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B.S. Biological Engineering

Biological Engineering will prepare you to solve technological problems in systems that involve plants, animals, microorganisms and biological materials.

As a graduate you will produce creative and effective solutions to problems in the environment, our food supply and the interaction of living organisms in a biologically complex, interconnected and changing world. The program may be designed to prepare you for advanced biomedical or environmental engineering studies.

You will have opportunities to work with consulting and industrial firms in design, environmental control and monitoring, non-point source pollution abatement, bioremediation, hydrology and water quality control. You may also work with food processing industries in storage, product development and quality control. Other options include governmental agencies in water resources, environmental quality and environmental protection.

Coursework - 128 credits required

Required course work includes university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

  • BAE 142 Engineering for Living Systems (2 credits)
  • BAE 242 Engineering Analysis and Design (2 credits)
  • BAE 441 Instrumentation and Measurements (3 credits)
  • BAE 461 Bioprocess Engineering (3 credits)
  • BAE 462 Electric Power and Controls (3 credits)
  • BAE 478 Engineering Design I (3 credits)
  • BAE 479 Engineering Design II (3 credits)
  • BAE 491 Senior Seminar (1 credit)
  • Biol 115 Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 credits)
  • Biol 250, Biol 255 General Microbiology and Lab (5 credits)
  • Chem 111 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • Chem 112 Principles of Chemistry II (5 credits)
  • Chem 277, Chem 278 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
  • Comm 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 credits)
  • Engr 105 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
  • Engr 210 Engineering Statics (3 credits)
  • Engr 240 Introduction to Electrical Circuits (3 credits)
  • Engr 320 Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (3 credits)
  • Engr 335 Engineering Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • Engr 350 Engineering Mechanics of Material (3 credits)
  • Engr 360 Engineering Economy (2 credits)
  • Math 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Math 175 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 credits)
  • Math 275 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (3 credits)
  • Math 310 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • Phys 211, Phys 211L Engineering Physics I and Lab (4 credits)
  • Phys 212 Engineering Physics II (3 credits)
  • Stat 301 Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • Engineering Electives (9 credits) (Any 300 or 400 level engineering course may be used to fulfill this requirement)
  • Technical Electives (9 credits) (Any 300 or 400 level engineering or science course may be used to fulfill this requirement)

Courses to total 128 credits for this degree.

A grade of C or better is required in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division engineering courses: BAE 242, Chem 111, Engr 210, Math 275 and Phys 211. To graduate in this program, a grade of C or better is required in each of the following courses: BAE 242, Chem 111, Engr 210, Math 275 and Phys 211.

Students are required to submit a course plan and a statement of how the humanistic and social course requirements complement the technical content of the curriculum and are consistent with the program and institution objectives.

Contact Us

Engineering/Physics Building

Mailing Address:

Biological Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904

Phone: 208-885-6182

Fax: 208-885-7908


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