UC Davis Minor in Biomedical Engineering (EBIM)
Offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering
2303 Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF) (530) 752-0801
This minor allows students from any engineering discipline to build upon their existing core strengths and add expertise in biomedical applications. This additional training would help to make students more attractive to employers in the medical device industry, and also position the students for graduate training in health related applications of engineering. The minor requires two life sciences courses, not typically required for engineering students, one at the cellular (BIM102) and the other at the physiological (NPB101 or BIM116) level. The remaining 12 units are to be selected in consultation with an advisor from the list of upper division BIM courses. Students will be advised to select additional courses to complement their existing curricula; examples of relevant coursework for different majors are provided as a reference. These listings classify the upper division BIM courses into categories and provide a suggested subset of coursework for the majors most likely to have students interested in health-related applications.
Successful completion of the minor requires the following:
1. Completing 21 units of minor coursework. All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
2. Minimum GPA of 2.0 and no grade lower than a C- for coursework completed in the minor
3. No more than 1 course counted towards both the student’s major and the minor.
Successful completion of the minor will result in the transcript notation- “Minor: Biomedical Engineering”
Required Courses (9 units)
Elective Courses (12 units)
Choose any 12 units from upper division BIM courses, in consultation with the academic advisor, Rosalind Christian (email@example.com).
These courses are offered only once per year, unless labeled otherwise: a= alternate years