BME Minor

UC Davis Minor in Biomedical Engineering (EBIM)

Offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering
2303 Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF) (530) 752-0801

The minor in BME is restricted to enrolled College of Engineering students. The intent is to build upon their existing core strengths and add expertise in biomedical applications. This additional training would 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 taken for a letter grade.

2. Minimum GPA of 2.000 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)

NPB 101 or BIM 116 Physiology 5
BIM 102 Quantitative Cell Biology 4

Elective Courses  (12 units)

Choose any 12 units from upper division BIM courses, in consultation with the academic advisor, Rosalind Christian (

Electives EE CS ME ChE/MS
BIM 120/189C 4 Introduction to Materials Science for BME       X
BIM 141 4 Cell and Tissue Mechanics     X X
BIM 142 4 Principles and Practices of Biomedical Imaging X X    
BIM 143a 4 Biomolecular Systems Engineering: Synthetic Biology X     X
BIM 143La 2 Synthetic Biology Lab X     X
BIM 144 4 Fundamentals of Biophotonics and Bioimaging X X    
BIM 145/189A 4 Immuno-engineering       X
BIM 152 4 Molecular Control of Biosystems X X    
BIM 161Aa 4 Biomolecular Engineering       X
BIM 162 4 Introduction to the Biophysics of Molecules and Cells     X X
BIM 163 4 Bioelectricity, Biomechanics, and Signaling Systems X   X X
BIM 167 4 Biomedical Fluid Mechanics     X X
BIM 171 4 Clinical Applications for Biomedical Device Design X   X  
BIM 173 4 Cell and Tissue Engineering       X
BIM 176/189C 4 Microfluidic Lab X   X  
BIM 189C/154 4 Computational Genomics   X    
BIM 189C 4 Computational tools in Bioengineering & Biomedicine   X    
BIM 189C 2 Neuroengineering Lab X X   X


      These courses are offered only once per year, unless labeled otherwise:   a alternate years


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