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Bioengineering (B.S.)

Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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The General Education Program Website is located at http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education

  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.

    1. Communication (6 hrs)
      1. Select ENC 1101 (3)
      2. Select ENC 1102 (3)
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. Select MAC 2311 (4)
      2. Select STA 2037 (3) or STA 2023 (3)
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
      1. Select HUM 2510 (3)
    4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
    5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)
      1. Select BSC 1010C (4)
      2. Select CHM 1045C (4)

    6. Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.

  2. Common Program Prerequisites (GEP + 27)

    • BSC 1010C General Biology w/Lab I (GEP)
    • CHM 1045C General Chemistry w/Lab I (4)
    • CHM 1046C General Chemistry w/Lab II (GEP)
    • CHM 2210C Organic Chemistry w/Lab I (4)
    • MAC 2311 Calculus I w/Analytical Geometry (GEP)
    • MAC 2312 Calculus II w/Analytical Geometry (4)
    • MAC 2313 Calculus III w/Analytical Geometry (4)
    • MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3)
    • PHY 2048C General Physics w/Lab I (4)
    • PHY 2049C General Physics w/Lab II (4)

  3. Engineering Common Core (10 hrs)

    • EGN 1006L Intro to the Engineering Profession (1)
    • EGN 1041C Computational Tools for Eng (2)
    • EGM 3420C Engineering Mechanics (4)
    • EGN 3641C Engineering Entrepreneurship (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (53 hrs)

    • BME 3100C Introduction to Biomaterials (3)
    • BME 3261C Biofluid Mechanics (3)
    • BME 3403C Human Physiology for Engineers I (3)
    • BME 3404C Human Physiology for Engineers II (3)
    • BME 3506C Circuits for Bioengineers (3)
    • BME 3507C Signals Syst Bioengineers (3)
    • BME 4211C Biomechanics (3)
    • BME 4503C Biomedical Instrumentation (3)
    • BME 4632C Biotransport Phenomena (3)
    • BME 4722 Health Care Engineering (3)
    • BME 4800C Bioengineering Product Design (3)
    • BME 4884 Bioengineering Sr Design I (2)
    • BME 4885 Bioengineering Sr Design II (2)
    • EGN 3331C Mechanics of Materials (3)
    • EGN 3433C Design for Manufacturing (2)
    • XXX XXXX Technical Elective (4)*
    • XXX XXXX Technical Elective (4)*


      Select one of the following:
    • BME 4332C Cellular & Tissue Engineering (3)
    • BME 4504C Bioelectricity (3)


      *The Technical Elective must be approved by the Academic Advisor for engineering in consultation with the faculty and together must total a minimum of 8 credit hours..

  5. University Requirements (3 hrs)

    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 129 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 129 credit hours.
  • At least 48 of the 129 hours at the upper division (3000 and higher) level.
  • A minimum of 32 of the last 60 credit hours to be taken at FGCU, including 12 credit hours in the major. Also, BME 4884 and BME 4885 must be taken at FGCU.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • A minimum grade of C for each course used to satisfy the following: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102, common prerequisites, required courses in the major and technical electives in the major.
  • Satisfaction of Communication and Computation Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement. See www.fgcu.edu/connect/

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or higher:

  • MAC 2311: may substitute MAC X311* (4)
  • MAC 2312: may substitute MAC X312* (4)
  • MAC 2313: may substitute MAC X313* (4)
  • MAP 2302: may substitute MAP X302 (3)
  • CHM 1045C: may substitute CHM X045C or CHM X045** (3) and CHM X045L** (1) or CHS X440 (4) or CHM X095/X095L (4)
  • CHM 1046C: may substitute CHM X046C or CHM X046 (3) and CHM 046L (1) or CHM X096/X096L (4)
  • PHY 2048C: may substitute PHY X048C or PHY X048 (3) and PHY X048L (1) or PHY X064L (1)
  • PHY 2049C: may substitute PHYX049C (4) or PHY X049 (3) and PHY X049L (1) or PHY X064L (1)
  • CHM 2210C: may substitute CHM X210C (4) or CHM X210 (3) and CHM X210L (1)
  • BSC 1010C: may substitute BSC X010C (4) or BSC 1010 (3) and BSC X010L (1) or BSC X044L (1)
  • * OR MACX281, MACX282, MACX283

     

For All Majors: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

Transfer credit will normally be accepted from regionally accredited institutions. Transfer credit received by The Office of Admissions will be evaluated for appropriate credit toward specific requirements in the student's degree program. Registration assistance will be provided at transfer orientation based on the evaluation of official transcripts and degree applicable transfer credit. Admitted students may view transfer credit and access a Degree Evaluation in the Student Records secton of the Gulfline Accounts. Degree evaluation instructions may be found at this url: http://www.fgcu.edu/OCI/cappstudents.html