Device Diagnostics and Design

ENG BE 428

BE 428 is a project-based course developing fundamentals of the design aspects of biomedical devices and diagnostics. Students will identify design needs, evaluate possible solutions, build prototypes and analyze failure modes and their effects. At every stage of the design process, they will present to the rest of the class to obtain feedback on their designs. The course is designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore and Junior years and satisfies a course elective requirement for the Technology Innovation concentration. Case studies of biomedical device designs and hands-on prototyping sessions are used extensively throughout the course. These, as well as guest lectures and discussion sections, are designed to encourage students to consider the broader social contexts of engineering and design. Basic theory, homeworks, and brainstorming sessions will be applied towards problem identification, materials selection, and failure mode evaluation.Topics include: needs identification; materials classes; materials selection for medical devices and diagnostics; 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

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 LSE B03 TR 12:00 pm-2:00 pm Class Closed

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A2 LSE B03 MW 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Class Closed

SPRG 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 TR 3:30 pm-5:15 pm

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