Biomedical engineering at Tech

<p>I know that this major is top notch at tech. However, I've heard that this is prolly one of the hardest major in the institute. In fact, I've heard that it's notoriously difficult from recent students (who I know personally). Anybody who is a bme major in tech please let me know more about this topic? I would highly appreciate your valuable reflections and advice. 0.0</p>

<p>You will find that most things at Tech, and most things worthwhile in life, are notoriously difficult. But this is really completely individual. Someone who excels in BME may perform poorly as an HTS major and vice versa. If you get into Tech, your success is largely in your own hands. With enough effort (and I am not talking about so much effort that you don't have a life/that is not necessary) just about all students here can do well. Were you good at math and science in high school and did you perform well on AP tests in those subjects? If so, you should be challenged, but absolutely fine. Look over the required courses for BME and look up syllabi for those courses . Do you think you would like the material? If so, go for it. You will be fine. </p>

<p>Also, the average GPA in BME is actually higher than several other engineering majors at Tech. Although I suspect this is because of the large number of pre-med and otherwise hardworking students in BME more so than ease, it indicates that doing well in BME is definitely just as possible as doing well in other engineering majors.</p>

<p>Thanx for the honest response. I was wondering if BME is Caltech hard lol, and yes I would like to apply to med school, so GPA matters. However, that is not my priority. I would like to learn as much as possible and enjoy my time learning the subject I love.</p>

<p>I've taken a few BME courses and I found them to be jokes compared to my ECE or CS classes.</p>

<p>Whats the avg GPA of a BME major at Tech?</p>

<p>Hey, GT Hopeful, what BME classes have you taken so far? If you are a bme major, then I think are you talking about DSP as your ece, and 1371 as your CS. Just wondering what bme you're comparing them to.</p>

<p>Here are some useful links and guides:</p>

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<li>Course Guide (from 2006, so some of the # may be different, and systems phys 2 doesn't exist, haha): <a href="http://www.bme.gatech.edu/bmesab/SAB/Course%20Guides/courseguide.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bme.gatech.edu/bmesab/SAB/Course%20Guides/courseguide.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li>
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<p>but overall, it gives a decent, accurate idea of what classes are like (having taken 4 of them).</p>

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<li>Also from 2006, just a general BMED student survival guide:
<a href="http://www.bme.gatech.edu/bmesab/SAB/Course%20Guides/betaguide.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bme.gatech.edu/bmesab/SAB/Course%20Guides/betaguide.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li>
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<p>I've taken a few crosslisted upper level BME courses and did not find them any harder than my major courses</p>

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Hey, GT Hopeful, what BME classes have you taken so far? If you are a bme major, then I think are you talking about DSP as your ece, and 1371 as your CS. Just wondering what bme you're comparing them to.

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<p>I'm a Ph.D student. I have taken three graduate CS classes, around ten ECE classes, and a smattering of courses in other departments related to my research. The BME courses I took were cross-listed with ECE. I found one of my two BME classes to be by far the easiest graduate class I have taken, while the second one was of average difficulty but graded easily.</p>

<p>OP, this is a related link about BME at Ga Tech.</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/georgia-institute-technology/913526-difficulty-biomedical-engineering-georgia-tech.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/georgia-institute-technology/913526-difficulty-biomedical-engineering-georgia-tech.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>bmed students i know say that it is hard and involves more teamwork than other majors. however, I heard from a friend that couple of the bmed classes are watered down ME classes. Many biomed companies tend to hire more ME and EE than BME...</p>

<p>Never took any bme classes so i don't know from any first hand experience. Class difficulty really depends on your professors and the effort you put in i think.</p>

<p>on campus it is assumed to be a hard major due to high bmed major dropout rate and its high ranking (2nd or 3rd in the U.S. i think?)</p>

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however, I heard from a friend that couple of the bmed classes are watered down ME classes.

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<p>Yes, BME tends to use very basic models from other fields and so people actually from those fields find the work fairly trivial.</p>