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Biomedical Engineering

137 Macnider Hall, CB# 7575
(919) 445-0739

First Session, 2020

BMME 201 Computer Methods in Biomedical Engineering (3)

Majors only. This course introduces students to problem-solving techniques using the MATLAB programming language. Fundamental computer science basics are taught as they relate to problems encountered in biomedical engineering and other scientific disciplines. Programming activities will incorporate actual data (e.g., stress/strain data and microscopy images) for relevant, real-world examples.

BMME 209 Introduction to the Materials Science of Biomaterials (4)

Co-requisite, PHYS 117 or 119. Majors only. Focus on the materials science and processing of electronic, metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite materials. The electronic, optical, magnetic and structural properties of materials are related to their applications. Lab component focused on integrating biological engineering and materials engineering principles by exploring key topics in materials science. Topics include biomaterial fabrication, evaluation of their physical properties and interpretation of results. ***Canceled***

BMME 295 Research in Biomedical Engineering for Undergraduates (1-3)

Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. At least nine hours of independent work a week. Research with a faculty mentor. Approved learning contract required. Research proposal and final research paper also required. Course may not be repeated.

BMME 495 Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering as a Technical Elective (3)

Opportunity for hands-on faculty mentored research project in biomedical engineering. Approved plan of work required with significant independent research culminating in a final paper and presentation at an appropriate venue. Departmental approval required. Course may not be repeated.

Second Session, 2020

BMME 205 Introduction to Biomedical Mechanics (4)

Majors only. Course covers rigid body mechanics of bodies at equilibrium or at rest (statics), and an introduction to rigid body mechanics of bodies in motion (dynamics). A foundation in engineering concepts and practices required to design and analyze many types of structural members is presented. In lab component, statics and dynamics subjects will be studied with experimental techniques, including strain gauges and accelerometers, and computational methods, including finite-element analysis and motion capture.

BMME 295 Research in Biomedical Engineering for Undergraduates (1-3)

Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. At least three hours per credit hour of independent work a week. Research with a faculty mentor. Approved learning contract required. Research proposal and final research paper also required. Course may not be repeated.

BMME 495 Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering as a Technical Elective (3)

Opportunity for hands-on faculty mentored research project in biomedical engineering. Approved plan of work required with significant independent research culminating in a final paper and presentation at an appropriate venue. Departmental approval required. Course may not be repeated.