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Bioengineering Courses

Introduction to Engineering Methods - Fundamentals of engineering design; presentation of engineering design; graphical expression of engineering design using computer-aided drafting.

Biology in Engineering - Effect of variability and constraints of biological systems on engineering problem solving and design; engineering units; engineering report writing; oral presentation; laboratory demonstration of biological engineering analysis.

Experimental Methods for Biological Engineering - Introduction to electronics, statistical analysis, experimental methods, technical report writing, and instrumentation for engineering applications: measurement of temperature, pressure, flow, strain and vibration in biological products; microprocessor data loggers and computer data acquisition systems.

Quantitative Biology in Engineering -  Characterization of biological phenomena in engineering design; relationships among parameters using linear and nonlinear statistical expressions; case studies of engineering design solutions.

Mechanical Design for Biological Engineering - Philosophy of machine design for biological engineering: power, materials of construction, frame designs, selection of machine elements.

Process Design for Biological Engineering - Design applications in biological engineering using the engineering sciences of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.

Engineering Properties of Biological Materials - Rheology, friction, mechanical damage, texture, thermal, optical and electrical properties.

Transport Phenomena for Biological Engineering - Introduction to biological kinetics, time-temperature-substrate-dependent growth and death of biological organisms, heat and mass transfer in engineering design and analysis, principles of material and energy balances in reactor design

Biological Reactor System Design - Microbial and biochemical principles used in design of biological reactor systems for biotransformation, metabolic output and cellular production; design of batch and continuous flow reactors utilizing microbial kinetic models, considering attached and suspended growth systems and eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. 

Biomechanics for Engineers - Mechanical behavior of the human muscloskeletal system and component tissue when physical work is performed; engineering mechanics applied to activities; fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; workplace design.  

Mobile Fluid Power Control - Theory and design of hydraulic systems and basic components; power steering, hydrostatic transmissions, electrohydraulic servovalves, manual and automatic control applications. 

Independent Study: Molecular Beacon - design of a Java application to analyze possible molecular beacon sequences and determine best sequence for proper folding.

Analytical Methods in Biomedical Engineering - First and second order ordinary differential equations, nonlinear differential equations, partial differential equations, Phase-Plane analysis, Laplace Transforms, numerical methods, and Fourier analysis as they apply to biomedical engineering. 

Biomedical Signal Measurement & Processing - Important fundamentals in the measurement and computer based processing of biomedical signals; laboratory projects to reinforce lecture topics.

Engineering Mechanics and Applications - Fundamentals of mechanics, basic conservation laws, and their application to various mechanical model systems and biological problems, elements of partial differential equations and vector analysis.

Biomedical Dynamics and Applications - Fundamental analysis of biomedical systems: system transient behavior and steady state analysis; transport and reaction limitations diffusion and convective transport.  Reaction networks; feedback and feedforward control.

Quantitative Physiology of Cells and Tissues - Physiologic properties of cells and tissues, membrane-level transport and kinetics, cell signaling, energy requirements, tissues organization, electrical, chemical, and mechanical functions of cells.

Problems in Biomedical Engineering I - Biomedical engineering problems from industrial and clinical applications are addressed and solved in small groups utilizing lecture material from first-year courses and outside resources.

Problems in Biomedical Engineering II - Biomedical engineering problems from industrial and clinical applications are addressed and solved in small groups utilizing lecture material from first-year courses and outside resources.

 

Biology Courses

Biology for Science Majors I - General concepts in cellular structure, cellular metabolism, cellular communication and genetics.

Biology Lab for Science Majors I - Lab for Biology. 

Introductory Zoology - Biology of animals; diversity, structure and function.

Introductory Zoology Lab - Lab for Zoology

General Microbiology - Structure and function of microbial cells and their relationship to people and the environment.

Principles of Genetics - Fundamental laws of heredity applied to plants and animals.

The Elements of Biochemistry - Nature and physiological uses of natural substances.

Basic Biochemistry - Cellular macromolecules; production and utilization of energy by the cell; major metabolic pathways and their control; molecular biology

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Fundamental concepts of genetics function and basic chemical building blocks of cells:  proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, replication, transcription, translation and genetic engineering. 

Cell Biology - Cellular transport, cytoskeleton, cell cycle, cell signaling and cellular interactions of mammalian cells; current research in cell biology. 

Introductory Virology - Viruses and their host cells; biochemistry and molecular biology of viral infections.

 

Chemistry Courses

Basic Chemistry I - Modern chemical theories and principles; quantitative approach and problem solving; descriptive chemistry of selected elements and compounds.

Basic Chemistry II - Additional theory with emphasis on solution chemistry and a quantitative approach; descriptive chemistry of selected elements and compounds from the main groups and the first transition series.

Basic Chemistry Lab - Basic laboratory operations including selected experiments and introductory inorganic qualitative analysis.

Analytical Chemistry - Basic principles and practices of modern methods of analysis.

Organic Chemistry I - Representative classes of organic compounds; emphasis on varied professional goals of students.

Organic Chemistry II - Representative classes of organic compounds.

Organic Chemistry Lab - Fundamental laboratory operations of organic chemistry.

Intermediate Organic Chemistry - Selected topics in synthesis, natural products chemistry, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and related topics in structural and synthetic organic chemistry.

 

Basic Engineering Courses

Statics - Vectorial treatment of resultants and equilibrium of force systems, centroids and centers of gravity, fluid statics, friction.

Mechanics of Materials - Stress and strain, torsion, bending, deflections of beams, columns, statically indeterminate problems, combined stress.

Fluid Mechanics - Statics and dynamics of continuous liquids and gases; control volume laws; conservation of mass, momentum and energy; dimensional analysis and similitude; applications to pipe flows. 

Dynamics - Treatment of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies; force, movement, velocity, acceleration; impulse and momentum; work and energy; dynamics and vibration; concepts applied to structural and machine components.

Comprehensive Electrical Engineering - Elementary circuits, devices and systems in electrical engineering.

Thermodynamics - Basic laws of thermodynamics, availability, perfect gases and pure substances, fluid flow and basic heat transfer.

 

Math and Physics Courses

Calculus I - Analytical geometry, limits, derivatives, integrals.

Calculus II - Conics, arc length, transcendental functions, coordinate systems, infinite series.

Differential Equations - Ordinary differential equations; emphasis on solving linear differential equations.

General Physics I for Technical Students - Mechanics, wave motion, thermodynamics and kinetic theory. 

General Physics II for Technical Students - Electricity, magnetism, physical optics and topics from modern physics.

Introductory Physics Laboratory - Lab for physics.