Bio/Mechanical Engineering

Students with an interest in both areas can pursue a dual B.S.E. program in Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering and thus can earn two B.S.E. degrees at the same time:

  • B.S.E. degree in Bioengineering
  • B.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering

The dual degree program requires specified coursework that equals a minimum of 143 total credits.  

Major Requirements

A candidate for the Dual B.S.E. in Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering is required to pursue scholastic quality and to complete satisfactorily the following program of study:

(143 credits minimum)

Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement

The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.

Foundational Studies

Written and Oral Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits


Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

Basic PREP Requirements (61)

Tech Writing for Engineers (Also fulfills 3 credits of DDC Written and Oral Communication)
Prin: Macroeconomics (Also fulfills 3 credits of DDC Social and Behavorial Analysis)
Prin: Microeconomics
Intro to Engineering2
ENGR 100Intro to Eng and Computers2
Engineering Graphics2
ENGR 126Engineering Computer Graphics2
MATH 115Calculus I4
MATH 116Calculus II4
MATH 215Calculus III4
MATH 228Diff Eqns with Linear Algebra4
Chemistry I and II8
CHEM 134General Chemistry IA4
or CHEM 144 Gen Chemistry IB
CHEM 136General Chemistry IIA4
or CHEM 146 General Chemistry IIB
BIOL 103Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 140Intro Molec & Cellular Biology4
Physics I and II8
PHYS 150General Physics I4
PHYS 151General Physics II4
Engineering Basic Courses17
ENGR 250Principles of Eng Materials3
ENGR 216Computer Meth for Engineers2
ME 230Thermodynamics4
ME 260Design Stress Analyses4
ECE 305Intro to Electrical Eng4

Professional Requirements (61)

Beng/ME Core50
13 courses
ME 325Thermal Fluid Sciences I4
BENG 351Bio-Sensors & Instrumentation4
BENG 364Prob&Stat in Bioengineering3
BENG 370Biomechanics I4
BENG 375Biomaterial Tissue Engrg4
BENG 381Bioprocessing4
ME 345Engineering Dynamics4
ME 375Thermal Fluid Sciences II4
ME 379Thermal-Fluids Laboratory3
ME 381Manufacturing Processes I4
ME 3601Des and Analy of Mach Elem4
ME 442Control Syst Anly and Design4
ME 4681ME/BENG Dual Senior Design4
11 credits of upper-level technical elective courses from lists below. At least one course must be a design elective course
Design Electives3-4
at least one:
BENG 426Fundamentals of Drug Delivery3
BENG 451Microfluidics3
BENG 460Nanobiosystems Engineering3
BENG 470Biomechanics II3
BENG 481Biomimetics3
IMSE 4675Six Sigma & Stat Proc Improv4
IMSE 4425Human Factors and Ergonomics4
ME 4191Structural Mech & Design4
ME 4201Design of Turbomachinery4
or ME 4202 Design Turbo. and Wind Gen.
ME 4361Design of HVAC Systems4
ME 4471Solar Energy Sys Analy&Design4
ME 460Design for Manufacturing3
ME 469Senior Design II1-4
ME 472Prin & Appl of Mechatronic Sys4
ME 483Dsgn Cons in Poly and Comp Mat3
ME 493Advanced Vehicle Energy Sys3
ME 490Directed Design Project1-3
or BENG 490 Directed Design Project
ENGR 493Exper Hnrs Dir Dsgn1
Upper-Level Tech Electives
BENG 410Bioinformatics3
BENG 425Transport in Biosystems3
BENG 475Regenerative Eng3
CHEM 437Nano-Biotechnology3
ENGR 350Nanoscience and Nanotechnology4
ME 410Finite Element Method wth Appl3
ME 4301Computational Thermo-Fluids3
ME 4461Mech Vibration & Noise Control4
ME 452Sustainable Energy & Environ4
or ME 4521 Intro Sust Energy Systems
ME 481Manufacturing Processes II3
ME 484Manufacturing Poly Comp Matl3
ME 491Directed Research Problems1-3
ME 492Guided Study in Mech Eng1-3
or BENG 492 Guided Study in Bioengineering
ENGR 492Exper Honors Directed Research1
ME 496Internal Combustion Engines I2-3
ME 4981Automotive Engineering4
ENGR 350Nanoscience and Nanotechnology4
IMSE 421Eng Economy and Dec Anlys3
IMSE 381Industrial Robots4
CHEM 225Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 226Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 227Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
BCHM 370Principles of Biochemistry3
ENGR 399Experiential Honors Prof. Prac1
ENGR 493Exper Hnrs Dir Dsgn1
ENT 400Entrepreneurial Thinking&Behav3
ENGR 360Des Inovtn: Proc, Meth & Prct4