Effective Fall 2018

In order to maintain professional standards required of practicing engineers, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering requires a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000 in ECE courses as a graduation requirement. It is the responsibility of any student who fails to maintain a 2.000 average to work with his or her advisor to correct grade point deficiencies. In addition, it is required that students retake any Electrical Engineering course at the 300-level or below in which they receive a grade below a C.

BIOM 100Overview of Biomedical Engineering 1
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECE 102Digital Circuit Logic 4
ECE 103DC Circuit Analysis 3
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
Career Development Seminar1 0
 Total Credits 33
BIOM 200Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 2
ECE 202Circuit Theory Applications 4
ECE 303/STAT 303Introduction to Communications Principles 3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
MECH 262Engineering Mechanics 4
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A5
Select one group from the following: 3-4
Group A:
Introduction to Unix  
Introduction to C Programming I  
Introduction to C Programming II  
Group B:
Java (CS1) No Prior Programming
Java (CS1) Prior Programming
Select one course from the following: 4
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations  
Differential Equations  
Career Development Seminar1 0
 Total Credits 29-30
BIOM 300Problem-Based Learning Biomedical Engr Lab 4
ECE 311Linear System Analysis I 3
ECE 312Linear System Analysis II 3
ECE 331Electronics Principles I 4
ECE 332Electronics Principles II 4
ECE 341Electromagnetic Fields and Devices I 3
ECE 342Electromagnetic Fields and Devices II 3
LIFE 210Introductory Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Career Development Seminar1 0
 Total Credits 30
BIOM 431/ECE 431Biomedical Signal and Image Processing 3
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology 4
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
ECE 251Introduction to Microprocessors 4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MECH 337Thermodynamics 4
ECE Technical Electives (See list below) 6
Arts and Humanities3B3
Career Development Seminar1 0
 Total Credits 34
Fifth Year
BIOM 486ABiomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design I4A,4B,4C4
BIOM 486BBiomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design II4A,4B,4C4
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)2 
BME Technical Electives (See list below) 6
ECE Technical Electives (See list below) 8
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Career Development Seminar1 0
 Total Credits 31
 Program Total Credits: 157-158

 BME Technical Electives – Select a minimum of 6 credits

BC 351Principles of Biochemistry4
BC 401Comprehensive Biochemistry I3
BC 403Comprehensive Biochemistry II3
BC 404Comprehensive Biochemistry Laboratory2
BC 411Physical Biochemistry4
BC 463Molecular Genetics3
BC 465Molecular Regulation of Cell Function3
BC 565Molecular Regulation of Cell Function4
BIOM 421Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering3
BIOM 422Kinetics of Biomolecular and Cellular Systems3
BIOM 441Biomechanics and Biomaterials3
BIOM 470/MECH 470Biomedical Engineering3
BIOM 476ABiomedical Clinical Practicum I2
BIOM 476BBiomedical Clinical Practicum II4
BIOM 495Independent Study1-6
BIOM 504/CBE 504Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering3
BIOM 518/ECE 518Biophotonics3
BIOM 522/CBE 522Bioseparation Processes3
BIOM 525/MECH 525Cell and Tissue Engineering3
BIOM 526/ECE 526Biological Physics3
BIOM 531/MECH 531Materials Engineering3
BIOM 533/CIVE 533Biomolecular Tools for Engineers3
BIOM 537/ECE 537Biomedical Signal Processing3
BIOM 543/CBE 543Membranes for Biotechnology and Biomedicine3
BIOM 570/MECH 570Bioengineering3
BIOM 573/MECH 573Structure and Function of Biomaterials3
BIOM 574/MECH 574Bio-Inspired Surfaces3
BIOM 576/MECH 576Quantitative Systems Physiology4
BIOM 578/MECH 578Musculoskeletal Biosolid Mechanics3
BMS 301Human Gross Anatomy5
BMS 302Laboratory in Principles of Physiology2
BMS 310Anatomy for the Health Professions4
BMS 325Cellular Neurobiology3
BMS 345Functional Neuroanatomy4
BMS 405Nerve and Muscle-Toxins, Trauma and Disease3
BMS 409Human and Animal Reproductive Biology3
BMS 420Cardiopulmonary Physiology3
BMS 430Endocrinology3
BMS 450Pharmacology3
BMS 500Mammalian Physiology I4
BMS 501Mammalian Physiology II4
BZ 311Developmental Biology4
BZ 350Molecular and General Genetics4
BZ 476/BZ 576Genetics of Model Organisms3
CBE 330Process Simulation3
CHEM 334Quantitative Analysis Laboratory1
CHEM 335Introduction to Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 343Modern Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 344Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 346Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 433Clinical Chemistry3
CHEM 539APrinciples of NMR and MRI: Basic NMR Principles1
CHEM 539BPrinciples of NMR and MRI: NMR Diffusion Measurements-2D NMR and MRI1
CHEM 539CPrinciples of NMR and MRI: Advanced NMR and MRI Techniques1
CM 501Advanced Cell Biology4
CM 502/NB 502Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology2
ECE 569/MECH 569Micro-Electro-Mechanical Devices3
ERHS 450Introduction to Radiation Biology3
ERHS 502Fundamentals of Toxicology3
ERHS 510Cancer Biology3
ERHS 540Principles of Ergonomics3
FSHN 470Integrative Nutrition and Metabolism3
HES 307Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement4
HES 319Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Movement4
HES 403Physiology of Exercise4
HES 476Exercise and Chronic Disease3
MATH 455Mathematics in Biology and Medicine3
MECH 432Engineering of Nanomaterials3
MECH 543Biofluid Mechanics3
MIP 300General Microbiology3
MIP 302General Microbiology Laboratory2
MIP 342Immunology4
MIP 343Immunology Laboratory2
MIP 351Medical Bacteriology3
MIP 352Medical Bacteriology Laboratory3
MIP 420Medical and Molecular Virology4
MIP 436Industrial Microbiology4
MIP 443Microbial Physiology4
MIP 450Microbial Genetics3
MIP 576/BSPM 576Bioinformatics3
NB 500Readings in Cellular Neurobiology1
NB 501Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology2
NB 503/BMS 503Developmental Neurobiology3
NB 505/BMS 505Neuronal Circuits, Systems and Behavior3

