Pre-Biological Systems Engineering

Biological Systems Engineering (BSEN) is one of the most rapidly developing disciplines in all of engineering. Biological systems engineers are trained to solve problems in biomedical engineering, environmental and water resources engineering, and food and bioproducts engineering. Students who choose pre-biological systems engineering on the Omaha campus, should be aware that there are four courses in the first two years (BSEN 100, 112, 212 and 225; nine total credit hours) for which there are no equivalents on the Omaha campus. However, substitutions for BSEN 100 may be available on a case by case basis.

Pre-Transfer Program Requirements

First Year - First Semester

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

ACE Electives

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:15

ACE electives: Selected from ACE elective (SLO 5 through 9) list.

First Year - Second Semester

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4 credits

AE 2250Construction Graphics and Design Process

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Year - First Semester

MATH 1970Calculus III

4 credits

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

EMEC 2230Engineering Statics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

BIOL 1450: Four of the five hours can be used in BSEN.

CHEM 2210: Three of the four hours can be used in BSEN.

Second Year - Second Semester

MATH 2350Differential Equations

3 credits

SPCH Elective

3 Credits

ISMG 2060Engineering Economy I

3 credits

Or

2210Elements of Electrical Engineering

ENGL 3980Technical Writing Across the Disciplines

3 credits

EMEC 3730Engineering Dynamics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

SPCH Elective: Selected from SPCH-2010, SPCH-2410, SPCH-3130, or SPCH-3140.

ENGL 3980: EPPE sophomore level placement or successful completion of ENGL-1160/ENGL-1164 required.

Other courses that can be used to meet BSEN requirements:

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

MENG 2000Engineering Thermodynamics

3 credits

CIVE 310/MENG 3100Fluid Mechanics

3 credits

STAT 3800Applied Engineering Probability and Statistics

3 credits

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit