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BME Course List & Class Schedules

To see what courses are offered by the department, as well as when and who teaches them, visit the BME Course List page.  To see the class schedules for various semesters, visit the BME Class Schedules Page.

Fall 2020 Course Information

This semester, our courses have different elements in a mix of in-person and online delivery so we created this table to help explain the options.  Classes organized by Canvas means that students will have to select options via the course Canvas page and not the formal UofU schedule.  Please check your Canvas page as soon as it is available and contact the instructor with questions.

Course # Title Lecture schedule/plan Organize by schedule or Canvas Lab schedule/plan Organize by schedule or Canvas
2100 Fundamentals II 1) Online lectures,
2) 2X/week IVC discussion sessions
3) Organize via Canvas
Canvas 1) 4X/week IVC lab sessions, one hour each for questions and checkoff. Canvas
3202 Physiology for Engineers 1) 3X/week IVC lectures, as on schedule Schedule 1) 6X/week Hybrid/IVC lab sessons Schedule
4101 BioSystems 1) Online lectures,
2) 2X/week (M or W section)
3) 1X/week (Friday mandatory)
Nominally Schedule, but Canvas assigned M vs W section 1) 12X/week In person lab sessions Canvas
4250 BioMechanics I 1) Online lectures (asynchronous), 2) 2X/week IVC discussion sections (T or Th section) Schedule 1) 5/week (M-F) In person lab sessions; 4 labs across semester Schedule
4801 BioDesign 1) 1X/week IVC Schedule 1) 5/week (T-F) In person lab Schedule
5110 Regulatory Affairs 1) Online, synchronous lectures (IVC)
2) 2x/week, TUE, THU
Schedule 1) Lab 1x/week, FRI, (IVC), mandatory Schedule
7210 Comp Biomechanics 1) Online, synchronous lectures (IVC)
2) 2x/week, TUE, THU
Schedule na na
6003 Cell Biophys & Electrophys 1) Online lectures (asynchronous) 2) IVC discussion sections Schedule TBD TBD

Undergraduate Handbook

Admission to the University of Utah

All Biomedical Engineering students must first be admitted to the University of Utah.  For more information, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Admission to the Biomedical Engineering Major

There are two ways to achieve Biomedical Engineering Major status: direct admission and applying for admission.

Direct Admission

To learn about direct admission, please visit section 3.2.1 of the Undergraduate Handbook.

Apply for Admission

To learn about applying for admission for major status, please visit section 3.2.2 of the Undergraduate Handbook.

Misconduct Policies for Biomedical Engineering Students

This document describes the policies and procedures used by the Department of Biomedical Engineering relating to academic misconduct of any student enrolled in a Biomedical Engineering course (e.g., Biomedical Engineering 1010) or any course that is cross-listed with a Biomedical Engineering course (e.g., NEUSC 6050). This policy is in effect starting November 2, 2018, for courses starting in Spring Semester, 2019 and thereafter.  Please download the latest version here.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) resides in the Office of Undergraduate Studies.  The mission of the OUR is to facilitate and promote undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and creative works in all disciplines throughout the University of Utah campus.  They house the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), the Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation (URSD), hold the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) in conjunction with the Honors College, and publish the annual Undergraduate Research Journal. The OUR hosts workshops on research-related topics, offers small & travel grants, and advising for aspiring undergraduate student researchers. The OUR provides a connection to numerous presentation and publication opportunities on a local, state, and nation-wide basis. Additionally, the OUR is an excellent resource for current research opportunities on campus.

How to Prepare for Graduation

Congratulations on your progress towards your degree! Before applying to graduate, please schedule an appointment with Dr. MacLeod.  This appointment also fulfills one of the requirements of the BME 4991/4992 Senior Thesis class. You will find complete instructions on the graduation process on the University Registrar’s website. Application for graduation is usually electronic now so just follow the link below and follow instructions.

If you have any questions, contact an advisor!


Pre-major Advising:

Erica Fearnley

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program


Book an Appointment

Heather Palmer

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program


Email to make an appointment

Prof. Kelly W. Broadhead

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program


Book an Appointment

Major Advising:

Prof. Rob MacLeod

Associate Chair
Undergraduate Studies


Prof. Michael Yu

Biomaterials Program


Prof. Frank Sachse

Pre-Med Program


Brian Zenger

MD/PhD Student, Advisor
Pre-Med Program


Minor Advising:

Prof. Douglas A. Christensen

Undergraduate Minor Program