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BS in Bioengineering

Shorelight - University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

bs-in-bioengineering

Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
A biomedical engineering major prepares you to work in the unique intersection where living systems and nonliving systems come together.
  • The natural world is an amazing, highly complex place that the biomedical engineering major will help you to understand. Perhaps equally amazing is the universe of approaches that human beings have identified—and are continuing to develop—to make our quality of life even better.
  • Studying biomedical engineering as an undergraduate at UIC will help you apply quantitative analysis and design to living systems and hybrid systems (which contain some living components). Many paths become open to you as a biomedical engineering major. Perhaps you want to become a bioengineer, designing smart replacements for tissue or bone, developing new tools for non-invasive medical imaging or diagnostics, or shaping molecules into revolutionary new drug therapies. Maybe you want to move on to medical school, dental school, graduate work in pharmacy, or law school with a focus on patent law.
  • No matter what part of biomedical engineering excites you the most, and whether you envision graduate school or industry work after graduation, the UIC biomedical engineering major will offer you solid preparation.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

BTEC

  • (BTEC) National Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university.
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B or 4

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • Sample Course Schedule
  • Freshman Year

FIRST SEMESTER HOURS

  • BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3 hrs
  • ENGR 100 Engineering Orientation a 1 hrs
  • MATH 180 Calculus I 4 hrs
  • BIOS 110 Biology of Cells and Organisms 4 hrs
  • CHEM 122 General Chemistry I Lecture 4 hrs
  • CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 hrs

Hours 16

SECOND SEMESTER

  • BME 102 Biomedical Engineering Freshman Seminar 1 hrs
  • MATH 181 Calculus II 4 hrs
  • CS 109 Programming for Engineers with MatLab 3 hrs
  • CHEM 124 General Chemistry II Lecture 4 hrs
  • CHEM 125 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 hrs
  • ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3 hrs

Hours 16

Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics) 4 hrs
  • MATH 210 Calculus III 3 hrs
  • BIOS 286 The Biology of the Brain 3 hrs
  • BME 240 Modeling Physiological Data and Systems 3 hrs
  • ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3 hrs

Hours 16

SECOND SEMESTER

  • BME 250 Clinical Problems in Biomedical Engineering 3 hrs
  • BME 205 Biomedical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 hrs
  • PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) 4 hrs
  • MATH 220 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 hrs
  • MATH 310 Applied Linear Algebra 3 hrs

Hours 16

Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • BME 325 Biotransport 3 hrs
  • BME 310 Biological Systems Analysis 3 hrs
  • BME 339 Biostatistics I 3 hrs
  • ECE 210 Electrical Circuit Analysis 3 hrs
  • Concentration Area Elective course 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 18
SECOND SEMESTER

  • BIOE 399 Professional Development for Bioengineers 0 hrs
  • BIOE 402 Medical Technology Assessment 2 hrs
  • BIOE 430 Bioinstrumentation and Measurements I 3 hrs
  • BIOE 431 Bioinstrumentation and Measurement Laboratory 2hrs
  • CME 260 Properties of Materials 3 hrs
  • Concentration Area Elective course 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 16

Senior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • BIOE 460 Materials in Bioengineering 3 hrs
  • BME 396 Senior Design I 3 hrs
  • Concentration Area Elective 3 hrs
  • General Education Core courses 4 hrs

Hours 13

SECOND SEMESTER

  • BME 397 Senior Design II 3 hrs
  • Capstone Lecture course 3 hrs
  • Capstone Laboratory course 2 hrs
  • Concentration Area Elective course 3 hrs
  • General Education Core courses 6 hrs

Hours 17

Total Hours 128

  • ENGR 100 is a one-semester-hour course, but the hour does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $52,300 Tuition $33,000 
  • Housing $13,000 Dining $4,300 
  • Other $2,000

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