B.S. in Bioengineering Curriculum

Courses

Units

Freshman Year

1st Quarter

Bioengineering 10 — Introduction to Bioengineering2

2

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A — Chemical Structure1

4

English Composition 3 — English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

5

Mathematics 31A — Differential and Integral Calculus1

4

2nd Quarter

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20B/20L — Chemical Energetics and Change/General Chemistry Laboratory1

7

Mathematics 31B — Integration and Infinite Series1

4

Physics 1A — Mechanics1

5

3rd Quarter

Chemistry and Biochemistry 30A — Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Reactivity1

4

Mathematics 32A — Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Physics 1B/4AL — Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields/Mechanics Laboratory1

7

Sophomore Year

1st Quarter

Bioengineering 100 — Bioengineering Fundamentals2

4

Chemistry and Biochemistry 30B — Organic Chemistry II: Reactivity, Synthesis, and Spectroscopy1

4

Mathematics 32B — Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Physics 1C — Electrodynamics, Optics, and Special Relativity1

5

2nd Quarter

Chemistry and Biochemistry 30AL — General Chemistry Laboratory II1

4

Life Sciences 7A — Cell and Molecular Biology1

5

Mathematics 33A — Linear Algebra and Applications1

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

3rd Quarter

Bioengineering 167L — Bioengineering Laboratory2

4

Computer Science 31 (Intro to Computer Science I) or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M20 (Intro to Computer Programming with MATLAB)2

4

Life Sciences 7C — Physiology and Human Biology1

5

Mathematics 33B — Differential Equations1

4

Junior Year

1st Quarter

Electrical and Computer Engineering 100 — Electrical and Electronic Circuits2

4

UCLA Samueli Ethics Course

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

2nd Quarter

Bioengineering 120 — Biomedical Transducers2

4

Bioengineering Elective2,4

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

Technical Breadth Course3

4

3rd Quarter

Bioengineering 110 — Biotransport and Bioreaction Processes2

4

Bioengineering 176 — Principles of Biocompatibility2

4

Bioengineering Elective2,4

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

Senior Year

1st Quarter

Bioengineering 177A — Bioengineering Capstone Design I2

4

Bioengineering Elective2,4

4

Restricted Elective2,5

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

2nd Quarter

Bioengineering 177B — Bioengineering Capstone Design II2

4

Bioengineering 180 — System Integration in Biology, Engineering, and Medicine I2

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

3rd Quarter

Bioengineering Electives (2)2,4

8

Restricted Elective2,5

4

TOTAL

185


  1. Counts as Mathematics and Basic Sciences for ABET, total units Mathematics and Basic Sciences = 74.
  2. Counts as Engineering Concepts for ABET, total units Engineering Concepts = 70.
  3. Students should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for approved lists in the categories of technical breadth and GE (see page 23 for details).
  4. Bioengineering electives include C101, CM102, CM103, C104, C105, C106, C131, CM140, CM145, C147, C155, C170, C171, CM178, C179, 180L, C183, C185, CM186, CM187, 199 (8 units maximum).
  5. Restricted electives include Bioengineering C101, C106, C131, C155, M260 (a petition is required for M260).