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Courses - Fall 2018
BIOE
Bioengineering Department Site
BIOE120
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Biology for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH140.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Introduction to the functions and interactions of biological systems from a quantitative perspective. Introduction to the modern experimental techniques and methods of data analysis. Roles for bioengineers in biology, and the role of biology in bioengineering will be elucidated.
Students will be introduced to the functions and interactions of biological systems from a quantitative perspective. They will also be encourage d to solve problems through active inquiry, critical analysis,and creat ivity. Finally, roles for bioengineers in biology, and the role of biology in bioengineering will be elucidated.
BIOE121
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Biology for Engineers Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BIOE120.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Bioengineering encompasses numerous sub-disciplines that apply engineering principles to analyze biological systems and that utilize engineering design strategies to solve biological and biomedical problems. This course is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to learn how biology and engineering can synergistically contribute to our understanding of such problems, and to gain hands-on experience in basic techniques relevant to Bioengineering.
BIOE221
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Academic and Career Planning
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BIOE120 and BIOE121.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Provides practical tools to help Bioengineering majors think critically about their goals and career paths. Guides Bioengineering students through accessing useful resources both on- and off-campus.
BIOE232
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Bioengineering Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Credit only granted for: BIOE232, ENES232, ENME232, or ENME320.
A quantitative introduction to thermodynamic analysis of bioengineering systems. Bioengineering encompasses a wide range of applications from nanoscale interactions (e.g. reactions between molecules), to cellular interactions (e.g. membrane electrical currents), to overall balances on organisms, all the way to large scale manufacturing. Each of these applications (and many others not mentioned) involve energy interactions which is the domain of thermodynamics. The basic laws of thermodynamics will be introduced and explained through a series of examples related to bioengineering systems.
BIOE241
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Biocomputational Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Application of computer technology to biological and natural resource systems considering engineering aspects. Designed to help students in the use of computer technology for problem solving. The course will cover 4-5 software packages important for later use by the student.
BIOE331
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: MATH246, BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BIOE232.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Credit only granted for: BIOE331, ENCE305, or ENME331.
Principles and applications of fluid mechanics with a focus on bioengineering topics. Content includes conservation of mass, momentum, and energy, as well as the application of these fundamental relations to hydrostatics, control volume analysis, internal and external flow, and boundary layers. Applications to biological and bioengineering problems such as tissue engineering, bioprocessing, imaging, and drug delivery.
BIOE340
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Modeling Physiological Systems and Lab
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI330, BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE241, and MATH246.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Credit only granted for: BIOE340 or (BSCI440 and BSCI441).
Topics covered will include cell and general physiology, membrane physiology, blood cells and clotting, circulation, metabolism, respiration, and the nervous system. A lab component will also be included.
BIOE371
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Linear Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations for Bioengineering Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH246.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
This class utilizes fundamentals in linear systems, including eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as linear differential equations, to study various problems in bioengineering and biological systems, with a particular emphasis on feedback, stability, controllability, and control design.
BIOE372
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Biostatistics for Experimental Design and Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241.
Recommended: MATH246.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Credit only granted for: BIOE372 or STAT464.
This course will instruct students in the fundamentals of probability and statistics through examples in biological phenomenon, the design of bioengineering experiments, and clinical data analysis. Fundamentals covered in the course include probability distributions, hypothesis testing, power analysis, regression analysis, and correlation analysis.
BIOE399
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Independent Study in Bioengineering
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BIOE399H
Independent Study in Bioengineering
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BIOE404
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246, BIOE120, ENES102, BIOE121, and BIOE241.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics including force analysis, mechanics of deformable bodies, stress and strain, multiaxial deformations, stress analysis, and viscoelasticity. Biomechanics of soft and hard tissues.
BIOE437
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Computer-Aided Design in Bioengineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE241, and MATH246; or permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Credit only granted for: BIOE437, BIOE689V, ENME414, ENME272, or ENAE488D.
Formerly: BIOE689V.
Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Basic CAD operations will be demonstrated in class with Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/E). Lecture topics will summarize design methodology, review best-practices in hardware development, and discuss engineering applications. The course will culminate in a student-selected project leveraging CAD.
BIOE453
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM231, MATH246, CHEM232, BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Credit only granted for: BIOE453, CHBE457, or ENMA425.
