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Biomedical Engineering B.Bm.E.

Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2020
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 124
  • Required credits within the major: 108
  • Degree: Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineers apply the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology to solve medically relevant problems. Examples of biomedical engineering activities include medical device design, fabrication and testing, prosthesis fabrication, ergonomics and human factors, physiological function monitoring, home health care technology development, biomedical informatics, functional imaging and tomography, biomaterial development and biocompatibility, artificial tissue and organ fabrication, cell- and biomolecule- based sensors and therapeutics, gene therapy development, and biomedical microsystems.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 10 courses before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Mathematics
Calculus I
MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Calculus II
MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II (4.0 cr)
Linear Algebra & Differential Equations OR Multivariable Calculus
Both linear algebra and differential equations and multivariable calculus are required to graduate from the program. Only one is required for admission to the program.
Linear Algebra & Differential Equations
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV (4.0 cr)
or Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Physical Sciences
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 1072H - Honors Chemistry II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1076H - Honors Chemistry II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Courses
BMEN 2401 - Programming for Biomedical Engineers (2.0 cr)
BMEN 2501 - Cellular and Molecular Biology for Biomedical Engineers [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
All freshmen in the College of Science and Engineering must complete CSE 1001: First-Year Experience.
Statistics
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
Major Courses
BMEN 1601 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar I (1.0 cr)
BMEN 1602 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar II (1.0 cr)
BMEN 3011 - Biomechanics (3.0 cr)
BMEN 3111 - Biomedical Transport Processes (3.0 cr)
BMEN 3211 - Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation (3.0 cr)
BMEN 3311 - Biomaterials (3.0 cr)
BMEN 3411 - Biomedical Systems Analysis (3.0 cr)
BMEN 4001W - Biomedical Engineering Design I [WI] (3.0 cr)
BMEN 4002W - Biomedical Engineering Design II [WI] (3.0 cr)
PHSL 3061 - Principles of Physiology (4.0 cr)
PHSL 3701 - Physiology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
BMEN 2101 - Biomedical Thermodynamics (3.0 cr)
BMEN 3015 - Biomechanics Lab (1.0 cr)
BMEN 3215 - Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation Lab (1.0 cr)
BMEN 3315 - Biomaterials Lab (1.0 cr)
BMEN 3115 - Biomedical Transport Processes Lab (1.0 cr)
BMEN 3415 - Biomedical Systems Analysis Lab (1.0 cr)
Linear Algebra & Differential Equations OR Multivariable Calculus
Students must completely both linear algebra & differential equations and multivariable calculus to graduate from this program. One of these courses must be taken prior to enrollment in the program.
Linear Algebra & Differential Equations
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV (4.0 cr)
or Multivariable Calculus
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III (4.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the Major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· BMEN 4001W - Biomedical Engineering Design I [WI] (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 4002W - Biomedical Engineering Design II [WI] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Bioelectricity/Bioinstrumentation
In bioelectricity/instrumentation (BEI), we seek to record, process, image, and control biomedical signals and develop instrumentation for biological research and medical applications. Specific examples of bioelectricity and instrumentation include cardiac pacemakers for restoring heart rhythm, braincomputer interfaces to link the brain and environment, and anatomical and functional imaging systems (optical, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging) to assess tissue conditions at various scales and resolution. Past students in the BEI emphasis area have gone on to work in industry immediately following graduation or to study in graduate school or medical school.
It is necessary that the engineering and science elective (ESE) courses be technically coherent and that the courses be mainly in engineering and at an advanced level. In terms of specific requirements: 1. A specific sub-plan (which includes the option of developing a custom sub-plan) must be declared. 2. A maximum of 13 credits of pure science may be counted toward the total. The remaining 14 or more credits must be in engineering or in technical courses (i.e. courses offered through science and medical departments/programs) having significant engineering content, as determined by the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) using the definition of “engineering credits”. The definition of engineering credits is: a. Any course offered by an engineering program, or b. Any course (or course component) that teaches students how to practically apply the knowledge of pure sciences. Students must consult the DUS about the number of engineering credits allowed for such courses. 3. A maximum of 4 credits of 1000 and 2000 level courses may be counted toward the total. 4. A minimum of 19 credits at the 4000 level or higher. 5. A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Research, Directed Study, and/or Industrial Assignment (co-op) may be counted toward the total, and no more than 4 credits of Directed Study may be counted toward the total. Below is a list of suggested courses for your sub-plan. Upon entry to BME upper-division, students will be required to attend an information session and will be provided with additional resources/instructions which will further assist with selecting a course plan from the below list. Students should review the course descriptions and select an appropriate set of courses consistent with the degree requirements. Students should then enter the selected courses on the Engineering and Science Elective (ESE) Planning Worksheet and schedule a meeting with the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA). Students should discuss their ESE course plans and obtain the signature/approval of the appropriate SPA on the ESE worksheet before submitting it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for departmental signature/approval. Department signature/approval of the ESE plan is required for graduation. Changes to the plan must be re-signed/re-approved by the SPA and DUS. It is important to note that the list below is not definitive. Should you find a course that is not listed below that you feel would be beneficial to your ESE course plan, you can present it to SPA and get their approval to count said course towards your ESE requirements. All students must meet with their SPA to get approval on their first ESE worksheet. Thereafter, changes to your ESE course plan can be approved via SPA signature (meeting not required but is encouraged).
Bioelec/Bioinstr
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
Engineering
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EE 4231 - Linear Control Systems: Designed by Input/Output Methods (3.0 cr)
· EE 4235 - Linear Control Systems Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 4233 - State Space Control System Design (3.0 cr)
· EE 4237 - State Space Control Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 4501 - Communications Systems (3.0 cr)
· EE 4505 - Communications Systems Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4011 - CAD/CAE of Bioelectrical Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation (3.0 cr)
· EE 4111 - Advanced Analog Electronics Design (4.0 cr)
· EE 4541 - Digital Signal Processing (3.0 cr)
· EE 4701 - Electric Drives (3.0 cr)
· EE 5545 - Digital Signal Processing Design (3.0 cr)
· EE 5621 - Physical Optics (3.0 cr)
· EE 5622 - Physical Optics Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 5111 - Biomedical Ultrasound (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5401 - Advanced Biomedical Imaging (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5411 - Neural Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5421 - Introduction to Biomedical Optics (3.0 cr)
· EE 3115 - Analog Electronics (3.0 cr)
· EE 3161 - Semiconductor Devices (3.0 cr)
· EE 3601 - Transmission Lines, Fields, and Waves (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices (2.0 cr)
· EE 3101 - Circuits and Electronics Laboratory I (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 3601 - Biomedical Engineering Careers and Practice in the Med Tech Industry (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 4720 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors (1.0-4.0 cr)
· IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability (4.0 cr)
· EE 4607 - Wireless Hardware System Design (3.0 cr)
· Science
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOC 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5510 - Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy (2.0-3.0 cr)
· PHYS 2601 - Quantum Physics (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 4002 - Electricity and Magnetism (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 5401 - Physiological Physics (4.0 cr)
· RSC 5841 - Applied Data Acquisition and Processing (3.0 cr)
Biomaterials
Students in the emphasis area of biomaterials are expected to become acquainted with the general principles of designing, synthesizing, processing, and characterizing biomaterials and learn to use biomaterials to solve problems in biology and medicine. Courses on life science, fundamentals of materials science and engineering, and interactions between materials and living elements are relevant.
It is necessary that the engineering and science elective (ESE) courses be technically coherent and that the courses be mainly in engineering and at an advanced level. In terms of specific requirements: 1. A specific sub-plan (which includes the option of developing a custom sub-plan) must be declared. 2. A maximum of 13 credits of pure science may be counted toward the total. The remaining 14 or more credits must be in engineering or in technical courses (i.e. courses offered through science and medical departments/programs) having significant engineering content, as determined by the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) using the definition of “engineering credits”. The definition of engineering credits is: a. Any course offered by an engineering program, or b. Any course (or course component) that teaches students how to practically apply the knowledge of pure sciences. Students must consult the DUS about the number of engineering credits allowed for such courses. 3. A maximum of 4 credits of 1000 and 2000 level courses may be counted toward the total. 4. A minimum of 19 credits at the 4000 level or higher. 5. A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Research, Directed Study, and/or Industrial Assignment (co-op) may be counted toward the total, and no more than 4 credits of Directed Study may be counted toward the total. Below is a list of suggested courses for your sub-plan. Upon entry to BME upper-division, students will be required to attend an information session and will be provided with additional resources/instructions which will further assist with selecting a course plan from the below list. Students should review the course descriptions and select an appropriate set of courses consistent with the degree requirements. Students should then enter the selected courses on the Engineering and Science Elective (ESE) Planning Worksheet and schedule a meeting with the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA). Students should discuss their ESE course plans and obtain the signature/approval of the appropriate SPA on the ESE worksheet before submitting it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for departmental signature/approval. Department signature/approval of the ESE plan is required for graduation. Changes to the plan must be re-signed/re-approved by the SPA and DUS. It is important to note that the list below is not definitive. Should you find a course that is not listed below that you feel would be beneficial to your ESE course plan, you can present it to SPA and get their approval to count said course towards your ESE requirements. All students must meet with their SPA to get approval on their first ESE worksheet. Thereafter, changes to your ESE course plan can be approved via SPA signature (meeting not required but is encouraged).
Biomaterials
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
Engineering
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials (3.0 cr)
· CHEN 4214 - Polymers (3.0 cr)
· MATS 4214 - Polymers (3.0 cr)
· MATS 4221 - Materials Performance (4.0 cr)
· MATS 4301W - Materials Processing [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MATS 3001 - Thermodynamics of Materials (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering (3.0 cr)
· MATS 3801 - Structural Characterization Lab (4.0 cr)
· MATS 3012 - Metals and Alloys (3.0 cr)
· AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics (3.0 cr)
· AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· MATS 4212 - Ceramics (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5701 - Cancer Bioengineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4720 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4710 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· AEM 4581 - Mechanics of Solids (3.0 cr)
· Science
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MICB 4131 - Immunology (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 4911 - Introduction to Biopolymer Physics (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Lab (4.0 cr)
· BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4004 - Cell Biology (3.0 cr)
· BIOC 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· GCD 4111 - Histology: Cell and Tissue Organization (4.0 cr)
Biomechanics
The area of biomechanics is extremely broad, so before planning your electives, you should decide which of the two basic sub disciplines is of greater interest to you: 1) Mechanics of Tissues and Biomaterials – this area emphasizes understanding how biological and biomedical materials deform under load. You will be preparing yourself to work on tissue mechanics problems (e.g., how much does a vessel expand in response to a change in pressure, how much does a heart valve leaflet deflect under a given load, or how much does a tendon stretch given a certain amount of tension) as well as on mechanical aspects of biomaterials selection (e.g., what vascular graft or stent materials would provide a good match to the native tissue?). 2) Kinematics and Biomechanical Design – this area emphasizes the design of biomechanical devices and how linkage systems behave. You will be preparing yourself to work on the design of mechanical systems for biomedical use (e.g., how one should design a knee brace to be as light as possible but still provide the necessary support) and to understand the dynamics of large scale motions (e.g., what causes the characteristic features of the various gait irregularities and how can they be corrected?).
It is necessary that the engineering and science elective (ESE) courses be technically coherent and that the courses be mainly in engineering and at an advanced level. In terms of specific requirements: 1. A specific sub-plan (which includes the option of developing a custom sub-plan) must be declared. 2. A maximum of 13 credits of pure science may be counted toward the total. The remaining 14 or more credits must be in engineering or in technical courses (i.e. courses offered through science and medical departments/programs) having significant engineering content, as determined by the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) using the definition of “engineering credits”. The definition of engineering credits is: a. Any course offered by an engineering program, or b. Any course (or course component) that teaches students how to practically apply the knowledge of pure sciences. Students must consult the DUS about the number of engineering credits allowed for such courses. 3. A maximum of 4 credits of 1000 and 2000 level courses may be counted toward the total. 4. A minimum of 19 credits at the 4000 level or higher. 5. A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Research, Directed Study, and/or Industrial Assignment (co-op) may be counted toward the total, and no more than 4 credits of Directed Study may be counted toward the total. Below is a list of suggested courses for your sub-plan. Upon entry to BME upper-division, students will be required to attend an information session and will be provided with additional resources/instructions which will further assist with selecting a course plan from the below list. Students should review the course descriptions and select an appropriate set of courses consistent with the degree requirements. Students should then enter the selected courses on the Engineering and Science Elective (ESE) Planning Worksheet and schedule a meeting with the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA). Students should discuss their ESE course plans and obtain the signature/approval of the appropriate SPA on the ESE worksheet before submitting it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for departmental signature/approval. Department signature/approval of the ESE plan is required for graduation. Changes to the plan must be re-signed/re-approved by the SPA and DUS. It is important to note that the list below is not definitive. Should you find a course that is not listed below that you feel would be beneficial to your ESE course plan, you can present it to SPA and get their approval to count said course towards your ESE requirements. All students must meet with their SPA to get approval on their first ESE worksheet. Thereafter, changes to your ESE course plan can be approved via SPA signature (meeting not required but is encouraged).
