Engineering Honors: Biomedical Engineering Track

This page describes the Biomedical Engineering Track of Engineering Honors (EH-BMEN), which applies to EH scholars majoring in computer science or in computer engineering (BMEN track).

Requirements - Honors Courses - Honors Faculty - Curricular Notes

For questions about the BMEN Track, please contact the EH Track Coordinator for Biomedical Engineering.


Jo

Javier Jo

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, EH Track Coordinator

Office: 5062 ETB
Phone: 979.458.3335
Email: javierjo@tamu.edu

Requirements 

The Engineering Honors (EH) program for students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering majoring in Biomedical Engineering (BMEN Track) has the following features and requirements:

*Note* - The requirements listed in italics are in addition to the "base" requirements of the EH Program.

Honors Credit Hours

      • Completion of at least 18 Honors credits (undergraduate honors courses with HNR prefix or graduate courses) in courses from any ENGR or Science department (at least 12 engineering credits)
           - At most 3 honors credits can come from S/U coursework
           - No more than 6 credits of graduate courses registered for graduate credit (no limit on the number of graduate courses applied to the undergraduate degree)
           - 4-6 hours of 491H
           - max 2 hours of 485H (no more than 6 credits of 485H and 491H combined)
      • ENGR 181H

Other

      • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 (GPA of at least 3.25 in honors courses)
      • No grade lower than a B in the required honors courses
      • No honor code violation
      • Take at least one honors course every academic year
      • A minimum term grade point average of 3.25 in the final semester
      • No grade below C on the transcript

Non-Academic Requirements

EH-Advising: Meet with the EH-BMEN Track Coordinator (or appointed representatives) during each academic year
EH-Activity: Participate in at least one EH program approved activity (marked with an * on the calendar) each regular semester
EH-Annual Report: Submit an annual EH report in May of each year

Additional features of the BMEN Track of EH include:

  • Special honors faculty advisors. Each EH scholar in the BMEN  Track  will  be  assigned  a faculty mentor by the second year into the program based on their research  and  career interests
  • Tutoring program. Selected EH scholars in BMEN will be offered the opportunity to work as UG tutors for required UG courses and be compensated per hour as student workers. 

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Sample Schedules for EH Students in the BMEN Track

Sample program that fulfills the EH requirements for Biomedical Engineering majors is:

 
Sample BMEN Honors Course Plan
Freshman
ENGR 111H Foundations of Engineering I – 2 credits
  ENGR 112H – Foundations of Engineering II - 2 credits
  ENGR 181H – Engineering Honors Seminar - 1 credit
Sophomore
BMEN 101 Intro to BMEN-1 credit
  BMEN 211 Signals and Systems for BMEN-3 credits
  BMEN 207 Comuting for BMEN-3 credits
Junior
BMEN 341 Biofluid Mechanics-3 credits
  BMEN 361 Biosolid Mechanics-3 credits
  BMEN 321 Biomedical Electronics-3 credits
  BMEN 420 Medical Imaging-3 credits
  BMEN 343 Intro to Biomaterials-3 credits
  BMEN 344 Biological Responses to Medical Devices-3 credits
  BMEN 350 Statistics for BMEN-3 credits
Senior Some technical electives offer Honors sections
  BMEN 491 H - Research - 3 credits – as part of the University Undergraduate Research Scholars (per sem)

BMEN Honors Courses

The following lists BMEN Honors courses that have been offered in the last four years, excluding research (291,491) and independent study (285,485) courses.

