Biomedical Engineering Course Descriptions

We strive to make each BME student’s experience at the University rewarding and meaningful, while also preparing our students for graduate education or successful entry into the workforce.  Please refer to the curriculum sheet below for the course offerings each semester and recommended course sequence.  You will see that the first 2-years of study are very similar to the Mechanical Engineering track.  Also, please observe the new courses below.

BMEG 301/Bioinstrumentation (3)
The course will introduce biomedical devices, their components and background of their use, as well as cover basic concepts for analog signal amplification and filters, digital acquisition, digital filtering and processing.  Students may gain the opportunity to do the following: explore different types of (biomedical-related) sensors; explore hands-on implementation of instrumentation; record physiologic signals. Lec./Lab 3 hrs. Prereq: MECH 222/223, or by permission of instructor.

BMEG 302/Biomedical Engineering Seminar (3)
The purpose of the seminar course is to expose students to an array of topics related to BME (e.g., via guest speaker lectures, case studies, paper-readings, and interactive small group discussions). Topics covered include medical ethics, research conduct, written and oral technical communication, and other BME-related topics and issues. Knowledgeable faculty and professionals in the field of BME may be invited to present interactive and informative sessions to expose and engage the students. Prereq.: Junior standing, or by permission of instructor.

BMEG 495 (Spring 2017)/ Special Topics – Biomedical Imaging Systems and Signal Processing (3)
An overview of biomedical signals and images including imaging modalities such as Xray, computerized axial tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will be covered. Fundamentals of signal and image processing including data acquisition, filtering, 2D signals and systems, noise reduction methods and homomorphic filtering for image enhancement will be discussed. An overview of random signals and linear systems and power spectra will also be discussed.  Prereq.: Junior standing, or by permission of instructor.

BMEG – 495 (Fall 2017)/ Special Topics – Biomedical Data Analytics (3)
This course covers an overview of the fundamental Big Data challenges. Complex data structures, data cleaning, data preprocessing, and semantic integration of heterogeneous, distributed biomedical databases will be examined. Existing machine learning, data mining, neural and other novel computing tools for biomedical data analysis will be explored.  Data visualization and imaging analysis will be discussed. In addition, the nature of clinical data will be introduced and the architecture and design of healthcare information systems will be covered. Comparisons of the state of the art clustering and feature selections methods for microarray data classification will be furnished.  Lastly, privacy and security issues will be discussed. For the course topics described above, case studies will aid in describing contemporary systems and current research.

BMEG 491 Senior Design Project I (3)
Covers creative design, design problem formulation, structure of open-ended solution processes in system design; familiarization with technological resources; group projects on design of complex mechanical systems, feasibility studies, group presentation of project feasibility, and developing impact and planning statement. Lab 6 hrs., Prereq.: Senior-level standing

BMEG 492 Senior Design Project II (3)
Continuation of group projects from Senior Design Project I, including consideration of economic, risk and reliability factors, and development of preliminary designs, prototypes, tests and optimization, and project report and presentation. Lab 6 hrs., Prereq.: Senior-level standing.