B M E 490: Independent Study – Credits will vary. Students are asked to prepare this plan in consultation with their project supervisor, whose approval verifies that the planned effort justifies the number of proposed credits. Click here for the BME 490 Study Proposal Form. Note: this is a fillable form. It may be necessary to open it in a different program for full functionality. After the form is completed, it should be submitted to Dr. Ian Schneider at email@example.com or at 3053 Sweeney Hall. No more than 3 cr. of 490 credit may be applied to this minor.