Courses: Biomedical Engineering (BIOE)College: Cullen College of Engineering
Any TCCN equivalents are indicated in square brackets [ ].
BIOE 1100: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Cr. 1. (1-0). Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering major. Key topics in biomedical engineering, including lectures from professors, engineers, and physicians active in the field and off-campus visits to biomedical engineering devices.
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BIOE 1331: Computing for Biomedical Engineering
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MATH 1431 and credit for or concurrent enrollment in BIOE 1100. Introduction to computing, data types and operations; Matlab-based programming constructs, algorithms, and biomedical applications; computing tools for biomedical engineering problem-solving.
BIOE 1440: Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering
Cr. 4. (3-3). Prerequisite: biomedical engineering major. Corequisites: MATH 1431 and CHEM 1331/1111. Basic chemical, molecular, and physiological principles; biomedical engineering sub-specialties including emerging technologies; labs will offer opportunities to apply lecture materials; includes off-campus tours.
BIOE 2150: Biosensors I
Cr. 1. (0-2). Prerequisites: BIOE 1100, ECE 1331, and credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1332. Analysis of overall biosensor design and operation; man/machine measurement interfaces; and data measurement issues such as repeatability and noise.
BIOE 2350: Continuum Biomechanics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOE 1100 or ENGI 1100, BIOL 1362, BIOL 1162, MATH 2433, and PHYS 1322 and credit for or registration in MATH 3321. Application of solid mechanics and fluid mechanics to biological systems.
BIOE 3340: Quantitative Physiology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOL 1161, 1162, 1361, 1362, CHEM 3221, 3331, MATH 3321, MECE 3400 and credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEE 2331, ECE 2100 and 2300. Engineering principles of the circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and gastric systems.
BIOE 3350: Biosensors II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOE 2150, CHEE 2331, ECE 2100, 2300 and credit for or concurrent enrollment in BIOE 3440. Biosensor data generation methods, data manipulation techniques, and health information synthesis processes.
BIOE 3366: Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: ECE 3337. Credit may not be received for more than one of BIOE 3366 and ECE 3366. Discrete-time signals and systems, discrete Fourier methods, sampling, z-transform, modulation, synthesis of discrete-time filters using digital signal processors. Examples will be taken from bioelectrical signals.
BIOE 3440: Biothermodynamics and Biofluids
Cr. 4. (4-0). Prerequisites: BIOE 2350, 3340, CHEE 2331, MECE 3400, ECE 2100 and 2300. Biological thermodynamic systems; heat and work; properties of pure substances; and first, second, and third thermodynamic laws. Hydrostatics: ideal, laminar, and turbulent flows.
BIOE 4323: Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHEE 3363 or MECE 3363 or BIOE 3440 and MATH 3321. Credit may not be received for more than one of BIOE 4323, CHEE 5395, or MECE 5323. Fundamental concepts in tissue engineering and cell biology including structure, function, and replication.
BIOE 4324: Advanced Continuum Biomechanics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in BIOE 3440 or MECE 3363 or permission of instructor. Application of nonlinear elasticity and viscoelasticity to biological tissues including bone, skeletal muscle, blood vessels, and the heart. Credit may not be received for more than one of BIOE 4324 and MECE 5324.
BIOE 4325: Application of Engineering Principles Applied to Biological Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BIOE 3440 or equivalent. Credit may not be received for more than one of BIOE 4325 and MECE 5325. Analysis and mechanics of biological systems with emphasis on the structure, function, and material relationships of the cardiovascular system.
BIOE 4334: Capstone Design
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisite: ENGI 2304, INDE 2333 and either BIOE 5455 or BIOE 3366 and BIOE 4458. Application of bioengineering concepts learned in the construction of a design project.
BIOE 4366: Biomolecular Engineering Fundamentals
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOE 3440 or CHEE 3466 and credit for or concurrent enrollment in BIOE 5455. Analysis and design fundamentals for biochemical processes: introductory biochemistry, microbiology, biological kinetics, reactor design, transport phenomena. Applications of enzymes and single and mixed microbial populations.
BIOE 4393: Cellular and Biological Transport Phenomena
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BIOE 3440. Basic cell biology and biophysical chemistry principles related to quantitative analysis of transport phenomena and chemical reactions. Credit may not be received for more than one of BIOE 4393 and CHEE 5393.
BIOE 4458: Instrumentation Electronics
Cr. 4. (3-3). Prerequisites: ECE 3155, 3337,and 3355. BJT review; FETs; differential amplifiers; op amp non-ideal characteristics; measurements with low signal-to-noise ratio and high source impedance such as bioelectrical signals; electrical safety; electrodes, transducers.
BIOE 5312: Computational Fluid Dynamics (formerly BIOE 4312)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BIOE 3440 and permission of instructor. Finite-difference and finite-volume methods for solving fluid flow model PDEs. Concepts of consistency, stability, and convergence; Solution of large-scale linear equation systems. Credit may not be received for more than one of BIOE 5312 and MECE 5312.
BIOE 5323: Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering (formerly BIOE 4323)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOE 3440 or CHEE 3363 or MECE 3363, and MATH 3321. Credit may not be received for more than one of BIOE 5323, CHEE 5323, or MECE 5323. Fundamental concepts in tissue engineering and cell biology including structure, function, and replication.
BIOE 5369: Computational Fluid Dynamics II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BIOE 4312 or equivalent, MATH 3363 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Credit may not be received for both BIOE 5369 and MECE 5369. Mathematics, numerical analysis, and theoretical foundations for Computational Fluid Dynamics.
BIOE 5389: Transport Phenomena in Physiological Systems (formerly BIOE 4389)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: BIOE 3440. Fundamental aspects of systems physiology and other life science principles with quantitative analysis of transport phenomena and chemical reactions in cells, organs and the whole body. Credit may not be received for more than one of BIOE 5389 and CHEE 5389.
BIOE 5455: Bioanalytics (formerly 4455)
Cr. 4. (1-9). Prerequisites: BCHS 3304, BIOE 3350, BIOE 3440, ENGI 2304 and INDE 2333. Common bioanalytical lab practices: ELISA, fluorescence assays, chromatography, and genomic techniques.
Catalog Publish Date: August 22, 2012
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