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Biomedical Engineering Academic Advising

Biomedical Engineering Academic Advising

Advising is one of the most important services provided by our department. BME advisors offer guidance about academic planning, degree requirements, course descriptions, course prerequisites, and elective selections. Advisors also help with administrative procedures such as registration, change of major, course equivalences, and graduation. More importantly, your advisor will help you to graduate on time and without excess credits.

Schedule Advising Appointment Online

You should see your advisor at least once a semester. They are the best source of information when making academic decisions. Advisors are especially busy when the class enrollment period begins, so make an appointment early in the semester.



Professional BME Advisor Maria Monje

Maria Monje

Professional Advisor

Phone: (305) 348-0273
Email: mmonjera@fiu.edu


Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Cell and tissue mechanics with application in cardiovascular regenerative medicine
Research Advancements: Biomechanically-derived diagnostics and regenerative therapies for cardiovascular medicine.
Research Area: Engineered Tissue Model Systems
Lab: CV-PEUTICS - Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory
Acknowledgement: Affiliated Faculty Member, NSF CELL-MET ERC Project (EEC-1647837)

Office: EC 2614

Dr. Anuradha Godavarty, Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Anuradha Godavarty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Undergraduate Program Director | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Optical-based molecular imaging (fluorescence-enhanced optical imaging) and tomography.
Research Advancements: Anuradha Godavarty is developing a low-cost hand-held wound healing assessment and conducting clinical studies.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Optical Imaging Laboratory (OIL)
Office: EC 2675


Advising appointments are held each semester before the start of the registration period. Students are encouraged to take care of advising during the month of March and October in order to avoid long lines and wait times. Attendance is strongly recommended for all students. Appointments are available by calling the Office of Engineering Advising Front Desk at (305) 348-0273 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm or you can book online.

Transfer students must attend the Transfer Orientation at the time they become FIU students. Transfer students must meet with an advisor to confirm that the department’s transfer admission requirements have been met, to process any applicable transfer course equivalencies, and to create an academic plan. For more information on Transfer Orientation please go to https://studentaffairs.fiu.edu.

Declaration of major is encouraged as soon as possible for students to receive proper advising. Your advisor will assist you in completing the proper form as needed.

Advising Holds are placed on students before the registration period starts to ensure communication between student and the advisor prior to class registration. The advising hold will be released once you have met with your advisor.

Registration can be done directly using PantherSoft once your Advising Hold has been removed.

Prospective transfer students are highly encouraged to see an advisor at least 2 semesters prior to transferring to FIU to ensure all admission requirements will be met. You can email any of the BME Advisors for additional information.