Fourth Year: Spring

BME 403L: Physiological Systems or BME 405L: Senior Projects: Measurement & Instrumentation - 4 units

BME 415: Regulation of Medical Devices or BME 416L: Dev. and Reg. of Medical Devices - 2 units or 4 units

EE 348L or EE 454L: Second Track Course - 4 units

Technical Elective - 2 units (If needed)

CHEM 322aL: Organic Chemistry or a 400-level BME course - 4 units

**Total Units -**

**16**

#### BME Organic Chemistry Option

BS BMEN students may choose to take either CHEM 322aL or an additional four-units of 400-level BME courses.

#### BME 415 or BME 416L Option

BS BMEN students must take either BME 415 (2 units) or BME 416L (4 units). Students who take BME 405L in the fall will be expected to take BME 416L in the spring to have a full-year design experience.

Students who choose to take BME 415 will need to take two additional units of Technical Elective coursework.

#### BMEN Students choose an Analog Track or a Digital Track

**Analog Track**

Students who choose the Analog Track will take EE 338L and EE 348 as their two Track courses.

**Digital Track**

Students who choose the Digital Track will take EE 354L and EE 454L as their two Track courses.

#### BMEN Technical Electives Beginning Fall 2016

Depending on your catalogue year, three, four, six, eight, or ten units of technical electives are required

In addition to at least one 400-level BME course, you must take additional units of upper-division engineering coursework to reach the total Technical Elective unit requirement.

#### BMEN Program Schedule 2016-2019

###### BS BMEN: First Year: Fall

BME 101 or GE: Intro to Biomedical Engineering or GE Category B - 4 units

MATH 125: Calculus I - 4 units

CHEM 105a: General Chemistry - 4 units

ENGR 102: Engineering Freshman Academy - 2 units

WRIT 150: Writing and Critical Reasoning - 4 units

**Total Units - 18**

###### BS BMEN: First Year: Spring

CHEM 105bL: General Chemistry - 4 units

MATH 126: Calculus II - 4 units

GE: GE Category A - 4 units

BME 101 or GE: Intro to Biomedical Engineering or GE Category B - 4 units

ITP 165: Introduction to C++ Programming - 2 units

**Total Units - ****16**

###### BS BMEN: Second Year: Fall

GE: GE Category C - 4 units

MATH 226: Calculus III - 4 units

PHYS 151L: Mechanics and Thermodynamics - 4 units

BME 202: Control & Communication in the Nervous System - 4 units

**Total Units - ****15**

###### BS BMEN: Second Year: Spring

PHYS 152L: Electricity and Magnetism - 4 units

BME 210: Biomedical Computer Simulation Methods - 4 units

MATH 245: Mathematics of Physics & Engineering I - 4 units

EE 109L: Introduction to Embedded Systems - 4 units

**Total Units - ****16**

###### BS BMEN: Third Year: Fall

EE 202L: Linear Circuits - 4 units

EE 250: Distributed Systems for the Internet of Things - 4 units

BME 423: Statistical Methods - 4 units

BME 425: Introduction to Biomedical Imaging - 3 units

WRIT 340: Communication for Engineers - 3 units

**Total Units - ****18**

###### BS BMEN: Third Year: Spring

BISC 220L: General Biology: Cell Biology and Physiology - 4 units

EE 338 or EE 354L: First Track Course - 4 units

BME 416: Dev. and Reg. of Medical Devices - 3 units

Technical Elective - 3 units

GE: GE Category B - 4 units

**Total Units - **** 18**

###### BS BMEN: Fourth Year: Fall

BME 405L: Senior Projects: Measurement & Instrumentation - 4 units

BME 413: Bioengineering Signals & Systems - 4 units

BISC 320L: Molecular Biology - 4 units

GE: GE Category C - 4 units

**Total Units - ****16**

###### BS BMEN: Fourth Year: Spring

BME 403L: Physiological Systems - 4 units

EE 348L or EE 454L: Second Track Course - 4 units

Technical Elective - 3 units

CHEM 322aL: Organic Chemistry - 4 units

**Total Units -**

**15**

#### BMEN Students choose an Analog Track or a Digital Track

**Analog Track**

Students who choose the Analog Track will take EE 338L and EE 348 as their two Track courses.

**Digital Track**

Students who choose the Digital Track will take EE 354L and EE 454L as their two Track courses.

#### BMEN Technical Electives Beginning Fall 2016

**Depending on your catalogue year, three, four, or six units of technical electives are required**

Select one additional 400-level BME course. Possible courses are: BME 404, BME 406, BME 410, BME 430, BME 451, BME 452, BME 453, BME 459, or BME 490.

In addition to the 400-level BME class, you must take additional units of engineering coursework to reach the total Technical Elective unit requirement.

The remaining unit must be upper division engineering coursework.

Published on February 1st, 2017

Last updated on November 12th, 2021