Electrical Engineering: Biomedical Engineering Option (B.S.E.E.)

Electrical Engineering: Biomedical Engineering Option (B.S.E.E.)

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Option is intended to provide the core of knowledge expected of a computer and/or electrical engineer to provide engineering services in the biomedical field. Electrical and/or computer engineers with this option in biomedical engineering combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in healthcare.  The BME option is embedded in both the Electrical Engineering (EE) program and the Computer Engineering (CE) program.


Electrical and Computer Engineering
33 Academic Way
Kingsbury Hall Room W201
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH  03824

Phone (603) 862-1357
Email: ece.dept@unh.edu

Curriculum & Requirements

In addition to Discovery Program requirements, the department has a number of grade-point average and course requirements.

  1. Any electrical engineering major whose cumulative grade-point average in ECE courses is less than 2.0 during any three semesters will not be allowed to continue as an electrical engineering major.
  2. Electrical engineering majors must achieve a 2.0 grade-point average in ECE courses as a requirement for graduation.

To make an exception to any of these departmental requirements based on extenuating circumstances, students must petition the department's undergraduate committee. Mindful of these rules, students, with their adviser's assistance, should plan their programs based on the distribution of courses found in the Degree Plan tab.

Required Courses

CS 410CIntroduction to Scientific Programming/C4
or CS 415 Introduction to Computer Science I
ECE 401Perspectives in Electrical and Computer Engineering4
ECE 541Electric Circuits4
ECE 543Introduction to Digital Systems4
ECE 548Electronic Design I4
ECE 562Computer Organization4
ECE 602Engineering Analysis4
ECE 603Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I4
ECE 617Junior Laboratory I4
ECE 618Junior Laboratory II4
ECE 633Signals and Systems I3
ECE 634Signals and Systems II3
ECE 647Random Processes and Signals in Engineering3
ECE 651Electronic Design II4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
or EREC 411 Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra4
MATH 645Linear Algebra for Applications4
PHYS 407General Physics I4
PHYS 408General Physics II4
ECE 791Senior Project I2
ECE 792Senior Project II2
Mathematics or Science Elective
Select one from the following:3-4
CHEM 405
Chemical Principles for Engineers
MATH 644
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
MATH 647
Complex Analysis for Applications
PHYS 505
General Physics III
PHYS 615
Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I
Professional Electives
Choose four ECE 700-level courses16
Biomedical Engineering Option Required Courses
BMS 508Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BENG 762Biomedical Engineering4
or BENG 766 Biomaterials
or CHE 714 Chemical Sensors
ECE 784Biomedical Instrumentation4
Elective Course4
Elective Course4
Total Credits124-125
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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