Undergraduate Opportunities


This undergraduate certificate is open to those majoring in engineering disciplines (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Aerospace, Petroleum, Computer, Architectural, Civil Engineering and Engineering Physics), and Computer Science.  To complete this certificate a student will also need to complete their degree in one of these disciplines.  To be admitted, a student would need to have completed:

  • 30 credit hours, majoring in an engineering discipline with a minimum 2.0 GPA, and
  • Math 127 Calculus III (or equivalent)

Certificate Requirements

Bioengineering Core, 1 course:

  • C&PE 656 Introduction of Biomedical Engineering
  • ME 633 Introduction to Biomechanics
  • EECS 730 Introduction to Bioinformatics


Bioengineering Electives, 3 courses:

Biological Sciences: At least one course from:

  • BIOL 150 Prin. Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 246 Principles of Human Physiology
  • BIOL 646 Mammalian Physiology


Advanced Electives: At least one course from:

  • Chem 330 Organic Chemistry I or Chem 380 Organic Chemistry I, honors
  • BIOL 600 Introduction to Biochemistry
  • C&PE 752 Tissue Engineering
  • C&PE 657 Polymer Science and Technology
  • ME 750 Biomechanics of Human Motion
  • ME 751 Experimental Methods in Biomechanics
  • ME 753 Bone Biomechanics
  • ME 754 Biomedical Optics
  • ME 755 Computer Simulation in Biomechanics
  • ME 756 Biofluid Dynamics
  • ME 757 Biomechanical Systems
  • ME 758 Physiological System Dynamics
  • ME 767 Molecular Biomimetics
  • ME 760 Biomedical Product Development
  • ME 765 Biomaterials
  • ME 790 Biomedical Microdevices
  • EECS 644 Digital Signal Processing
  • EECS 730 Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • EECS 740 Digital Image Processing
  • CE 773 Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • ME 640 Mechanical Engineering – Design Project (if taken with ME 643)


Research or Design, 1 course

(These should be approved by the bioengineering program prior to taking them):

  • Capstone Design in Bioengineering/Biomechanics:
    • ME 643 Mechanical Engineering – Design Project Option
    • Other senior level, capstone design course with a bioengineering-focused project
  • Undergraduate Research in Bioengineering:
    • C&PE 651/661, C&PE 671, ME 360/361, EECS 399/498, AE 592, CE490, ARCE 690/691, or EPSX 501/503
  • Approved external research experience such as a summer REU program


How to sign up

Here are the steps you need to do to enroll in the certificate:

1. Go to: http://engr.ku.edu/forms

2. Select “Change of Engineering Major”

3. Fill out the form, keeping your major the same and selecting “Bioengineering Undergraduate Certificate” for “Are you adding a undergraduate certificate?”

4. The form to get your research course, REU experience, or other activity approved is below. Your research or design component needs prior approval.


Bioengineering Research or Design Course Approval Petition

Petition PDF

Please submit this form to the Bioengineering office (3135A Learned).