Courses for Major

BNG-101. Graphics and Image Processing for Biomedical Systems(Fall; Cotter, Khetan). Students will learn how to create objects, assemblies, and engineering drawings using SolidWorks, a solid modeling software. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of image acquisition and processing in biomedical systems and the use of block diagrams to construct more complex processing systems. There is a weekly laboratory.

BNG-201. Biomechanics I(Winter; Mafi). A basic biomechanics course concerned with two- and three-dimensional force systems, equilibrium and distributed forces. These topics will be studied in the context of the musculoskeletal system. This course also introduces strength and elastic deflection of biological tissues due to loads applied axially, in torsion, in bending, and in shear. Shear and bending moment diagrams, friction, and area moments of inertia will be introduced. There is a weekly laboratory. Prerequisites: MTH-110 or equivalent and PHY-120.

BNG-202. Biomechanics II(Spring; Currey). Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion with applications to human motion analysis. The course includes Newtonian and energy approaches to problem solutions. There is a weekly laboratory. Prerequisite: BNG-201.

BNG-240. Introduction to Bioengineering(Not offered in 2013-14). In this course, students will explore the application of engineering principles and analyses to the study of biological systems and seek to understand the potential benefits and constraints of engineered materials and devices in medical and environmental applications. The course will cover principles of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and biosignals. Topics include the mechanics of support and locomotion, biofluids, and neuro-muscular signal acquisition and processing. Prerequisites: MTH-110 or equivalent and one course in BIO, CHM or PHY that counts towards the major.

BNG-311. Advanced Mechanics. (Winter; Currey). Advanced biomechanics topics in stress analysis, deflection and stiffness, failure analysis, fracture mechanics, fatigue. There is a weekly laboratory. Prerequisite: BNG-201.

BNG-331. Cell-Tissue-Material Interaction. (Spring; Same as BIO-231, Khetan). Study interactions between living cells, tissues and implant biomaterials, with a focus on molecular and cellular level phenomena in the initiation and generation of tissue and systemic responses. Prerequisite: BIO-112.

BNG-335. Polymeric Biomaterials. (Winter; Khetan). This course focuses on the use of polymeric biomaterials for biomedical applications. Topics include, but are not limited to, basic polymer theory and characterization, the design and functionalization of novel polymers, processing techniques to fabricate polymeric scaffolds with desired micro- and macroscopic structures, the interactions of human cells and tissues with these materials, and the use of synthetic polymers to control the delivery of therapeutic molecules and as scaffolding materials for regenerative medicine applications. The course will also include an ethics module to discuss topical regulatory and/or ethical issues related to the field (e.g., the use of human embryonic stem cells in combination with polymeric scaffolds for regenerative applications).

BNG-338. Mechanobiology(Fall; Currey). This course will focus on the mechanical regulation of biological systems. The topics covered include principles and concepts of mechanobiology; embryogenesis and histogenesis of tissues with a focus on the skeletal system; physical forces at the cellular, tissue, and organ level; mechanical regulation of cellular behavior, tissue growth and organ development. Prerequisite: BNG-201 or equivalent.

BNG-344. Biomechanics of Human Motion(Not offered in 2013-2014). Study of the dynamics of human motion through a series of modules comprised of lecture and laboratory activities. The modules will include: musculoskeletal modeling with inertial effects, determination of mass moments of inertia of body segments, principle mass moments of inertia, instrumentation used in kinematics and kinetics analyses, numerical differentiation and integration and terrestrial locomotion. Prerequisite: BNG-202 or equivalent.

BNG-345. Orthopedic Biomechanics(Not offered in 2013-2014). This course will examine issues in the field of Orthopaedic Biomechanics. We will explore the current state of knee, dental, spinal, and other orthopaedic implants. We will also look at treatments available for fracture healing. Prerequisite: BNG-202 or equivalent.

BNG-375. Animal Locomotion. (Same as BIO-375, Not offered in 2013-14). This course examines the evolutionary diversity of animal locomotion by investigating how physical properties of both the organisms and their environment affect the biochemistry, anatomy and physiology of movement. This course also uses engineering principles to explain animal locomotor mechanisms of animals. There is a weekly laboratory. Prerequisites: BIO-112 and PHY-110 (or PHY-120).

BNG-386. Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation(Winter; Same as ECE-386, Buma). Introduction to the theory and application of instruments in medicine. Measurements of the major systems in the body are covered. A weekly laboratory provides an opportunity to perform measurements and use biomedical instruments. Prerequisite: ECE-240.

BNG-397. Biometric Signal Processing(Same as ECE-377, Not offered in 2013-14). This course details how signal processing is applied to create biometric systems, which are technologies that measure and analyze human body characteristics. These systems are widely used today in security and forensic applications. The course will reinforce many of the fundamental concepts that students have learned in their introductory DSP course and will cover both 1D (voice) and 2D (face and fingerprint) biometrics. There is a weekly laboratory. Prerequisites: ECE-241 and CSC-10x.

BNG-487. Medical Imaging Systems(Spring; Same as ECE-487, Buma). The basic physics, instrumentation, system design, and image reconstruction algorithms are covered for the following imaging modalities: ultrasound, radiography, x-ray computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), planar scintigraphy, and positron emission tomography (PET). Prerequisites: ECE-241.

BNG-495. Bioengineering Capstone Design(Winter; Currey, Khetan). A capstone design experience in which students work in teams on bioengineering design problems. Each team will use design methodologies and techniques to produce a complete and detailed design for a designated bioengineering client. Prerequisite: BNG-202 or ECE-241.

BNG-497. Bioengineering Senior Project 1Capstone research or design project, performed either independently or as a team, under the supervision of one or more faculty participating in the Bioengineering program.

BNG-498. Bioengineering Senior Project 2Capstone research or design project, performed either in

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