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Undergraduate Program

Curriculum Overview

Educational Goals
  • SKKU BME aims to cultivate world-class global bio experts by pioneering the major fields of biomedical engineering (brain science, biomaterials, advanced medical devices)
  • BME aims to introduce innovative education and research methods, produce global leaders, carefully analyze the causes of diseases and life phenomena, and preoccupy the global bio-industry market
  • In particular, BME aims to promote interdisciplinary industrial-academia-research cooperation system by clarifying brain mechanisms, coming up with creative biomolecule designs, and developing medical devices, which are thought to make up the core element of the future industry

 

Model Student
  • (Educated person) A well-rounded educated person who has the fundamental liberal arts knowledge and problem-solving skills
  • (Expert) An expert who leads both the next-generation bio field and medical device/materials market with creative, logical thinking and challenging spirit
  • (Leader) A leader who contributes to the global society with world-leading biomedical engineering expertise

 

Major Credits System
  • Basic principles
    • ① Students whose primary major is BME can additionally major in other departments
    • ② Students whose primar major is not BME are not allowed to complete BME as a double major
  • Minimum credits required for each area
    영역별 최소 이수학점
    Division Curriculum   Credits
    Sungkyun personality, Liberal arts, Basic education Sungkyun Personality Area 4 credits 55 credits
    Liberal Arts (Emphasis/Balance) Area 21 credits
    Basic (Natural Science) Area 30 credits
    Major Curriculum Core Courses 32 credits 64 credits
    General Courses 24 credits or more
    Laboratory Experiments 8 credits
    Credits 130 credits

 

 

Curriculum Organization

  • Basic principles
    • ① Organize the major curriculum plan to be connected to the HME track/research track
    • ② New core courses for each track for effective career development for the graduated students
    • ③ If more than 20 or more credits are earned within one track, the track name 'specialty' is added to the diploma
    • ④ If more than 40 or more general major credits are earned in General Major division, multiple tracks can be specified as 'specialty'
    • ⑤ All major courses are taught in international languages
  • List of the major curriculum schedules (including basic natural sciences)
    전공교육과정 편성 예정 리스트
    Division Credits Subject
    Basic (Natural Science) Area 30 credits ① Advanced Life Science 1 ② Advanced Life Science 2 ③ General Physics 1 ④ General Physics 2 ⑤ General Chemistry 1 ⑥ General Chemistry 2 ⑦ Advanced Calculus 1 ⑧ Advanced Calculus 2
    Core Major 32 credits The major core of the major is 16 subjects and'Seminar 1 and 2 for Bioengineering Degrees' (1 credit each)
    ① Bioengineering Mathematics I ② Bioengineering Mathematics II ③ Anatomy and Physiology I ④ Thermofluid Mechanics I ⑤ Introduction to Biomaterials ⑥ Biology EpidemiologyⅠ ⑦ Introduction to Radiation Medical Devices ⑧ Medical Signal Processing and Systems ⑨ Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Design ⑩ Bio-Simulation ⑪ BME Linear Algebra ⑫ Introduction to Biomedical Engineering I ⑬ Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Ⅱ ⑭ Technical Writing and Communication ⑮ Biomedical Probability and Statistics ⑯ Anatomy and Physiology II
    General Major 30 credits or more ① Medical Imaging and Systems track
    (8 subjects)
    ① Biophysical Chemistry ② Medical Electronics ③ Medical Engineering Design Project ④ Thermofluid Mechanics II ⑤ Circuit Design ⑥ Control Theory ⑦ Medical Physics ⑧ Biomechanics II
    ② Biomaterials track
    (7 subjects)
    ① Biomaterial delivery ② Nano-bio interface engineering ③ Biochemistry Ⅰ ④ Bioprocess engineering ⑤ Functional biopolymer engineering ⑥ Biodevice engineering ⑦ Tissue engineering
    ③ Brain Science and Brain Engineering Track
    (8 subjects)
    ① Neuroscience I ② Neuroscience II ③ Biomedical Imaging ④ Brain Imaging ⑤ Introduction to Neurological Diseases ⑥ Brain Engineering Technology ⑦ Computational Neuroscience ⑧ Cognitive Neuroscience
    Normal ① Medical Engineering SeminarⅠ ② Medical Engineering SeminarⅡ
    Laboratory Experiments 8 credits ① Basic Medical Engineering Experiment I ⑤ Medical Engineering Research Project I ② Basic Medical Engineering Experiment II ⑥ Medical Engineering Research Project II ③ Intensive Medical Engineering Experiment I ④ Intensive Medical Engineering Experiment II

    C/L courses

 

 

Curriculum Operation

  • Track operation: Track operation according to the curriculum and social progress
    • Curriculum Track: BME has a wide range of academic fields and operates three major tracks, and if more than 20 credits are earned within the track, the track name is added to the diploma
    • 교육과정트랙
      Major Track Contents
      ① Medical Imaging and Systems track Develops cutting-edge medical diagnosis/treatment/surgical devices and trains professionals who can utilize human body systems and engineering principles in developing advanced medical devices
      ② Biomaterial track Interdisciplinary track that focuses on acquiring basic and applied knowledge of biomolecules and biomaterials such as nucleic acids, proteins, and  wearable devices, a new promising industry
      ③ Brain Science and Brain Engineering Track Nurtures next-generation brain science elite scholars with comprehensive scientific skills to lead the field of brain science and brain engineering
    • Social Progress Track: Two tracks are operated for students to enter society after graduation
      사회진출트랙
      Social advancement Contents
      ① Global HME Track This is a career track that advances into the HME field, a promising field after graduation
      ② Research track This is a research track that continues research in the BME field after graduation, usually for scholars who go to graduate schools or continue overseas research
  • Curriculum Operation Specifics
    • Classes are conducted in international languages ​​(English)
    • One SCI-level thesis must be published as a graduation requirement
    • 2nd semester of the 1st year track application → 1st semester of the 2nd year track entry