Bioengineering, BSBioE/MS

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Major GPA Requirements

Minimum 2.000 required in Undergraduate BIOE courses

3.400 GPA required to enter the program

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Mathematics/Science Requirement

Complete 37 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below.

Required Mathematics/Science
BIOL 1115
and BIOL 1116
General Biology 1 for Engineers
and Lab for BIOL 1115
5
CHEM 1151
and CHEM 1153
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
4
CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
and CHEM 2319
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
5
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
GE 2361Mathematical Methods for Engineers4
PHYS 1171
and PHYS 1172
and PHYS 1173
Physics 1 for Bioscience and Bioengineering
and Lab for PHYS 1171
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1171
5
PHYS 1175
and PHYS 1176
and PHYS 1177
Physics 2 for Bioscience and Bioengineering
and Lab for PHYS 1175
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1175
5
Supplemental Credit
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Bioengineering Core Requirements

Complete 38 semester hours in bioengineering core requirements as indicated below.

Required Courses
BIOE 2355Quantitative Physiology for Bioengineers4
BIOE 2365
and BIOE 2366
Bioengineering Measurement, Experimentation, and Statistics
and Lab for BIOE 2365
5
BIOE 2350Biomechanics4
BIOE 3380Biomolecular Dynamics and Control4
BIOE 3310Transport and Fluids for Bioengineers4
BIOE 3210Bioelectricity4
Bioengineering Capstone
BIOE 4790Capstone Design 14
BIOE 47924
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the bioengineering core requirements:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the bioengineering core requirements:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Concentration

One undergraduate-level course and four graduate-level courses should be taken in one of the following four concentrations for a total of 20 semester hours. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

  • Bioimaging and Signal Processing
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Devices

Professional Development

GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
BIOE 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
BIOE 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses
The remaining credit from each of the following courses will apply to the professional development area:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Additional NUpath Courses

Writing
A grade of C or higher is required:
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
NUpath Requirements through General Electives
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI) and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with General Electives.

Required General Elective

Complete six academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.24

Graduate Courses taken toward the PlusOne program

BIOE 50001
BIOE 7390Seminar0
Complete four courses that will count toward the MS in Bioengineering in consultation with your advisor.16

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward That Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.


Concentration in Bioimaging and Signal Processing

Required Courses
BIOE 5320Advanced Biomedical Measurements and Instrumentation4
BIOE 5235Biomedical Imaging4
Elective Courses
Complete three of the following:12
Special Topics in Bioengineering
Research
Directed Study
Biological Imaging
Fundamentals of Linear Systems
Noise and Stochastic Processes
Biomedical Electronics
Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
Biomedical Optics
Biomedical Signal Processing

Concentration in Cell and Tissue Engineering

Required Courses
BIOE 5410Molecular Bioengineering4
BIOE 5420Cellular Engineering4
Elective Courses
Complete three of the following:12-15
Special Topics in Bioengineering
Research
Directed Study
Principles and Applications of Tissue Engineering
Biomaterials
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
BIOL 2323
and BIOL 2324

and
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
Biochemical Engineering
Biotechnology
Solid Mechanics of Cells and Tissues

Concentration in Biomechanics

Required Courses
ME 5665Musculoskeletal Biomechanics4
BIOE 5630Physiological Fluid Mechanics4
Elective Courses
Complete three of the following:12
Special Topics in Bioengineering
Research
Directed Study
Biomaterials
Engineering Mechanics and Design
Mechanics of Materials
Solid Mechanics of Cells and Tissues
System Analysis and Control

Concentration in Biomedical Devices

Required Courses
BIOE 5810Design of Biomedical Instrumentation4
BIOE 5820Biomaterials4
Elective Courses
Complete three of the following:12-13
BIOE 2200
Special Topics in Bioengineering
Research
Directed Study
Design of Implants
Drug Delivery: Engineering Analysis
Biomedical Signal Processing
Introduction to Material Science
and Lab for ME 2340
System Analysis and Control

Program Requirement

153 total semester hours required

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CHEM 11514General elective4VacationVacation
CHEM 11530GE 1502 (ER)4  
GE 10001MATH 1342 (FQ)4  
GE 15014PHYS 1171 (ND)3  
MATH 1341 (FQ)4PHYS 1172 (AD)1  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4PHYS 11731  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOE 2365 (AD)4BIOE 20001VacationCo-op
BIOE 23661BIOE 23504  
BIOL 1115 (ND)4BIOE 23554  
BIOL 11161CHEM 23114  
GE 23614CHEM 23121  
PHYS 1175 (ND)3CHEM 23190  
PHYS 1176 (AD)1General elective4  
PHYS 11771   
 19 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opBIOE 32104BIOE 33104Co-op
 BIOE 33804General Elective 4 
 BioE Elective4  
 ENGW 3302 (WD)4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opBIOE 30001BIOE 4790 (EI, CE)4Vacation
 Graduate Elective4General Elective 4 
 Graduate Elective 4  
 Graduate Elective4  
 General Elective4  
 BIOE 50001  
 BIOE 73900  
 0 18 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Graduate Elective 4BIOE 47924  
Graduate Elective 4Graduate Elective 4  
Graduate Elective 4Graduate Elective 4  
General Elective 4General Elective 4  
BIOE 73900BIOE 73900  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 153

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4VacationVacation
CHEM 11514PHYS 1171 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1172 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11731  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOE 20001Co-opCo-opVacation
BIOE 2365 (AD)4   
BIOE 23661   
BIOL 1115 (ND)4   
BIOL 11161   
GE 23614   
PHYS 1175 (ND)3   
PHYS 1176 (AD)1   
PHYS 11771   
 20 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOE 23504Co-opCo-opBIOE 33104
BIOE 23554  General Elective 4
CHEM 23114   
CHEM 23121   
CHEM 23190   
General elective4   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOE 30001Graduate Elective 4VacationBIOE 4790 (EI, CE)4
BIOE 32104Graduate Elective 4 General Elective4
BIOE 33804Graduate Elective4  
BioE Elective4General Elective 4  
ENGW 3302 (WD)4BIOE 50001  
BIOE 73900BIOE 73900  
 17 17 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
BIOE 47924Graduate Elective4  
Graduate Elective4Graduate Elective 4  
Graduate Elective4Graduate Elective 4  
General Elective 4General Elective4  
BIOE 73900BIOE 73900  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 153