Bioengineering

The Bioengineering minor is an interdisciplinary program that prepares engineering and computer science students to pursue graduate study and professional careers serving a wide range of the medical arena in research and development. Candidates completing this minor will also satisfy course admissions requirements for the UCF Medical School and other medical schools in the US.

Admission Criteria

Minimum Admissions Criteria:
Admission to UCF majoring in Engineering or Computer Science
3.0 UCF GPA
Minimum grade of “B-” (2.75) or “B” (3.0) in any required courses already taken at time of application (grade requirement dependent upon catalog year)

Engineering Track

Credit Hour Requirements

Credit Hour Requirements (38 hrs)
Required Courses (32 hrs)

PHY 2048C  Physics for Engineers and Scientists – 4 hrs*
PHY 2049C  Physics for Engineers and Scientists II – 4 hrs*
BSC 2010C  Biology I – 4 hrs*
CHM 2045C  Chemistry Fundamentals I – 4 hrs*
CHM 2046  Chemistry Fundamentals Il – 3 hrs**
CHM 2046L  Chemistry Fundamentals Laboratory – 1 hrs**
CHM 2210  Organic Chemistry I – 3 hrs**
CHM 2211L  Organic Laboratory Techniques I – 2 hrs
CHM 2211  Organic Chemistry II – 3 hrs
EGN 4941  Externship – 1 hr

BCH 4053  Biochemistry I – 3 hrs or BSC 2011C  Biology II – 4 hrs

Restricted Electives (6 hour)

Engineering Specific List-
Choose one from the following

EMA 5584  Biomaterials – 3 hrs*
BME 5267  Biofluid Mechanics – 3 hrs*
EEE 5272  Biomedical Sensors – 3 hrs*
EES 4111C  Biological Process Control – 3 hrs*
EIN 5248C  Ergonomics – 3 hrs*
BME 3211  Engineering Biomechanics – 3 hrs*
BME 5268C  Applied and Computational Biofluids – 3 hrs*

 

General Science List-
Choose one from the following

CAP 5512  Evolutionary Computation – 3 hrs
BCH 4053  Biochemistry I – 3 hrs
BSC 3403C  Quantitative Biological Methods – 4 hrs
BSC 5418  Tissue Engineering – 3 hrs
MCB 3020C  General Microbiology – 5 hrs
PCB 3522  Molecular Biology I – 3 hrs
PCB 3703C  Human Physiology – 4 hrs
ZOO 3733C  Human Anatomy – 4 hrs
ZOO 3744  Neurobiology – 3 hrs
PCB 3063  Genetics – 3 hrs

* These courses are included in the degree requirements for the bachelors of science degree in engineering.
** In addition to the identified courses above, these courses are included in the degree requirements for the bachelors of science in environmental engineering.

Computer Science Track

Credit Hour Requirements

Credit Hour Requirements (38 hrs)
Required Courses (32 hrs)

PHY 2048C  Physics for Engineers and Scientists – 4 hrs
PHY 2049C  Physics for Engineers and Scientists II – 4 hrs
BSC 2010C  Biology I – 4 hrs
CHM 2045C  Chemistry Fundamentals I – 4 hrs
CHM 2046  Chemistry Fundamentals Il – 3 hrs
CHM 2046L  Chemistry Fundamentals Laboratory 1 hrs
CHM 2210  Organic Chemistry I – 3 hrs
CHM 2211L  Organic Laboratory Techniques I – 2 hrs
CHM 2211  Organic Chemistry II – 3 hrs
EGN 4941  Externship – 1 hr

BCH 4053  Biochemistry I – 3 hrs or BSC 2011C  Biology II – 4 hrs

Restricted Electives (6 hour)

Computer Science specific list –
Choose one from the following

CAP 5512  Evolutionary Computation – 3 hrs
COT 6417  Biological Sequence & Structure Analysis – 3 hrs

 

General Science List – Choose one from the following

CAP 5512  Evolutionary Computation – 3 hrs
BCH 4053  Biochemistry I – 3 hrs
BSC 3403C  Quantitative Biological Methods – 4 hrs
BSC 5418  Tissue Engineering – 3 hrs
MCB 3020C  General Microbiology – 5 hrs
PCB 3522  Molecular Biology I – 3 hrs
PCB 3703C  Human Physiology – 4 hrs
ZOO 3733C  Human Anatomy – 4 hrs
ZOO 3744  Neurobiology – 3 hrs
PCB 3063  Genetics – 3 hrs

Contact Information

Engineering track: Alain Kassab, 407-823-5778, E-mail: kassab@ucf.edu

Computer Science track: Gary Leavens, 407-823-4758, E-mail: leavens@eecs.ucf.edu

Engineering and computer science students interested in pursuing an MD degree at UCF or elsewhere are strongly encouraged to seek further advisement from the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising located in Ferrell Commons 203, Phone: 407-823-3033, phpladvising@ucf.edu .