Courses

Introduction to Probability

ENG BE 200 (2 credits)

An introductory course designed for sophomore engineering students that introduces the fundamentals of probability and statistics without the use of transforms. Coverage includes descriptive statistics, basics of probability theory, multiple random variables, expectation, Markov chains, and statistical testing. Computer simulations of probabilistic systems are included. Examples are taken from engineering systems. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to ENG EC 381. 2.0 cr

2014FALLENGBE200 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MW 10:00 am 11:00 am GCB 207
2014FALLENGBE200 B1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
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M 3:00 pm 4:00 pm GCB 206
2014FALLENGBE200 B2, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 1:00 pm 2:00 pm SOC B65
2014FALLENGBE200 B3, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 2:00 pm 3:00 pm GCB 206
2014FALLENGBE200 B4, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 5:00 pm 6:00 pm GCB 206
2015SPRGENGBE200 A1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
2015SPRGENGBE200 B1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 7:00 pm 8:00 pm PSY
2015SPRGENGBE200 B2, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 3:00 pm 4:00 pm PSY
2015SPRGENGBE200 B3, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 4:00 pm 5:00 pm PSY
2015SPRGENGBE200 B4, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 6:00 pm 7:00 pm PSY

Principles of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology

ENG BE 209 (4 credits)

Introduction to the molecular, physical and computational principles of cell function in the context of cutting-edge applications in bioengineering and medicine. Biological concepts include: molecular building blocks, energetics, transport, metabolism, nucleic acids, gene expression and genetics. Applications include bioenergy, synthetic biology, the human genome project, and gene circuit engineering. Labs will teach fundamental techniques of molecular biology including a multi-week module where students build and quantify bacterial gene expression system. Labs emphasize the experimental, problem solving, and analytical skills required in modern engineering and research. 4.0 cr

2014FALLENGBE209 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 12:00 pm 2:00 pm PHO 210
2014FALLENGBE209 B1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
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M 12:00 pm 3:00 pm SCI 305
2014FALLENGBE209 B2, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:00 pm 7:00 pm SCI 305
2015SPRGENGBE209 A1, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 10:00 am 12:00 pm SHA
2015SPRGENGBE209 B1, Jan 26th to Apr 27th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 4:30 pm 7:30 pm SCI
2015SPRGENGBE209 B2, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 4:30 pm 7:30 pm SCI
2015SPRGENGBE209 B3, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 1:00 pm 4:00 pm SCI
2015SPRGENGBE209 B4, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 10:00 am 1:00 pm SCI

Signals and Systems in Biomedical Engineering

ENG BE 401 (4 credits)

Signals and systems with an emphasis on application to biomedical problems. Laplace transforms, Fourier series, Fourier integral, convolution and the response of linear systems, frequency response, and Bode diagrams. Introduction to communication systems, multiplexing, amplitude modulation, and sampling theorem. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to ENG SC 401. 4 cr

2014FALLENGBE401 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 2:00 pm 4:00 pm PHO 206
F 2:00 pm 3:00 pm PHO 206
2014FALLENGBE401 B1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 9:00 am 10:00 am SOC B59
2014FALLENGBE401 B2, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 10:00 am 11:00 am SOC B59
2014FALLENGBE401 B3, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 11:00 am 12:00 pm SOC B59
2014FALLENGBE401 B4, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 1:00 pm 2:00 pm PSY B47

Control Systems in Biomedical Engineering

ENG BE 402 (4 credits)

Mathematical analysis of dynamic and linear feedback control systems. Emphasis on application to physiological systems, physiological transport, pharmacokinetics, glucose/insulin control, and respiratory control. Performance criteria. Root locus, Nyquist, and other stability criteria. State space analysis with state variable feedback control. Design and compensation. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to ENG EC402. 4 cr

2015SPRGENGBE402 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 10:00 am 12:00 pm PHO
2015SPRGENGBE402 B1, Jan 23rd to Apr 24th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 9:00 am 10:00 am PHO
2015SPRGENGBE402 B2, Jan 23rd to Apr 24th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 12:00 pm 1:00 pm PHO
2015SPRGENGBE402 B3, Jan 23rd to Apr 24th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 1:00 pm 2:00 pm PHO
2015SPRGENGBE402 B4, Jan 23rd to Apr 24th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 3:00 pm 4:00 pm PHO

