Bioengineering (BIOE)

BIOE 5200 Physiology And Anatomy For Bioengineers

[3 credit hours]

Review and study of general physiological principles and bioengineering perspectives of the human circulatory, respiratory, digestive, immune, nervous, muscular and excretory systems.

Term Offered: Fall

BIOE 5260 Medical Imaging Systems I

[3 credit hours]

An introduction to the physical principles, design and function of x-ray based diagnostic imaging systems, including radiographic, fluoroscopic and computer tomography (CT) systems.

Prerequisites: MIME 6000 with a minimum grade of C or MIME 8000 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

BIOE 5620 Cellular Electrophysiology

[3 credit hours]

The generation of electrical impulses by ion channels in excitable tissues. Models of ion channel gating include the Hodgkin-Huxley equations and Markov models. Principles of electrodiffusion applied to ionic flow through open channels.

Term Offered: Spring

BIOE 5640 Applications of Biotransport

[3 credit hours]

The application of engineering principles to the design and analysis of artificial organs, drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering and their clinical application.

Prerequisites: BIOE 3400 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

BIOE 5650 Bioseparations

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to, analysis and industrial design of processes required to separate and purify proteins and other biological compounds for the downstream processing of bioreactor products. The separations techniques will include filtration, chromatography and crystallization.

Prerequisites: BIOE 3400 with a minimum grade of D- or CHEE 3120 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Fall

BIOE 5670 Ultrasound Principles And Medical Applications

[3 credit hours]

The basic principles and physics of ultrasound will be covered, Students will learn various medical applications of ultrasound and will be exposed to the latest developments in ultrasound technology.

Prerequisites: (MATH 2860 with a minimum grade of D- and MATH 3820 with a minimum grade of D-) or (PHYS 2140 with a minimum grade of D- and MATH 3860 with a minimum grade of D-)

BIOE 5710 Biomechanics of Soft and Hard Materials

[3 credit hours]

Composite and hierarchical models of bone remodeling models presented. Soft tissue models include linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity, Fung's quasilinear viscoelastic theory. Biphasic and triphasic models and mechano-ionic interactions.

Term Offered: Fall

BIOE 5730 Computational Bioengineering

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to and utilization of computational packages for bioengineering applications. Introduction to finite element analysis and applications in biomechanics, biofluidics, bioheat transfer, optimization.

Term Offered: Spring

BIOE 5740 Tissue Engineering

[3 credit hours]

Application of principles from engineering and the life sciences toward the development of biological substitutes that restore, maintain, or improve tissue function.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

BIOE 5750 Experimental Methods In Orthopedic Biomechanics

[3 credit hours]

The theory and implementation of techniques used for the measurement of forces and motion within the musculoskeletal system at the system, organ and tissue levels.

Prerequisites: BIOE 3110 with a minimum grade of D- or CIVE 1160 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

BIOE 5780 Advanced Biomechanics

[3 credit hours]

Three-diminsional analysis and measurement of human body motions. Applications to gait analysis, physical therapies, and impact analysis. Includes total hip and knee replacement: elbow, shoulder, wrist and finger arthrophasty: bone plates, hip fracture fixation devices, and external fixators.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

BIOE 5830 Additive Manufacturing

[3 credit hours]

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a method of manufacturing that has been growing rapidly. In this course the students will learn about various AM technologies. They will also work with the required design software packages to create 3D models and 3D-print objects from the designed models.

Prerequisites: MIME 2650 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

BIOE 5930 Bioengineering Seminar

[0 credit hours]

Presentations of ongoing research in the field of bioengineering. Includes presentations by guest speakers, faculty and graduate students.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

BIOE 5980 Special Topics In Bioengineering

[1-5 credit hours]

Selected subjects in the field of bioengineering with intensive investigation of the recent literature in a few areas of special interest to the class and the professor.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

BIOE 5990 Independent Study In Bioengineering

[1-6 credit hours]

The student, under the guidance of their research adviser, explores in-depth specific areas or topics related to their thesis or dissertation research.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

BIOE 6100 Computational Physiology

[3 credit hours]

Application of mathematical and computational techniques to physiological systems. Models include conductive cables and compartmental models of nerve fibers, nonlinear differential equation models of electrophysiology, and stochastic models of biomolecular interactions.

