Bioengineering (BE)

BE 101. Introduction to Bioengineering1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Survey of the field of bioengineering and introduction to art/practice of bioengineering, through a series of creative, hands-on design and reverse engineering activities. Includes problem definition/solving, decision making and team skill building.

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BE 288. Bioengineering Co-op Education Seminar0 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 201; BE 310 (or concurrent) and BE 360 (or concurrent).

Description: Discussion of rules and regulations governing cooperative internship experience and instruction in job interviewing techniques, resume preparation and in preparation of co-op report. Required prerequisite for the first cooperative internship.

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BE 289. Bioengineering Co-op Education I1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): BE 288.

Description: First cooperative education work term in an area directly related to the field of specialization of their degree program. Required for Professional School of Engineering students.

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BE 310. Biotransport Phenomena3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 205, ME 206, and ME 251.

Description: Introduction to fundamental concepts of momentum, heat, and mass transport with applications to biological and medical engineering science and design. Properties of biofluids. Conservation equations in integral and differential forms.

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BE 322. Circuits and Devices for Bioengineers3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 299 and ENGR 201; BE Students only.

Description: Concepts covered: DC/AC circuit theory. Linear network analysis. Impedance. Resonance. Solid-state devices. Integrated circuits. Op-amps. Electrical safety. RC filters. Sensors. Batteries. Data Acquisition. Software covered: LabVIEW. T-Spice. Multisim. Ultiboard.

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BE 340. Computational Methodologies in Bioengineering3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 205.

Description: The main goal of the course is to introduce students to high-performance computing tools which are crucial to many bioengineering and scientific applications and equip students with basic knowledge of state-of -the-art computing tools available.

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BE 354. Anatomy and Physiology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 240.

Description: The purpose of this course is to cover the basic structure and function of the major systems of the human body.

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BE 359. Cell and Molecular Biology for Bioengineers3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 240.

Description: This course examines the fundamental principles of cell and molecular biology in humans.

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BE 360. Biomechanics Principles3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 205 and CEE 205.

Description: Introduction to the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and systems. Methods for the analysis of rigid body and deformational mechanics applied to biological tissues including bone, muscle, and connective tissues.

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BE 389. Bioengineering Co-op Education II1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): BE 289.

Description: Second cooperative education work term in an area directly related to the field of specialization of their degree program. Required for Professional School of Engineering students.

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BE 405. Practicum in Bioengineering Education1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 310 and BE 360 and consent of instructor.

Description: A guided learning experience in inquiry-based instructional techniques and best practices in STEM education that includes field experience as an undergraduate teaching assistant. Permission to enroll required. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

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BE 420. Biosystems & Signals3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 340.

Description: This course covers linear systems theory, including convolution, Fourier, Laplace, and Z-transforms. The emphasis is on understanding the underlying mathematics in a practical sense.

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BE 423. Bioengineering Measurements Laboratory2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 322.

Description: Laboratory to illustrate basic principles taught in Circuits and Devices for Bioengineers.

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BE 430. Biosystems Controls3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 322, ENGR 330 and BE 420.

Description: Classical approach to analyze and design linear and nonlinear control systems, with emphasis on nonlinearity of physiological control systems, e.g. neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular, thermal and mass transfer systems of the body.

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BE 450. Biomaterials & Biocompatibility3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 341, ME 251 and BE 360.

Description: Introduces biomaterials and the clinical relevance of biomaterial performance. The course will cover polymer synthesis, characterization, mechanical testing, surface modification and biocompatibility issues, e.g. protein adsorption, immune response, and sterilization.

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BE 453. Introduction to Molecular Bioengineering3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 341 and BE 359.

Description: Demonstrate how molecules are used as building blocks to engineer surfaces and materials with specific attributes/function. Introduces biomimetic design principles for biomedical materials and devices to control performance/function of materials.

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BE 460. Biomechanics of Tissues and Organs3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 360 and BE 354.

Description: Provide students with introductory materials for various interdisciplinary fields in biomechanics. The topics include orthopaedic biomechanics, musculoskeletal biomechanics and cardiovascular biomechanics.

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BE 480. Biomedical Device Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 423 (or concurrent) and BE 450 (or concurrent).

Description: Medical device design for surgery, patient care and patient monitoring. Emphasizes design criteria and process, human factors, patient care, bench-top testing, safety, FDA regulation, market readiness and legal liability.

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BE 489. Bioengineering Co-op Education III1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): BE 389.

Description: Third cooperative education work term in an area directly related to the field of specialization of their degree program. Required for Professional School of Engineering students.

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BE 491. Economics, Ethics & FDA Regulations3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 423 and BE 450; Senior standing in Bio-engineering.

Corequisite(s): BE 497.

Description: Applies methods of engineering economic analysis,ethics, and FDA regulation processes. Methods to identify, articulate and resolve ethical dilemmas intrinsic to bioengineering. Practical "hands on"experiences in the application of economic concepts and FDA regulations.

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BE 497. Bioengineering Design Project 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 354 and Senior standing in bio-engineering.

Corequisite(s): BE 491.

Description: Team oriented design of a biomedical/biological mechanism, system or process satisfying a set of open-ended requirements. Written reports and oral presentations are required.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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BE 500. Special Topics in Bioengineering3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: This course will be devoted to topics that usually are not treated in detail in the general curriculum.

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BE 522. Biomedical Acoustics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 420.

Description: An introduction to the fundamental principles of physical acoustics with an emphasis on biomedical applications. Major concepts covered include (i) acoustic wave physics, (ii) transducers, and (iii) ultrasound imaging.

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BE 540. Machine Learning in Medicine3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 420.

Description: Topics: 1) fundamentals of medical data, 2) application of machine learning models & algorithms to medicine, 3) learning from data & classification of disorders, and 4) overview of health data, collection with sensors, body area networks, brain Image data and other publicly available medical applications data. Students will learn about machine learning applications to real world medical data through examples and reading papers. Students are expected to work on a team project and write technical reports.

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BE 551. Gene and Drug Delivery3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): BE 354 and BE 450, or graduate standing.

Description: This course covers advanced topics of gene and drug delivery, including the physiological barriers and challenges to delivery, biomaterials used in delivery, considerations for specificity of drug/gene targeting, nanoscale delivery vehicles, the delivery of biologies and vaccines, and intracellular delivery. In addition, this course integrates literature and discussion regarding specific platform design and delivery considerations against cancer, viral, and bacterial applications.

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BE 552. Introduction to Tissue Engineering3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 341, BE 354, BE 359, and BE 450.

Description: Design, development and clinical application of tissue engineered components, including blood vessels, bone, cartilage, pancreas, liver and skin, for use in the human body.

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BE 553. Nanoscale Bioengineering: Application and Methodology of Nanobiomaterials in Bioengineering3 Units

Prerequisite(s): BE 450 or BE 453 or permission of department chair.

Description: An introduction to the fundamental principles of nanoengineering with a focus on (i) synthetic methodologies of tailored nanobiomaterials (physical, chemical and electrochemical). (ii) nanobiomaterial characterization using advanced analytical, microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, and (iii) therapeutic and diagnostic applications.

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BE 581. Advanced Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing for Bioengineers3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): BE 340 or by permission of Department Chair.

Description: An introduction to the engineering design and manufacturing processes for bioengineering applications with an emphasis on the use of modern computer-based analysis, design and presentation tools as well as manufacturing techniques such as casting, machining, forming and assembly for polymer and metal-based materials.

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BE 593. Independent Study in Bioengineering1-4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Faculty consent.

Description: A theoretical or experimental investigation of a problem area related to Bioengineering.

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