  • 2016-2017 Academic Year

    Subject

    Course

    Credits

    Title

    Instructor 

    Semester

    Fall 2016
    BMEN 101 1 HNR-INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGR Holly C. Gibbs (P), Anthony Guiseppielie Fall 16
    BMEN 101 1 HNR-INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGR Holly C. Gibbs (P), Anthony Guiseppielie Fall 16
    BMEN 207 3 HNR-COMPUTING FOR BMEN   Brian Applegate (P),Madeleine S. Durkee Fall 16
    BMEN 207 3 HNR-COMPUTING FOR BMEN  Brian Applegate (P),Madeleine S. Durkee Fall 16
    BMEN 321 3 HNR-BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS Javier Jo (P) Fall 16
    BMEN 321 3 HNR-BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS Javier Jo (P) Fall 16
    BMEN 341 3 HNR-BIOFLUID MECHANICS   Abhishek Jain (P) Fall 16
    BMEN 343 3 HNR-INTRO TO BIOMATERIALS  Melissa Grunlan (P), Rachel M. Unruh Fall 16
    BMEN 343 3 HNR-INTRO TO BIOMATERIALS  Melissa Grunlan (P), Rachel M. Unruh Fall 16
    BMEN 350 3 HNR-STATISTICS FOR BMEN Alvin Yeh (P) Fall 16
    BMEN 350 3 HNR-STATISTICS FOR BMEN  Alvin Yeh (P) Fall 16
    BMEN 361 3 HNR-BIOSOLID MECHANICS  Wonmuk Hwang (P) Fall 16
    BMEN 482 3 HNR: POLYMERIC BIOMATERIALS  Mary B. Monroe (P) Fall 16
    BMEN 483 3 HNR-POLYMERIC BIOMATRL SYNTH Daniel L. Alge (P) Fall 16
    Spring 2017
    BMEN 211 3 HNR-BIOMED APPS CIRCUIT SIGN  Maria A. Troyanova-Wood (P), Gerard Cote Spring 2017
    BMEN 211 3 HNR-BIOMED APPS CIRCUIT SIGN Maria A. Troyanova-Wood (P), Gerard Cote Spring 2017
    BMEN 341 3 HNR-BIOFLUID MECHANICS  John Criscione (P) Spring 2017
    BMEN 344 3 HNR-BIO RESPONSE MED DEVICES  Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez (P) Spring 2017
    BMEN 344 3 HNR-BIO RESPONSE MED DEVICES  Rachel M. Unruh (P), Daniel L. Alge Spring 2017
    BMEN 361 3 HNR-BIOSOLID MECHANICS Michael L. Madigan (P) Spring 2017
    BMEN 420 3 HNR-MEDICAL IMAGING  Mary P. McDougall (P) Spring 2017
    BMEN 420 3 HNR-MEDICAL IMAGING  Mary P. McDougall (P) Spring 2017
    BMEN 450 1 HNR:CASE STUDIES  John Criscione (P) Spring 2017

 

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BMEN Honors Faculty

The following BMEN faculty have taught Honors courses or supervised Honors research experiences during the last four years. Students are welcome to approach other faculty as well.


Cote

Gerard L. Coté

Director, Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems
Holder of the Charles H. and Bettye Barclay Professorship

Courses taught: HNR-BMEN 101


Gaharwar

Akhilesh K. Gaharwar

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Courses taught: HNR-BMEN 343


Grunlan

Melissa A. Grunlan

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Courses taught: HNR-RESEARCH 491


Hwang

Wonmuk Hwang

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Courses taught: HNR-RESEARCH 491


Jo

Javier Jo

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Courses taught: HNR-BMEN 321, HNR-RESEARCH 491


Maitland, D.

Duncan J. Maitland

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
TEES Assistant Agency Director for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Holder of the Stewart & Stevenson Professorship I

Courses taught: HNR-RESEARCH 491


Yakovlev

Vladislav V. Yakovlev

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Courses taught: HNR-RESEARCH 491

 

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BMEN curricular notes:

      • The BMEN department will offer a list of regularly taught honors courses.
        • Honors Undergraduate Research (BMEN 291/491) and Independent Study (BMEN 285/485) require prior approval of the BMEN EH Coordinator.
        • Senior design courses (BMEN 453/454) are not allowed as EH credits.
        • If taken in addition to senior design courses, AggiE Challenge credits (ENGR 491) can be considered as EH credits upon approval.
        • Any 600-level BMEN course can be used for honors credit except for BMEN 684, BMEN 685, and BMEN 691.
        • A maximum of one hour of BMEN 681can be considered as EH credit.