Of the 134 total credits, a non-thesis Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering (B.S.B.) requires 95 credits in general math and science courses, bioengineering core and technical elective courses. The below list of courses is for students matriculating in 2017 and following. Timetables and checklists are available to all Rice bioengineering students and can be found in the BIOE Forms Library under Undergraduate Life.
To provide students with a fundamental understanding of mathematics and the natural, life and medical sciences, all freshmen students considering a B.S.B. take the following foundation courses:
Students must complete the following core, bioengineering courses:
BIOE 252 - Bioengineering Fundamentals
BIOE 320 - Systems Physiology Laboratory Module
BIOE 322 - Fundamentals of Systems Physiology
BIOE 330 - Bioreaction Engineering
BIOE 332 -Thermodynamics
BIOE 342 - Laboratory Module in Tissue Culture
BIOE 370 - Biomaterials
BIOE 372 - Biomechanics
BIOE 383 - Biomedical Engineering Instrumentation
BIOE 385 - Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory Module
BIOE 391 - Numerical Methods
BIOE 420 - Transport Phenomena in Bioengineering
BIOE 440 - Statistics for Bioengineering
BIOE 442*- Tissue Engineering Laboratory Module
BIOE 443*- Bioprocessing Laboratory Module
BIOE 444*- Mechanical Testing Laboratory Module
BIOE 445*- Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory Module
BIOE 447*- Digital Design and Visualization
BIOE 449* - Medical Bioengineering Workshop
BIOE 451 - Bioengineering Design I
BIOE 452 - Bioengineering Design II
*Bioengineering students are required to take two advanced laboratory courses.
For a detailed description of core, bioengineering courses visit the undergraduate Course Schedules & Web Pages.
Students select three approved technical elective courses that are consistent with their career interests. The technical electives must total nine or more credit hours.
Each technical elective is assigned between zero and three engineering points. Students are required to take courses that total six or more engineering points. The list of approved technical elective courses and the number of engineering points assigned to each course is available in the General Announcements.
The Department of Bioengineering and its faculty members collaborate with a number of departments to offer minors, interdisciplinary, and pre-professional programs that complement our comprehensive curriculum.
Many bioengineering students have minored in: Global Health Technologies (GLHT) , and Neuroscience through the Natural Sciences and Engineering (SE) track. Engineering Design is a new minor offered by the George R. Brown School of Engineering.