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Other Engineering Subject Areas

Courses are offered in several other areas of engineering at either the undergraduate or graduate level, but no undergraduate degrees are offered in these areas. These areas are described in the following sections and in the Graduate Catalog.

The Department of Bioengineering

220 Engineering Laboratory Building • Box 19138 • 817-272-2249 •
FacultyCourse Descriptions

The Department of Bioengineering conducts two programs: a graduate-level course of studies leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in Biomedical Engineering and a five-year course of studies leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. However, undergraduate students in other engineering disciplines may develop a fundamental knowledge of the field of biomedical engineering. Students having permission from their department’s undergraduate advisor may enroll in the courses listed below and obtain an emphasis in biomedical engineering. Ordinarily, the student will take these courses as technical electives, free electives and science electives. Interested students should contact the graduate advisor of the Department of Bioengineering for additional information.

Elective courses for students who wish to obtain an emphasis in biomedical engineering:

BE 1225: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
BE 4325: Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

Recommended lists of courses for non-engineering majors are available from the program graduate advisor. Information can also be found on the BE Web pages.

Combined Degree Plan: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

This five-year curriculum prepares students for careers in the fast growing biotechnology and biomedical engineering industries. The curriculum also prepares students for medical school and advanced study. Students are required to take courses from engineering, life sciences and liberal arts, culminating in a five-year Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. The curriculum is offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Science.


Biomedical engineers use quantitative methods and innovation to analyze and to solve problems in biology and medicine. Students choose the biomedical engineering field to be of service to people, to partake in the excitement of working with living systems, and to apply advanced technology to complex problems of medical care.

Through this program, students learn the essentials of life science, engineering theory, and the analytical and practical tools that enable them to be successful in the biotechnology and biomedical engineering industries. The program includes course work in the basic sciences, core engineering, biomedical engineering, and advanced biotechnology disciplines. Both didactic classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory experience are emphasized. Additionally, students are required to take general educational courses in literature, fine arts, history, political science, and social science.

Career Opportunities

The program prepares students as biomedical engineers for careers in industry, in hospitals, in research facilities of educational and medical institutions, and in government regulatory agencies. It also provides a solid foundation for those wishing to continue for advanced degrees. For those planning to pursue a medical degree, this cross-disciplinary curriculum offers a solid foundation in engineering, which is an advantage in preparing for a medical career.


After completion of 83 semester credit hours of the undergraduate courses from the list below and prior to taking any graduate course, the student must apply to the UT Arlington Graduate School for admission to the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the 83 semester credit hours as well as a minimum average of 3.0 in the required English courses (1301 and 1302) and a minimum average of 3.0 in the required Mathematics courses (1426, 2425, 2326, and 3319) is required for admission to the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. The student should also submit two letters of recommendation, one from the Bioengineering five-year program advisor or a faculty member and one from the Biology undergraduate advisor.


1301, 1302.


1426, 2425, 2326, 3319.

Natural Science other than Biology

PHYS 1443, PHYS 1444, CHEM 1441, CHEM 1442, CHEM 2181, CHEM 2182, CHEM 2321, CHEM 2322, CHEM 4311.


1441, 1442, 3444, 3301, 3310, 3312, 3315, 4346, 5314.

Core Engineering

CE 2312, CSE 1310, EE 2320, MAE 2381, MAE 2314, MAE 3183, MAE 3310, MAE 3317, MAE 3319, MAE 4345.

Biomedical Engineering

1225, 4325, 5293, 5300-002, 5335, 5361, 5364, 5365, 5366, 5382, 5390.

Human Physiology

BME 5309.

Other General Educational Courses


Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature.

Liberal Arts/Speech

BIOL 3305 or COMS 3302.

Fine Arts

Three hours from art, dance, music, architecture, or theatre arts.

Political Science

2311, 2312.


1311, 1312.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours from social or cultural anthropology, archaeology, social/political/cultural geography, economics, sociology, classical studies, psychology, or linguistics.

Total (for degrees)163 semester hours.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester: BE 1225; MATH 1426; BIOL 1441; CHEM 1441; POLS 2311—Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester: MATH 2425; BIOL 1442; CHEM 1442; POLS 2312; ENGL 1301—Total Credit 18 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester: MATH 2326; PHYS 1443; CHEM 2321; CHEM 2181; HIST 1311; ENGL 1302—Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester: MATH 3319; PHYS 1444; CHEM 2322; CHEM 2182; HIST 1312; 3 hours of fine art—Total Credit 17 hours.

