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Biomedical Engineering: Biosensors

BS in Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical engineering is a discipline that integrates the engineering sciences with biology and medicine. The field of biomedical engineering has seen a dramatic escalation in activity over the past 20 years leading to the development of a wide variety of medical devices, medical procedures, and a basic understanding of biological processes.

Major Details

College: College of Engineering
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the College of Engineering website for more information.

Website: http://www.bmengr.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

Substantial

    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Substantial
Second Language Required:

None

  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
None
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 122B 5
CHEM 151 - General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 - First Year Composition 3
ENGR 102 - Introduction to Engineering 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 129 - Calculus II 3
CHEM 152 - General Chemistry II 4
PHYS 141 - Introductory Mechanics 4
ENGL 102 - First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
ABE 284 - Biosystems Thermal Engineering 3
BME 295C - Challenges in Biomedical Engineering 1
MATH 223 - Vector Calculus 4
CE 214 - Statics 3
MCB 181R - Introductory Biology I 3
MCB 181L - Introductory Biology Laboratory I 1
4th Semester
ABE 205 - Engineering Analytic Computer Skills 3
MATH 254 - Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 241 - Introductory to Electricity and Magnetism 4
PSIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
ECE 207 3
PSIO 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CE 218 - Mechanics of Fluids or AME 331 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 3
AME 301 - Engineering Analysis 3
Tier I General Education 3
6th Semester
BME 330 - Biomedical Instrumentation 4
ABE 486 - Biomaterial Tissue Interaction 3
SIE 305 - Statics and Probability 3
Technical Elective - See advisor for course approval 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
ENGR498A - Cross Disciplinary Design 3
BME 497G - Clinical Rotation 1
ABE 447 - Sensors and Controls 3
AME 489A - Fabrication Techniques for Micro/Nanodevices 3
ABE 489b - Bio Micro/Nanotech Applications 3
Technical Elective - See advisor for course approval 3
8th Semester
ENGR498B - Cross Disciplinary Design 3
BME 480 - Translational Biomedical Engineering 3
AME 488 - Micro/Nano Transducer Physics 3
Technical Elective - See advisor for course approval 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of biology, physiology, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering and design principles gained from a major in Biomedical Engineering forms a solid career foundation. Graduates in Biomedical Engineering might work in research, biotechnological development, testing, distribution, or management. This major is also excellent preparation for medical school or graduate studies in bioengineering, life sciences, kinesiology, or public health. Some of the job titles listed below require an advanced degree.

Potential Career Areas

  • Research
  • Health care
  • Technological development
  • Technological development
  • Product design and testing
  • Pharmaceutical development
  • Management
  • Education
  • Technical writing
  • Sales engineering
  • International aid

Sample Employers

  • Research institutes
  • Colleges and universities
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Technology companies
  • Medical product industry
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Biomedical Engineer $52,600 - $86,960
Orthotist/Prosthetist $34,530 - $62,970
Clinical Engineer $43,000 - $113,000
Sales Engineer $42,000 - $119,000
Pharmaceuticals Developer $41,420 - $107,330
Laboratory Testing Technician $25,210 - $53,410
Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Health Care Products) $45,000 - $55,000
Engineering Technologist $24,000 - $78,000
Project Manager $60,000 - $146,000
Biomedical Equipment Technician $23,000 - $85,000
Quality Assurance Specialist $43,000 - $90,000
Technical Writer $33,000 - $88,000