Examination of the structure and function of natural biomaterials, and cell-extracellular matrix interactions. Study physical properties of synthetic biomaterials for biomedical applications. Understanding molecular level interactions between biomolecules and biomaterials to design novel biomaterials with desirable characteristics. Application of biomaterials as implants, drug delivery systems, biosensors, engineered materials such as artificial skin and bone growth scaffolds will be covered.
BIOE457
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Biomedical Electronics & Instrumentation
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE241, PHYS261, MATH246, and PHYS260.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Students learn fundamental concepts of electronics, assembly of electronic components into functional circuits, and integration of functional electronic devices and circuits into a system. In the lab component, students will learn to assemble and evaluate circuits and systems.
BIOE485
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Capstone Design I: Entrepreneurship, Regulatory Issues, and Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 21 credits in BIOE courses.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department; and senior standing; and must be in Engineering: Bioengineering program.
Credit only granted for: BIOE485 or ENBE485.
Formerly: ENBE485.
This is the first part of a two-semester senior capstone design course which covers principles involved in engineering design, design approaches, economics of design, ethics in engineering, and patent regulations. It also helps students learn team work and write design project proposals under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.
Please be aware that BIOE485 students will have reserved access to the Clark Hall Innovation Lab on Mondays 5:30-7:30pm during the Fall 2018 semester. While students are not required to use this space or this time , you are encouraged to build it into your schedule where possible and take advantage of the resource.

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BIOE489A
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Python: Introduction to Programming and Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, MATH241, and BIOE241.
BIOE489B
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Numerical Methods in Bioengineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE241, and MATH246. Restrictions: Permission of Department.
BIOE489C
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Mechanical Design of Medical Devices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE241, BIOE437. Restriction: Permission of department.
BIOE489D
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Bioinformatics and Biological Datamining
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241. Restrictions: Permission of Department.
BIOE489H
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Bioengineering Honors Seminar
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to students in the BIOE Honors Proram.
BIOE489K
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Image Signal Processing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE241, BIOE371, and BIOE372. Restriction: Permission of department.
BIOE489N
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Introduction to Computational Molecular Bioengineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE241, BIOE232, and MATH246. Restrictions: Permission of Department.
BIOE489R
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Protein Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOE120 and BIOE232. Credit only granted for: CHBE497, BIOE489R, or ENCH648P.
BIOE601
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Biomolecular and Cellular Rate Processes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Credit only granted for: BIOE601 or ENCH859B.
Presentation of techniques for characterizing and manipulating non-linear biochemical reaction networks. Advanced topics to include mathematical modeling of the dynamics of biological systems; separation techniques for heat sensitive biologically active materials; and rate processes in cellular and biomolecular systems. Methods are applied to current biotechnological systems, some include: recombinant bacteria; plant insect and mammalian cells; and transformed cell lines.
BIOE604
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Cellular and Physiological Transport Phenomena
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
A study of transport processes, including momentum, energy and mass transport, relevant to biosystems at various scales from physiological to cellular systems. Transport leads to sets of partial differential equations and the course revolves around approaches to solving these equations to arrive at fundamental understanding of the physics of transport in biosystems.
BIOE605
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BIOE Graduate Studies I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in ENGR: PhD Only-Bioengineering (Doctoral) program.
Introduction to the bioengineering graduate program. Students gain exposure to departmental research through lab rotation and to current research in the field through seminar. Students will also gain preparation and guidance on other first-year academic requirements.
BIOE608
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Bioengineering Seminar Series
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
For BIOE majors only.
BIOE612
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Physiological Evaluation of Bioengineering Designs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department.
Bioengineering designs of biomaterials, biomedical devices, imaging and drug delivery agents, tissue engineering, prosthesis (among others), offer the opportunity to improve health care. This course is aimed at providing knowledge to lead bioengineering designs on the basis of biocompatibility and to provide tools to assess their patho-physiological impact in biological systems.
BIOE689
Special Topics in Bioengineering
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BIOE689F
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Applications of Bioinformatics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
For Master of Engineering students only or with permission of department
BIOE689T
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Advanced Biomaterials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Instruction on advanced applications of various biomaterials and on mathematical/numerical modeling of biomaterials properties and processes (e.g., cellular uptake of nanoparticles, cell migration on biomaterials surface, and protein adsorption) using ordinary and partial differential equations.
BIOE689U
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Computational Molecular Bioengineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BIOE689W
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Biomedical Device Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
For Master of Engineering students only or with permission of department
BIOE799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BIOE898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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BIOE899
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Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.