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Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Option in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering (129 units)

The Department of Electrical Engineering administers an option in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering that allows the student to acquire substantive competence in biomedical engineering and biology. The program builds upon a strong base of biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering science to develop a clinically oriented biomedical engineer to serve medical and industrial needs. It includes a core of standard electrical engineering courses as well as courses and laboratories in biomedical engineering, anatomy, physiology and biology. Elective units are available in the senior year to explore individual areas of interest.

Students planning to attend medical, dental or other health professional or graduate schools in Biomedical Engineering may select courses in Chemistry and/or Biology with the approval of the Biomedical Engineering advisor.

Laboratory facilities in the field of biomedical engineering are available in the engineering buildings; and laboratory facilities for anatomy and physiology are available on campus. Computer systems are available to simulate biological systems and to collect, process and display physiological data.

Major Declaration

Freshmen admission to engineering majors is to a 'pre-major' status (i.e., Pre-Biomedical & Clinical Engineering). Continuation in the major will be subject to meeting specific lower division course and GPA requirements at CSULB that indicate the student's ability to succeed and complete the major. Transfer applicants and CSULB students seeking admission into Biomedical & Clinical Engineering must also meet similar major specific requirements. To become fully admitted into the Biomedical & Clinical Engineering major, all prospective students (i.e., pre-majors, undeclared, major changes) must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and complete the following lower-division courses with a minimum grade of "C" prior to earning 60 units:

Core Lower-Division Major Requirements:

  • MATH 122 (Calculus I), MATH 123 (Calculus II), PHYS 151 (Mechanics & Heat)

General Education Foundations Courses:

  • Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Critical Thinking

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semesterto complete.

First-Time Freshmen: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 within one calendar year.
Transfer Students: A grade C or better must be achieved in MATH 123 and PHYS 151 within one calendar year.


Lower Division

Take all of the following courses:

  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CECS 100 Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENGL 100 or its equivalent.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. 
    Corequisite:  MATH 109 or higher.
  • EE 200 Trends in Electrical Engineering (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • EE 201 Digital Logic Design (3)
    Prerequisite: None.
  • EE 202 Computer Methods in Engineering (3)
    Prerequisites: CECS 100 and MATH 123 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 211 Electric and Electronic Circuits I (3)
    Prerequisites: (EE 210/210L or PHYS 152) and (MATH 123 or equivalent) all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 211L Electric Circuits Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: EE 211.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and MATH 113.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123 or MATH 222.
  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.
  • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.
  • PHYS 254 Applied Modern Physics (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 152 or EE 210; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 224.

Each of the foregoing courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better as well as ENGL 100 or equivalent. The interdisciplinary courses as well as the Communications Studies (COMM) courses required for General Education must be taken for a letter grade.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses which must be completed with a "C" or better:

  • EE 310 Signals and Systems (3)
    Prerequisites: EE211; and MATH 370A all with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent. Corequisite: EE 202.
  • EE 330 Analog Electronic Circuits I (4)
    Prerequisite: EE 211, EE 211L both with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 346 Microprocessor Principles and Applications (3)
    Prerequisites: EE 201, (CECS 100 or equivalent).
  • EE 360 Electromagnetic Fields (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, EE 310 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 370 Control Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: EE 310 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 370L Control Systems Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: EE 370.
  • EE 382 Communication Systems I (3)
    Prerequisite: EE 310 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 386 Digital Signal Processing (3)
    Prerequisites: EE 310 or CECS 301 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 406 Medical Instrumentation and Measurements (3)
    Prerequisite: EE 330 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
  • EE 406L Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: EE 406.
  • EE 407 Applications of Computers in Medicine (3)
    Prerequisite: EE 346 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
  • EE 430 Analog Electronic Circuits II (3)
    Prerequisite: EE 330 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite/Corequisite: EE 370.
  • EE 444 Microprocessor Based System Design (3)
    Prerequisites: EE 346 with a grade of "C" or better or graduate standing.
  • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123. Not open to Freshmen.

Select one course from the following:

  • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151 or equivalent, and CHEM 111A all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • CE 370 Analytical Mechanics (3)
    Prerequisites: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better.

Take additional approved biomedical electives, including an approved senior design course to at least 129 units.

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