How will I access BMEI?

BMEI is mostly an asynchronous course where students work independently on their projects and assignments. However, there is “live” support in the form of a robust communication platform which allows students to post questions, receive answers, and chat with their classmates and the instructional staff. In addition, the instructional staff will schedule regular live Office Hour meetings to answer student questions, troubleshoot labs, clarify the course content, etc.

The course materials are divided into modules which can be accessed online via the Blackboard Learning Management Systems (LMS). A module will have several sections, including an overview, video lectures, readings, quizzes, discussions, and assignments/labs. Each module will also include multiple live office hour sessions.

  • All lectures are pre-recorded, so you can watch them at any time. The expectation is that you watch a specific video on the first day of the associated module, but you are able to watch it again for clarification.  Please note that there are deadlines for assignments throughout the course.
  • Regular, real-time office hours will be held, at least twice a week, using MS Teams. These office hours are optional and will be recorded and shared so students may access them at any time. Students may request to meet with their instructor or TA outside of the posted office hours at a time that is convenient for both.
  • Students will also use MS Teams to interact with and ask questions of their peers. They may also post questions in MS Teams for the course Instructor and TAs. Instructors and TAs will respond to questions from students within 24 hours, often within minutes.

All additional course materials will be provided to the student as part of the course. A lab kit of materials needed for the various labs in the course will be mailed out to students early in the course.



Students will need a computer that meets our technical requirements in order to participate in this course. Additionally the computer should have:

  • Access to a spreadsheet application which will allow them to analyze data.
  • Access to a word processing program that can be used to write their course lab reports.
  • Access to a presentation program so they can create a presentation for their final project.
  • Ability to install Arduino software on the computer.
  • USB port to communicate with the Arduino.
  • Ability to access the internet reliably.


How many college credits can I earn?

Students who earn an A or a B will earn 3 credits from Johns Hopkins for the course EN.500.130: Biomedical Engineering Innovation. These students are eligible to request a transcript and can request that these credits transfer to another university if they do not enroll at JHU as undergraduates.  The credits awarded by JHU for this BME EI online course are available to count towards your undergraduate degree at JHU.  Credits may be applied towards your total required credits to graduate.

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