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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (BMEN)
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
 
BMEN 1601 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar I
(1.0 cr; Prereq-CSE student; A-F only, fall, every year)
Introduction to biomedical engineering from academic/industrial perspectives. Survey of current/emerging areas.



BMEN 1602 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar II
(1.0 cr; Prereq-CSE student; A-F only, spring, every year)
Continuation of 1601. Emphasizes biomedical engineering design and numerical analysis.



BMEN 2101 - Biomedical Thermodynamics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2501, CHEM 1022, MATH 2373, &MATH 2374; A-F only, spring, every year)
Introduction to thermodynamics with biological emphasis. First Law, Boltzmann distribution, reaction equilibrium, random walks, friction, diffusion in fluids, entropy, free energy, Maxwell relations, phase equilibria, chemical forces, self-assembly, cooperative transitions, molecular machines, membranes. Introduction to statistical mechanics.



BMEN 2401 - Programming for Biomedical Engineers
(2.0 cr; Prereq-MATH 1272, PHYS 1302, CSE student; A-F only, fall, every year)
Introduction to structured programming in biomedical engineering. Development of programming skills/logic relevant for numerical methods used for analyzing biomedical signals and solving algebraic/differential equations using Matlab. Programming logic/structured programming, introduction to scientific computation motivated by signal representations. Weekly lecture, computer lab modules.



BMEN 2501 - Cellular and Molecular Biology for Biomedical Engineers (BIOL)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-&CHEM 1022, &MATH 1372, &PHYS 1302, CSE student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Fundamentals of cellular/molecular biology. Chemistry of proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Applications to biomedical engineering. Function/dynamics of intracellular structures and differentiated animal cells. Application of physical/chemical fundamentals to modeling cellular/subcellular processes. Lecture/lab.



BMEN 3001 - Biomechanics
(4.0 cr; Prereq-MAth 2374, Phys 1302, [BME upper div or %]; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Statics, dynamics, and deformable body mechanics applied to biological/biomedical problems. Mechanical properties of biological and commonly used biomedical engineering materials. Techniques for numerical solution of biomechanics problems. Lecture/laboratory.



BMEN 3011 - Biomechanics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BME Upper Div or %; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Statics, dynamics, deformable body mechanics applied to biological/biomedical problems. Mechanical properties of biological/commonly used biomedical engineering materials. Techniques for numerical solution of biomechanics problems. Lecture/Discussion.



BMEN 3015 - Biomechanics Lab
(1.0 cr; Prereq-[BME UD or %], &3011; A-F or Aud, fall)
Lab accompanies BMEn 3011 Biomechanics.



BMEN 3101 - Biomedical Transport Processes
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Math 2374, Phys 1302, [BMEN upper div or %]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Principles of momentum, heat, and mass transfer illustrated with applications in physiological processes. Fluid mechanics, heat condition, mass diffusion, convection. Lecture/laboratory.



BMEN 3111 - Biomedical Transport Processes
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[3011, 3015], [BMEN upper div or %]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Principles of momentum, heat, mass transfer illustrated with applications in physiological processes. Fluid mechanics, heat condition, mass diffusion, convection. Lecture.



BMEN 3115 - Biomedical Transport Processes Lab
(1.0 cr; Prereq-[3011, &3111], [BMEN upper div or %]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Lab accompanies BMEn 3111 Biomedical Transport Processes.



BMEN 3201 - Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation
(4.0 cr; =[BMEN 3211]; Prereq-[Math 2263 or Math 2374], Phys 1302, [BMEN upper div or %]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Principles of electrical phenomena, instruments relevant to biomedical applications. Lecture/laboratory.



BMEN 3211 - Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation
(3.0 cr; =[BMEN 3201]; Prereq-BME Upper Div or %; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Principles of electrical phenomena, instruments relevant to biomedical applications. Lecture/discussion.



BMEN 3215 - Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation Lab
(1.0 cr; Prereq-[BMEN Upper Div or %], &3211; A-F or Aud)
Lab accompanies BMEn 3211 Bioelectricity/Bioinstrumentation.



BMEN 3301 - Biomaterials
(4.0 cr; Prereq-[Math 2263 or Math 2374], Phys 1302, [BMEN upper div or %]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Principles of biomaterials. Organic chemistry and biochemistry of natural/artificial biomaterials. Physical characterization and mechanical testing. Biomedical applications. Lecture/laboratory.



BMEN 3311 - Biomaterials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2101, [BMEn Upper Div or %]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Principles of biomaterials. Organic chemistry/biochemistry of natural/artificial biomaterials. Physical characterization/mechanical testing. Biomedical applications. Lecture/discussion.