Biomechanics
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
Engineering
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics (3.0 cr)
· ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design (4.0 cr)
· AEM 4502 - Computational Structural Analysis (3.0 cr)
· AEM 5501 - Continuum Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· AEM 5503 - Theory of Elasticity (3.0 cr)
· ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering (4.0 cr)
· AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials (3.0 cr)
· AEM 4501 - Aerospace Structures (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· MATS 3001 - Thermodynamics of Materials (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 3601 - Biomedical Engineering Careers and Practice in the Med Tech Industry (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4720 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4710 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ME 3221 - Fundamentals of Design & Manufacturing (4.0 cr)
· ME 3222 - Mechanisms & Machine Design (4.0 cr)
· ME 4031W - Basic Mechanical Measurements Laboratory [WI] (4.0 cr)
· ME 4231 - Motion Control Laboratory (4.0 cr)
· IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis (4.0 cr)
· ME 5281 - Feedback Control Systems (4.0 cr)
· ME 5221 - Computer-Assisted Product Realization (4.0 cr)
· Science
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics (2.0-5.0 cr)
· BIOC 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· MATH 4242 - Applied Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5587 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations I (4.0 cr)
· RSC 5235 - Advanced Biomechanics II: Kinetics (3.0 cr)
Biomedical Transport Processes
BTP involves three fundamental processes: momentum transfer, mass transfer, and heat transfer. They share similar biophysical and mathematical descriptions. Momentum transfer underlies flow fluid in the subject known as fluid mechanics. Applications of fluid mechanics in BME range from predicting blood flow in vessels, to flow of samples in "lab on chip" microfluidic systems, to flow of cell culture medium through tissue engineered cartilage in bioreactors. Mass and heat transfer refer to the ability to deliver molecules and energy, respectively, from a source to a target. Applications of mass and heat transfer range from predicting blood oxygenation rates in capillaries from oxygen in lung alveoli and in hollow fibers from pure oxygen gas in "heart lung machines," to movement of mRNA generated in the cell nucleus to cytoplasmic ribosomes. While appropriate and accurate experimentation is also key on this subject, BTP is highly mathematical and computational in nature, since the basis of making such predictions is formulating and solving the equations that govern momentum, mass, and energy balances. This is reflected in the number of mathematical and computational ESE courses listed for this EA. As suggested in the above applications, BTP is relevant in almost every physiological / cellular process and almost all medical devices. Thus, this EA is relevant for students interested in pursuing both employment and advanced studies (MD and PhD) upon graduation.
It is necessary that the engineering and science elective (ESE) courses be technically coherent and that the courses be mainly in engineering and at an advanced level. In terms of specific requirements: 1. A specific sub-plan (which includes the option of developing a custom sub-plan) must be declared. 2. A maximum of 13 credits of pure science may be counted toward the total. The remaining 14 or more credits must be in engineering or in technical courses (i.e. courses offered through science and medical departments/programs) having significant engineering content, as determined by the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) using the definition of “engineering credits”. The definition of engineering credits is: a. Any course offered by an engineering program, or b. Any course (or course component) that teaches students how to practically apply the knowledge of pure sciences. Students must consult the DUS about the number of engineering credits allowed for such courses. 3. A maximum of 4 credits of 1000 and 2000 level courses may be counted toward the total. 4. A minimum of 19 credits at the 4000 level or higher. 5. A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Research, Directed Study, and/or Industrial Assignment (co-op) may be counted toward the total, and no more than 4 credits of Directed Study may be counted toward the total. Below is a list of suggested courses for your sub-plan. Upon entry to BME upper-division, students will be required to attend an information session and will be provided with additional resources/instructions which will further assist with selecting a course plan from the below list. Students should review the course descriptions and select an appropriate set of courses consistent with the degree requirements. Students should then enter the selected courses on the Engineering and Science Elective (ESE) Planning Worksheet and schedule a meeting with the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA). Students should discuss their ESE course plans and obtain the signature/approval of the appropriate SPA on the ESE worksheet before submitting it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for departmental signature/approval. Department signature/approval of the ESE plan is required for graduation. Changes to the plan must be re-signed/re-approved by the SPA and DUS. It is important to note that the list below is not definitive. Should you find a course that is not listed below that you feel would be beneficial to your ESE course plan, you can present it to SPA and get their approval to count said course towards your ESE requirements. All students must meet with their SPA to get approval on their first ESE worksheet. Thereafter, changes to your ESE course plan can be approved via SPA signature (meeting not required but is encouraged).
Biomedical Transport Processes
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
Engineering
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4720 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4710 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes (3.0 cr)
· AEM 5253 - Computational Fluid Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5321 - Microfluidics in Biology and Medicine (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CHEN 4702 - Advanced Undergraduate Rheology (2.0 cr)
· CHEN 4704 - Advanced Undergraduate Physical Rate Processes I: Transport (3.0 cr)
· ME 5344 - Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow With Applications (4.0 cr)
· AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4013 - Transport in Biological Processes II (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5701 - Cancer Bioengineering (3.0 cr)
· CHEN 4701 - Applied Math (3.0 cr)
· CHEN 5751 - Biochemical Engineering (3.0 cr)
· ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design (4.0 cr)
· CEGE 5543 - Introductory Environmental Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
· CHEN 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering and Renewable Energy (3.0 cr)
· ME 3333 - Heat Transfer (3.0 cr)
· ME 5341 - Case Studies in Thermal Engineering and Design (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 3601 - Biomedical Engineering Careers and Practice in the Med Tech Industry (1.0 cr)
· CSCI 5304 - Computational Aspects of Matrix Theory (3.0 cr)
· ME 5351 - Computational Heat Transfer (4.0 cr)
· Science
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 4512 - Differential Equations with Applications (3.0 cr)
· MATH 4567 - Applied Fourier Analysis (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5587 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations I (4.0 cr)
· MATH 5588 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations II (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
Cell and Molecular Bioengineering
In cell and molecular bioengineering (CMBE), we take advantage of natural biological processes for the advancement of industrial biotechnologies. For example, by harnessing the power of genetic manipulation, we can control cellular production of small molecules, enzymes (catalysts) and other biomolecules that can be used in the treatment of disease and / or in the development of nanoscale medical devices. Additionally, one desperate need is to improve approaches to discovering new drugs, and students in this emphasis area will be well positioned to pursue graduate work and ultimately a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
It is necessary that the engineering and science elective (ESE) courses be technically coherent and that the courses be mainly in engineering and at an advanced level. In terms of specific requirements: 1. A specific sub-plan (which includes the option of developing a custom sub-plan) must be declared. 2. A maximum of 13 credits of pure science may be counted toward the total. The remaining 14 or more credits must be in engineering or in technical courses (i.e. courses offered through science and medical departments/programs) having significant engineering content, as determined by the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) using the definition of “engineering credits”. The definition of engineering credits is: a. Any course offered by an engineering program, or b. Any course (or course component) that teaches students how to practically apply the knowledge of pure sciences. Students must consult the DUS about the number of engineering credits allowed for such courses. 3. A maximum of 4 credits of 1000 and 2000 level courses may be counted toward the total. 4. A minimum of 19 credits at the 4000 level or higher. 5. A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Research, Directed Study, and/or Industrial Assignment (co-op) may be counted toward the total, and no more than 4 credits of Directed Study may be counted toward the total. Below is a list of suggested courses for your sub-plan. Upon entry to BME upper-division, students will be required to attend an information session and will be provided with additional resources/instructions which will further assist with selecting a course plan from the below list. Students should review the course descriptions and select an appropriate set of courses consistent with the degree requirements. Students should then enter the selected courses on the Engineering and Science Elective (ESE) Planning Worksheet and schedule a meeting with the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA). Students should discuss their ESE course plans and obtain the signature/approval of the appropriate SPA on the ESE worksheet before submitting it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for departmental signature/approval. Department signature/approval of the ESE plan is required for graduation. Changes to the plan must be re-signed/re-approved by the SPA and DUS. It is important to note that the list below is not definitive. Should you find a course that is not listed below that you feel would be beneficial to your ESE course plan, you can present it to SPA and get their approval to count said course towards your ESE requirements. All students must meet with their SPA to get approval on their first ESE worksheet. Thereafter, changes to your ESE course plan can be approved via SPA signature (meeting not required but is encouraged).
Cell and Molecular Bioengineering
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
Engineering
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CHEN 3102 - Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Engineering (4.0 cr)
· CHEN 5751 - Biochemical Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 4720 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4710 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· Science
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOC 4125 - Laboratory in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (3.0 cr)
· BIOC 5351 - Protein Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BIOC 5352 - Biotechnology and Bioengineering for Biochemists (3.0 cr)
· BIOC 4332 - Biochemistry II: Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction and Gene Expression (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· MATH 4428 - Mathematical Modeling (4.0 cr)
· MICB 4131 - Immunology (3.0 cr)
· MICB 4235 - Advanced Laboratory: Virology, Immunology, and Microbial Genetics (3.0 cr)
· PHCL 4001 - Mechanisms of Drug Action (2.0 cr)
· CHEM 5245 - Introduction to Drug Design (3.0 cr)
· MEDC 5245 - Introduction to Drug Design (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Lab (4.0 cr)
Cell and Tissue Engineering
In cell and tissue engineering (CTE), we seek to control biological function at the cell and tissue level. Specific examples of tissue engineering include bioreactors for controlled physical/chemical stimuli, drug and nutrient transport through tissue, and tissue mechanical properties. Specific examples of cell engineering include control of cell migration, division, growth, and death through therapeutic drugs or other molecular agents, such as those released from drug eluting stents. Students should be aware that there are relatively few bachelor’s degree level positions that directly relate to CTE. Rather, most of the positions in CTE tend to be filled by PhD level engineers, and so further study is usually required. If a student is considering further study, such as graduate or medical school, this sub-plan will be useful preparation, provided the student is intrinsically interested in CTE.
It is necessary that the engineering and science elective (ESE) courses be technically coherent and that the courses be mainly in engineering and at an advanced level. In terms of specific requirements: 1. A specific sub-plan (which includes the option of developing a custom sub-plan) must be declared. 2. A maximum of 13 credits of pure science may be counted toward the total. The remaining 14 or more credits must be in engineering or in technical courses (i.e. courses offered through science and medical departments/programs) having significant engineering content, as determined by the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) using the definition of “engineering credits”. The definition of engineering credits is: a. Any course offered by an engineering program, or b. Any course (or course component) that teaches students how to practically apply the knowledge of pure sciences. Students must consult the DUS about the number of engineering credits allowed for such courses. 3. A maximum of 4 credits of 1000 and 2000 level courses may be counted toward the total. 4. A minimum of 19 credits at the 4000 level or higher. 5. A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Research, Directed Study, and/or Industrial Assignment (co-op) may be counted toward the total, and no more than 4 credits of Directed Study may be counted toward the total. Below is a list of suggested courses for your sub-plan. Upon entry to BME upper-division, students will be required to attend an information session and will be provided with additional resources/instructions which will further assist with selecting a course plan from the below list. Students should review the course descriptions and select an appropriate set of courses consistent with the degree requirements. Students should then enter the selected courses on the Engineering and Science Elective (ESE) Planning Worksheet and schedule a meeting with the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA). Students should discuss their ESE course plans and obtain the signature/approval of the appropriate SPA on the ESE worksheet before submitting it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for departmental signature/approval. Department signature/approval of the ESE plan is required for graduation. Changes to the plan must be re-signed/re-approved by the SPA and DUS. It is important to note that the list below is not definitive. Should you find a course that is not listed below that you feel would be beneficial to your ESE course plan, you can present it to SPA and get their approval to count said course towards your ESE requirements. All students must meet with their SPA to get approval on their first ESE worksheet. Thereafter, changes to your ESE course plan can be approved via SPA signature (meeting not required but is encouraged).
Cell and Tissue Engineering
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
Engineering
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 4710 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4720 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program [WI] (4.0 cr)
· AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5321 - Microfluidics in Biology and Medicine (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5601 - Cardiovascular Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 5701 - Cancer Bioengineering (3.0 cr)
· CHEN 5751 - Biochemical Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 3151 - Medical Device Practicum (1.0 cr)
· ME 5351 - Computational Heat Transfer (4.0 cr)
· Science
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 4003 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4004 - Cell Biology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5950 - Special Topics (1.0-4.0 cr)
· GCD 4025 - Cell Biology, Development & Regeneration Laboratory (3.0 cr)
· GCD 4034 - Molecular Genetics and Genomics (3.0 cr)
· GCD 4111 - Histology: Cell and Tissue Organization (4.0 cr)
· GCD 4143 - Human Genetics (3.0 cr)
· GCD 4151 - Molecular Biology of Cancer (3.0 cr)
· GCD 4161 - Developmental Biology (3.0 cr)
· GCD 4171 - Stem Cells in Biology and Medicine (3.0 cr)
· BIOC 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· MICB 4131 - Immunology (3.0 cr)
· BIOC 5528 - Spectroscopy and Kinetics (4.0 cr)
· KIN 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students (3.0 cr)
· NEUR 5230 - Cerebrovascular Hemodynamics and Diseases I (4.0 cr)
· NEUR 5240 - Cerebrovascular Hemodynamics and Diseases II (4.0 cr)
· RSC 5101 - Mathematical Tools for Research Applications in Health, Rehab, and Human Movement Sciences (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics (2.0-5.0 cr)
· RSC 5281 - Scientific Foundations: Exercise Theory (4.0 cr)
Medical Device Design
The medical device area covers an extreme range from implantable coronary artery stents to refrigerator sized blood testers. Some courses, such as Advanced Biomaterials, Computer Aided Product Realization, Quality Engineering, Design and Manufacturing, and Designing Experiments could be helpful for any career in devices. Students interested in electronic devices (which can range from pacemakers to giant blood testers) might consider the EE courses covering Fundamentals, Microsystems, Microcontrollers, Communications, and Analog/Digital Design. Students considering work in the broad area of stimulation and monitoring (pacemakers to nerve stimulators to EKGs) should take Advanced Bioelectricity. For a career in external medical devices (such as cardiac assist, dialysis, or blood testers), the courses on Advanced Biomedical Transport, Electric Drives, Motion Control, Advanced Mechanisms Design, Stress Analysis/Sensing/Transducers, and Robotics are helpful.
It is necessary that the engineering and science elective (ESE) courses be technically coherent and that the courses be mainly in engineering and at an advanced level. In terms of specific requirements: 1. A specific sub-plan (which includes the option of developing a custom sub-plan) must be declared. 2. A maximum of 13 credits of pure science may be counted toward the total. The remaining 14 or more credits must be in engineering or in technical courses (i.e. courses offered through science and medical departments/programs) having significant engineering content, as determined by the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) using the definition of “engineering credits”. The definition of engineering credits is: a. Any course offered by an engineering program, or b. Any course (or course component) that teaches students how to practically apply the knowledge of pure sciences. Students must consult the DUS about the number of engineering credits allowed for such courses. 3. A maximum of 4 credits of 1000 and 2000 level courses may be counted toward the total. 4. A minimum of 19 credits at the 4000 level or higher. 5. A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Research, Directed Study, and/or Industrial Assignment (co-op) may be counted toward the total, and no more than 4 credits of Directed Study may be counted toward the total. Below is a list of suggested courses for your sub-plan. Upon entry to BME upper-division, students will be required to attend an information session and will be provided with additional resources/instructions which will further assist with selecting a course plan from the below list. Students should review the course descriptions and select an appropriate set of courses consistent with the degree requirements. Students should then enter the selected courses on the Engineering and Science Elective (ESE) Planning Worksheet and schedule a meeting with the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA). Students should discuss their ESE course plans and obtain the signature/approval of the appropriate SPA on the ESE worksheet before submitting it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for departmental signature/approval. Department signature/approval of the ESE plan is required for graduation. Changes to the plan must be re-signed/re-approved by the SPA and DUS. It is important to note that the list below is not definitive. Should you find a course that is not listed below that you feel would be beneficial to your ESE course plan, you can present it to SPA and get their approval to count said course towards your ESE requirements. All students must meet with their SPA to get approval on their first ESE worksheet. Thereafter, changes to your ESE course plan can be approved via SPA signature (meeting not required but is encouraged).
