Apply to USF Now | Graduate Admissions | Events & Workshops | Giving to the Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BME6944

Edit function not enabled for this course.

Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-06-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective for Biomedical Eng. To GC. Approved with comments- emailed to faculty 4/14/16; To USF Sys 4/21/16; to SCNS after 4/28/16. Appd eff 6/1/16

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5323 2015-11-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical Engineering EN 2107000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Bill Lee 8139742136

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    BME 6944 Biomedical Engineering Industrial Internship

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 2

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    6-1 I - Internships (Including Practicum) S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Industry Internship
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    Individual study as practical engineering work at an industrial facility or laboratory under the supervision of a faculty member interacting with the sponsoring industrial facility or laboratory.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Offered as enrichment course (not part of program/concentration/certificate)

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course would allow graduate students in biomedical engineering to receive credit for industrial internships. Currently, no mechanism exists for this within the BME program. It is the philosophy of the BME faculty to encourage such industrial programs to provide "real world" experiences to graduate BME students.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The faculty supervisor/mentor would hold a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related field and otherwise be a full time faculty member in biomedical engineering or related field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The student will gain "real world" engineering experience by working at an industrial facility or laboratory. This would include initial planning of the project, execution, and documentation of results.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to understand the "real world" environment as directly experienced within an industrial facility or laboratory.

    Students will demonstrate project planning skills.

    Students will demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.

    Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and utilize technical resources.

    Students will demonstrate the ability to execute projects at the level of an advanced engineering student.

    Students will demonstrate technical communication skills.

    C. Major Topics

    This will vary according to the industrial project area of focus.

    D. Textbooks

    None required.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    None required

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Students will submit a plan for the semester at the beginning of the semester. Students will submit a report to the mentoring faculty member at the completion of the semester.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Two specific assignments: 1) the initial plan for the semester; and 2) the report at the end of the semester.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Not applicable.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Biomedical Engineering

  5. Course Concurrence Information


- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact or