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


Dr. Wei-Chiang Lin, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Wei-Chiang Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Acting Undergraduate Program Director | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Biophotonics, Ultrasound, and Medical Instrumentation
Research Advancements: Wei-Chiang Lin develops smart intraoperative guidance systems for surgery.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Biomedical Engineering Creative Lab: W[CL]2
Office: EC 2673

Dr. Joshua Hutcheson, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Joshua Hutcheson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Graduate Program Director

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Cardiovascular disease and mechanobiology, Cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, Tissue engineering, Molecular imaging
Research Advancements: Joshua Hutcheson studies cardiovascular disease mechanisms.
Research Area: Engineered Tissue Model Systems
Lab: Cardiovascular Matrix Remodeling Laboratory
Office: EC 2612


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

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.