Biomedical Engineering : Courses

BE 101 Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Current topics in biomedical engineering. Students attend weekly seminars and complete a final paper report on a topic related to biomedical engineering.

BE 201 Principles of Biomedical Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to biomedical engineering. Provides an introduction to bioengineering labs and confidence in performing a lab, and provides competence in technical writing and an introduction to writing lab reports. Finally, students will learn how to assemble a poster presentation and gain an understanding of its important in conveying science and technological findings to their community.

BE 202 Applied Medical and Engineering Biology

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Emphasizes foundations of our understanding of cells, cell organelles, membrane structure, bioenergetics, photosynthesis, cytoskeleton, cell matrix, cell cycle, protein trafficking, nucleic acids, and cell reproduction. Engineering applications of this material are stressed.

BE 301 Biomedical Engineering Lab 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
First in the series of two courses intended to expose junior-level students to BE lab techniques and analysis procedures. The labs are an extension of course material learned in a previous class in biomechanics and biomaterials as well as course material learned in a concurrent class in biomedical circuits and signals. Initial lab sessions will focus on lab safety, technical communications, and the statistical and error analysis of data. .

BE 302 Biomedical Engineering Lab 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Second in a series of two courses intended to expose junior-level to BE lab techniques and analysis procedures. The lab provides hands-on experience with cell culture technology with emphasis on the principles and practices of initiation, cultivation, maintenance, preservation of cell lines and applications. Biochemical and biophysical characteristics of cells in culture. Analysis of cell viability, growth and proliferation. Basic training in microscopy, spectrophotometry, and immunological methods. The lectures will focus on background material for the lab exercises as well as provide a forum for discussion of current research in BE.

BE 304 Principles of Medical Imaging

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A one semester course covering the basic aspects of medical imaging. The most commonly used imaging modalities (projection x-ray, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and microscopy) are discussed in terms of the mathematics, the physical systems, data produced, and the quality of these data.

BE 305 Biomaterials and Mechanics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: PHY 108 or PHY 118, PHY 158, BE 201, Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Principles of fluid mechanics as applied in physiological systems with the primary focus on the human circulatory system. Prepares students for advanced topics in biofluids transport, cardiovascular biomechanics, and biofluids modeling.

BE 307 Biomedical Circuits and Signals

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: PHY 108 or PHY 118, EAS 230, BE 201, PHY 158; Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Designed for BE juniors. Explores fundamental knowledge of biological signals and the circuitry and software used to acquire, analyze, and process these circuits and signals. Reviews basic properties of signals and systems, develops an in-depth knowledge of electronic circuit design, and exposes students to problem-oriented design with special emphasis on problems particular to biomedical applications, and integrates the physiological concepts with electronic design to prepare the students for solving problems in any area of biomedical engineering. Teaches LabView, a graphical programming tool for virtual instrumentation. Students will develop skills to analyze, design, and build both real and virtual instruments for biomedical research applictions and prototyping of medical devices.

BE 308 Biofluid Mechanics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Principles of fluid mechanics as applied in physiological systems with the primary focus on the human circulatory system. This course will prepare students for advanced topics in biofluids transport, cardiovascular biomechanics, and biofluids modeling.

BE 309 Biomedical Chemical Principles 1

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course introduces basic concepts of biochemistry for biomedical engineering, with a focus on engineering solutions and applications.

BE 310 Biomedical Chemical Principles 2

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Fundamentals of biological chemistry and organic chemistry with a focus on applications and engineering design. Organic chemistry basics (i.e. carbon compounds) such as bonding, stereochemistry and reaction mechanism.

BE 403 Biomedical Instrumentation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: BE 302, BE 304, BE 307; Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduction to biomedical instrumentation covering clinical and research measurements. Covers topics in biomedical electronics, measurement techniques, understanding of transducers used in measurements and system for physical, optical, electrical, mechanical, thermal transductions mechanics. Specifically measurement techniques using biopotential electrodes, strain transducers, pressure sensors, flow sensors, biochemical sensors are discussed. Further, this course also introduces students to basic principles in data acquisition and signal processing of sensory data.

BE 405 Transport Processes in Biomedical Engineering

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: BE 310 or CHE 202 or CHE 204, BE 308; Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers the basic molecular mechanics of fluid and electrolyte transport across cell membranes and epithelia. Emphasizes the description of these mechanisms using mathematical formulations and computer modeling. Describes the extraction of parameters from experimental data. subjects include osmotic pressure, conversion of energy between electrical, chemical and physical quantities, application of these principles to ion homeostasis, transport and signaling. Also examines organ level applications in the neuronal action potential, cell volume regulation and water transport.

BE 406 Biomedical Systems Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Applies quantitative systems engineering tools to model cellular processes (e.g. metabolism, signal transduction) from large scale molecular datasets in order to predict cellular behavior and identify optimum strategies to alter it for therapeutic or other purposes. Emphasizes (i) the technologies used for global, cell-wide monitoring of cellular processes, and the associated mathematical and computational frameworks for analysis of this information, and (ii) the application of systems engineering principles and methodologies on the study of complex, large-scale biological systems.

BE 420 Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: BE 305 And CHE 201 And CHE 203
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course will introduce the concepts and approaches for biomaterial application in the field of regenerative medicine. Significance and role of biomaterials in tissue regeneration, drug delivery, sensors and imaging. Chemical, physical, thermal, mechanical properties of polymers, natural material, ceramics and metals as biomaterials Response of biomaterials. Material sources, scale-up, processing and manufacturability. Methodologies for scaffolding, surface modification and recognition, micro/nanoparticle fabrication. Current status of biomaterial development.

BE 460 Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Approved Biomedical Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course covers topics related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including: Magnetic resonance signal generation and detection; spatial encodings; image formation and reconstruction; image contrasts; biomedical applications; advanced imaging techniques.

BE 494 Senior Capstone Design Project

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Participation in group engineering design. By the end of the semester, students will design and demonstrate a biomedical-related device or system that is a culmination of their previous biomedical engineering courses. Weekly meetings allow students to discuss problems.

BE 498 Undergraduate Research

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: BE 302, permission of instructor; Approved Biomedical Engineering Majors
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students work with the faculty members on research problems. Topics vary by professor.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:29 EST