Principles of Continuum Mechanics and Transport

ENG BE 419 (4 credits)

This is an introductory course that presents the subjects of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and transport phenomena in a unified form using the conservation principles (laws of physics) and the mathematical framework of vectors, tensors and matrices. The basic concepts of strain, stress, conservation of mass, momenta and energy, constitutive laws, and applications to solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, diffusion processes and heat transfer will be presented. Illustrative examples from engineering and applied sciences will be provided with each topic. The course will prepare students for advanced courses in traditional fields (elasticity, fluid mechanics, viscoelasticity, poroelasticity, rheology, transport phenomena) as well as emerging fields (nanotechnology, biotechnology, computational mechanics). 4 cr

Introduction to Solid Biomechanics

ENG BE 420 (4 credits)

Introductory course to mechanics of solid elastic continua. Basics of vector and tensor algebra and calculus; kinematics of deformation, stress analysis, constitutive equations, finite elasticity; linear elasticity; virtual work; the Ritz approximation. In addition to the classical Hookean elasticity, finite deformation theory is presented to describe mechanical behavior of biological soft tissues and cells. Illustrative examples from tissue and cell biomechanics. Design elements will be included in problems and examples. 4 cr

2014FALLENGBE420 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
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MW 2:00 pm 4:00 pm PHO 202
2014FALLENGBE420 B1, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 4:00 pm 5:00 pm SOC B63
2014FALLENGBE420 B3, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 1:00 pm 2:00 pm SOC B65

Device Diagnostics and Design

ENG BE 428 (4 credits)

This course is focused on the fundamentals of modern biomedical device and diagnostics design. Students will design and build an alpha prototype in this project based course. The course is aimed at undergraduates who have completed most of the engineering core coursework (second semester sophomore and above). Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering concepts are introduced and elaborated on in the context of specific applications. Topics include: materials classes; materials selection for medical devices and diagnostics; elementary mechanics of materials topics in the context of design for manufacturing (stress, strain, toughness, torsion, bending, buckling); fracture, fatigue and yielding; failure analysis; biocompatibility; regulatory requirements as they pertain to design, manufacturing and marketing; technology assessment strategies; and engineering ethics. Several case studies of successful and unsuccessful biomedical device design are introduced and discussed throughout the course. 4 cr

2014FALLENGBE428 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:00 pm 2:00 pm ERB 203
2015SPRGENGBE428 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:00 pm 2:00 pm PHO

Transport Phenomena in Living Systems

ENG BE 435 (4 credits)

Biological systems operate at multiple length scales and all scales depend on internal and external transport of molecules, ions, fluids and heat. this course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of biological transport and to apply these fundamentals in understanding physiological processes involving fluid, mass and heat transfer. Students will learn the fundamental conservation principles and constitutive laws that govern heat, mass and momentum transport processes and systems as well as the constitutive properties that are encountered in typical biological problems. Transport is also critical to the development and proper functioning of biological and medical instruments and devices, which will also be discussed. Biomedical examples will include applications in development of the heart-lung machine, estimation of time of death in postmortem cases, burn injuries through hot water, respiratory flow in smokers lungs, etc. 4 cr

2014FALLENGBE435 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 10:00 am 12:00 pm PHO 203

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

ENG BE 436 (4 credits)

Conservation of mass, momentum, and energy in static and moving fluids. Constitutive relations for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Viscous flows, with application to microfluidics, flow in porous materials, lubrication, and other areas of biomedical interest. Scaling analysis. Inertial effects, including boundary layers and unsteady flows. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics. 4 cr

2015SPRGENGBE436 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 2:00 pm 4:00 pm CAS
2015SPRGENGBE436 B1, Jan 23rd to Apr 24th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 3:00 pm 4:00 pm
2015SPRGENGBE436 B2, Jan 23rd to Apr 24th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
F 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Nanometer Scale Processes in Living Systems

ENG BE 437 (4 credits)