Prerequisites: (MIME 6000 with a minimum grade of C or MIME 8000 with a minimum grade of C) and (BIOE 4100 with a minimum grade of C or BIOE 5200 with a minimum grade of C)

Term Offered: Spring

BIOE 6210 Optical Instrumentation For Bioengineering

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to the theory and design of topical instruments for bioengineers. Instruments using geometrical, physical and quantum optical principles will be discussed.

BIOE 6310 Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory

[3 credit hours]

The application of engineering principles to the design and analysis of biological processes that employ living organisms or biochemicals.

Term Offered: Spring

BIOE 6520 Orthopaedic Biomechanics

[3 credit hours]

The course of orthopaedic biomechanics has been designed to fuse the biological and physiological problems with the science and technology of engineering. It focuses on a brief review of the physiology and biology of the human body, introduces the physics of manual industrial activities.

Prerequisites: BIOE 4110 with a minimum grade of D- and BIOE 5780 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

BIOE 6730 Biological Transport Phenomena

[3 credit hours]

Application of transport phenomena and reaction engineering in the understanding of signaling, growth processes and the flow of biological fluids in mammalian vessels in living systems.

BIOE 6920 Bioengineering Project

[1-6 credit hours]

The student performs a special project of an advanced nature in bioengineering. The course is primarily intended for students pursuing a Masters degree with the project option in Bioengineering.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

BIOE 6960 Bioengineering Research And Thesis - Master's

[1-9 credit hours]

Graduate thesis research. The student completes and defends a written thesis under the direction and guidance of their faculty research adviser.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

BIOE 6970 Graduate Engineering Internship

[1 credit hour]

Faculty advisor approved industry, government, or agency internship to provide an experiential learning component to the master's/doctoral degree program.

Prerequisites: GNEN 5000 with a minimum grade of S

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

BIOE 7260 Medical Imaging Systems I

[3 credit hours]

An introduction to the physical principles, design and function of x-ray based diagnostic imaging systems, including radiographic, fluoroscopic and computer tomography (CT) systems.

Prerequisites: MIME 6000 with a minimum grade of C or MIME 8000 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

BIOE 7930 Bioengineering Seminar

[0 credit hours]

Presentations of ongoing research in the field of bioengineering. Includes presentations by guest speakers, faculty and graduate students.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

BIOE 7980 Special Topics In Bioengineering

[1-5 credit hours]

Selected subjects in the field of bioengineering with intensive investigation of the recent literature in a few areas of special interest to the class and the professor.

Term Offered: Summer

BIOE 7990 Independent Study In Bioengineering

[1-6 credit hours]

The student, under the guidance of their research adviser, explores in-depth specific areas or topics related to their thesis or dissertation research.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

BIOE 8100 Computational Physiology

[3 credit hours]

Application of mathematical and computational techniques to physiological systems. Models include conductive cables and compartmental models of nerve fibers, nonlinear differential equation models of electrophysiology, and stochastic models of biomolecular interactions.

Prerequisites: (MIME 6000 with a minimum grade of C or MIME 8000 with a minimum grade of C) and (BIOE 4100 with a minimum grade of C or BIOE 5200 with a minimum grade of C)

Term Offered: Spring

BIOE 8210 Optical Instrumentation For Bioengineering

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to the theory and design of topical instruments for bioengineers. Instruments using geometrical, physical and quantum optical principles will be discussed.

BIOE 8310 Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory

[3 credit hours]

The application of engineering principles to the design and analysis of biological processes that employ living organisms or biochemicals.

Term Offered: Spring

BIOE 8520 Orthopaedic Biomechanics

[3 credit hours]

The course of orthopaedic biomechanics has been designed to fuse the biological and physiological problems with the science and technology of engineering. It focuses on a brief review of the physiology and biology of the human body, introduces the physics of manual industrial activities.

Prerequisites: BIOE 4110 with a minimum grade of D- and BIOE 5780 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

BIOE 8730 Biological Transport Phenomena

[3 credit hours]

Application of transport phenomena and reaction engineering in the understanding of signaling, growth processes and the flow of biological fluids in mammalian vessels in living systems.

BIOE 8960 Bioengineering Dissertation

[1-9 credit hours]

Original investigations of significant bioengineering problems at the graduate level under the guidance of a member of the faculty.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

BIOE 8970 Graduate Engineering Internship

[1 credit hour]

Faculty advisor approved industry, government, or agency internship to provide an experiential learning component to the master's/doctoral degree program.

Prerequisites: GNEN 5000 with a minimum grade of S

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall