Pre-Biological Systems Engineering

Biological Systems Engineering (BSEN) brings engineering to life-by working with living systems and applying engineering, biology, and mathematics to improve lives and our world. Biological systems engineers are trained to solve problems in biomedical engineering, environmental and water resources engineering, and bioenergy and food 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, BSEN 112, BSEN 225; six 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.

Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredits
MATH 1950 CALCULUS I 5
CHEM 1180 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 3
CHEM 1184 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY 1
ENGR 1000 INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR ENGINEERING LEADERS 3
ACE Elective 1 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
MATH 1960 CALCULUS II 5
CHEM 1190 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 3
CHEM 1194 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY 1
PHYS 2110 GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL 4
ACE Elective 1 3
 Credits16
Second Year
First Semester
MATH 1970 CALCULUS III 4
BIOL 1450 BIOLOGY I 2 5
CHEM 2210 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 4
CHEM 2214 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
MENG 2230 ENGINEERING STATICS 3
 Credits17
Second Semester
MATH 2350 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
BIOL 1750 BIOLOGY II 5
CONE 2060
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
or ELEMENTS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
3
ENGL 3980 TECHNICAL WRITING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES 4 3
MENG 3730 ENGINEERING DYNAMICS 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits65
1
ACE electives: Selected from ACE elective (SLO 5 through 9) list.
2

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

3

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

4

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:

MENG 2000ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS3
CIVE 310/MENG 3100FLUID MECHANICS3
STAT 3800APPLIED ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS3
CHEM 3650FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3654FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
PHYS 2120GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL4