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BME Courses
BME 288. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (0-3-1)
Prerequisite: EGR 126.
An introduction to LabVIEW programming language and to biomedical engineering. Ethics in biomedical engineering will be introduced. (Every year)
BME 302. Biomedical Instrumentation (2.5-1.5-3)
Prerequisite: EGR 245 and EGR 246L.
Co-requisite: EGR 386.
Methods and instrumentation for measuring quantities of biological and medical significance, especially electrical signals from the body, but also including temperature, blood pressure, and body chemistry. Design of biomedical instruments. A laboratory experience is associated with this class and provides hands-on experience on instrument component design including amplifiers and filters. (Every year)
BME 310. Numerical Methods for Biomedical Engineers (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MAT 330.
The course objectives are to build concrete concepts/ideas and skills of numerical methods and to apply these to solve engineering and scientific problems for Biomedical Engineers. Topics include modeling, computers, error analysis, roots of equations, linear algebraic equations, optimization, curve fitting, numerical differentiation, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations. MATLAB is the main computer software to solve problems numerically. Independent course project is required. (Every two years)
BME 312. Biomechanics (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EGR 232, EGR 236.
Stress-strain characteristics of bone, muscle, and soft tissues. Analysis of human motion. Design of orthopedic appliances. Study of fracture and failure mechanisms. Evaluation of joint and muscle forces and moments. Time-dependent mechanical properties. Friction, lubrication and wear of diarthrodial joints. (Every year)
BME 320. Tissue and Cell Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: C or better in BIOL 205 or BIOL 212 and a C or better in MAT 192; or with instructor permission.
An introduction to the topics in cell biology, molecular biology, material science and engineering that are the foundation for tissue and cell engineering. (Every year)
BME 340. Basic Transport Phenomena (2.5-1.5-3)
Prerequisites: MAT 330 and a C or better in EGR 235.
Fundamentals of the transport of energy, mass and momentum in human cells and tissues. Introduction to the chemical and physical properties of body fluids, cell and tissue structures, and solute transport in biological systems. Thermal transport via conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation in the human body. Oxygen transport in the lungs and other biological tissue. Introduction to pharmacokinetic analysis and modeling. Applications and design of transport processes in extracorporeal devices. A laboratory experience is associated with this class providing hands-on experience with the concepts. (Every year)
BME 413. Advanced Biomechanics (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: C or better in BME 312.
Current topics in biomechanics research including musculoskeletal mechanics, sports biomechanics, tissue engineering, 3-D segmental analysis, fracture fixation, implant design, and/or clinical biomechanics are examined. Students will be exposed to current issues in the field through discussions, presentations, and paper. (Occasionally)
BME 420 Advanced Tissue and Cell Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: C or better in BME 320; or with instructor permission.
A review of current applications of tissue and cell engineering through lecture and discussion of scientific literature. (Every year)
BME 426. Diagnostic Imaging Systems (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EGR 244, EGR 245, MAT 330.
Applications of modern imaging methods to presentation of visual information obtained from a variety of sources including x-ray, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, fiber optics, nuclear medicine, ultrasonic and magnetic resonance imaging. (Every two years)
BME 430. Advanced Biomedical Modeling (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: BME 340 or MAE 330.
In this course, students will learn about a variety of topics pertaining to the important field of biomodeling applications including medical image processing (ScanIP, ScanFE, and ScanCAD), mesh generation (ICEM-CFD), computational solid mechanics modeling and simulations (ANSYS), and computational fluid dynamics modeling and simulations (ANSYS-CFX). The course follows a lecture-lab format, and includes a significant amount of hands-on lab works. The goal of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of all fundamental biomodeling technology including rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, and biomodeling techniques (i.e., virtual prototyping). Additional concepts important to product development and medical applications of prototyping technology will be addressed and exercised in conjunction with the class project. (Occasionally)
BME 440. Dynamics of Biological Fluids (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: C or better in BME 340 .
Fluid statics. Cardiovascular system function. Rheology of blood. Mechanics of blood vessels. Naiver-Stokes equations. Reynolds number and Womersley parameter. Flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. Steady and pulsatile flows. Wave propagation. Design of cardiovascular systems. (Every year)
BME 445L. Senior Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (0-3-1)
Prerequisites: BME 302, BME 312, BME320, BME 340.
Laboratory investigation of biomedical instrumentation and signal analysis. Basic experiments in biofluid and thermal transport. Design and conduct of experiments using modern techniques, skills and tools. (Every year)
BME 450. Advanced BioFluids (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: BME 440 or MAE 430 (or permission of instructor).
The course objectives continue to build on advanced theories and solution techniques related to biological fluid flow phenomena primarily concentrating on the flows in cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Topics covered include: hemodynamics in carotid artery bifurcations, coronary arteries, abdominal bifurcations, arterial anastomoses, and air-particle transport in the lung airways. Computational fluid dynamics modeling and simulation are the tools to solve the flow phenomena numerically. A group project report and presentation, in the form of a conference paper/presentation, are required. (Every two years)
BME 460. Biomedical Materials (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: BIO 205 or BIO 211, CHM 221, EGR 232, C or better in BME 312.
Chemical and physical properties of metals, polymers, and ceramics for use in biomedical applications. Biological corrosion of materials, and response of living tissue to foreign substances. Criteria for evaluation of materials for prostheses and artificial organs. Design considerations for implantable prostheses materials. (Every year)
BME 470. Biomedical Applications of Microcontrollers (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EGR 245, C or Better in BME 302
Interface of memory and other devices such as analog-to-digital converters and digital-to-analog converters to microcontroller chips. Selection and assembly-language programming of microcontrollers for interfacing to peripherals. Design of microcomputer systems for medical use. Includes laboratory exercises and design projects. (Every year)
BME 480. Introduction to Senior Design (0-1-0)
Co-requisites/Prerequisites: TCO 341 and at least three of the following courses: BME 302, BME 312, BME 320, and BME 340.
Course will provide guidance for the selection of team members and topic for the senior design project to be completed in BME 487 and BME 488. To successfully complete the course, a student must belong to a team (3 to 4 persons) and briefly outline the project goals to be implemented in BME 487 and BME 488. A seminar series will be conducted to facilitate student introduction to potential industrial clients and projects. Seminar attendance is required to obtain a satisfactory course grade. This course is graded S/U. (Every semester)
BME 487. Engineering Design Exhibit I (0-6-2)
Prerequisites: TCO 341, BME 480 and at least three of the following courses: BME 302, BME 312, BME 320, and BME 340.
Must have completed all required 100- and 200-level engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics courses. If approved by department chair and course instructor, a waiver may be granted for one of the BME 300 prefixed prerequisites, provided that the course to be waived does not provide content essential to the successful completion of the capstone project. No additional prerequisite waivers will be granted.
Multi-disciplinary design projects with substantial BME content. Small groups design, build, and test realistic engineering systems under faculty supervision. Projects include safety, economic, environmental, and ethical considerations and require written and oral reports. (Every semester)
BME 488. Engineering Design Exhibit II (0-6-2)
Prerequisite: BME 487.
Continuation of BME 487 multi-disciplinary design projects with substantial BME content. Small groups design, build, and test realistic engineering systems under faculty supervision. Projects include safety, economic, environmental, and ethical considerations and require written and oral reports. (Every semester)
SPECIAL COURSES: BME 491, 492, 493, 498, 499 for variable credit. May be repeated for credit with approval of academic advisor and the Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department.
BME 491-492-493. Special Topics (1-6 hours)
BME 498. Professional Seminar (1-6 hours)
BME 499. Independent Study (1-6 hours)