BMEN 3315 - Biomaterials Lab
(1.0 cr; Prereq-[2101, &3311], [BMEN Upper Div or %]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Lab accompanies BMEn 3311 Biomaterials.



BMEN 3401 - Biomedical Systems Analysis
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3101, 3201; A-F only, spring, every year)
Introduction to quantitative analysis of physiological/biological systems. First/second order systems, linear time-invariant systems, systems classification/identification. Introduction to linear control theory and controller synthesis. Biological examples of electrical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical/biomedical control systems.



BMEN 3411 - Biomedical Systems Analysis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3211, [BME Upper Div or %]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Quantitative analysis of physiological/biological systems. First/second order systems, linear time-invariant systems, systems classification/identification. Linear control theory/controller synthesis. Electrical, mechanical, thermal, chemical/biomedical control systems.



BMEN 3415 - Biomedical Systems Analysis Lab
(1.0 cr; Prereq-[3211, &3411], [BME Upper Div or %]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Lab accompanies BMEn 3411 Biomedical Systems Analysis.



BMEN 3601 - Biomedical Engineering Careers and Practice in the Med Tech Industry
(1.0 cr; A-F only, spring, every year)
Local industry speakers describe various job roles available to BBmE graduates at graduation. Input from Career Center on internship/job searching/interviewing. Exposure to other aspects of the medical devices industry (e.g. failure mode analysis, tolerancing, reading/critiquing clinical literature, etc).



BMEN 4001W - Biomedical Engineering Design I (WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2501, 3001, 3101, 3201, 3301, 3701; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Design/analysis of biomedical devices/technologies. Students work in teams on open ended design project, present completed work at design show.



BMEN 4002W - Biomedical Engineering Design II (WI)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4001W; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Continuation of 4001W.



BMEN 4011 - CAD/CAE of Bioelectrical Devices
(1.0 cr; Prereq-[3211, 3215] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Simulation, analysis, design of industry common Bioelectrical Devices with using CAD software. Altium Designer CAD/LT Spice.



BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices
(1.0 cr; Prereq-BME Upper Division or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Introduction to CAD modeling/analysis for medical device engineers using SOLIDWORKS CAD platform. Emphasis on practical applications of CAD for engineers using real-world examples from actual industry projects.



BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices
(1.0 cr; Prereq-3011, 3015, 3111, 3115; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Analyze transport/mechanical problems involving biomedical engineering/medical devices.



BMEN 4710 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-#, %; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision.



BMEN 4720 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-#, %; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Directed study under faculty supervision.



BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program
(2.0 cr; Prereq-BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog; A-F only, fall, every year)
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Formal written report on assignment.



BMEN 4910 - Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
New or experimental special topics.



BMEN 4996 - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4896, registration in co-op prog; A-F only, spring, every year)
Industrial Assignment in co-op program. Formal written final report on assignment. Oral presentation.



BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3301 or MatS 3011 or grad student or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Commonly used biomaterials. Chemical/physical aspects. Practical examples from such areas as cardiovascular/orthopedic applications, drug delivery, and cell encapsulation. Methods used for chemical analysis and for physical characterization of biomaterials. Effect of additives, stabilizers, processing conditions, and sterilization methods.



BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad student or med student or #; fall, every year)
Fundamentals of wound healing and tissue repair; characterization of cell-matrix interactions; case study of engineered tissues, including skin, bone marrow, liver, vessel, and cartilage; regulation of biomaterials and engineered tissues.



BMEN 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[CSE upper div, grad student] or #; spring, offered periodically)
Instrumentation, computer systems, and processing requirements for clinical physiological signals. Electrode characteristics, signal processing, and interpretation of physiological events by ECG, EEG, and EMG. Measurement of respiration and blood volume/flow.



BMEN 5111 - Biomedical Ultrasound
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[[3401 or equiv], [MATH 2373 or equiv], [MATH 2374 or equiv], [CSE upper div or grad student]] or #; spring, every year)
Introduction to biomedical ultrasound, including physics of ultrasound, transducer technology, medical ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, applications of non-linear acoustics, and high-intensity ultrasound.



BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices
(2.0 cr; Prereq-CSE sr or grad student or medical student; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Design/microfabrication of sensors, actuators, drug delivery systems, microfluidic devices, and DNA/protein microarrays. Packaging, biocompatibility, ISO 10993 standards. Applications in medicine, research, and homeland security.



BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[[3001 or equiv], [CSE upper div or grad student]] or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to biomechanics of musculoskeletal system. Anatomy, tissue material properties. Kinematics, dynamics, and control of joint/limb movement. Analysis of forces/motions within joints. Application to injury, disease. Treatment of specific joints, design of orthopedic devices/implants.



BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; =[CHEN 5753, ME 5381]; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad student or #; [ChEn 5103 or ME 5342] recommended; spring, every year)
Introduction to biological fluid, mass, and heat transport. Mass transfer across membranes. Fluid flow in vessels/interstitium. Heat transfer in cells, tissues, and body. Applications to blood oxygenation, respiration, drug delivery, and tissue engineering.



BMEN 5321 - Microfluidics in Biology and Medicine
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[3111, AEM 4201, ChEn 4005, [ME 3331 or ME 3332 or CSE grad student or #]; A-F only, fall, every year)
Fundamentals of microfluidics. Fluid mechanics/transport phenomena in microscale systems. Pressure/surface driven flows. Capillary forces, electrokinetics, hydraulic circuit analysis. Finite element modeling for microfluidic systems. Design/fabrication methods for microfluidic devices.



BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[2401, [2501 or &5501], [MATH 2243 or MATH 2373]] or CSE upper div or grad student or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Engineering approaches to cell-related phenomena important to cell/tissue engineering. Receptor/ligand binding. Trafficking/signaling processes. Applications to cell proliferation, adhesion, and motility. Cell-matrix interactions.



BMEN 5401 - Advanced Biomedical Imaging
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE upper div or grad student or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Functional biomedical imaging modalities. Principles/applications of technologies that offer high spatial/temporal resolution. Bioelectromagnetic and magnetic resonance imaging. Other modalities.



BMEN 5411 - Neural Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3401 recommended; fall, every year)
Theoretical basis. Signal processing techniques. Modeling of nervous system, its response to stimulation. Electrode design, neural modeling, cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation. Prosthetic limbs, micturition control, prosthetic vision. Brain machine interface, seizure prediction, optical imaging of nervous system, place cell recordings in hippocampus.



BMEN 5412 - Neuromodulation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5411 or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Fundamentals of bioengineering approaches to modulate the nervous system, including bioelectricity, biomagnetism, and optogenetics. Computational modeling, design, and physiological mechanisms of neuromodulation technologies. Clinical exposure to managing neurological disorders with neuromodulation technology.



BMEN 5413 - Neural Decoding and Interfacing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5411, [3201 or 3401 or equiv recommended]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Neural interface technologies currently in use in patients as well as the biophysical, neural coding, and hardware features relating to their implementation in humans. Practical and ethical considerations for implanting these devices into humans.



BMEN 5421 - Introduction to Biomedical Optics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSE sr or grad student; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Biomedical optical imaging/sensing principles, laser-tissue interaction, detector design, noise analysis, interferometry, spectroscopy. Optical coherence tomography, polarization, birefringence, flow measurement, fluorescence, nonlinear microscopy. Tours of labs.



BMEN 5444 - Muscle
(3.0 cr; spring, offered periodically)
Muscle structure/function: molecular mechanism by which force is generated.



BMEN 5501 - Biology for Biomedical Engineers
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Engineering upper div or grad student; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Concepts of cell/tissue structure/function. Basic principles of cell biology. Tissue engineering, artificial organs.



BMEN 5701 - Cancer Bioengineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[Upper division CSE undergraduate, CSE graduate student] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Cancer-specific cell, molecular/genetics events. Quantitative applications of bioinformatics/systems biology, optical imaging, cell/matrix mechanics. Drug transport (with some examination of design of novel therapeutics).



BMEN 5910 - Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Special topics in biomedical engineering.



BMEN 5920 - Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
(2.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; fall, every year)
Special topics in biomedical engineering.



BMEN 8001 - Polymeric Biomaterials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5001, [CHEN 4214 or MATS 4214 or equiv]] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Introduction to polymeric biomaterial research. Molecular engineering, characterization of properties, material-cell interaction, biocompatibility/bioactivity. Applications in biology and medicine.



BMEN 8101 - Biomedical Digital Signal Processing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[[MATH 2243 or MATH 2373], [MATH 2263 or MATH 2374]] or equiv; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Signal processing theory for analyzing real world digital signals. Digital signal processing and mathematically derived algorithms for analysis of stochastic signals. Spectral analyses, noise cancellation, optimal filtering, blind source separation, beamforming techniques.



BMEN 8201 - Advanced Tissue Mechanics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-AEM 3031 or equiv; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Continuum biomechanics: tensor analysis, kinematics of continua, balance laws/theory of stress. Constitutive relations for tissues: linear elastic, hyperelastic, viscoelastic, poroelastic. Experiments to determine uniaxial/biaxial stretch, inflation, compression/indentation, fatigue. Applications for detecting tissue pathology/evaluating therapies.



