Bioengineering FAQ

Answer to Questions

What am I supposed to take in place of the Bioengineering courses that have been cancelled?

BE 180L is no longer required, but the course is still being offered.  Can I still take it for credit?

Can I take Engineering 183EW or 185EW in place of BE 165EW?

Bioengineering has recently announced that it has created two tracks.  What are they and am I required to choose one?

Can I take Bioengineering 199 courses for Major Field Elective Credit?

What am I supposed to take in place of the Bioengineering courses that have been canceled?

The Bioengineering department has a list of approved courses that you can use to substitute for the classes that are no longer required or offered.

BE 180L is no longer required, but the course is still being offered.  Can I still take it for credit?

Yes, you can still take BE 180L to fulfill a requirement.  Due to limited class size, it is no longer a requirement, but students who are able to enroll in it will be able to use towards their graduation requirements as a major field elective.

Can I take Engineering 183EW or 185EW in place of BE 165EW?

Yes, you can substitute either Engr 183EW or 185EW in place of BE 165EW.  No petition is necessary.

Bioengineering has recently announced that it has created two tracks.  What are they and am I required to choose one?

The two new tracks are (1) Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine and (2) Biomedical Devices.  You can see the requirements for the two tracks here.  It is not a requirement to select a track.

Can I take Bioengineering 199 courses for major field elective credit?

Yes, every Bioengineering major can petition to substitute up to two Bioengineering 199 courses for major field elective credit.  BE 199 courses must be taken for a minimum of 4 units to be able to count as a major field elective.  Petitions will need to be submitted to the front desk of 6426 Boelter Hall.  There is no guarantee that a petition will be automatically approved.