ECE Technical Electives – Select a minimum of 14 credits

CS 314Software Engineering3
CS 320Algorithms--Theory and Practice3
CS 356Systems Security3
CS 370Operating Systems3
CS 410Introduction to Computer Graphics4
CS 414Object-Oriented Design4
CS 420Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms4
CS 430Database Systems4
CS 440Introduction to Artificial Intelligence4
CS 445Introduction to Machine Learning4
CS 453Introduction to Compiler Construction4
CS 455Introduction to Distributed Systems4
CS 475Parallel Programming4
CS 510Image Computation4
CS 520Analysis of Algorithms4
CS 530Fault-Tolerant Computing4
CS 540Artificial Intelligence4
CS 545Machine Learning4
CS 553Algorithmic Language Compilers4
CS 556Computer Security4
CS 557Advanced Networking4
CS 575Parallel Processing4
ECE 4** - Any ECE Course at the 400-levelvar.
A maximum of 3 credits from the following may be used to satisfy this requirement:var.
Independent Study
Independent Study: Open Option Project
Independent Study: Vertically Integrated Projects
ECE 5** - Any ECE Course at the 500-levelvar.
MATH 417Advanced Calculus I3
MATH 418Advanced Calculus II3
MATH 419Introduction to Complex Variables3
MATH 450Introduction to Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 451Introduction to Numerical Analysis II3
MATH 460Information and Coding Theory3
MATH 466Abstract Algebra I3
MATH 469Linear Algebra II3
MATH 470Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry3
MATH 474Introduction to Differential Geometry3
MECH 564Fundamentals of Robot Mechanics and Controls3
PH 315Modern Physics Laboratory2
PH 425Advanced Physics Laboratory2
PH 451Introductory Quantum Mechanics I3
PH 452Introductory Quantum Mechanics II3
PH 462Statistical Physics3
STAT 421Introduction to Stochastic Processes3

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

TO DECLARE MAJOR: Engineering is a controlled major: students are admitted into the major only if they meet established academic standards. Please see competitive major requirements or the advisor in the Department for more information. 

TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER: The curriculum for this major assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus and chemistry. To qualify for graduation, students in the biomedical engineering combined with chemical and biological engineering program must achieve a minimum 2.000 grade point average at CSU in all courses in engineering, mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, and chemistry as well as courses taken as technical electives.

The ECE curriculum has been modified as part of the Revolutionizing Engineering Departments initiative (RED).  Three threads run through the new curriculum: Foundations, Creativity and Professional Formation of Engineers. This new curriculum incorporates skills that engineers need beyond technical expertise, in areas like communication, ethics, social impact and interaction in large, diverse groups.  The ECE department requires that students also complete the following three Career Development Seminars: 1) Resume Writing; 2) Mock Interviewing or Behavior Based Interviewing; and 3) Using  LinkedIn™.

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 100Overview of Biomedical EngineeringX  1
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
ECE 102Digital Circuit LogicX  4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1) X3A1
ECE 103DC Circuit AnalysisX  3
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1) X3A4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)X 3A5
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   17
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 200Fundamentals of Biomedical EngineeringX  2
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists IIIX  4
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)X 3A5
Select one group from the following:   3-4
Group A:
Introduction to UnixX   
Introduction to C Programming IX   
Introduction to C Programming IIX   
Group B:
Java (CS1) No Prior Programming
Java (CS1) Prior Programming
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   14-15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 202Circuit Theory ApplicationsX  4
ECE 303/STAT 303Introduction to Communications PrinciplesX  3
MECH 262Engineering Mechanics X 4
Select one course from the following:X  4
Introduction to Ordinary Differential EquationsX   
Differential EquationsX   
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   15
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 311Linear System Analysis IX  3
ECE 331Electronics Principles IX  4
ECE 341Electromagnetic Fields and Devices IX  3
LIFE 210Introductory Eukaryotic Cell Biology X 3
Global and Cultural Awareness X3E3
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 300Problem-Based Learning Biomedical Engr LabX  4
ECE 312Linear System Analysis IIX  3
ECE 332Electronics Principles IIX  4
ECE 342Electromagnetic Fields and Devices IIX  3
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   14
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 300Principles of Human PhysiologyX  4
CHEM 113General Chemistry II X 3
ECE 251Introduction to MicroprocessorsX  4
ECE Technical Electives (See List on Requirements Tab) X 3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 431/ECE 431Biomedical Signal and Image ProcessingX  3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry X 4
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1) X3C3
MECH 337Thermodynamics X 4
ECE Technical Elective (See List on Requirements Tab) X 3
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   17
Fifth Year
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 486ABiomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design IX 4A,4B,4C4
Select one course from the following:X  3
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3) X2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3) X2 
BME Technical Elective (See List on Requirements Tab) X 3
ECE Technical Elective (See List on Requirements Tab) X 3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
Career Development Seminar(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 10CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BIOM 486BBiomedical Design Practicum: Capstone Design IIX 4A,4B,4C4
ECE Technical Elective (See List on Requirements Tab)X  5
BME Technical Elective (See List on Requirements Tab)X  3
Arts and HumanitiesX 3B3
Career Development Seminar(s)X   
The benchmark courses for the 10th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   157-158