Bioengineering Technical Electives Guidelines
Bioengineering students are required to take 12 credit hours of technical electives to complete their undergraduate degree. Technical electives are upper-division (3000 or 4000-level) or graduate (5000+) bioengineering courses taken after matriculation to the pre-bioengineering major. Students are responsible for meeting all prerequisites for technical electives.
Students may select any combination of approved BIOE courses for technical electives or by petition, which requires approval through an online form. Petitions are required for selecting a BIOE course not currently approved or to take more than three credit hours of nonbioengineering courses.
Option I - Approved Technical Electives
Students may select any combination of approved Bioengineering (BIOE) courses and up to three credit hours of non-bioengineering courses.
BIOE 4XXX-5XXX or approved non BIOE 4XXX-5XXX
BS/MS students are required to take BIOE 5010 and BIOE 5020 as 6 of the 12 credits that apply as Technical Electives and MS coursework.
BIOE 4XXX-5XXX or approved non-BIOE 4XXX-5XXX
Option II - Petition Courses
Students may petition to have up to 6 credit hours of non-bioengineering courses (upperdivision) for technical electives. (CHEM, MATH, BIOL, MECH, ELEC).
Non-BIOE 4XXX-5XXX (must petition a second non-BIOE course)
Students may also petition to have a non-bioengineering course added to the approved list by submitting a current syllabus as part of the petition process.