Answer to Questions
You may petition for most upper-division Bioengineering courses to count as electives or restricted electives if they are not satisfying another requirement. Please note that submitting a petition is not a guarantee that it will be approved, so submit petitions BEFORE you take the class.
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.