Medical Device Design
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
Engineering
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BMEN 3601 - Biomedical Engineering Careers and Practice in the Med Tech Industry (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5111 - Biomedical Ultrasound (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5411 - Neural Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5412 - Neuromodulation (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5413 - Neural Decoding and Interfacing (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5601 - Cardiovascular Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4720 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4710 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4011 - CAD/CAE of Bioelectrical Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design (4.0 cr)
· AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 4511W - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence [WI] (4.0 cr)
· CSCI 5521 - Introduction to Machine Learning (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 5523 - Introduction to Data Mining (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 5115 - User Interface Design, Implementation and Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 5451 - Introduction to Parallel Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Programming (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 5551 - Introduction to Intelligent Robotic Systems (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 5609 - Visualization (3.0 cr)
· EE 3115 - Analog Electronics (3.0 cr)
· EE 4111 - Advanced Analog Electronics Design (4.0 cr)
· EE 4341 - Embedded System Design (4.0 cr)
· EE 4501 - Communications Systems (3.0 cr)
· EE 4505 - Communications Systems Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· EE 4701 - Electric Drives (3.0 cr)
· EE 4703 - Electric Drives Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· ME 3221 - Fundamentals of Design & Manufacturing (4.0 cr)
· ME 3222 - Mechanisms & Machine Design (4.0 cr)
· ME 4031W - Basic Mechanical Measurements Laboratory [WI] (4.0 cr)
· ME 4231 - Motion Control Laboratory (4.0 cr)
· ME 5223 - Materials in Design (4.0 cr)
· ME 5286 - Robotics (4.0 cr)
· IE 5541 - Project Management (4.0 cr)
· IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 3151 - Medical Device Practicum (1.0 cr)
· IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis (4.0 cr)
· EE 2361 - Introduction to Microcontrollers (4.0 cr)
· Science
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANAT 3601 - Principles of Human Anatomy (3.0 cr)
· ANAT 3611 - Principles of Human Anatomy (3.0 cr)
· ANAT 3602 - Principles of Human Anatomy Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· ANAT 3612 - Principles of Human Anatomy Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· ANAT 5150 - Human Gross Anatomy (5.0 cr)
· BIOC 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5444 - Muscle (3.0 cr)
· CPMS 5101 - Introduction to Clinical Physiology and Movement Science (3.0 cr)
· NSC 5540 - Survey of Biomedical Neuroscience (2.0 cr)
· PHSL 4021 - Advanced Physiology and Bioengineering: Bionic Human (3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5510 - Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy (2.0-3.0 cr)
· PHSL 5525 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Pelvis and Urinary System (1.0-2.0 cr)
· KIN 3505 - Intro to Human-Centered Design (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5001 - Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· RSC 5101 - Mathematical Tools for Research Applications in Health, Rehab, and Human Movement Sciences (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science (1.0 cr)
· RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics (2.0-5.0 cr)
· RSC 5281 - Scientific Foundations: Exercise Theory (4.0 cr)
· RSC 5200 - Introduction to Neuromodulation (1.0-3.0 cr)
· MATH 5445 - Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
Neural Engineering
In neural engineering, we use engineering principles to understand how the brain works and develop new technology to interact and treat the brain. The curriculum for this emphasis area is designed to teach you the basics of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and the fundamentals of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, tinnitus, and epilepsy. You will also develop engineering skills such as signal processing, image processing, instrumentation and computational modeling as well as electrode design, amplifier and filter design, brain machine interfaces, cochlear implants, and deep brain stimulation. Students graduating from this emphasis area will be highly qualified for medical school, graduate school, or working in the burgeoning medical device industry dedicated to neural engineering.
It is necessary that the engineering and science elective (ESE) courses be technically coherent and that the courses be mainly in engineering and at an advanced level. In terms of specific requirements: 1. A specific sub-plan (which includes the option of developing a custom sub-plan) must be declared. 2. A maximum of 13 credits of pure science may be counted toward the total. The remaining 14 or more credits must be in engineering or in technical courses (i.e. courses offered through science and medical departments/programs) having significant engineering content, as determined by the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) using the definition of “engineering credits”. The definition of engineering credits is: a. Any course offered by an engineering program, or b. Any course (or course component) that teaches students how to practically apply the knowledge of pure sciences. Students must consult the DUS about the number of engineering credits allowed for such courses. 3. A maximum of 4 credits of 1000 and 2000 level courses may be counted toward the total. 4. A minimum of 19 credits at the 4000 level or higher. 5. A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Research, Directed Study, and/or Industrial Assignment (co-op) may be counted toward the total, and no more than 4 credits of Directed Study may be counted toward the total. Below is a list of suggested courses for your sub-plan. Upon entry to BME upper-division, students will be required to attend an information session and will be provided with additional resources/instructions which will further assist with selecting a course plan from the below list. Students should review the course descriptions and select an appropriate set of courses consistent with the degree requirements. Students should then enter the selected courses on the Engineering and Science Elective (ESE) Planning Worksheet and schedule a meeting with the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA). Students should discuss their ESE course plans and obtain the signature/approval of the appropriate SPA on the ESE worksheet before submitting it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for departmental signature/approval. Department signature/approval of the ESE plan is required for graduation. Changes to the plan must be re-signed/re-approved by the SPA and DUS. It is important to note that the list below is not definitive. Should you find a course that is not listed below that you feel would be beneficial to your ESE course plan, you can present it to SPA and get their approval to count said course towards your ESE requirements. All students must meet with their SPA to get approval on their first ESE worksheet. Thereafter, changes to your ESE course plan can be approved via SPA signature (meeting not required but is encouraged).
Neural Engineering
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 27 or more credit(s) from the following:
Engineering
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BMEN 5411 - Neural Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5413 - Neural Decoding and Interfacing (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5401 - Advanced Biomedical Imaging (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 5421 - Introduction to Biomedical Optics (3.0 cr)
· EE 3115 - Analog Electronics (3.0 cr)
· EE 4111 - Advanced Analog Electronics Design (4.0 cr)
· EE 4231 - Linear Control Systems: Designed by Input/Output Methods (3.0 cr)
· EE 4541 - Digital Signal Processing (3.0 cr)
· EE 5545 - Digital Signal Processing Design (3.0 cr)
· BMEN 4011 - CAD/CAE of Bioelectrical Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices (1.0 cr)
· BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program (2.0 cr)
· BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4720 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4710 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
· BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors (1.0-4.0 cr)
· Science
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 5447 - Theoretical Neuroscience (4.0 cr)
· CPMS 5101 - Introduction to Clinical Physiology and Movement Science (3.0 cr)
· NSCI 1001 - Fundamental Neuroscience: Understanding Ourselves [TS] (3.0 cr)
· NSCI 3101 - Neurobiology I: Molecules, Cells, and Systems (3.0 cr)
· NSCI 3102W - Neurobiology II: Perception and Behavior [WI] (3.0 cr)
· NSCI 4105 - Neurobiology Laboratory I (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science (1.0 cr)
· PHSL 5201 - Computational Neuroscience I: Membranes and Channels (3.0 cr)
Custom Sub-Plan
Biomedical engineering (BME) encompasses a broad range of approaches to improving health through technology. To function as a biomedical engineer, it is important to go beyond a broad training in the core principles of BME to also gain a depth of expertise in one or more specialized areas of BME. To facilitate this, the department requires that 27 credits of advanced engineering and science coursework be completed beyond that in the core curriculum. These advanced courses have a coherent theme and meet the requirements specified in the "degree requirements" section. Because BME is a rapidly evolving field, it is important that the areas of emphasis not be rigidly codified, but rather that students be allowed to customize their advanced studies to suit their own particular interests. Thus, if students do not choose one of our predefined emphasis areas, they are able to work with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to create a customized course list for their area of interest.
It is necessary that the engineering and science elective (ESE) courses be technically coherent and that the courses be mainly in engineering and at an advanced level. In terms of specific requirements: 1. A specific sub-plan (which includes the option of developing a custom sub-plan) must be declared. 2. A maximum of 13 credits of pure science may be counted toward the total. The remaining 14 or more credits must be in engineering or in technical courses (i.e. courses offered through science and medical departments/programs) having significant engineering content, as determined by the appropriate Sub-Plan Advisor (SPA) in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) using the definition of “engineering credits”. The definition of engineering credits is: a. Any course offered by an engineering program, or b. Any course (or course component) that teaches students how to practically apply the knowledge of pure sciences. Students must consult the DUS about the number of engineering credits allowed for such courses. 3. A maximum of 4 credits of 1000 and 2000 level courses may be counted toward the total. 4. A minimum of 19 credits at the 4000 level or higher. 5. A maximum of 6 credits of Directed Research, Directed Study, and/or Industrial Assignment (co-op) may be counted toward the total, and no more than 4 credits of Directed Study may be counted toward the total.
Custom Sub-Plan
In rare instances, students may work with the director of undergraduate studies to create a customized sub-plan for their area of interest consistent with the requirements. Then, students must follow the department's approval process before registering for their coursework.
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MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differentiation of single-variable functions, basics of integration of single-variable functions. Applications: max-min, related rates, area, curve-sketching. Use of calculator, cooperative learning. prereq: CSE or pre-bioprod concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in biosys engn (PRE), background in [precalculus, geometry, visualization of functions/graphs], instr consent; familiarity with graphing calculators recommended
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. Use of calculators, cooperative learning. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [1371 or equiv], CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00068 - Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 1571. Infinite series, differential calculus of several variables, introduction to linear algebra. prereq: 1571H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: first-order linear, separable; second-order linear with constant coefficients; linear systems with constant coefficients. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00561 - Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2573H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced linear algebra, differential equations. Additional topics as time permits. prereq: Math 1572H or Math 2573H, honors student and permission of University Honors Program
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes Theorems. prereq: [1272 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes theorems. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00069 - Math 2263/2374/3251
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integral calculus of several variables. Vector analysis, including theorems of Gauss, Green, Stokes. prereq: Math 1572H or Math 2574H, honors student and permission of University Honors Program
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Atomic theory, periodic properties of elements. Thermochemistry, reaction stoichiometry. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure/bonding. Organic chemistry and polymers. energy sources, environmental issues related to energy use. Prereq-Grade of at least C- in [1011 or 1015] or [passing placement exam, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065]; intended for science or engineering majors; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065; registration for 1065 must precede registration for 1061
CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced introduction to atomic theory. Periodic properties of elements. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure, bonding. Aspects of organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and polymers. Mathematically demanding quantitative problems. Writing for scientific journals. prereq: Honors student, permission of University Honors Program, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1075H; registration for 1075H must precede registration for 1071H
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1061
CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and the proper treatment of hazardous wastes. Prereq-&1071H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program.
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Chemical kinetics. Radioactive decay. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions. Acids/bases. Solubility. Second law of thermodynamics. Electrochemistry/corrosion. Descriptive chemistry of elements. Coordination chemistry. Biochemistry. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 1061 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1066; registration for 1066 must precede registration for 1062
CHEM 1072H - Honors Chemistry II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced introduction. Chemical kinetics/reaction mechanisms, chemical/physical equilibria, acids/bases, entropy/second law of thermodynamics, electrochemistry/corrosion; descriptive chemistry of elements; coordination chemistry; biochemistry. prereq: 1071H, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1076H, honors student, registration for 1076H must precede registration for 1072H
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1062
CHEM 1076H - Honors Chemistry II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop laboratory skills as experiments become increasingly complex. Data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes, experiment design. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1072H
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929 - Chem 2301/Chem 2331H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organic compounds, constitutions, configurations, conformations, reactions. Molecular structure. Chemical reactivity/properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: C- or better in 1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, calculus-level general physics. Emphasizes use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles. Structure of matter, with applications to mechanical systems.
