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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Biomedical Engineering, BS


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Contact Information

Dr. Steve Smith, Professor
Nanoscience & Biomedical Engineering
Office: EP 220 (Electrical Engineering and Physics)
Phone: (605) 394-2421
E-mail: Steve.Smith@sdsmt.edu

Department Website

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

The Biomedical Engineering (BS) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Bioengineering, Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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Curriculum Checklist


Freshman Year


First Semester


Total: 17

Second Semester


Total: 17

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Credits: (3-0) 3
  • Biomedical Engineering Elective Credits: 3 2
  • Department Approved Elective Credits: 2 4
  • Engineering Elective Credits: 4 3
  • General Education Goal 3 or 4 Elective(s) Credits: 3 1
Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Total credits: 130


Notes:


1 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the General Education Requirements  section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.

Select six credits from the one of the Depth Areas in the list of Biomedical Engineering Electives below. Up to two credits of BME 498 are allowed towards this elective requirement. 

Select four credits from the list of Engineering Electives below. At least one credit must be a laboratory course. Courses may also be selected from Biomedical Engineering Elective list.

Select eight credits from the list of Department Approved Electives below. Courses may also be selected from Biomedical Engineering Elective list and Engineering Elective list.

Biomedical Engineering Electives


Select six credits from the one of the Depth Areas of Biomedical Engineering Electives below. Up to two credits of BME 498 are allowed towards this elective requirement:

Biomaterials and Regenerative Technology

Cellular Engineering and Mechanics

Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentations

Department Approved Elective


Select eight credits from the list below. Courses may also be selected from Biomedical Engineering Elective list and Engineering Elective list:

Objectives and Outcomes


Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Appropriate levels of success and career progression/advancement in professional careers
  2. Appropriate levels of success in admission to and progression through graduate, medical, or other professional programs
  3. Pursuit of opportunities for professional development, growth, and service

Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics 
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors 
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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