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.
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.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Anuradha Godavarty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director | Certified Hybrid Instructor
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)
GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Joshua Hutcheson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Acting Graduate Advisor
Research Advancements: Joshua Hutcheson studies cardiovascular disease mechanisms.
Research Area: Engineered Tissue Model Systems
Lab: Cardiovascular Matrix Remodeling Laboratory
Jorge Riera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Research Advancements: Jorge Rivera is making strides in treating multiple brain disorders.
Research Area: Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology
Lab: Neuronal Mass Dynamics Laboratory
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.