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, fields, structure of matter. Applications to electromagnetic phenomena. prereq: 1301W, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572
PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles, fields. Structure of matter, with applications to electro-magnetic phenomena. prereq: 1401V, honors student or permission of University Honors Program
BMEN 2401 - Programming for Biomedical Engineers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: MATH 1272, PHYS 1302, CSE student
BMEN 2501 - Cellular and Molecular Biology for Biomedical Engineers (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1022, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 1372, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PHYS 1302, CSE student
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is an introductory course in statistics whose primary objectives are to teach students the theory of elementary probability theory and an introduction to the elements of statistical inference, including testing, estimation, and confidence statements. prereq: Math 1272
BMEN 1601 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to biomedical engineering from academic/industrial perspectives. Survey of current/emerging areas. prereq: CSE student
BMEN 1602 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 1601. Emphasizes biomedical engineering design and numerical analysis. prereq: CSE student
BMEN 3011 - Biomechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: BME Upper Div or dept consent
BMEN 3111 - Biomedical Transport Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of momentum, heat, mass transfer illustrated with applications in physiological processes. Fluid mechanics, heat condition, mass diffusion, convection. Lecture. prereq: [3011, 3015], [BMEN upper div or dept consent]
BMEN 3211 - Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02165 - BMEn 3201/BMEn 3211
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of electrical phenomena, instruments relevant to biomedical applications. Lecture/discussion. prereq: BME Upper Div or dept consent
BMEN 3311 - Biomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of biomaterials. Organic chemistry/biochemistry of natural/artificial biomaterials. Physical characterization/mechanical testing. Biomedical applications. Lecture/discussion. prereq: 2101, [BMEn Upper Div or dept consent]
BMEN 3411 - Biomedical Systems Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 3211, [BME Upper Div or dept consent]
BMEN 4001W - Biomedical Engineering Design I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design/analysis of biomedical devices/technologies. Students work in teams on open ended design project, present completed work at design show. prereq: 2501, 3001, 3101, 3201, 3301, 3701
BMEN 4002W - Biomedical Engineering Design II (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 4001W. prereq: 4001W
PHSL 3061 - Principles of Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01354
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human physiology with emphasis on quantitative aspects. Organ systems (circulation, respiration, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, muscle, peripheral and central nervous systems), cellular transport processes, and scaling in biology. prereq: 1 year college chem and physics and math through integral calculus
PHSL 3701 - Physiology Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00317 - BMEn 3701/Phsl 3701/Phsl 3063/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiments in physiology. Emphasizes quantitative aspects, including analysis of organ systems. prereq: Physiology major
BMEN 2101 - Biomedical Thermodynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 2501, CHEM 1022, MATH 2373, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 2374
BMEN 3015 - Biomechanics Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Lab accompanies BMEn 3011 Biomechanics. prereq: [BME UD or dept consent], concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3011
BMEN 3215 - Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Lab accompanies BMEn 3211 Bioelectricity/Bioinstrumentation. prereq: [BMEN Upper Div or dept consent], concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3211
BMEN 3315 - Biomaterials Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab accompanies BMEn 3311 Biomaterials. prereq: [2101, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3311], [BMEN Upper Div or dept consent]
BMEN 3115 - Biomedical Transport Processes Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab accompanies BMEn 3111 Biomedical Transport Processes. prereq: [3011, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3111], [BMEN upper div or dept consent]
BMEN 3415 - Biomedical Systems Analysis Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab accompanies BMEn 3411 Biomedical Systems Analysis. prereq: [3211, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3411], [BME Upper Div or dept consent]
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: first-order linear, separable; second-order linear with constant coefficients; linear systems with constant coefficients. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00561 - Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2573H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced linear algebra, differential equations. Additional topics as time permits. prereq: Math 1572H or Math 2573H, honors student and permission of University Honors Program
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes Theorems. prereq: [1272 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes theorems. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00069 - Math 2263/2374/3251
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integral calculus of several variables. Vector analysis, including theorems of Gauss, Green, Stokes. prereq: Math 1572H or Math 2574H, honors student and permission of University Honors Program
BMEN 4001W - Biomedical Engineering Design I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design/analysis of biomedical devices/technologies. Students work in teams on open ended design project, present completed work at design show. prereq: 2501, 3001, 3101, 3201, 3301, 3701
BMEN 4002W - Biomedical Engineering Design II (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 4001W. prereq: 4001W
EE 4231 - Linear Control Systems: Designed by Input/Output Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01355 - AEM 4321/EE 4231/ME 5281
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modeling, characteristics, performance of feedback control systems. Stability, root locus, frequency response methods. Digital implementation, hardware considerations. prereq: [3015, [upper div CSE or grad student in CSE major]] or instr consent
EE 4235 - Linear Control Systems Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Lab to accompany 4231. prereq: 4231 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4231
EE 4233 - State Space Control System Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
State space models, performance evaluation, numerical issues for feedback control. Stability, state estimation, quadratic performance. Implementation, computational issues. prereq: [3015, upper div CSE] or instr consent
EE 4237 - State Space Control Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab to accompany 4233. prereq: 4233 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4233; no cr for [EE or CompE] grad students
EE 4501 - Communications Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems for transmission/reception of digital/analog information. Characteristics/design of wired/wireless communication systems. Baseband, digital, and carrier-based techniques. Modulation. Coding. Electronic noise and its effects on design/performance. prereq: 3025
EE 4505 - Communications Systems Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiments in analysis/design of wired/wireless communication systems. Lab to accompany 4501. prereq: 4501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4501
BMEN 4011 - CAD/CAE of Bioelectrical Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Simulation, analysis, design of industry common Bioelectrical Devices with using CAD software. Altium Designer CAD/LT Spice. prereq: [3211, 3215] or instr consent
BMEN 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. prereq: [CSE upper div, grad student] or instr consent
EE 4111 - Advanced Analog Electronics Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic integrated circuit building blocks of differential amplifiers, high bandwidth, instrumentation amplifiers. Current/voltage references. Feedback, stability, and noise in electronic circuits. Integral lab. prereq: 3015, 3115
EE 4541 - Digital Signal Processing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Review of linear discrete time systems and sampled/digital signals. Fourier analysis, discrete/fast Fourier transforms. Interpolation/decimation. Design of analog, infinite-impulse response, and finite impulse response filters. Quantization effects. prereq: [3015, 3025] or instr consent
EE 4701 - Electric Drives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
AC/DC electric-machine drives for speed/position control. Integrated discussion of electric machines, power electronics, and control systems. Computer simulations. Applications in electric transportation, robotics, process control, and energy conservation. prereq: 3015
EE 5545 - Digital Signal Processing Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Real-time implementation of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms, including filtering, sample-rate conversion, and FFT-based spectral analysis. Implementation on a modern DSP Platform. Processor architecture. Arithmetic operations. Real-time processing issues. Processor limitations. Integral laboratory. prereq: [4541, CSE grad student] or dept consent
EE 5621 - Physical Optics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Physical optics principles, including Fourier analysis of optical systems/images, scalar diffraction theory, interferometry, and coherence theory. Diffractive optical elements, holography, astronomical imaging, optical information processing, microoptics. prereq: [3015, CSE grad student] or dept consent
EE 5622 - Physical Optics Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental optical techniques. Diffraction and optical pattern recognition. Spatial/temporal coherence. Interferometry. Speckle. Coherent/incoherent imaging. Coherent image processing. Fiber Optics. prereq: [[5621 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5621], CSE grad student] or dept consent
BMEN 5111 - Biomedical Ultrasound
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to biomedical ultrasound, including physics of ultrasound, transducer technology, medical ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, applications of non-linear acoustics, and high-intensity ultrasound. prereq: [[PHYS 1302 or equiv], [MATH 2374 or equiv]] or instr consent
BMEN 5401 - Advanced Biomedical Imaging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Functional biomedical imaging modalities. Principles/applications of technologies that offer high spatial/temporal resolution. Bioelectromagnetic and magnetic resonance imaging. Other modalities. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5411 - Neural Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3401 recommended
BMEN 5421 - Introduction to Biomedical Optics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. prereq: CSE sr or grad student
EE 3115 - Analog Electronics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic differential amplifiers using FETs and BJTs. Current sources for differential amplifiers. Op- amp-based differential amplifiers. IC op amps as multi-stage amplifiers. Ideal (dc) feedback. Stability and compensation of negative feedback amplifiers. Sinusoidal oscillators. Waveshaping circuits. Power amplifiers. Use of circuit simulators. prereq: [3015 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3015, CSE upper division] or dept consent
EE 3161 - Semiconductor Devices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Elementary semiconductor physics; physical description of pn junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field-effect transistors. prereq: Upper div CSE, 2011, Phys 1302, Phys 2303 or Chem 1022
EE 3601 - Transmission Lines, Fields, and Waves
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Properties of transmission lines, electrostatics, magnetostatics, and electromagnetic waves in unbounded space. Guides, cavities, radiation theory, antennas. prereq: [2011, [Math 2243 or Math 2373 or Math 2573], [Phys 1302 or Phys 1402], CSE] or dept consent
BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: BME Upper Division or instr consent
BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analyze transport/mechanical problems involving biomedical engineering/medical devices. prereq: 3011, 3015, 3111, 3115
BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE sr or grad student or medical student
EE 3101 - Circuits and Electronics Laboratory I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Experiments in circuits/electronics. prereq: [2002, [3115 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3115], CSE] or dept consent
BMEN 3601 - Biomedical Engineering Careers and Practice in the Med Tech Industry
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Solution of system design problems that require developing criteria, evaluating alternatives, and generating a preliminary design. Final report emphasizes design communication and describes design decision process, analysis, and final recommendations. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and further course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: 4896, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering semester's work assignment. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4720 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: BME UD, UHP student, instr consent, dept consent
IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01914 - IE 3522/IE 5522
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Quality engineering/management, economics of quality, statistical process control design of experiments, reliability, maintainability, availability. prereq: [4521 or equiv], [upper div or grad student or CNR]
EE 4607 - Wireless Hardware System Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Random processes, noise, modulation, error probabilities. Antenna opertaion, power transfer between antennas, rf propagation phenomena, transmitters/receivers, transmission lines, effect of antenna performance on system performance, rf/microwave device technologies, small-signal amplifiers, mixers, power amplifiers, rf oscillators. prereq: [3015, 3115, 3601, CSE student] or dept consent
BIOC 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle molecular structure/function and disease. Muscle regulation, ion transport, and force generation. Muscular dystrophy and heart disease. prereq: 3021 or BIOL 3021 or 4331 or BIOL 4331 or PHSL 3061 or instr consent
PHSL 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle membranes: structures, mechanisms, and physiological roles of channels/pumps. Muscle contraction: force generation by actin/myosin. prereq: 3061 or 3071 or 5061 or BioC 3021 or BioC 4331 or instr consent
PHSL 5510 - Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental concepts, advanced topics related to clinical/biomedical cardiac physiology. Lectures, laboratories, workshops, anatomical dissections. Intense, one week course. prereq: instr consent
PHYS 2601 - Quantum Physics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to quantum mechanics. Applications to atomic, molecular, condensed-matter, nuclear, elementary-particle, and statistical physics. Associated lab is 2605. prereq: [2503H or 2503], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2243 or Math 2373 or Math 2574H]
PHYS 4002 - Electricity and Magnetism
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Classical theory of electromagnetic fields using vector algebra and vector calculus. prereq: [2303 or 2601 or Chem 3501 or Chem 3502], two sems soph math
STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of variance. Multiple comparisons. Variance-stabilizing transformations. Contrasts. Construction/analysis of complete/incomplete block designs. Fractional factorial designs. Confounding split plots. Response surface design. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
PHYS 5401 - Physiological Physics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Musculoskeletal system, circulatory system/membrane transport, biological control systems, propagation/action potential in nervous system, biomagnetism, electromagnetism at cellular level. prereq: One semester of introductory calculus-based physics, such as PHYS1301W. Students not sure if they meet prerequisites should consult instructor.
RSC 5841 - Applied Data Acquisition and Processing
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This course will introduce students to collecting and processing biomedical time series data. Students will gain experience using data acquisition hardware common in many laboratories, as well as related software for acquisition of the data and digital signal processing. Data sources will include electromyography (EMG), wearable sensors, motion capture, and data from other systems based on the background and interests of students in the class. The overall goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary, fundamental skills to run a successful experiment, troubleshoot errors, and produce high quality data sets. prereq: prefer students to have completed general physics, introductory of short calculus
BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3301 or MatS 3011 or grad student or instr consent
CHEN 4214 - Polymers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01578 - Chem 4214/ChEn 4214/MatS 4214
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Polymer structure-property relations: structure/morphology of crystalline/amorphous states. Crystallization kinetics. Vitrification and the glass transition. Mechanical properties, failure, permeability, optical/electrical properties, polymer composites, effect of processing on properties. prereq: [[MATS 3011, [3101 or MATS 3001], [upper div MatS or ChEn]]] or instr consent
MATS 4214 - Polymers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01578 - Chem 4214/ChEn 4214/MatS 4214
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Polymer structure-property relations: structure/morphology of crystalline/amorphous state. Crystallization kinetics. Vitrification and glass transition. Mechanical properties, failure, permeability, optical/electrical properties, polymer composites, effect of processing on properties. prereq: [3011, [3001 or CHEN 3101], [upper div MatS or ChEn]] or instr consent
MATS 4221 - Materials Performance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Thermal/mechanical processing to control properties/other applications. Analysis of costs/performance, failure in metallurgical structures by use of fracture mechanics methodology. prereq: 3012, AEM 3031, Upper div MatS
MATS 4301W - Materials Processing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Casting, solidification and plastic forming of metals. Powder processing, forming operations, sintering of ceramics. Processing of thermoplastic/thermoset polymers. Computer applications of data collection/reduction. prereq: 4212, [4214 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4214] Upper Div MatS
MATS 3001 - Thermodynamics of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental thermodynamic concepts, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Laws. Behavior of gases, liquids, solids. Phase diagrams. Reaction equilibria involving gases, condensed phases. Use of computer-based thermodynamic program(s). Electrochemistry. prereq: MatS upper div
BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student or med student or instr consent
MATS 3801 - Structural Characterization Lab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Characterization of structure of engineering materials by optical/electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, spectroscopic method, related methods. Crystallography, defects, microstructure, macromolecular structure. Specimen preparation, data collection/analysis, maintaining laboratory notebook. prereq: [3011, MatS upper div] or dept consent
MATS 3012 - Metals and Alloys
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structure of metals/alloys. Crystal structure/defects (point defects, dislocations, grain boundaries). Microstructure. Properties of metals, especially mechanical properties. prereq: [3011, [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or instr consent
AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis, design, and applications of laminated and chopped fiber reinforced composites. Micro-/macro-mechanical analysis of elastic constants, failure, and environmental degradation. Design project. prereq: 3031 (or 2031 if MatSci), [CSE upper div or grad student]
BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: [[3001 or equiv], [CSE upper div or grad student]] or instr consent
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Uniaxial loading/deformation. Stress/strain at point, Mohr's circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures. prereq: [2011 or 2021 or [BMEN 3011, BMEN major]], [Math 2374 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE
MATS 4212 - Ceramics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3011, [3001 or CHEN 3101], [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Crystal structures, non-crystalline (glass) structures, microstructure. Ceramic phase relationships: binary/ternary diagrams. Ceramic properties: thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical. Computer applications. prereq: [3011, [3001 or CHEN 3101], [MatS or ChEn upper div]] or instr consent
BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE sr or grad student or medical student
BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00490 - BMEn 5311/ChEn 5753/ME 5381
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fluid flow and mass transfer in the body, bioreactors, and medical devices. Pulsatile flows. Flows around curved and deformable vessels. Boundary layer flows. Blood rheology. Interstitial (porous media) flows. Oxygenation. Cell migration. Student critiques of published papers.
BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: [2401, [2501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5501], [MATH 2243 or MATH 2373]] or CSE upper div or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5701 - Cancer Bioengineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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). prereq: [Upper division CSE undergraduate, CSE graduate student] or instr consent
BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering semester's work assignment. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Solution of system design problems that require developing criteria, evaluating alternatives, and generating a preliminary design. Final report emphasizes design communication and describes design decision process, analysis, and final recommendations. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and further course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: 4896, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4720 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: BME UD, UHP student, instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4710 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
AEM 4581 - Mechanics of Solids
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02289 - AEM 4581/AEM 5581
Prerequisites: 3031, [Math 2373 or equiv], [Math 2374 or equiv], CSE upper div
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Continuum mechanics in one dimension: kinematics; mass, momentum/energy, constitutive theory. Wave propagation, heat conduction. Strings. Euler-Bernoulli theory. 3-D deformations/stress. Topics from fracture mechanics, structural stability, vibrations, thin films, layered media, smart materials, phase transformations, 3-D elastic wave propagation. Elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity. prereq: 3031, [Math 2373 or equiv], [Math 2374 or equiv], CSE upper div
MICB 4131 - Immunology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01727 - MicB 4131/VPM 4131
Typically offered: Every Fall
Molecular, genetic and cellular basis for innate and adaptive immune responses. The immune systems role in; transplantation, autoimmune disease, cancer immunotherapy, vaccinololgy, acquired and genetic immunodeficiencies. recommended prereqs: microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology
PHYS 4911 - Introduction to Biopolymer Physics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00744 - Phys 4911/5081
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to biological and soft condensed matter physics. Emphasizes physical ideas necessary to understand behavior of macromolecules and other biological materials. Elements of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics are presented as needed. prereq: [2303, 2403H, 2503] or Chem 3501 or instr consent
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01741 - Chem 2302/Chem 2304
Prerequisites: Grade of at least C- in 2301
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Reactions, synthesis, and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds, organic polymers, and biologically important classes of organic compounds such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 2301
CHEM 2311 - Organic Lab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02108
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laboratory techniques in synthesis, purification and characterization of organic compounds with an emphasis on green chemistry methodologies. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [2302] or [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 2302
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism/regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemical equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemical basis of genetic information flow. recommended prerequisites: Introductory Biology (BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003 or equivalent) and Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2301 or CHEM 2081/2085 or equivalent) enforced prerequisite: not a CBS student
BIOL 4004 - Cell Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01965 - Biol 4004/GCD 4005W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Processes fundamental to cells. Emphasizes eukaryotic cells. Assembly/function of membranes/organelles. Cell division, cell form/movement, intercellular communication, transport, secretion pathways. Cancer cells, differentiated cells. prereq: BIOL 3020 or BIOL 4003 or grad MSB
BIOC 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle molecular structure/function and disease. Muscle regulation, ion transport, and force generation. Muscular dystrophy and heart disease. prereq: 3021 or BIOL 3021 or 4331 or BIOL 4331 or PHSL 3061 or instr consent
PHSL 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle membranes: structures, mechanisms, and physiological roles of channels/pumps. Muscle contraction: force generation by actin/myosin. prereq: 3061 or 3071 or 5061 or BioC 3021 or BioC 4331 or instr consent
GCD 4111 - Histology: Cell and Tissue Organization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structure/function of vertebrate tissues/organs. Electron microscopy, light microscopy, physiology, cell biology of higher animals. Light microscopy of mammalian tissues. prereq: 3033 or Biol 4004 or instr consent
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Uniaxial loading/deformation. Stress/strain at point, Mohr's circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures. prereq: [2011 or 2021 or [BMEN 3011, BMEN major]], [Math 2374 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE
BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: [[3001 or equiv], [CSE upper div or grad student]] or instr consent
ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Finite elements as principal analysis tool in computer-aided design (CAD); theoretical issues and implementation aspects for modeling and analyzing engineering problems encompassing stress analysis, heat transfer, and flow problems for linear situations. One-, two-, and three-dimensional practical engineering applications. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3221, AEM 3031, CSci 1113, MatS 2001
AEM 4502 - Computational Structural Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Application of finite element methods to problems in structural analysis. Emphasizes properly posing problems and interpreting calculation results. Use of commercial FEA packages. Introduction to theory of finite elements. prereq: [Grade of at least C in 4501, [CSE upper div or grad student]] or instr consent
AEM 5501 - Continuum Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts common to all continuous media; elements of tensor analysis; motion, deformation, vorticity; material derivatives; mass, continuity equation; balance of linear, angular momentum; geometric characterization of stress; constitutive equations. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3031, Math 2243 or equiv or instr consent
AEM 5503 - Theory of Elasticity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to the theory of elasticity, with emphasis on linear elasticity. Linear and nonlinear strain measures, boundary-value problem for linear elasticity, plane problems in linear elasticity, three dimensional problems in linear elasticity. Topics from nonlinear elasticity, micromechanics, contact problems, fracture mechanics. prereq: 4501 or equiv, Math 2263 or equiv or instr consent
ME 5241 - Computer-Aided Engineering
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply computer-aided engineering to mechanical design. Engineering design projects and case studies using computer-aided design and finite element analysis software; design optimization and computer graphical presentation of results. prereq: 3222, CSci 1113 or equiv, CSE upper div or grad
AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis, design, and applications of laminated and chopped fiber reinforced composites. Micro-/macro-mechanical analysis of elastic constants, failure, and environmental degradation. Design project. prereq: 3031 (or 2031 if MatSci), [CSE upper div or grad student]
AEM 4501 - Aerospace Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced strength of materials analysis of elastic structures with aerospace applications; failure modes and criteria, buckling, matrix methods for analysis, plane truss design; energy and Castigliano methods for statically determinate and indeterminate structures; torsion and bending of asymmetrical thin-walled sections. Design project. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3031 or equiv
BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3301 or MatS 3011 or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student or med student or instr consent
BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00490 - BMEn 5311/ChEn 5753/ME 5381
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fluid flow and mass transfer in the body, bioreactors, and medical devices. Pulsatile flows. Flows around curved and deformable vessels. Boundary layer flows. Blood rheology. Interstitial (porous media) flows. Oxygenation. Cell migration. Student critiques of published papers.
BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: BME Upper Division or instr consent
BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analyze transport/mechanical problems involving biomedical engineering/medical devices. prereq: 3011, 3015, 3111, 3115
MATS 3001 - Thermodynamics of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental thermodynamic concepts, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Laws. Behavior of gases, liquids, solids. Phase diagrams. Reaction equilibria involving gases, condensed phases. Use of computer-based thermodynamic program(s). Electrochemistry. prereq: MatS upper div
BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE sr or grad student or medical student
BMEN 3601 - Biomedical Engineering Careers and Practice in the Med Tech Industry
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering semester's work assignment. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Solution of system design problems that require developing criteria, evaluating alternatives, and generating a preliminary design. Final report emphasizes design communication and describes design decision process, analysis, and final recommendations. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and further course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: 4896, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4720 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: BME UD, UHP student, instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4710 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
ME 3221 - Fundamentals of Design & Manufacturing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Material behavior and failure in design and manufacturing. Models for material removal, bulk deformation, sheet metal forming, and consolidation processes. Characterization of process capabilities and parts. prereq: 2011, AEM 3031, MatS 2001
ME 3222 - Mechanisms & Machine Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Selection of standard mechanical components such as bearings, gears, and fasteners. Analysis and synthesis of motion in machines. Displacement, velocity, and acceleration of mechanisms. Machine design project: Apply lecture topics to develop new machines that fulfill customer specifications. prereq: [3221 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3221], [CSci 1113 or equiv]
ME 4031W - Basic Mechanical Measurements Laboratory (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Experimental methods, statistical estimates of experimental uncertainty, calibration, signal conditioning, selected transducers for mechanical measurements, data acquisition/processing. Temperature, pressure, humidity, stress-strain, force, velocity, flow/radiative properties. prereq: IE 4521, upper div ME
ME 4231 - Motion Control Laboratory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Microprocessor programming, digital filters, frequency response testing, modeling of eletromechanical systems, closed loop velocity and position control, programmable logic controllers, factory automation, open loop position control of a vibratory system using input shaping, closed loop position control using pole placement. prereq: 3281, 4031W, ME upper div
IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01553
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human factors engineering (ergonomics), methods engineering, and work measurement. Human-machine interface: displays, controls, instrument layout, and supervisory control. Anthropometry, work physiology and biomechanics. Work environmental factors: noise, illumination, toxicology. Methods engineering, including operations analysis, motion study, and time standards. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
ME 5281 - Feedback Control Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continuous and discrete time feedback control systems. Frequency response, stability, poles and zeros; transient responses; Nyquist and Bode diagrams; root locus; lead-lag and PID compensators, Nichols-Ziegler design method. State-space modeling/control. Digital implementation. Computer-aided design and analysis of control systems. prereq: 3281
ME 5221 - Computer-Assisted Product Realization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Injection molding with emphasis on design of manufacturing processes. Tooling design and specification of processing conditions using computer-based tools; process simulation software and computer-controlled machine tools. Simultaneous process and part design. Production of tooling and parts. Part evaluation. prereq: 3221, AEM 3031, CSci 1113, MatS 2001
RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02431
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How to describe/measure movement. Basic/applied biomechanics, pathokinesiology, and rehabilitation literature. Lecture, lab, seminar discussion. Meets with RSC 8135. prereq: instr consent
RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics
Credits: 2.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00598
Prerequisites: &PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Biomechanics. Internal/external forces/structures responsible for normal/abnormal human movement. Joint and tissue mechanics, muscle function, task analysis, and gait mechanics. Lecture and lab practice. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
BIOC 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle molecular structure/function and disease. Muscle regulation, ion transport, and force generation. Muscular dystrophy and heart disease. prereq: 3021 or BIOL 3021 or 4331 or BIOL 4331 or PHSL 3061 or instr consent
PHSL 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle membranes: structures, mechanisms, and physiological roles of channels/pumps. Muscle contraction: force generation by actin/myosin. prereq: 3061 or 3071 or 5061 or BioC 3021 or BioC 4331 or instr consent
MATH 4242 - Applied Linear Algebra
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01212 - Math 4242/Math 4457
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Systems of linear equations, vector spaces, subspaces, bases, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues, canonical forms, quadratic forms, applications. prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MATH 5587 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasizes partial differential equations w/physical applications, including heat, wave, Laplace's equations. Interpretations of boundary conditions. Characteristics, Fourier series, transforms, Green's functions, images, computational methods. Applications include wave propagation, diffusions, electrostatics, shocks. prereq: [2243 or 2373 or 2573], [2263 or 2374 or 2574]
RSC 5235 - Advanced Biomechanics II: Kinetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Forces that create human motion and are produced within body as a result. Measuring human motion. Clinical movement assessment, Exercise, sport, and activities of daily living. Two-dimensional rigid body dynamics models, forward/inverse dynamics solutions, hypotheses to describe whole body/joint kinetics. Lectures, lab, discussion. prereq: 5135 or equiv or instr consent
BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering semester's work assignment. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Solution of system design problems that require developing criteria, evaluating alternatives, and generating a preliminary design. Final report emphasizes design communication and describes design decision process, analysis, and final recommendations. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and further course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: 4896, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4720 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4710 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: BME UD, UHP student, instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00490 - BMEn 5311/ChEn 5753/ME 5381
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fluid flow and mass transfer in the body, bioreactors, and medical devices. Pulsatile flows. Flows around curved and deformable vessels. Boundary layer flows. Blood rheology. Interstitial (porous media) flows. Oxygenation. Cell migration. Student critiques of published papers.
AEM 5253 - Computational Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02288
Prerequisites: [4201 or equiv], [CSci 1113 or equiv], CSE grad student
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introductory concepts in finite difference and finite volume methods as applied to various ordinary/partial differential model equations in fluid mechanics. Fundamentals of spatial discretization and numerical integration. Numerical linear algebra. Introduction to engineering and scientific computing environment. Advanced topics may include finite element methods, spectral methods, grid generation, turbulence modeling. prereq: [4201 or equiv], [CSci 1113 or equiv], CSE grad student
BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student or med student or instr consent
BMEN 5321 - Microfluidics in Biology and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [3111, AEM 4201, ChEn 4005, [ME 3331 or ME 3332 or CSE grad student or instr consent]
BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: [2401, [2501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5501], [MATH 2243 or MATH 2373]] or CSE upper div or grad student or instr consent
CHEN 4702 - Advanced Undergraduate Rheology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Deformation/flow of non-Newtonian/viscoelastic fluids, plastic materials, perfectly elastic solids. Phenomenological/molecular interpretation of rheology of elastomers, polymer melts, polymer solutions. Application of rheology to polymer processing. prereq: [3005 or 4005], instr consent
CHEN 4704 - Advanced Undergraduate Physical Rate Processes I: Transport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mass transfer, dilute/concentrated diffusion, Brownian motion. Diffusion coefficients in polymers, of electrolytes, at critical points. Multicomponent diffusion. Correlations/predictions. Mass transfer, chemical reaction. prereq: [3005 or 4005], ChEn major upper div
ME 5344 - Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow With Applications
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conservation of mass, momentum, energy. Relevant thermodynamic properties. Nozzles, diffusers, thrust producers, shocks. Fluid-wall frictional interactions. Wall heat transfer, internal heat release. Temperature recovery. Mass addition. Chemical thermodynamics/applications. prereq: 3333, CSE upper div or grad student
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Uniaxial loading/deformation. Stress/strain at point, Mohr's circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures. prereq: [2011 or 2021 or [BMEN 3011, BMEN major]], [Math 2374 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE
BBE 4013 - Transport in Biological Processes II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of thermodynamics, fluid flow, and heat/mass transfer to design problems. Biological processes/materials at cell, organism, and system level. Agricultural, environmental, food, and bioprocess applications. Solution of equations involving computer programming assignments. prereq: 3012, 3033, 3043, [upper div CSE or instr consent]
BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01674 - BBE 4713/BBE 5713/ChEn 5751
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Material/energy balances. Homogeneous reactions of bioprocess engineering/biological systems. Fermentation engineering, reactor design. Filtration, centrifugation, separation, absorption, extraction, chromatography. Biorefining. Conversion of biomass. prereq: [3033, [4013 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4013], upper div CSE] or instr consent
BMEN 5701 - Cancer Bioengineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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). prereq: [Upper division CSE undergraduate, CSE graduate student] or instr consent
CHEN 4701 - Applied Math
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00487 - ChEn 4701/ChEn 8201
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrated approach to solving linear mathematical problems (linear algebraic equations, linear ordinary/partial differential equations) using theoretical/numerical analysis based on linear operator theory. Undergraduate version of 8201. prereq: [3102 or 4102], ChEn major upper div
CHEN 5751 - Biochemical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Chemical engineering principles applied to analysis/design of complex cellular/enzyme processes. Quantitative framework for design of cells for production of proteins, synthesis of antibodies with mammalian cells, or degradation of toxic compounds in contaminated soil. prereq: [3005 or 4005], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3006 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4006], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4102]
ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Finite elements as principal analysis tool in computer-aided design (CAD); theoretical issues and implementation aspects for modeling and analyzing engineering problems encompassing stress analysis, heat transfer, and flow problems for linear situations. One-, two-, and three-dimensional practical engineering applications. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3221, AEM 3031, CSci 1113, MatS 2001
CEGE 5543 - Introductory Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Environmental fluid mechanics is the study of the interaction of fluid flows that occur in aquatic ecosystems with the growth and behavior of living organisms. prereq: CEGE 3502 or AEM 4201 or ChEn 3005, upper division CSE or grad students or instructor consent
CHEN 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering and Renewable Energy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ChEn/MatS 5531
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of electrochemical engineering. Electrochemical mass transfer electrokinetics, thermodynamics of electrochemical cells, modern sensors. Formation of thin films and microstructured materials. Computer-based problems. prereq: [MATS 3011 or instr consent], [upper div CSE or grad student]
ME 3333 - Heat Transfer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mechanisms of heat transfer. Conduction, convection, radiation. Boundary layer analysis using momentum and energy equations. Applications such as fins, heat exchangers, electronics cooling, bioheat transfer, energy conversion technologies, phase change energy storage and boiling. prereq: 3332
ME 5341 - Case Studies in Thermal Engineering and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Characteristics of applied heat transfer problems. Nature of problem specification, incompleteness of needed knowledge base, accuracy issues. Categories of applied heat transfer problems. prereq: 3333, CSE upper div or grad student
BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: BME Upper Division or instr consent
BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analyze transport/mechanical problems involving biomedical engineering/medical devices. prereq: 3011, 3015, 3111, 3115
IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01914 - IE 3522/IE 5522
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Quality engineering/management, economics of quality, statistical process control design of experiments, reliability, maintainability, availability. prereq: [4521 or equiv], [upper div or grad student or CNR]
BMEN 3601 - Biomedical Engineering Careers and Practice in the Med Tech Industry
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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).
