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Biomedical Engineering Option

Associate in Science -  Engineering and Physical Science Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual/Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought Area 4 satisfied by program
Science and Technology Area 5 satisfied by program
Humanities From Area 6 3
Intro to Engineering /Lab ENR101 4 MAT194; see note*
Biomedical Engineering/Lab BME100 4 MAT281 and CHM201 co-req MAT282; see note*
Biomedical Engineering II BME200 3 BME100 and MAT282; co-req MAT283; see note*
Biomedical Engineering III BME250 3 BME200; co-req MAT285; see note*
Calculus I MAT281 4 MAT197 or placement
Calculus II MAT282 4 MAT281; see note*
Calculus III MAT283 4 MAT282; see note*
Ordinary Differential Equations MAT285 4 MAT282
College Physics I/Lab PHY251 4 MAT281; see note*
College Physics II/Lab PHY252 4 PHY251; pre/co-req MAT282; see note*
General Chemistry I/Lab CHM201 4 MAT197 and ENG111; see note*
General Chemistry II/Lab CHM202 4 CHM201; see note*
General Biology I/Lab BIO195 4 ENG095 and MAT194 or placement; see note*
General Biology II/Lab BIO196 4 BIO195; see note*
Total Credits 69
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Department: Engineering and Physical Science

Degree Type: Associate in Science

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*Note: All science, engineering, and math courses that are pre or co-requisites of other science and engineering courses require a grade of C+ or better.

The Associate of Science in Engineering Program is offered as part of a response to the long-term shortage of skilled workers in the engineering workforce, and is consistent with the mission of the College. It is designed to meet the needs of BHCC students and to address the workforce demands of Greater Boston. The curriculum is structured to mirror the freshman and sophomore years of a university engineering degree. Accordingly, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Department is developing articulation agreements with area universities to enable BHCC engineering graduates to transfer as juniors upon completing the Associate of Science degree. The curriculum offers two options: a Biomedical Engineering Option and an Engineering Transfer Option.

Option Overview

This option brings engineering design and technology into the field of biology and medicine. The option prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions as Biomedical Engineering majors, or for direct employment in entry-level positions.

Career Outlook

Graduates with an associate of science degree will be qualified for direct employment in entry-level research/lab assistant, design and manufacturing positions available in private industries, academic research institutions, and hospitals locally and nationwide.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Design and conduct experiments.
  • Analyze and interpret data.
  • Apply computational tools and scientific concepts to biomedical engineering problems.
  • Design systems, components, or processes for solving biomedical engineering problems.
  • Function as part of a biomedical engineering team.
  • Articulate the professional and ethical responsibilities required of engineers.