BME Curriculum

Engineering Core Curriculum 

All Case Western Reserve students pursuing an engineering major are required to take a set of core courses in math, chemistry, physics and engineering. You can review these core requirements in the General Bulletin

BME Core Curriculum

All biomedical engineering undergraduate students must complete a BME core curriculum. The General Bulletin lists all courses required for graduation, as well as a suggested program of study for recommendations on which year and semester to take each course. Courses may be taken in different semesters depending on technical electives chosen and other variations in individual schedules. Please consult your track requirements and your adviser for your specific schedule.

BME Tracks

View the General Bulletin for track specific requirements. 

All students entering BME as rising sophomores will select one of four tracks to provide depth in a specific area of biomedical engineering. The core of each track focuses on the basic skill set that provides the student with a depth in a particular engineering discipline. Combined with the BME core, the curriculum trains each student to be a competent engineer with knowledge and practice of applying that core engineering to biomedical sciences and human health.

Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation

Faculty leader: Kenneth Gustafson


Faculty leader: Matt Williams

Biomaterials Engineering

Faculty leader: Steve Eppell

Biomedical Computing and Analysis

Faculty leader: Dave Wilson

If you still have questions, please send an email to the academic undergraduate coordinator at


To ensure that our department's undergraduate educational program meets its educational objectives, we have set the following program outcomes. Within the framework of our objectives and outcomes, we feel it is important that our undergraduate program emphasize the development in our students of problem-solving skills, the ability to think independently, and the ability to assess ideas with an open mind. We expect that these qualities will be important to their success as they go on in careers in biomedical engineering, to clinical programs such as medical school, occupational therapy, and prosthetics and orthotics, professional programs like law school and business school, or to graduate school in biomedical engineering.

Specifically, the program outcomes for our department are to develop in our students:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to biomedical engineering problems
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.