CSCI 5304 - Computational Aspects of Matrix Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Perturbation theory for linear systems and eigenvalue problems. Direct/iterative solution of large linear systems. Matrix factorizations. Computation of eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Singular value decomposition. LAPACK/other software packages. Introduction to sparse matrix methods. prereq: 2031 or 2033 or instr consent
ME 5351 - Computational Heat Transfer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Numerical solution of heat conduction/analogous physical processes. Develop/use computer program to solve complex problems involving steady/unsteady heat conduction, flow/heat transfer in ducts, flow in porous media. prereq: 3333, CSE upper div or grad student
MATH 4512 - Differential Equations with Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Laplace transforms, series solutions, systems, numerical methods, plane autonomous systems, stability. prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MATH 4567 - Applied Fourier Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fourier series, integral/transform. Convergence. Fourier series, transform in complex form. Solution of wave, heat, Laplace equations by separation of variables. Sturm-Liouville systems, finite Fourier, fast Fourier transform. Applications. Other topics as time permits. prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MATH 5587 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasizes partial differential equations w/physical applications, including heat, wave, Laplace's equations. Interpretations of boundary conditions. Characteristics, Fourier series, transforms, Green's functions, images, computational methods. Applications include wave propagation, diffusions, electrostatics, shocks. prereq: [2243 or 2373 or 2573], [2263 or 2374 or 2574]
MATH 5588 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Heat, wave, Laplace's equations in higher dimensions. Green's functions, Fourier series, transforms. Asymptotic methods, boundary layer theory, bifurcation theory for linear/nonlinear PDEs. Variational methods. Free boundary problems. Additional topics as time permits. prereq: [[2243 or 2373 or 2573], [2263 or 2374 or 2574], 5587] or instr consent
STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of variance. Multiple comparisons. Variance-stabilizing transformations. Contrasts. Construction/analysis of complete/incomplete block designs. Fractional factorial designs. Confounding split plots. Response surface design. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3301 or MatS 3011 or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student or med student or instr consent
BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: [2401, [2501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5501], [MATH 2243 or MATH 2373]] or CSE upper div or grad student or instr consent
CHEN 3102 - Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Engineering
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Chemical equilibrium/chemical kinetics applied to chemical engineering systems. Behavior/design of chemical reactors, interaction between chemical/physical rate processes. Mathematical modeling, design of reactors. prereq: [2001 or 4001], [3101 or 4101], [upper div ChEn major or dept consent], C- or better in all pre-reqs
CHEN 5751 - Biochemical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Chemical engineering principles applied to analysis/design of complex cellular/enzyme processes. Quantitative framework for design of cells for production of proteins, synthesis of antibodies with mammalian cells, or degradation of toxic compounds in contaminated soil. prereq: [3005 or 4005], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3006 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4006], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4102]
BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Solution of system design problems that require developing criteria, evaluating alternatives, and generating a preliminary design. Final report emphasizes design communication and describes design decision process, analysis, and final recommendations. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and further course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: 4896, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering semester's work assignment. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4720 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: BME UD, UHP student, instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4710 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BIOC 4125 - Laboratory in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Biol 4125/4185
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Basic recombinant DNA techniques: methods for growing, isolating, and purifying recombinant DNA and cloning vectors, DNA sequencing and sequence analysis, gene expression, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), other current techniques. prereq: [3021 or Biol 3021 or or Biol 4003], [4025 or GCD 4015 or GCD 4025 or MicB 3301]
BIOC 5351 - Protein Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Key properties of enzymes/molecular basis, computer modeling strategies, mutagenesis strategies to create protein variants, expression/screening of protein variants. Evaluate research papers, identify unsolved practical/theoretical problems, plan protein engineering experiment.
BIOC 5352 - Biotechnology and Bioengineering for Biochemists
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/MicB 5352
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Protein biotechnology. Microorganisms used as hosts for protein expression, protein expression, and engineering methods. Production of enzymes of industrial interest. Applications of protein biotechnology in bioelectronics. Formulation of therapeutic biopharmaceuticals. prereq: [[3021 or 4331 or BIOL 3021 or or MICB 4111], [BIOL 3301 or MICB 3301]] or instr consent
BIOC 4332 - Biochemistry II: Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction and Gene Expression
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced survey of molecular biology. Mechanisms of gene action/biological regulation. prereq: 4331 or instr consent
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01741 - Chem 2302/Chem 2304
Prerequisites: Grade of at least C- in 2301
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Reactions, synthesis, and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds, organic polymers, and biologically important classes of organic compounds such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 2301
MATH 4428 - Mathematical Modeling
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modeling techniques for analysis/decision-making in industry. Optimization (sensitivity analysis, Lagrange multipliers, linear programming). Dynamical modeling (steady-states, stability analysis, eigenvalue methods, phase portraits, simulation). Probabilistic methods (probability/statistical models, Markov chains, linear regression, simulation). prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2573
MICB 4131 - Immunology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01727 - MicB 4131/VPM 4131
Typically offered: Every Fall
Molecular, genetic and cellular basis for innate and adaptive immune responses. The immune systems role in; transplantation, autoimmune disease, cancer immunotherapy, vaccinololgy, acquired and genetic immunodeficiencies. recommended prereqs: microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology
MICB 4235 - Advanced Laboratory: Virology, Immunology, and Microbial Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques, experimental methods in microbial genetics, immunology. Virology used to study microbes/interactions with host. prereq: 3301, 4131, BIOC 3021, [completed or concurrent registration is required in MicB 4141W/4171]; access from a wait list
PHCL 4001 - Mechanisms of Drug Action
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How drugs function as applied to the treatment of a single medical condition. Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics. prereq: Upper div or instr consent; [prev or concurrent] courses in [biology, biochemistry] recommended
CHEM 5245 - Introduction to Drug Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 5245/Phar 6245/MedC 5245
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concepts that govern design/discovery of drugs. Physical, bioorganic, medicinal chemical principles applied to explain rational design and mechanism of action drugs. prereq: 2302 or equiv
MEDC 5245 - Introduction to Drug Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chem 5245/Phar 6245/MedC 5245
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts that govern design/discovery of drugs. Physical, bioorganic, medicinal chemical principles applied to explain rational design, mechanism of action drugs. prereq: Chem
CHEM 2311 - Organic Lab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02108
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laboratory techniques in synthesis, purification and characterization of organic compounds with an emphasis on green chemistry methodologies. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [2302] or [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 2302
BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: [2401, [2501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5501], [MATH 2243 or MATH 2373]] or CSE upper div or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5041 - Tissue Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student or med student or instr consent
BMEN 4710 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: BME UD, UHP student, instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4720 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering semester's work assignment. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Solution of system design problems that require developing criteria, evaluating alternatives, and generating a preliminary design. Final report emphasizes design communication and describes design decision process, analysis, and final recommendations. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and further course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: 4896, registered in co-op prog
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Uniaxial loading/deformation. Stress/strain at point, Mohr's circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures. prereq: [2011 or 2021 or [BMEN 3011, BMEN major]], [Math 2374 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE
BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00490 - BMEn 5311/ChEn 5753/ME 5381
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fluid flow and mass transfer in the body, bioreactors, and medical devices. Pulsatile flows. Flows around curved and deformable vessels. Boundary layer flows. Blood rheology. Interstitial (porous media) flows. Oxygenation. Cell migration. Student critiques of published papers.
BMEN 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3301 or MatS 3011 or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE sr or grad student or medical student
BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: [[3001 or equiv], [CSE upper div or grad student]] or instr consent
BMEN 5321 - Microfluidics in Biology and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [3111, AEM 4201, ChEn 4005, [ME 3331 or ME 3332 or CSE grad student or instr consent]
BMEN 5601 - Cardiovascular Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design of cardiovascular devices with experts from local medtech companies. Discussion of clinical need, the generic design (emphasizing use of engineering principles), typical testing and validation methods, and major limitations of the available devices. Design, analysis, and testing of these and related devices. prereq: BMEN 3011, 3111, 3211, or equivalents with instr consent
BMEN 5701 - Cancer Bioengineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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). prereq: [Upper division CSE undergraduate, CSE graduate student] or instr consent
CHEN 5751 - Biochemical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Chemical engineering principles applied to analysis/design of complex cellular/enzyme processes. Quantitative framework for design of cells for production of proteins, synthesis of antibodies with mammalian cells, or degradation of toxic compounds in contaminated soil. prereq: [3005 or 4005], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3006 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4006], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4102]
BMEN 3151 - Medical Device Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
BMEN 3151 "Medical Device Practicum" allows students to use the skills they learned in BMEN 2151 "Introductory Medical Device Prototyping" for making an actual medical device prototype. Weekly seminars introduce advanced medical device topics that will be fundamental to senior design. Students will become acquainted with the following topics: Design opportunities in medicine, conceiving and vetting a medical device, FDA regulations and guidance, intellectual property, commercialization licensing and entrepreneurship, and building a medical device prototype.
ME 5351 - Computational Heat Transfer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Numerical solution of heat conduction/analogous physical processes. Develop/use computer program to solve complex problems involving steady/unsteady heat conduction, flow/heat transfer in ducts, flow in porous media. prereq: 3333, CSE upper div or grad student
BIOL 4003 - Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00052
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Genetic information, its transmission from parents to offspring, its expression in cells/organisms, and its course in populations. prereq: Biol 3020 or BioC 3021 or BioC 4331 or grad MSB
BIOL 4004 - Cell Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01965 - Biol 4004/GCD 4005W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Processes fundamental to cells. Emphasizes eukaryotic cells. Assembly/function of membranes/organelles. Cell division, cell form/movement, intercellular communication, transport, secretion pathways. Cancer cells, differentiated cells. prereq: BIOL 3020 or BIOL 4003 or grad MSB
BIOL 5950 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
In-depth study of special topic in life sciences.
GCD 4025 - Cell Biology, Development & Regeneration Laboratory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed for juniors and seniors to learn experimental approaches and techniques to study cellular processes and stem cell biology during animal development and tissue regeneration. Students will be exposed to the advantages of different model systems that include cultured cells, chick, C. elegans and zebrafish. Students will learn to manipulate the cytoskeleton, perform cell differentiation, RNAi and regeneration assays, and to image both fixed tissue and live animal samples with conventional light microscopes as well as cutting edge technology, including super-resolution and multi-photon microscopes. prereq: Biol 4004 or instr consent
GCD 4034 - Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Molecular genetics and genomics of eukaryotes. Course emphasizes mechanisms of gene regulation and how these are studied. Current strategies used to study the activity and function of genes and genomes, including the role of chromatin, will be covered. Techniques will include gene knockouts/knockdown, genome engineering, genome-wide analysis of RNA and protein expression and function, as well as genome-wide protein binding and chromatin interaction mapping. Technologies covered will include next-generations and third-generation sequencing and CRISPR-based strategies for gene modification and precision gene regulation. Students will analyze and present recent primary papers in molecular genetic and genomics.
GCD 4111 - Histology: Cell and Tissue Organization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structure/function of vertebrate tissues/organs. Electron microscopy, light microscopy, physiology, cell biology of higher animals. Light microscopy of mammalian tissues. prereq: 3033 or Biol 4004 or instr consent
GCD 4143 - Human Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of human genetics at the molecular, cellular, individual, and populations levels. Chromosomal and biochemical disorders; gene mapping; mutation and natural selection; variation in intelligence and behavior; genetic screening, counseling and therapy. prereq: 3022 or Biol 4003 or instr consent
GCD 4151 - Molecular Biology of Cancer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Regulatory pathways involved in directing normal development of complex eukaryotic organisms, how disruptions of these pathways can lead to abnormal cell growth/cancer. Causes, detection, treatment, prevention of cancer. prereq: Biol 4003
GCD 4161 - Developmental Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mechanisms that govern development from gametogenesis through fertilization. Embryogenesis/postembryonic development. Mechanisms of morphogenesis/differentiation. Classical/molecular approaches in various model organisms. Genetic models such as bacteriophage, yeast, Drosophila, C. elegans, Arabidopsis, zebrafish, and the mouse. prereq: Biol 4003; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in BIOL 4004 irecommended
GCD 4171 - Stem Cells in Biology and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01725 - GCD 8181/SCB 8181
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary stem cell biology with emphasis on mechanisms/applications. Embryonic, tissue-specific, and induced pluripotent stem cells and potential uses in human disease. prereq: BIOL 4003, [BIOL 4004 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in BIOL 4004 or instr consent]
BIOC 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle molecular structure/function and disease. Muscle regulation, ion transport, and force generation. Muscular dystrophy and heart disease. prereq: 3021 or BIOL 3021 or 4331 or BIOL 4331 or PHSL 3061 or instr consent
PHSL 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle membranes: structures, mechanisms, and physiological roles of channels/pumps. Muscle contraction: force generation by actin/myosin. prereq: 3061 or 3071 or 5061 or BioC 3021 or BioC 4331 or instr consent
MICB 4131 - Immunology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01727 - MicB 4131/VPM 4131
Typically offered: Every Fall
Molecular, genetic and cellular basis for innate and adaptive immune responses. The immune systems role in; transplantation, autoimmune disease, cancer immunotherapy, vaccinololgy, acquired and genetic immunodeficiencies. recommended prereqs: microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology
BIOC 5528 - Spectroscopy and Kinetics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Biochemical dynamics from perspectives of kinetics and spectroscopy. Influence of structure, molecular interactions, and chemical transformations on biochemical reactions. Focuses on computational, spectroscopic, and physical methods. Steady-state and transient kinetics. Optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopies. prereq: Intro physical chemistry or equiv; intro biochemistry recommended
KIN 3027 - Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to human anatomy. Emphasizes musculoskeletal anatomy germane to athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning/development.
NEUR 5230 - Cerebrovascular Hemodynamics and Diseases I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of cerebrovascular disease/pathophysiology, hemodynamics, diagnostic imaging, and endovacular devices. Bench-to-bedside experiments. Clinical trials, including design constraints and biostatistics. prereq: [[PHSL 3051 or PHSL 3063], [MATH 1271 or MATH 1371], [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372], [PHYS 1201W or PHYS 1301W], instr consent] or [grad student, [PHSL 5061 or instr consent]]
NEUR 5240 - Cerebrovascular Hemodynamics and Diseases II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of cerebrovascular disease/pathophysiology, hemodynamics, diagnostic imaging, and endovacular devices. Bench-to-bedside experiments. Clinical trials, including design constraints and biostatistics. Treatment options, endovascular devices, design of new clinical studies. prereq: 5230, instr consent
RSC 5101 - Mathematical Tools for Research Applications in Health, Rehab, and Human Movement Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Quantitative research approaches in health, rehabilitation, human movement sciences. Application examples/practice problems focus of the course. Basic algebra/geometry, solving equations for unknowns, logarithmic transforms, derivatives/integrals, matrix methods, use of macros in research applications. prereq: Basic algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Pre-calculus or calculus is helpful but not required.
RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This is one of a series of seminar courses that prepares students to think critically in reading and discussing the literature in rehabilitation science and to speak and write persuasively on scientific topics. This semester, the seminar will focus on the past, present, and future of rehabilitation science. This course will include lecture presentations from rehabilitation science faculty for the first 50 minutes of the weekly class time, as well as discussion/interaction sessions planned jointly by assigned students and faculty for the second 50 minute session each week.
RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02431
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How to describe/measure movement. Basic/applied biomechanics, pathokinesiology, and rehabilitation literature. Lecture, lab, seminar discussion. Meets with RSC 8135. prereq: instr consent
RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics
Credits: 2.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00598
Prerequisites: &PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Biomechanics. Internal/external forces/structures responsible for normal/abnormal human movement. Joint and tissue mechanics, muscle function, task analysis, and gait mechanics. Lecture and lab practice. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
RSC 5281 - Scientific Foundations: Exercise Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00855
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides an in-depth presentation of fundamental concepts in tissue and organ system physiology as it relate to general health, aging, and physical exercise. Emphasis is on the following systems: muscle, bone & connective tissue, endocrine, immune, renal, gi, and hematology. Influence of aging on these systems will be addressed as well. prereq: Rehabilitation Science grad student
BMEN 3601 - Biomedical Engineering Careers and Practice in the Med Tech Industry
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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 5001 - Advanced Biomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3301 or MatS 3011 or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. prereq: [CSE upper div, grad student] or instr consent
BMEN 5111 - Biomedical Ultrasound
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to biomedical ultrasound, including physics of ultrasound, transducer technology, medical ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, applications of non-linear acoustics, and high-intensity ultrasound. prereq: [[PHYS 1302 or equiv], [MATH 2374 or equiv]] or instr consent
BMEN 5151 - Introduction to BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: CSE sr or grad student or medical student
BMEN 5201 - Advanced Biomechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: [[3001 or equiv], [CSE upper div or grad student]] or instr consent
BMEN 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00490 - BMEn 5311/ChEn 5753/ME 5381
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fluid flow and mass transfer in the body, bioreactors, and medical devices. Pulsatile flows. Flows around curved and deformable vessels. Boundary layer flows. Blood rheology. Interstitial (porous media) flows. Oxygenation. Cell migration. Student critiques of published papers.
BMEN 5411 - Neural Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3401 recommended
BMEN 5412 - Neuromodulation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 5411, [3201 or 3401 or equiv recommended]
BMEN 5601 - Cardiovascular Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design of cardiovascular devices with experts from local medtech companies. Discussion of clinical need, the generic design (emphasizing use of engineering principles), typical testing and validation methods, and major limitations of the available devices. Design, analysis, and testing of these and related devices. prereq: BMEN 3011, 3111, 3211, or equivalents with instr consent
BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering semester's work assignment. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Solution of system design problems that require developing criteria, evaluating alternatives, and generating a preliminary design. Final report emphasizes design communication and describes design decision process, analysis, and final recommendations. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and further course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: 4896, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4720 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4710 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: BME UD, UHP student, instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4011 - CAD/CAE of Bioelectrical Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Simulation, analysis, design of industry common Bioelectrical Devices with using CAD software. Altium Designer CAD/LT Spice. prereq: [3211, 3215] or instr consent
BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: BME Upper Division or instr consent
BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analyze transport/mechanical problems involving biomedical engineering/medical devices. prereq: 3011, 3015, 3111, 3115
ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Finite elements as principal analysis tool in computer-aided design (CAD); theoretical issues and implementation aspects for modeling and analyzing engineering problems encompassing stress analysis, heat transfer, and flow problems for linear situations. One-, two-, and three-dimensional practical engineering applications. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3221, AEM 3031, CSci 1113, MatS 2001
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Uniaxial loading/deformation. Stress/strain at point, Mohr's circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures. prereq: [2011 or 2021 or [BMEN 3011, BMEN major]], [Math 2374 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE
CSCI 4511W - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01666 - CSci 4511W/CSci 5511
Prerequisites: 2041 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Problem solving, search, inference techniques. Knowledge representation. Planning. Machine learning. Robotics. Lisp programming language. Cannot be taken for grad CSci credit. prereq: 2041 or instr consent
CSCI 5521 - Introduction to Machine Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Problems of pattern recognition, feature selection, measurement techniques. Statistical decision theory, nonstatistical techniques. Automatic feature selection/data clustering. Syntactic pattern recognition. Mathematical pattern recognition/artificial intelligence. prereq: [[2031 or 2033], STAT 3021] or instr consent
CSCI 5523 - Introduction to Data Mining
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Data pre-processing techniques, data types, similarity measures, data visualization/exploration. Predictive models (e.g., decision trees, SVM, Bayes, K-nearest neighbors, bagging, boosting). Model evaluation techniques, Clustering (hierarchical, partitional, density-based), association analysis, anomaly detection. Case studies from areas such as earth science, the Web, network intrusion, and genomics. Hands-on projects. prereq: 4041 or equiv or instr consent
CSCI 5115 - User Interface Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, design, programming, and evaluation of interactive application interfaces. Human capabilities and limitations, interface design and engineering, prototyping and interface construction, interface evaluation, and topics such as data visualization and World Wide Web. Course is built around a group project. prereq: 4041 or instr consent
CSCI 5451 - Introduction to Parallel Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Programming
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Parallel architectures design, embeddings, routing. Examples of parallel computers. Fundamental communication operations. Performance metrics. Parallel algorithms for sorting. Matrix problems, graph problems, dynamic load balancing, types of parallelisms. Parallel programming paradigms. Message passing programming in MPI. Shared-address space programming in openMP or threads. prereq: 4041 or instr consent
CSCI 5551 - Introduction to Intelligent Robotic Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transformations, kinematics/inverse kinematics, dynamics, control. Sensing (robot vision, force control, tactile sensing), applications of sensor-based robot control, robot programming, mobile robotics, microrobotics. prereq: 2031 or 2033 or instr consent
CSCI 5609 - Visualization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Fundamental theory/practice in data visualization. Programming applications. Perceptual issues in effective data representation, multivariate visualization, information visualization, vector field/volume visualization. prereq: [1913, 4041] or equiv or instr consent
EE 3115 - Analog Electronics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic differential amplifiers using FETs and BJTs. Current sources for differential amplifiers. Op- amp-based differential amplifiers. IC op amps as multi-stage amplifiers. Ideal (dc) feedback. Stability and compensation of negative feedback amplifiers. Sinusoidal oscillators. Waveshaping circuits. Power amplifiers. Use of circuit simulators. prereq: [3015 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3015, CSE upper division] or dept consent
EE 4111 - Advanced Analog Electronics Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic integrated circuit building blocks of differential amplifiers, high bandwidth, instrumentation amplifiers. Current/voltage references. Feedback, stability, and noise in electronic circuits. Integral lab. prereq: 3015, 3115
EE 4341 - Embedded System Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Microcontroller interfacing for embedded system design. Exception handling/interrupts. Memory Interfacing. Parallel/serial input/output methods. System Buses and protocols. Serial Buses and component interfaces. Microcontroller Networks. Real-Time Operating Systems. Integral lab. prereq: 2301, 2361, upper div CSE
EE 4501 - Communications Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems for transmission/reception of digital/analog information. Characteristics/design of wired/wireless communication systems. Baseband, digital, and carrier-based techniques. Modulation. Coding. Electronic noise and its effects on design/performance. prereq: 3025
EE 4505 - Communications Systems Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiments in analysis/design of wired/wireless communication systems. Lab to accompany 4501. prereq: 4501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4501
EE 4701 - Electric Drives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
AC/DC electric-machine drives for speed/position control. Integrated discussion of electric machines, power electronics, and control systems. Computer simulations. Applications in electric transportation, robotics, process control, and energy conservation. prereq: 3015
EE 4703 - Electric Drives Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Laboratory to accompany 4701. Simulink-based simulations of electric machines/drives in applications such as energy conservation and motion control in robotics. prereq: 4701 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4701
ME 3221 - Fundamentals of Design & Manufacturing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Material behavior and failure in design and manufacturing. Models for material removal, bulk deformation, sheet metal forming, and consolidation processes. Characterization of process capabilities and parts. prereq: 2011, AEM 3031, MatS 2001
ME 3222 - Mechanisms & Machine Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Selection of standard mechanical components such as bearings, gears, and fasteners. Analysis and synthesis of motion in machines. Displacement, velocity, and acceleration of mechanisms. Machine design project: Apply lecture topics to develop new machines that fulfill customer specifications. prereq: [3221 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3221], [CSci 1113 or equiv]
ME 4031W - Basic Mechanical Measurements Laboratory (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Experimental methods, statistical estimates of experimental uncertainty, calibration, signal conditioning, selected transducers for mechanical measurements, data acquisition/processing. Temperature, pressure, humidity, stress-strain, force, velocity, flow/radiative properties. prereq: IE 4521, upper div ME
ME 4231 - Motion Control Laboratory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Microprocessor programming, digital filters, frequency response testing, modeling of eletromechanical systems, closed loop velocity and position control, programmable logic controllers, factory automation, open loop position control of a vibratory system using input shaping, closed loop position control using pole placement. prereq: 3281, 4031W, ME upper div
ME 5223 - Materials in Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental properties of engineering materials. Fabrication, treatment. Physical/corrosive properties. Failure mechanism, cost/value analysis as related to material selection/specification. prereq: 3221, ME upper division or grad student
ME 5286 - Robotics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course deals with two major components: robot manipulators (more commonly known as the robot arm) and image processing. Lecture topics covered under robot manipulators include their forward and inverse kinematics, the mathematics of homogeneous transformations and coordinate frames, the Jacobian and velocity control, task programming, computational issues related to robot control, determining path trajectories, reaction forces, manipulator dynamics and control. Topics under computer vision include: image sensors, digitization, preprocessing, thresholding, edge detection, segmentation, feature extraction, and classification techniques. A weekly 2 hr. laboratory lasting for 8-9 weeks, will provide students with practical experience using and programming robots; students will work in pairs and perform a series of experiments using a collaborative robot. prereq: [3281 or equiv], [upper div ME or AEM or CSci or grad student]
IE 5541 - Project Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01916
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to engineering project management. Analytical methods of selecting, organizing, budgeting, scheduling, and controlling projects, including risk management, team leadership, and program management. prereq: Upper div or grad student
IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01914 - IE 3522/IE 5522
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Quality engineering/management, economics of quality, statistical process control design of experiments, reliability, maintainability, availability. prereq: [4521 or equiv], [upper div or grad student or CNR]
BMEN 3151 - Medical Device Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
BMEN 3151 "Medical Device Practicum" allows students to use the skills they learned in BMEN 2151 "Introductory Medical Device Prototyping" for making an actual medical device prototype. Weekly seminars introduce advanced medical device topics that will be fundamental to senior design. Students will become acquainted with the following topics: Design opportunities in medicine, conceiving and vetting a medical device, FDA regulations and guidance, intellectual property, commercialization licensing and entrepreneurship, and building a medical device prototype.
IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01553
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human factors engineering (ergonomics), methods engineering, and work measurement. Human-machine interface: displays, controls, instrument layout, and supervisory control. Anthropometry, work physiology and biomechanics. Work environmental factors: noise, illumination, toxicology. Methods engineering, including operations analysis, motion study, and time standards. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
EE 2361 - Introduction to Microcontrollers
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic computer organization, opcodes, assembly language programming, logical operations and bit manipulation in C, stack structure, timers, parallel/serial input/output, buffers, input pulse-width and period measurements, PWM output, interrupts and multi-tasking, using special-purpose features such as A/D converters. Integral lab. Prereq: 2301, [1301 or CSCI 1113 or CSCI 1901]
ANAT 3601 - Principles of Human Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01225 - Anat 3001/Anat 3611/Anat 3601
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anatomical relationships. Function based upon form. Clinical applications. Gross (macroscopic) anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy). Neuroanatomy (nervous system), embryology (developmental anatomy). prereq: [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3602 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3612], at least soph
ANAT 3611 - Principles of Human Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01225 - Anat 3001/Anat 3611/Anat 3601
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anatomical relationships. Function based upon form. Clinical applications. Gross (macroscopic) anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy). Neuroanatomy (nervous system), embryology (developmental anatomy). prereq: [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or equiv], at least soph; [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3602 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3612] recommended
ANAT 3602 - Principles of Human Anatomy Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01226 - Anat 3002/Anat 3302/Anat 3602
Typically offered: Every Spring
Complements 3601 or 3611. prereq: 3001 or 3301 or INMD 3001 or 3301 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3601 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3611
ANAT 3612 - Principles of Human Anatomy Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01226 - Anat 3002/Anat 3302/Anat 3602
Typically offered: Every Spring
Complements 3601 or 3611. prereq: 3001 or 3301 or INMD 3001 or 3301 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3601 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3611
ANAT 5150 - Human Gross Anatomy
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human cadaveric dissection based on traditional preparation, lab dissection, review sections, radiographic analysis, clinical correlations. Taught by regions. Extremities, torso, head/neck. Assessment by mid-semester/final written/practical examinations. prereq: instr consent, For Medical Students, or Graduate students enrolled in an appropriate graduate program as determined by instructor.
BIOC 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle molecular structure/function and disease. Muscle regulation, ion transport, and force generation. Muscular dystrophy and heart disease. prereq: 3021 or BIOL 3021 or 4331 or BIOL 4331 or PHSL 3061 or instr consent
PHSL 5444 - Muscle
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BioC/Phsl 5444
Typically offered: Every Spring
Muscle membranes: structures, mechanisms, and physiological roles of channels/pumps. Muscle contraction: force generation by actin/myosin. prereq: 3061 or 3071 or 5061 or BioC 3021 or BioC 4331 or instr consent
CPMS 5101 - Introduction to Clinical Physiology and Movement Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Overview of clinical physiology and clinical movement science. For students in such diverse fields as bioengineering, kinesiology, neuroscience, physical therapy, physiology, psychology, public health, occupational therapy.
NSC 5540 - Survey of Biomedical Neuroscience
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current topics in biomedical neuroscience, accompanied by supporting, fundamental concepts. Intensive, one week course. prereq: instr consent, intended for members of biomedical community or students with advanced scientific backgrounds
PHSL 4021 - Advanced Physiology and Bioengineering: Bionic Human
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Is "Iron Man" technology just around the corner? This course will examine how, and if, biomedical devices can address the needs of humans suffering from various pathologies and/or disabilities, or enhance human performance. Advanced discussion of the physiology of organs/organ systems and relevant devices past, present, and future. Emphasis will be on an in-depth understanding of normal physiology including cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, liver, motor, sensory, and pancreatic physiology. Classes will involve review of the physiology of organ systems, design considerations for medical devices, and discussions of published papers about basic science and clinical trials. Classes will be a combination of content presentation and discussion.
PHSL 5510 - Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental concepts, advanced topics related to clinical/biomedical cardiac physiology. Lectures, laboratories, workshops, anatomical dissections. Intense, one week course. prereq: instr consent
PHSL 5525 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Pelvis and Urinary System
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01795
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Two-day intensive course. Pelvis, perineum, and urinary system with cadaveric dissection. Structure/function of pelvic and urinary organs, including common dysfunction and pathophysiology. Laboratory dissections, including kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, pelvic viscera and perineum (male or female), pelvic floor, vascular and nervous structures. Grand rounds section. prereq: One undergrad anatomy course, one undergrad physiology course, instr consent
KIN 3505 - Intro to Human-Centered Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HumF/ Kin 3505/5505
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of design to meet human needs. Design of fabricated products, tools/machines, software/hardware interfaces, art/culture, living environments, and complex sociotechnical systems.
KIN 5001 - Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HumF/Kin 5001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Variability in human performance as influenced by interaction with designs of machines and tools, computers and software, complex technological systems, jobs and working conditions, organizations, and sociotechnical institutions. Emphasizes conceptual, empirical, practical aspects of human factors/ergonomic science.
STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of variance. Multiple comparisons. Variance-stabilizing transformations. Contrasts. Construction/analysis of complete/incomplete block designs. Fractional factorial designs. Confounding split plots. Response surface design. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
RSC 5101 - Mathematical Tools for Research Applications in Health, Rehab, and Human Movement Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Quantitative research approaches in health, rehabilitation, human movement sciences. Application examples/practice problems focus of the course. Basic algebra/geometry, solving equations for unknowns, logarithmic transforms, derivatives/integrals, matrix methods, use of macros in research applications. prereq: Basic algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Pre-calculus or calculus is helpful but not required.
RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This is one of a series of seminar courses that prepares students to think critically in reading and discussing the literature in rehabilitation science and to speak and write persuasively on scientific topics. This semester, the seminar will focus on the past, present, and future of rehabilitation science. This course will include lecture presentations from rehabilitation science faculty for the first 50 minutes of the weekly class time, as well as discussion/interaction sessions planned jointly by assigned students and faculty for the second 50 minute session each week.
RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02431
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How to describe/measure movement. Basic/applied biomechanics, pathokinesiology, and rehabilitation literature. Lecture, lab, seminar discussion. Meets with RSC 8135. prereq: instr consent
RSC 5231 - Clinical Biomechanics
Credits: 2.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00598
Prerequisites: &PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Biomechanics. Internal/external forces/structures responsible for normal/abnormal human movement. Joint and tissue mechanics, muscle function, task analysis, and gait mechanics. Lecture and lab practice. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PT 6231, general physics, [intro or short] calculus, anatomy; intensive anatomy course in human cadaver dissection recommended
RSC 5281 - Scientific Foundations: Exercise Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00855
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides an in-depth presentation of fundamental concepts in tissue and organ system physiology as it relate to general health, aging, and physical exercise. Emphasis is on the following systems: muscle, bone & connective tissue, endocrine, immune, renal, gi, and hematology. Influence of aging on these systems will be addressed as well. prereq: Rehabilitation Science grad student
RSC 5200 - Introduction to Neuromodulation
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course will provide training in the theory, biophysics and evidence-based application of non-invasive magnetic and electric brain stimulation in humans. Course content will be delivered in three modules: (1) safety and administration of non-invasive brain stimulation, (2) neuromodulation methods, and (3) advanced assessment and modeling techniques. All registered students must take module #1. Testing methods will include various methods to assess intracortical, transcallosal and interhemispheric excitability. Neuromodulation methods presented will include non-invasive and invasive forms of brain stimulation. Hands-on instruction and laboratory applications will be provided for cortical excitability testing using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as well as for other non-invasive forms of brain stimulation. Those enrolled will both administer and receive non-invasive brain stimulation and will be asked to sign a consent form. Specific safety exclusion criteria for receiving non-invasive brain stimulation exist and enrollees who have questions should contact the Division of Rehabilitation Science.
MATH 5445 - Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development/analysis of models for complex biological networks. Examples taken from signal transduction networks, metabolic networks, gene control networks, and ecological networks. prereq: Linear algebra, differential equations
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
BMEN 5411 - Neural Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3401 recommended
BMEN 5413 - Neural Decoding and Interfacing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 5411, [3201 or 3401 or equiv recommended]
BMEN 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. prereq: [CSE upper div, grad student] or instr consent
BMEN 5351 - Cell Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: [2401, [2501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5501], [MATH 2243 or MATH 2373]] or CSE upper div or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5401 - Advanced Biomedical Imaging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Functional biomedical imaging modalities. Principles/applications of technologies that offer high spatial/temporal resolution. Bioelectromagnetic and magnetic resonance imaging. Other modalities. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student or instr consent
BMEN 5421 - Introduction to Biomedical Optics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. prereq: CSE sr or grad student
EE 3115 - Analog Electronics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic differential amplifiers using FETs and BJTs. Current sources for differential amplifiers. Op- amp-based differential amplifiers. IC op amps as multi-stage amplifiers. Ideal (dc) feedback. Stability and compensation of negative feedback amplifiers. Sinusoidal oscillators. Waveshaping circuits. Power amplifiers. Use of circuit simulators. prereq: [3015 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3015, CSE upper division] or dept consent
EE 4111 - Advanced Analog Electronics Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic integrated circuit building blocks of differential amplifiers, high bandwidth, instrumentation amplifiers. Current/voltage references. Feedback, stability, and noise in electronic circuits. Integral lab. prereq: 3015, 3115
EE 4231 - Linear Control Systems: Designed by Input/Output Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01355 - AEM 4321/EE 4231/ME 5281
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modeling, characteristics, performance of feedback control systems. Stability, root locus, frequency response methods. Digital implementation, hardware considerations. prereq: [3015, [upper div CSE or grad student in CSE major]] or instr consent
EE 4541 - Digital Signal Processing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Review of linear discrete time systems and sampled/digital signals. Fourier analysis, discrete/fast Fourier transforms. Interpolation/decimation. Design of analog, infinite-impulse response, and finite impulse response filters. Quantization effects. prereq: [3015, 3025] or instr consent
EE 5545 - Digital Signal Processing Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Real-time implementation of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms, including filtering, sample-rate conversion, and FFT-based spectral analysis. Implementation on a modern DSP Platform. Processor architecture. Arithmetic operations. Real-time processing issues. Processor limitations. Integral laboratory. prereq: [4541, CSE grad student] or dept consent
BMEN 4011 - CAD/CAE of Bioelectrical Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Simulation, analysis, design of industry common Bioelectrical Devices with using CAD software. Altium Designer CAD/LT Spice. prereq: [3211, 3215] or instr consent
BMEN 4013 - CAD of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: BME Upper Division or instr consent
BMEN 4015 - CAE of Biomechanical/transport Devices
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analyze transport/mechanical problems involving biomedical engineering/medical devices. prereq: 3011, 3015, 3111, 3115
BMEN 4896 - Industrial Assignment I: Co-op Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Industrial work assignment in engineering intern program. Evaluation based on student's formal written report covering semester's work assignment. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog prereq: BMEn upper div, completion of required courses in BMEn prog through spring sem of 3rd yr, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4996W - Industrial Assignment II: Co-op Program (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Industrial assignment in co-op program. Solution of system design problems that require developing criteria, evaluating alternatives, and generating a preliminary design. Final report emphasizes design communication and describes design decision process, analysis, and final recommendations. Please visit the Engineering Co-op Program's website for the full syllabus and further course information: http://co-op.umn.edu prereq: 4896, registered in co-op prog
BMEN 4720 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed study under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4710 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
BMEN 4794H - Directed Research Honors
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent laboratory research under faculty supervision. prereq: BME UD, UHP student, instr consent, dept consent
MATH 5447 - Theoretical Neuroscience
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nonlinear dynamical system models of neurons and neuronal networks. Computation by excitatory/inhibitory networks. Neural oscillations, adaptation, bursting, synchrony. Memory systems. prereq: 2243 or 2373 or 2574
CPMS 5101 - Introduction to Clinical Physiology and Movement Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Overview of clinical physiology and clinical movement science. For students in such diverse fields as bioengineering, kinesiology, neuroscience, physical therapy, physiology, psychology, public health, occupational therapy.
NSCI 1001 - Fundamental Neuroscience: Understanding Ourselves (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Assessing objectively the neuroscience information presented to public at-large across various media outlets. Explaining the potential importance of these discoveries.
NSCI 3101 - Neurobiology I: Molecules, Cells, and Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00470
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course discusses the basic principles of cellular and molecular neurobiology and nervous systems. The main topics include: Organization of simple networks, neural systems and behavior; how the brain develops and the physiology and communication of neurons and glia; the molecular and genetic basis of cell organization; ion channel structure and function; the molecular basis of synaptic receptors; transduction mechanisms and second messengers; intracellular regulation of calcium; neurotransmitter systems, including excitation and inhibition, neuromodulation, system regulation and the cellular basis of learning, memory and cognition. The course is intended for students majoring in neuroscience, but is open to all students with the required prerequisites. Enrollment Requirements: Biol 3020 OR concurrent/previous BioC 3021/3022/4331 or equivalent. Nsci 2001/2100 highly recommended.
NSCI 3102W - Neurobiology II: Perception and Behavior (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00471 - Biol 3102W/NSci 3102W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This is the second of the introductory neurobiology courses. It introduces fundamental concepts in systems and behavioral neuroscience with emphasis on the neural circuits underlying perception and sensorimotor integration. Lectures will examine the neural basis of specific behaviors arising from the oculomotor, visual and auditory systems and notes are available on Canvas. Topics include: retinal processing, functional organization in the cerebral cortex, neural circuit development, language, reward, and addiction. Students must learn to read scientific papers, and to understand the main ideas well enough to synthesize them and communicate them both orally and in writing. The course is writing intensive: exams are in essay and short answer format, and a 10-15 page term paper is required. The course is required for students majoring in neuroscience. The course consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week.
NSCI 4105 - Neurobiology Laboratory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles, methods, and laboratory exercises for investigating neural mechanisms and examining experimental evidence.
RSC 5106 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This is one of a series of seminar courses that prepares students to think critically in reading and discussing the literature in rehabilitation science and to speak and write persuasively on scientific topics. This semester, the seminar will focus on the past, present, and future of rehabilitation science. This course will include lecture presentations from rehabilitation science faculty for the first 50 minutes of the weekly class time, as well as discussion/interaction sessions planned jointly by assigned students and faculty for the second 50 minute session each week.
PHSL 5201 - Computational Neuroscience I: Membranes and Channels
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: NSc 5201/Phsl 5201
Typically offered: Every Fall
Neural excitation (ion channels, excitation models, effects of neural morphology) using UNIX workstations to simulate empirical results. Includes the Hodgkin-Huxley model, nonlinear dynamic systems analysis, voltage and ligand gated ion channels, ion transport theories, and impulse initiation and propagation. prereq: calculus through differential equations