The world at the nanometer-scale is full of dynamic phenomena that are vastly different than those encountered at the macro scale. Biological processes that are of particular contemporary interest, such as cell differentiation, are stimulated by the activity and interaction of biomolecules at the nanoscale. Thus, an understanding of the physics and engineering in such systems is a vital component toward overcoming an immense array of challenging problems in the biological and medical sciences. This course will focus particularly on a conceptual and mechanistic understanding of technologies that permit the study of events at the nanometer scale, including scanning probe microscopes (including SEM and AFM) and optical methods such as fluorescence microscopy and related techniques (including single particle tracking, FRET, FCS). Finally, two laboratory components in optical trap microscopy and microrheology will be the cornerstone of the course. These two labs will each develop over the course of 5 weeks each, thus providing an experiential aspect to lab learning that will require the willingness to take intellectual risks and teamwork. These "hands on" laboratory modules will uniquely prepare students to face the open-ended, teamwork-oriented problems. 4 cr

2015SPRGENGBE437 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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TR 12:00 pm 2:00 pm PHO
ARR TBD TBD

Directed Study in Biomedical Engineering

ENG BE 451 (Var credits)

Individual study of a topic in biomedical engineering not covered in a regularly scheduled course. A faculty member must agree to supervise the study before registration. Term paper and/or written examination. Variable cr.

2014FALLENGBE451 D5, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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ARR TBD TBD
2014FALLENGBE451 R1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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ARR TBD TBD
2014FALLENGBE451 W7, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGENGBE451 K3, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGENGBE451 W7, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

Biomedical Engineering Senior Project

ENG BE 465 (2 credits)

Selection of project and project supervisor must be approved by course instructor. Project is in an area of biomedical engineering, such as biomedical instrumentation, biosensors, tissue engineering, biological signal processing, biological modeling and simulation, clinical imaging or informational systems, etc.Projects will be conducted by teams of two or three students, and projects must include significant design experience. Research of background, planning and initial work on senior design project. Guidance in performing and presenting (in written and oral form) a technical project proposal. Skills in proposal writing, oral presentation techniques. Formal proposal must be approved by technical advisor. 2 cr

2014FALLENGBE465 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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F 12:00 pm 2:00 pm PHO 206
ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGENGBE465 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD
ARR TBD TBD

Biomedical Engineering Senior Project

ENG BE 466 (4 credits)

Completion of project in an area of biomedical engineering. Expanded training in technical project presentation techniques. Includes writing of progress reports, abstracts, final reports. Course culminates with an oral presentation at annual Senior Project Conference. Written final report must be approved by the faculty. 4 cr

2014FALLENGBE466 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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F 12:00 pm 2:00 pm COM 111
ARR TBD TBD
2015SPRGENGBE466 A1, Jan 23rd to Apr 24th 2015
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F 12:00 pm 2:00 pm PHO
ARR TBD TBD

Product Design and Innovation in Biomedical Engineering

ENG BE 467 (2 credits)

A combined academic and industry taught course educating students on project definition, and on the design, development, and technology transfer of potential biomedical products in the context of the student's major capstone project. Students will learn from faculty and industry lecturers the best practices for medical device development including: product development via design and process control, intellectual property and innovation in biomedical engineering including patents, and clinical regulatory issues including clinical trial design. School of Management faculty will emphasize marketing, technology transfer and entrepreneurship for bioengineering products. Case study examples will be provided. ENG BE 465 must be taken concurrently. 2 cr.

2014FALLENGBE467 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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MW 4:00 pm 5:00 pm PHO 205
ARR TBD TBD
2014FALLENGBE467 A2, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MW 5:00 pm 6:00 pm PHO 205
ARR TBD TBD

Biomedical Measurements I

ENG BE 491 (2 credits)

Laboratory course designed to develop experimental and modeling skills. Simulation of physical and physiological systems, experimental determination of transfer functions, filtering properties of systems, transducer instrumentation, muscle dynamics, and spectral analysis. Emphasis is on comparison of experimental data with theoretical expectation. 2 cr

2014FALLENGBE491 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
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M 12:00 pm 1:00 pm PHO 206
2014FALLENGBE491 B1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 3:30 pm 6:30 pm ERA 209
2014FALLENGBE491 B2, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 4:00 pm 7:00 pm ERA 209
2014FALLENGBE491 B3, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 9:00 am 12:00 pm ERA 209
2014FALLENGBE491 B4, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 9:00 am 12:00 pm ERA 209
2014FALLENGBE491 B5, Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 3:30 pm 6:30 pm ERA 209
2014FALLENGBE491 B6, Sep 4th to Dec 4th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 5:00 pm 8:00 pm ERA 209

Biomedical Measurements II

ENG BE 492 (2 credits)

Laboratory course designed to develop research skills including data acquisition with instruments used in physiology and biology such as optical microscopes, ultrasound transducers, as well as air pressure and flow transducers. Emphasis is on data acquisition, quantitative analysis, physiological interpretation and written presentation in the form of professional quality reports. 2 cr

2015SPRGENGBE492 A1, Jan 26th to Apr 27th 2015
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M 4:00 pm 5:00 pm PHO
2015SPRGENGBE492 B1, Jan 20th to Apr 28th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 4:00 pm 7:00 pm ERA
2015SPRGENGBE492 B2, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 12:00 pm 3:00 pm ERA
2015SPRGENGBE492 B3, Jan 21st to Apr 29th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 5:00 pm 8:00 pm ERA
2015SPRGENGBE492 B4, Jan 22nd to Apr 30th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 4:00 pm 7:00 pm ERA
2015SPRGENGBE492 B5, Jan 26th to Apr 27th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 5:00 pm 8:00 pm ERA

Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering

ENG BE 500 (4 credits)

Coverage of a specific topic in biomedical engineering. One topic covered in depth each semester offered. Subject matter varies from year to year. 4 cr

Numerical Methods and Modeling in Biomedical Engineering

ENG BE 503 (4 credits)

This graduate course is an introduction to the computational tools most commonly applied in biological and physiological research, with emphasis on the art of using models, programming and simulation to reach useful conclusions and insights. Specific topics include exact and iterative methods for the solution of large systems, differentiation and interpolation numerical integration, pseudorandomization, Monte Carlo methods and statistical bootstrap methods, Fourier transform and spectral methods, and also finite difference methods for the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Each weekly lecture is accompanied by a computer lab in which the students will gain experience in the use of the techniques under study. Interspersed with learning of methods will be a variety of specific bioengineeering applications covering the range from genes and molecules to cells, organs, and systems. 4 cr

2014FALLENGBE503 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:00 pm 2:00 pm SOC B59
TBD TBD

Polymers and Soft Materials

ENG BE 504 (4 credits)

An introduction to soft matter for students with background in materials science, chemistry and physics. This course covers general aspects of structure, properties, and performance polymers, polymer solutions and gels. Emphasis is on chain behavior, local chemical interactions and mechanical behavior across multiple size scales. Topics include forces, energies, kinetics in material synthesis, growth and transformation; methods for preparing synthetic materials; formation assembly, phase behavior, and molecular ordering of synthetic soft materials; structure, function, and phase transitions; multiscale models of polymer mechanical behavior; techniques for characterizing the structure, phase and dynamics of soft materials; application of soft materials in biotechnology and nanotechnology. Meets with ENG ME 504 and ENG MS 504; students may not receive credit for both. 4 cr

2014FALLENGBE504 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 2:00 pm BRB 122

Molecular Bioengineering I

ENG BE 505 (4 credits)

Provides engineering perspectives on the building blocks of living cells and materials for biotechnology. Focuses on origins and synthesis in life and the laboratory, including biological pathways for sythesis of DNA, RNA and proteins; transduction, transmission, storage and retrieval of biological informatin by macromoleclues; polyerase chain reaction, restriction enzymes, DNA sequencing; energetics of protein folding and trafficking; mechanisms of enzymatic catalysts and receptor-ligand binding; cooperative proteins, multi-protein complexes and control of metabolic pathways; generation, storage, transmission and release of biomolecular energy; and methods for study and manipulation of molecules which will include isolation, purification, detection, chemical characterization, imaging and visualization of structure. 4 cr

2014FALLENGBE505 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 10:00 am 12:00 pm PHO 210