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Bioengineering Curriculum 2023-2024

The KU School of Engineering offers a certificate in Bioengineering to engineering and comput-er sciences undergraduates. This certificate allows students to develop a foundation in bioen-gineering leading to an undergraduate research or design capstone. The certificate requires four courses plus the research or design capstone. See more: on the Bioengineering Website

To complete this certificate a student will also need to complete their degree in one of these disciplines.  To be admitted, a student would need to have completed:

•    30 credit hours, majoring in an engineering discipline with a minimum 2.0 GPA, and
•    Math 127 Calculus III (or equivalent)

Certificate Requirements

Bioengineering Core, 1 course:

  • C&PE 656 Introduction of Biomedical Engineering
  • ME 633 Introduction to Biomechanics
  • EECS 730 Introduction to Bioinformatics


Bioengineering Electives, 3 courses:
Biological Sciences: At least one course from:

  • BIOL 150 Prin. Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 246 Principles of Human Physiology
  • BIOL 646 Mammalian Physiology


Advanced Electives: At least one course from:

  • Chem 330 Organic Chemistry I or Chem 380 Organic Chemistry I, honors
  • BIOL 600 Introduction to Biochemistry
  • C&PE 752 Tissue Engineering
  • C&PE 657 Polymer Science and Technology
  • ME 750 Biomechanics of Human Motion
  • ME 751 Experimental Methods in Biomechanics
  • ME 753 Bone Biomechanics
  • ME 754 Biomedical Optics
  • ME 755 Computer Simulation in Biomechanics
  • ME 756 Biofluid Dynamics
  • ME 757 Biomechanical Systems
  • ME 758 Physiological System Dynamics


    • ME 767 Molecular Biomimetics
    • ME 760 Biomedical Product Development
    • ME 765 Biomaterials
    • ME 767 Molecular Biomimetics
    • EECS 644 Digital Signal Processing
    • EECS 730 Introduction to Bioinformatics
    • EECS 740 Digital Image Processing
    • ME 640 Mechanical Engineering – Design Project (if taken with ME 643)

    Research or Design, 1 course
    (These should be approved by the bioengineering program prior to taking them):

    • Capstone Design in Bioengineering/Biomechanics:
      • ME 643 Mechanical Engineering – Design Project Option C
      • Other senior level, capstone design course with a bioengineering-focused project
    • Undergraduate Research in Bioengineering
      • C&PE 651/661, C&PE 671, ME 360/361, EECS 399/498, AE 592, CE490, ARCE 690/691, or EPSX 501/503
    • Approved external research experience such as a summer REU program in Bioengineering

    How to sign up

    Here are the steps you need to do to enroll in the certificate:

    1. Go to the engineering departments form page
    2. Select "Change of Engineering Major"
    3. Fill out the form, keeping your major the same and selecting "Bioengineering Undergraduate Certificate" for "Are you adding an undergraduate certificate?"
    1. The form to get your research course, REU experience, or other activity approved is below. Your research or design component needs prior approval.

      2023-2024 Curriculum