BMEN 8301 - Functional Biomedical Imaging
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Imaging modalities. Principles/applications of functional imaging technologies. Foundations of bioelectromagnetic functional imaging. Multimodal functional imaging integrating with functional magnetic resonance imaging.



BMEN 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



BMEN 8334 - Laboratory Neuroengineering
(1.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student in CSE or neuroscience; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Lab rotation in neuroengineering.



BMEN 8335 - Neuroengineering Practicum
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-PhD student in BMEn, EE, ME, or NSci or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Topics/issues in neuroengineering. Ethics, professional conduct, conflicts, plagiarism, copyright, authorship, research design considerations, IRB, intellectual properties, review process, professional presentations, proposal writing.



BMEN 8381 - Bioheat and Mass Transfer
(3.0 cr; =[01882]; Prereq-CSE grad student, upper div transport/fluids course; [physics, biology] recommended; spring, offered periodically)
Analytical/numerical tools to analyze heat/mass transfer phenomenon in cryobiological, hyperthermic, other biomedically relevant applications.



BMEN 8401 - New Product Design and Business Development
(4.0 cr; =[ENTR 6041, ENTR 6087, ME 8221]; Prereq-[CSE grad student or CSOM grad student], some design experience; 8401, 8402 must be taken same yr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Student teams work with CSE and CSOM faculty and company representatives to develop a product concept for sponsoring company. Assignments include concept/detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, profit forecasting, production of product prototype.



BMEN 8402 - New Product Design and Business Development
(4.0 cr; =[ME 8222]; Prereq-=ME 8222; 8401; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Student teams work with CSE and CSOM faculty and company representatives to develop a product concept for sponsoring company. Assignments include concept/detail design, manufacturing, marketing, introduction strategy, profit forecasting, production of product prototype.



BMEN 8431 - Controlled Drug and Gene Delivery: Materials, Mechanisms, and Models
(4.0 cr; =[PHM 8431]; Prereq-Differential equations course including partial differential equations or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Physical, chemical, physiological, mathematical principles underlying design of delivery systems for drugs. Small molecules, proteins, genes. Temporal controlled release.



BMEN 8444 - FTE: Doctoral
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



BMEN 8501 - Dynamical Systems in Biology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student in engineering or physics or math or physiology or neuroscience; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Nonlinear dynamics with specific emphasis on behavior of excitable systems (neurons/cardiac myocytes).



BMEN 8502 - Physiological Control Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8101 or equiv; A-F only, fall, every year)
Simulation, identification, and optimization of physiological control systems. Linear and non-linear systems analysis, stability analysis, system identification, and control design strategies, including constrained, adaptive, and intelligent control. Analysis and control of physiological system dynamics in normal and diseased states.



BMEN 8511 - Systems and Synthetic Biology
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Systems/synthetic biology methods used to characterize/engineer biological systems at molecular/cellular scales. Integration of quantitative experimental approaches/mathematical modeling to elucidate biological design principles, create new molecular/cellular functions.



BMEN 8601 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar
(1.0 cr; S-N or Aud, fall, every year)
Lectures and demonstrations of university and industry research introducing students and faculty to methods and goals of biomedical engineering.



BMEN 8602 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar
(1.0 cr; S-N or Aud, spring, every year)
Lectures and demonstrations of university and industry research introducing students and faculty to methods and goals of biomedical engineering.



BMEN 8666 - Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Doctoral student who has not passed prelim oral; no required consent for 1st/2nd registrations, up to 12 combined cr; % for 3rd/4th registrations, up to 24 combined cr; doctoral student admitted before summer 2007 may register up to four times, up to 60 combined cr; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
TBD



BMEN 8710 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
TBD



BMEN 8720 - Internship in Biomedical Engineering
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad BMEn major; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised lab or industrial experience unrelated to student's normal academic or employment experience.



BMEN 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.0 - 18.0 cr [max 50.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



BMEN 8820 - Plan B Project
(2.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-BMEn MS student; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Project chosen by student and adviser to satisfy M.S. Plan B project requirement. Written report required.



BMEN 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
(1.0 - 24.0 cr [max 100.0 cr]; Prereq-PhD student in biomedical engineering; max 14 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Thesis credit: doctoral.



BMEN 8900 - Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Topics in biomedical engineering.



BMEN 8910 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad BMEn major; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Research or study of a topic determined by interests of student in consultation with faculty supervisor. Requires approval by faculty supervisor and director of graduate studies.



 
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