Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering Department


BME/CpE/EE Advising Guides

These guides outline the courses required for each major in a number of different formats. They also include the typical course offerings and their schedules as well as a sample schedule. If you find errors or need clarifications, please consult with your advisor.

BME Advising Guide Grads 2021 & 2022

BME Advising Guide Grads 2023 & Beyond

CpE Advising Guide

EE Advising Guide

ECBE Courses Offered 2019-20 & 2020-21

In the documents below you will find a summary of the courses offered in the ECBE department. Please consult the catalog for more information about these courses including terms offered, instructors, and prerequisites.

ECBE Courses Offered 2019-20

ECBE Courses Offered 2020-21

General Advising Information

Many advising questions are common across majors and are answered through these links; please check these first:

Additional Advising FAQ for ECBE Students

Common Curriculum for ECBE Students

Term Abroad for ECBE Students

  • What courses count as a Science Elective for the EE and CpE major?

    These courses count as a Science Elective towards the EE or CpE degree:

    • Any course at level 100 or higher in Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Biology or Geology
    • ENS100 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • What are the BIO requirements for BME? Is BIO103 required?

    For BME graduates in 2021 and beyond, the BIO requirements are BIO104, BIO205, BIO206, and a BIO elective course.

    BIO205 & BIO206 can be taken in any order.

    The BIO elective course must be at a level > 300, i.e., BIO3xx and there is no requirement that it have an associated lab.

    BIO103 may appear as a requirement for some of the courses in the BIO curriculum (e.g., BIO205 and some BIO3xx courses); this requirement is waived for BME students.

  • How do I graduate with honors?

    Requirements for Honors in Electrical or Computer Engineering:

    In addition to meeting all of the general college requirements for honors, candidates for honors in electrical or computer engineering must present their senior project at the Steinmetz Symposium.

    Requirements for Honors in Biomedical Engineering:

    The criteria for graduating with honors in Biomedical Engineering are: (1) a cumulative index of at least 3.3; (2) a cumulative index in major courses of at least 3.3, with an A or A- in at least three of those courses; (3) an A or A- in the capstone design course or a senior research project; (4) final six terms of courses at Union. The major courses are listed above under “Foundation and core courses for Biomedical Engineering,” “Biomedical Engineering electives” and “Capstone design”.