Junior Year

First Semester: CE 2312; MAE 3310 or CHEM 3321; CSE 1310; BIOL 3301, 3 hours of social/cultural studies—Total Credit 15 hours.

Second Semester: MAE 2314; EE 2320; MAE 2381; BIOL 3444; BIOL 3315; 3 hours of literature—Total Credit 19 hours.

Summer Session: BE 5309—Total Credit 3 hours.

Senior Year

First Semester: MAE 3183; MAE 3317 or EE 3317; BE 5364; BIOL 3312; CHEM 4311; BIOL 3305 or COMS 3302—Total Credit 16 hours.

Second Semester: MAE 3319; BE 5382; MAE 4345 or EE 4315; BIOL 3310; BIOL 4346—Total Credit 15 hours.

Summer Session: BE 5365—Total Credit 3 hours.

Fifth Year

First Semester: BE 5300-002; BE 5361; BE 4325; BIOL 5314—Total Credit 12 hours.

Second Semester: BE 5335; BE 5366; BE 5390; BE 5293—Total Credit 11 hours.

Department of Bioengineering Faculty


Professor Behbehani


Chuong, Liu, Tang

Assistant Professors

Alexandrakis, Dave, Nguyen, Yang, Zuzak

Adjunct Professor


View Course Descriptions for: Biomedical Engineering (BE)

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering

325 Woolf Hall • Box 19031 • 817-272-2398 •

The interdisciplinary field of materials science and engineering has become critical to many emerging areas of science and advanced technology. As a result, there is a growing demand for engineers and scientists with education and training in materials science and engineering. The Materials Science and Engineering Department provides students with such education and training through its graduate master’s and doctoral degree programs. Additionally, the department offers undergraduate courses for use as electives in science and engineering, in Fast Track Programs in Materials Science and Engineering, and in minor programs in this discipline.

Minor Program in Materials Science and Engineering

Outcomes and Goals

The goal of the minor program in Materials Science and Engineering is to give students a foundation in the governing principles of materials science which complements their major field of study, as well as an understanding of the latest trends. As such, the program is flexible in coursework requirements and can be tailored to each student’s interest.

Admission to the Minor Program in Materials Science and Engineering

Admission to the minor program in Materials Science and Engineering requires GPA of 2.0 or higher and approval by the Materials Science and Engineering Department undergraduate advisor as well as the student’s home department. Information on admissions and course requirements can be obtained from the Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate program advisor. The minor will be conferred at the same time the degree is conferred and the degree and minor will be recorded on the student’s transcript. The minor will not be on the diploma. Minors may not be conferred retroactively upon students who have graduated.

Scholarships and Research Experience

Scholarships may be available for students who meet the academic requirements set by the Materials Science and Engineering minor program. Minor program students may also work as undergraduate research assistants for Materials Science and Engineering faculty.

Requirements for a Minor in Materials Science and Engineering

To receive a minor in Materials Science and Engineering, a student must complete 18 hours of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each course. Courses must be approved in advance by the MSE undergraduate program advisor. A student must complete:

MSE 3300 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (MAE 2321 for MAE majors)
MSE 3321 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MAE 3321 for MAE majors)
MSE 4320 Nanoscale Materials,
and three of the following courses for which the prerequisites are satisfied
MSE 4310 Polymer Material Science
MSE 4315 Introduction to Composites (MAE 4315 for MAE majors)
MSE 4336 Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MAE 4336 for MAE majors)
MSE 4337 Fatigue of Engineering Materials (MAE 4390 for MAE majors)
MSE 4338 Failure Analysis (MAE 4338 for MAE majors)
MSE 4339 Fracture Mechanics (MAE 4339 for MAE majors)
MSE 4390 Special Topics in Materials Science (e.g., electrical, optical and magnetic properties of materials)
CHEM 3307 Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
CHEM 3315 Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry
CHEM 3321 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 4303 Quantum Chemistry
CHEM 4318 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 4346 Advanced Synthetic Methods
MAE 3344 Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering
PHYS 3313 Introduction to Modern Physics
PHYS 3455 Electronics
PHYS 4324 Advanced Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 4325 Solid State Physics
PHYS 4326 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Department of Materials Science and Engineering Faculty


Aswath, Chan, Elsenbaumer, Goolsby, Meletis

Associate Professor


Assistant Professor

Hao, Jin, Koh, Priya

Professor Emeritus


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