BME 115: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

This course is developed as a 'gateway' course. It is the first BME course taken by students in the B.S. BME program and, as such, seeks to develop both breadth and depth. Breadth is obtained by investigaing a wide array of biomedical techniques and technologies in a sort of 'survey' of the field. Depth is developed by establishing proficiency in fundamental conservation and transport principles. The course includes a laboratory component that provides critical hands-on experience in several BME techniques. Students are expected to work in teams to establish experimental questions and protocols. Oral and written communication skills will also be developed as well: technical lab reports are expected for all lab experiments and a final paper and presentation will be included as well. 

BME 117: Biotransport Phenomena

BME 117 builds on the conservation principles developed in BME 115 and applies them to systems of increasing complexity. While BME 115 took a generalized approach, we will begin to consider systems at a finer level of detail and attempt to understand the dynamics of heat and mass transport in biological systems. The course focuses more on quantitative analysis of physical, chemical, and biological systems. Along the way, we will build capability with numerical solution techniques via MATLAB, Mathematica, and similar programs. 

BME 198A/B: Senior Design

Senior design is a two-semester sequence that serves as the capstone project for all BME undergraduates. This course will primarily aim to support the development of student design projects which involve significant research, development, and creative effort. Project planning, management, and execution will be assessed, as will the scientific rigor of student designs. Projects will incorporate the entire development process: research, concept, (feasibility), specifications, design, prototype fabrication, and prototype testing. Students should plan on one cycle of refinement through this design cycle (redesign, second prototype fabrication or modification, and testing).