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TATE Engineering, Biomedical (ACD/UTSA Calculus Ready) - AS to BS - The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) 2021-2022


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The Alamo Colleges District (ACD) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have partnered together to offer students a seamless transfer pathway to earn a four-year degree in engineering from UTSA’s College of Engineering.

ACD engineering students can participate in the UTSA Transfer Academy for Tomorrow’s Engineers (TATE) program, where students will be co-enrolled at both institutions, and can take specific engineering courses taught by UTSA faculty at Northwest Vista College. Upon completion of the program, students will transfer to UTSA to obtain their bachelor’s degree in any of the six UTSA engineering degree programs.  This transfer advising guide is specific to Biomedical Engineering.

Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree


The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.

Semester I


Semester II


Semester III


Semester IV


Semester V


Applicable Transfer Credit Hours


This Transfer Advising Guide provides 64 college-level hours, of which 61 will transfer and apply as EDUC 1300 will transfer but will NOT be applicable towards the UTSA baccalaureate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Note: UTSA accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree. Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.

Note: UTSA requires students to take both MATH 2318 AND MATH 2320 prior to transferring,  in order to receive credit for EGR 2323 at UTSA

Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is degree complete for an Associate of Science, but NOT core complete.

Course Requirements at UTSA for completion of BS in Biomedical Engineering


The courses in this section meet the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.  Be advised these course requirements must be completed at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Semester VI (Summer Session Bridge at UTSA)


  • BME 2103 - Physiology for Biomedical Engineering (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • BME 2203 - Biomechanics I (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • BME 3003 - Biomaterials I (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • BME 3211 - Biomedical Engineering Laboratory I (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • STA 1403 or STA 2303 - Probability and Statistics for the Biosciences or Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers (grade must be a “C-” or better)

Semester VII


  • BME 3114 - Cellular Biology for Biomedical Engineering (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • BME 3013 - Clinical Internship in Biomedical Engineering (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • BME 3303 - Bioinstrumentation (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • BME 3311 - Biomedical Engineering Laboratory II (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • UTSA Upper-Division BME Elective (grade must be a “C-” or better)

Semester VIII


  • BME 3023 - Biomedical Engineering Technology and Product Development (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • BME 3703 - Biotransport Phenomena (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • BME 3711 - Biomedical Engineering Laboratory III (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • UTSA Upper-Division BME Elective (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • UTSA Upper-Division BME Elective (grade must be a “C-” or better)

Semester IX (Summer Internship)


  • BME 3033 - Biomedical Engineering Co-op [Internship] [Technical Elective] [Students MUST meet with their Faculty Advisor] (grade must be a “C-” or better)

Semester X


  • BME 4903 - Senior BME Design I (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • UTSA Upper-Division BME Elective (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • UTSA Technical Elective (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • Select one course from the UTSA Component Area Option (90) Core

Semester XI


  • BME 4913 - Senior BME Design II (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • UTSA Upper-division BME Elective (grade must be a “C-” or better)
  • UTSA Technical Elective (grade must be a “C-” or better)

Applicable Credit Hours for UTSA


This Transfer Advising Guide provides 128 college-level hours, of which 125 will apply towards the UTSA degree requirements, as EDUC 1300 will transfer but will NOT be applicable towards the UTSA baccalaureate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Note: UTSA requires 125 college-level hours towards a baccalaureate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Note: For UTSA this transfer advising guide is degree complete and core complete for a Bachelor of Science.

UTSA Distinguished Transfer Scholarship


Fall and spring transfer applicants who are transferring 24-66 credit hours and get admitted to UTSA by the Distinguished Transfer Scholarship priority deadline will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship valued up to $6,000* for up to two years or four semesters if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.

This scholarship is competitive so out-of-state and international students can receive a Competitive Scholarship Waiver and pay in-state tuition for every year they hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000.

*while funding is available

Milestone Course(s)


*** denotes Milestone Course(s).

A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.

AS Approved Course Requirements


º denotes an Alamo Colleges District AS Approved Course Requirement

The Associate of Science (AS) is designed to align closely with the first half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.  Students should follow the pre-major AS to BS Transfer Advising Guide for the major and university selected.  The Transfer Advising Guides are developed in conjunction with the senior institution to which the student plans to transfer.

To be awarded the AS degree at one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, students must have 9 hours of AS Approved Course Requirements not included in the 42 hours of Core Curriculum.  Please check with your advisor for assistance.

Gateway Course(s)


### denotes Gateway Course(s)

Students pursuing this degree at UTSA must successfully complete each of the Gateway Courses with a grade of “C” or better in no more than two attempts.  A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution (including any colleges of the Alamo Colleges District), will not be allowed to select this major at UTSA.

Special Admission Requirements for UTSA TATE Program


In order to be considered for the UTSA Transfer Academy for Tomorrow’s Engineers (TATE) program a student must meet the following:

  • Be admitted to Alamo Colleges
  • Be a first-time-in-college or continuing student at Alamo Colleges  (Note:  Continuing students must have at least a 2.5 GPA)
  • Met in all areas of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
  • Be eligible to enroll in MATH 2413 Calculus I (calculus-ready)
  • Express their interest in the TATE program by completing the TATE application
  • Once accepted to the TATE program students must enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (SCH) each fall and spring semester
  • Students must satisfactorily complete the TATE requirements within a year

Special Admission Requirements for UTSA College of Engineering


Admission to the College of Engineering

Transfer Students

Transfer requirements for direct admission to the College of Engineering for students who have earned 12 or more transferable semester credit hours:

  • meet all UTSA undergraduate transfer admission requirements, and
  • have completed MAT 1214 Calculus I and WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I, or the equivalents, with grades of “C-” or better, and
  • meet grade point average requirements:
  1. applicants with a transfer grade point average of 3.00 or higher may be granted direct admission to the College, or
  2. applicants with a transfer grade point average below 3.00 may be granted admission to the College by ­committee review.

Applicants who do not meet College of Engineering admission requirements will be admitted to the Engineering, Math, and Sciences Studies in the University College. Students have three semesters to complete Calculus I with a grade of “C-” or better and meet the COE Transfer Requirements.

Additional UTSA Advising Notes


Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTSA:

  • Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to UTSA, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at www.utsa.edu/advise/advisors.html.
  • Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the UTSA requirements for this degree plan from the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at www.utsa.edu.
  • Information on Gateway Courses can be found at http://www.utsa.edu/registrar/students/gateway.html.
  • Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at UTSA as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.

Using this Transfer Advising Guide with UTSA


This Transfer Advising Guide represents UTSA’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to UTSA. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.

The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review UTSA’s requirements frequently.

Course numbers in italics are UTSA’s course numbers.

This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon The University of Texas at San Antonio’s 2020-2022 catalog and is subject to change.

The Alamo Colleges District Advising


Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.

Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.

For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.

Release Date:


Released on August 9, 2021

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