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Biomedical Engineering

10212 Mary Ellen Jones
(919) 966-1176

First Session, 2022

BMME 160 Statics (3) ****Canceled****

Prerequisites, MATH 232 and PHYS 116or 118. Course restricted to admitted 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. Provides a foundation for more advanced courses.

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 205 Biomedical Mechanics (4) ****Canceled****

Majors only. Study of the state of rest or motion of bodies subjected to the action of forces. Properties of force systems, free body diagrams, concepts of equilibrium, kinematics of particles, Newton’s laws, conservational principles of energy of momentum in mechanics, mechanical vibrations, and their applications in biomedical systems. Biomedical Engineering majors only.

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 490 Signals and Systems: From MATLAB to Smartphones (3) ****Canceled****

Prerequisite BMME 207 Biomedical Electronics and Co-requisites BMME 365 Systems and Signals, COMP 116 Introduction to Scientific Programming and BMME 201 Computer Methods in Biomedical Engineering This course covers the implementation aspects of the signals and systems concepts. Two types of implementations are covered: MATLAB implementation and smartphone implementation. The course consists of becoming familiar with MATLAB and smartphone software tools, signal sampling and reconstruction, solving linear time-invariant systems in time domain by convolution, solving linear time-invariant systems in frequency domain by Fourier transform, signals and systems application project.

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, 2022

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 298 Biomedical Engineering Design and Manufacturing I (2) ****Canceled****

Pre- or coerequisite PHYS 117 or 119. This is the first in a series of four courses in biomedical design. The course introduces the tools and problem-solving skills required in the field of biomedical engineering. Majors only.

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.