BME 1008 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 1 Credit
Introduction to and overview of biomedical engineering. Lectures are given by faculty expert in an area of biomedical engineering. The goal is to give beginning students an appreciation for the breadth of the field and to guide them in making curriculum, major and career choices.
BME 1930 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering 1-4 Credits
Selected topics in biomedical engineering.
BME 3012 Clinically-Inspired Engineering Design 3 Credits
Through exposure to real clinical problems, learn to communicate with medical professionals in order to identify unmet needs, to develop prototypes and initial concepts for clinical problems, and to critically evaluate potential solutions for clinical problems.
BME 3053C Computer Applications for BME 2 Credits
Computer programming lab and lecture utilizes Matlab to analyze biomedical measurements.
BME 3060 Biomedical Fundamentals 3 Credits
Working specifically within the framework of biomedical engineering applications, provides the engineering fundamentals of the conservation laws of mass, energy, charge, and momentum.
BME 3101 Biomedical Materials 3 Credits
Restoration of physiological function by engineering biomaterials for biological environment, covering principles underlying use and design of medical implants and matrices/scaffolds. Strong emphasis on transition from engineering material to biological tissue, including molecular and cellular interactions with biomaterials, tissue and organ regeneration, and design of intact, biodegradable, and bioreplaceable materials.
BME 3234 Mechanical Behavior of Biological Tissues and Systems 3 Credits
Focuses on understanding the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and systems by evaluating structure-function relationships, stress-strain relationships, and the mechanical complexity of biological systems; introduces the basics of viscoelastic behavior as it applies to biological tissues.
BME 3323L Cellular Engineering Laboratory 3 Credits
The cellular engineering laboratory teaches the fundamentals of cell culture for use in biomedical engineering investigations. Acquire skills in cell culture, quantitative analyses, notebook keeping, report writing, and oral presentation.
BME 3508 Biosignals and Systems 3 Credits
Basic theory and techniques of biosignals and systems. Topics include sampling, noise in biological signals, signal averaging of noisy biological signals, Fourier analysis and filtering.
Prereq: MAC 2313 with minimum grade of C.
BME 3941 Internship Experience in Biomedical Engineering 0-3 Credits
Engineering work experience under the supervision of an engineer.
Can be repeated with a change in content up to 3 credits; Prereq: BME major.
BME 4160 Magnetic Biomaterials 3 Credits
Consists of classroom lectures on fundamental concepts in magnetism and magnetic micro and nano-materials and their applications in biomedicine. Participants present a critical review of recent literature in the field and lead a group discussion on a specific, recent paper.
BME 4311 Molecular Biomedical Engineering 3 Credits
Introduces the fundamentals of molecular biology for biomedical engineers. Designed for juniors or seniors majoring in biomedical engineering to learn the nomenclature and current state of knowledge of the eukaryotic cell and its related structures. Topics include protein structure and function, enzymes, the structure and nature of DNA and the cellular structure and function of various cellular organelles. Learn about energy and the function of mitochondria and chloroplast, cellular communication and the function of the extracellular matrix.
BME 4361 Neural Engineering 3 Credits
Applying engineering to neuroscience; includes such diverse areas as neural tissue engineering, models of neural function, and neural interface technology. Focuses mainly in the context of neural interfaces and prosthetics, from basic neural physiology and models of neural mechanisms to advanced neural interfaces currently in development or produced commercially.
BME 4409 Quantitative Physiology 3 Credits
A junior/senior level physiology course. Quantitative modeling of organ system physiology of the nervous system, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system are discussed and students work on quantitative problems.
BME 4503 Biomedical Instrumentation 3 Credits
Covers engineering and medical bases of application, measurement and processing of signals to and from living systems. Biomedical transducers for measurements of movement, biopotentials, pressure, flow, concentrations and temperature are discussed, as well as treatment devices such as ventilators and infusion pumps.
BME 4503L Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory 1 Credit
Laboratory for BME 4503.
BME 4531 Medical Imaging 3 Credits
Medical imaging technologies from a biomedical engineering perspective. The physics, mathematics, instrumentation and clinical applications of all common medical imaging modalities, including x-ray radiography, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound imaging, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are discussed. Emerging imaging modalities, including optical imaging, fluorescence imaging and photoacoustic imaging are also introduced.
BME 4621 Biomolecular Thermodynamics and Kinetics 3 Credits
Principles of thermodynamics and kinetics from a biomolecular perspective. The mathematics, analysis, and applications of classical thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, and reaction kinetics are introduced in the context of molecular interactions, binding equilibria, metabolism, and biomolecular transport common to living systems.
BME 4632 Biomedical Transport Phenomena 3 Credits
Introduces and applies the concepts of momentum, mass, and thermal energy transport in the context of problems of interest in biomedical sciences and engineering. Macroscopic and microscopic analysis of momentum, mass, and thermal energy transport problems in biomedical systems.
Prereq: BME 3060 with minimum grade of C.
BME 4648 Biomaterials for Drug Delivery 3 Credits
Focuses on the principles of engineering controlled release systems, and integrates topics in polymer chemistry, biomaterials, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, and mass transport phenomena.
BME 4760 Biomedical Data Science 3 Credits
Covers the biomedical applications of data science techniques, which include pre-processing techniques, machine learning data analysis, and data visualization techniques.
BME 4882 Senior Design, Professionalism and Ethics 1 3 Credits
Design of custom strategies to address real-life issues in the development of biocompatible and biomimetic devices for biotechnology or biomedical applications. Teams work with a client in the development of projects that incorporate various aspects of biomedical engineering including instrumentation, biomechanics, biotransport, tissue engineering and others. Emphasizes formal engineering design principles; overview of intellectual properties, engineering ethics, risk analysis, safety in design and FDA regulations are reviewed. Part 1 focuses on design.
BME 4883 Senior Design, Professionalism and Ethics 2 3 Credits
Design of custom strategies to address real-life issues in the development of biocompatible and biomimetic devices for biotechnology or biomedical applications. Teams work with a client in the development of projects that incorporate various aspects of biomedical engineering including instrumentation, biomechanics, biotransport, tissue engineering and others. Emphasizes formal engineering design principles; overview of intellectual properties, engineering ethics, risk analysis, safety in design and FDA regulations are reviewed. Part 2 focuses on implementation and testing.
BME 4931 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering 1-4 Credits
Selected topics in biomedical engineering.
EGN 1935 Special Topics in Freshman Engineering 1-3 Credits
Laboratory, lectures or conferences cover selected topics in engineering.
EGN 4912 Engineering Directed Independent Research 0-3 Credits
Provides firsthand, supervised research with a faculty advisor or postdoctoral or graduate student mentor. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
EGS 1005 Prep for Success 1-4 Credits
Freshman success course that includes academic preparation in calculus, chemistry, student success and technical communications. (S-U)
Prereq: EG student.