Biomedical Engineering (BMEN)

Courses

BMEN 1000 (1) Exploring Biomedical Engineering

Introduces the biomedical engineering profession, curriculum, career pathways, ethics and responsibilities, and research opportunities. Academic and industry speakers are invited to address various biomedical engineering topics.

Requisites: Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) and Open Option Engineering (XXEN) majors only.

BMEN 1025 (4) Computer-Aided Design & Fabrication

Introduces engineering drawing techniques through a modern computer aided design (CAD) software, and fabrication of some of these designs. The course will begin with an introduction of spatial visualization skills, then an in-depth introduction to Solidworks, an industry standard CAD software tool, along with introduction to fabrication processes including laser cutting, and 3D printing. Additional topics include geometric design and tolerancing techniques and design for manufacturing.

Requisites: Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) majors only.

BMEN 2000 (3) Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Reviews concepts from molecular and cellular biology. Establishes important aspects of human physiology and engineering principles to develop a basic understanding of the biomedical engineering field. Introduces topics such as biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, bioimaging and biotechnology.

Requisites: Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) majors and minors only. Requires prerequisite or corequisite course(s) of MCDB 1150 or CHEN 2810 or EBIO 1210 (minimum grade C-).

BMEN 2010 (3) Biomaterials

Introduces the science and engineering of biomaterials, with an emphasis on biomechanical aspects. Addresses the design, fabrication, testing, applications and performance of synthetic and natural materials that are used in a wide variety of biomedical prosthetics, implants and devices. In addition to attending lectures, students will conduct a laboratory experiment and a case study.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CHEN 1201 or CHEN 1211 or CHEM 1113 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) majors only.
Recommended: students in fourth semester of Biomedical Engineering curriculum or higher.

BMEN 3010 (3) Biotransport

An introduction to the modeling of complex biological systems using principles of transport phenomena and biochemical kinetics. Includes the conservation of mass and momentum; rheology of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids; steady and transient diffusion in reacting systems; dimensional analysis; homogeneous versus heterogeneous reaction systems; and physiological transport systems, including receptor-mediated endocytosis and oxygen and drug transport.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite of BMEN 2000 and CHEN 1310 or CSCI 1300 or ECEN 1310 and PHYS 1110, and pre or corequisite of APPM 2360 or MATH 2130 and MATH 3430 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) major students.
Recommended: for students in fifth semester of Biomedical Engineering curriculum or higher.

BMEN 3030 (3) Bioinstrumentation

This course will provide an overview of instrumentation systems used in clinical medicine and biomedical research. Systems for measuring biologic signals will be discussed including biopotentials, stress and strain, pressure, temperature, and optical properties to interpret data from living systems. There will be applications to engineering design, including a semester-long design project that incorporates the interactions between living and non-living systems. There will also be discussion of ethical and regulatory issues related to bioinstrumentation.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of BMEN 2000 and ECEN 2260 and ECEN 2270 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) major students.
Recommended: for students in sixth semester of Biomedical Engineering curriculum or higher.

BMEN 4010 (3) Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design I

Offers the first in a two-course sequence of capstone design. Project supervisors and teams are paired through a pitch process, wherein teams pitch their design ideas to meet an existing need on a project. 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 typically three to five students, and projects must include significant design experience. The first semester focuses on research of background, planning, crafting of needs statement, and initial work on senior design project . Formal proposal must be approved by technical advisor.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of BMEN 1025, BMEN 2010 and BMEN 3010 (all min. grade C-). Pre or corequisite of ENES 1010 or ENES 3100 or ENLP 3100 or PHYS 3050 or WRTG 3030 or WRTG 3035 (min. grade C-). Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) majors.

BMEN 4117 (3) Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineering

The main objective of this multidisciplinary course is to explore human physiological function from the viewpoint of an engineer. It provides an introduction to human anatomy and physiology with a focus on learning anatomical structures, biological signaling, physiological and pathological conditions, as well as fundamental biomedical engineering concepts that apply quantitative analyses (mass transfer, fluid dynamics, mechanics, modeling) and engineering concepts (e.g., device design to restore defective physiological functions) to understand physiology and pathology.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BMEN 5117
Requisites: Requires prerequisite of BMEN 2000 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) and Mechanical Engineering (MCEN) majors.
Recommended: Prerequisites BMEN 2010 or BMEN 3010 or MCEN 2024 or MCEN 3021 or MCEN 3022 or GEEN 2024 or ASEN 1022) (all minimum grade C-).

BMEN 4830 (1-3) Special Topics

Credit hours and subject matter to be arranged.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 12.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57 ¿ 180 credits. Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) majors only.

BMEN 4840 (1-3) Independent Study

Provides opportunities for independent study at the undergraduate level. Subject and/or project agreed upon by the student and instructor to fit the needs of the student.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) majors only.

BMEN 5117 (3) Anatomy and Phyisiology for Biomedical Engineering

The main objective of this multidisciplinary course is to explore human physiological function from the viewpoint of an engineer. It provides an introduction to human anatomy and physiology with a focus on learning anatomical structures, biological signaling, physiological and pathological conditions, as well as fundamental biomedical engineering concepts that apply quantitative analyses (mass transfer, fluid dynamics, mechanics, modeling) and engineering concepts (e.g., device design to restore defective physiological functions) to understand physiology and pathology.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BMEN 4117
Requisites: Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN-MS) graduate students only.

BMEN 5840 (1-6) Independent Study

Provides opportunities for independent study at the graduate level. Subject and/or project agreed upon by the student and instructor to fit the needs of the student.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 30.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN-MS) graduate students only.

BMEN 5939 (1-6) Biomedical Engineering Internship

Grants credit to international graduate students for conducting research via professional research opportunities in the biomedical engineering field. Students are responsible for securing their own internships.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

BMEN 6519 (1-3) Special Topics

Credit hours and subject matter to be arranged.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 12.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.

BMEN 6949 (1) Master's Candidate for Degree

Credit hours and subject matter to be arranged.

BMEN 6950 (1-6) Master's Thesis

Work with a faculty advisor on a masters thesis.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN-MS) graduate students only.

BMEN 7840 (1-6) Independent Study

Provides opportunities for independent study at the graduate (PhD) level. Subject and/or project agreed upon by the student and instructor to fit the needs of the student.

Requisites: Restricted to Biomedical Engineering BMEN-PhD students only.

BMEN 8990 (1-10) Doctoral Dissertation

Work with a faculty advisor on a doctoral dissertation.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 60.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) Ph.D. graduate students only.