Graduate Directors in Engineering: Ian Gravagne and Stephen T. McClain
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering jointly administer degrees that are interdisciplinary in nature.
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
See ELC 4353 for course information.
A traditional mechanical/materials engineering approach will be used to explore the structure and function relationship of naturally occurring biological materials. Emphasis is on mechanical design and function with some discussion of physical properties. Materials used in medical devices will be compared and contrasted with naturally occurring biomaterials.
Introduction to biomechanics. Topics covered include: review of fundamental principles of mechanics, human musculoskeletal physiology and anatomy, properties of biological materials, methods and practice of measuring biological signals, biomechanical modeling and simulation, and applications of biomechanical study.
Study of advanced topics in biomedical engineering. This course may be repeated once under a different topic.
Discrete-time signals and systems, sampling theory, z-transforms, spectral analysis, filter design, applications, analysis, and design of digital signal processing systems. Laboratory emphasis on biomedical applications of digital signal processing. Credit cannot be earned for ME 4452 if credit is earned for ELC 4451.
Advanced topics and/or special project activities in biomedical engineering.
See ELC 5351 for course information.
See ELC 5353 for course information.
A quantitative approach to the function and performance of cardiovascular elements, including ECG signal generation, blood flow rheology, and ventricular/vessel wall mechanics. Principles of measurement instrumentation including Fick dilution, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging are explored. Major implant types, as well as FDA submission pathways, are examined.
Introduction to the interdisciplinary nature and broad scope of biomedical engineering. Topics covered will include biomechanics, biomaterials, biosensors, biomedical instrumentation, bioinformatics, prosthetic devices, and other biomedical engineering areas.
An investigation into the methods of computer modeling and simulation for the study of human musculoskeletal biomechanics.
Project-based introduction to medical device design and evaluation. Topics include: clinical needs finding, design criteria generation, basic anatomy, design evaluation, prototyping, regulatory process, intellectual property, and validation process. Students work in teams on real medical problems and serve on committees to provide guidance for the project teams on either intellectual property or regulatory standards.
See ELC 5390 for course information.
See EGR 5396 for course information.
See EGR 5397 for course information.
Students completing a master's program with a thesis must complete six hours of BME 5V99.