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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Aug 21, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Engineering, B.S.



Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Program will:

  1. Practice in a professional career or pursue an advanced or professional degree in which they are contributing to scientific, professional, and/or local communities through the improvement of human health.
  2. Advance their careers by engaging in teamwork, effective communication, and continued learning to expand their professional development and technical understanding.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s of Science program will be able to…

  • apply knowledge of mathematics; biological, chemical, and physical sciences; and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and medicine.
  • design and conduct laboratory experiments on living systems and their interactions with non living systems, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • design a biomedical device or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, including economical and ethical constraints.
  • function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • identify, formulate, and solve problems at the interface of engineering and medicine.
  • function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.
  • present technical material through professional written reports and oral presentations.
  • recognize economic, social, and global issues and to evaluate the impact that biomedical engineering solutions may have upon society.
  • recognize the need for lifelong learning and demonstration of the ability to learn independently.
  • recognize contemporary issues as they relate to biomedical engineering problems.
  • employ the necessary techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for biomedical engineering practice.

Degree Requirements (128 Hours)

See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

  1. Carolina Core Requirements (34-46 Hours)
  2. Other General Education Requirements (36 Hours)
  3. Lower Division Engineering (11 Hours)
  4. Biomedical Engineering Major (27 Hours)
  5. Biomedical Engineering Electives (9 Hours)
  6. Engineering Electives (5 Hours)
  7. Technical Electives (6 Hours)
  8. Technical Laboratory Electives (1 Hour)

1. Carolina Core Requirements (34-46 Hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 Hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning & Problem-Solving (8 Hours)


AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core AIU course

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 Hours)


  • Score two or better on foreign language placement test; or complete the 109 and 110 courses in FREN, GERM, LATN or SPAN; or complete the 121 course in another foreign language.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core GHS course

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core GSS course

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 Hours)*


  • Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core CMS course

VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (0-3 Hours)*


  • Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core VSR course

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)*


  • USC ENGL 102  or any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core INF course

3. Lower Division Engineering (11 Hours)


    4. Biomedical Engineering Major (27 Hours)


      5. Biomedical Engineering Electives (9 Hours)


      Students must take 9 credit hours of Biomedical Engineering electives. Of these 9 credit hours, at most 3 credit hours may come from BMEN 499  Independent Research. A list of acceptable Biomedical Engineering electives is maintained in the Biomedical Engineering office and on its website.

      6. Engineering Electives (6 Hours)


      Students must take 6 credit hours of engineering electives. A listing of acceptable engineering electives is maintained in the Biomedical Engineering office and on its website.

      7. Technical Electives (6 Hours)


      Students must take 6 credit hours of technical electives. A listing of acceptable technical electives is maintained in the Biomedical Engineering office and on its website.

      8. Technical Laboratory Elective (1 Hour)


      Students must take 1 credit hour of technical lab elective. A list of acceptable technical lab electives is maintained in the Biomedical Engineering office and on its website.**

      Notes:


      * Courses for CMS, INF and VSR must be selected to include at least 3 credit hours combined.

      ** CHEM 333L  is a 2 credit course that may be taken in lieu of CHEM 331L  and also satisfy the Technical Laboratory Elective Requirement.

      Academic Standards


      Minimum Course Grades

      The Biomedical Engineering B.S. program requires that a grade of “C” or better be earned in each of the following courses: BMEN 211 , BIOL 101 , BIOL 101L , CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L , ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , PHYS 211 , PHYS 211L .

      Progression Requirements

      Progression requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing  section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, Lower Division courses for the Biomedical Engineering B.S. program consist of: BMEN 101 , BMEN 211 , BMEN 260 , BMEN 290 , BIOL 101 , BIOL 101L , BIOL 102 , BIOL 102L , CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L , CHEM 112 , CHEM 112L , PHYS 211 , PHYS 212 , ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241  or 250, and MATH 242 . Upper Division courses for the Biomedical Engineering B.S. program consist of all BMEN courses numbered 303 and above and ECHE 320  or equivalent.

      Major GPA

      Major GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing  section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to  determine the Major GPA for the Biomedical Engineering B.S. program: all Lower Division Engineering courses, all Biomedical Engineering Major courses, all courses used to satisfy a Biomedical Engineering Elective, all courses used to satisfy an Engineering Elective, and ECHE 320  or equivalent.