Program Objectives & Requirements

The mission of the Biocomputational Engineering Program at Lehigh University is to prepare students for the growing academic and professional opportunities at the interface of bioengineering and computational data sciences. Students will be prepared to apply concepts from these converging fields of study, enabling them to solve problems in biological systems, biotechnology, and healthcare within the framework of an engineering education.

The recommended semester-by-semester course plan below shows the requirements for the BS in Biocomputational Engineering.

First year

Fall

  • MATH 021 - Calculus I - Four (4) credits
  • CHM 030 - Introduction to Chemical Principles - Four (4) credits
  • ENGR 005 - Introduction to Engineering Practice - Two (2) credits
  • ENGR 010 - Applied Engineering Computer Methods - Two (2) credits
  • ENGL 001 - Critical Reading and Composition - Three (3) credits
    TOTAL: 15 credits

Spring

  • MATH 022 - Calculus II - Four (4) credits
  • PHY 011 - Introductory Physics I - Four (4) credits
  • PHY 012 - Introductory Physics Laboratory I - One (1) credit
  • ENGL 002 - Research and Argument - Three (3) credits
  • ECO 001 - Principles of Economics - Four (4) credits
    TOTAL: 16 credits
     

Sophomore

Fall

  • MATH 205 - Linear Methods 3 - Three (3) credits
  • CSE 002 - Fundamentals of Programming - Two (2) credits
  • PHY 021 - Introductory Physics II - Four (4) credits
  • PHY 022 - Introductory Physics Laboratory II - One (1) credit
  • CHM 031 - Chemical Equilibria in Aqueous Systems - Four (4) credits
  • HSS - Four (4) credits
    TOTAL: 18 credits

Spring

  • MATH 231 - Probability and Statistics - Three (3) credits
  • BIOS 041 - Biology Core I: Cellular and Molecular - Three (3) credits
  • BIOS 042 - Biology Core I: Cellular and Modular Laboratory - One (1) credit
  • CSE 017 - Programming and Data Structures - Three (3) credits
  • BIOE 226 - Ethics in Bioengineering Practice - One (1) credit
  • HSS - Four (4) credits
    TOTAL: 15 credits
     

Junior

Fall

  • MATH 023 - Calculus III - Four (4) credits
  • BIOC 214 - Fundamentals of Biological Modeling - Three (3) credits
  • ISE 240 - Introduction to Deterministic Optimization Models in Operations Research - Three (3) credits
  • ISE 364 or CSE 326 - Introduction to Machine Learning or Fundamentals of Machine Learning - Three (3) credits
  • BIOS 115 - Biology Core II: Genetics - Three (3) credits
  • BIOS 116 - Biology Core II: Genetics Laboratory - One (1) credit
    TOTAL: 17 credits

Spring

  • BIOC 236 - Biomolecular Modeling and Simulation - Three (3) credits
  • BIOC 213 - Fundamentals of Biomedical Signals - Three (3) credits
  • BIOE 210 - Introduction to Engineering Physiology - Four (4) credits
  • ISE 172 - Algorithms in Systems Engineering - Four (4) credits
  • PHY 380 - Introduction to Computational Physics - Three (3) credits
    TOTAL: 17 credits
     

Senior

Fall

  • BIOC 240 - Biocomputational Engineering: Capstone 1 - Three (3) credits
  • Technical elective 1 - Three (3) credits
  • Technical elective 2 - Three (3) credits
  • HSS - Four (4) credits
  • Free elective - Three (3) credits
    TOTAL: 16 credits

Spring

  • BIOC 241 - Biocomputational Engineering: Capstone 2 - Three (3) credits
  • CSE 308 - Bioinformatics: Issues and Algorithms - Three (3) credits
  • Technical elective 3 - Three (3) credits
  • Technical elective 4 - Three (3) credits
  • HSS/free elective - Four (4) credits
    TOTAL: 16 credits

CONTACT

Department of Bioengineering
Lehigh University
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015-4791
Cindy Lohman
(610) 758-4091