This page provides access to information about current course offerings in bioengineering. Both graduate and undergraduate courses can be found here.
Bioengineering Course Catalog
The course catalog is maintained by the university. Visit the bioengineering department’s catalog page to see up-to-date course codes and descriptions for classes in both bioengineering and bioinformatics.
Special Topics Courses
BioE 494 / CS 491 Wearables and Nearables Technology Laboratory
Over the past decade, wearables and nearables technologies have revolutionized and quantified multiple aspects of our lives including sports, fitness, entertainment, medicine, and health monitoring. In this course, we will learn how to design and fabricate wearables and nearables devices. The course provides the opportunity to work in cross-disciplinary groups and develop the skill set needed to be part of this emerging field. This new, exciting class combines various sensors, software platforms, and Bluetooth technology to create wearable and nearable devices. An open-ended project module will allow you the option to collaborate with a selected industry partner on a real-world problem, potentially leading to a future internship. This course is open to a total of 32 undergraduate and graduate students in bioengineering, computer science, or electrical and computer engineering. Students must have a background in circuit design via ECE 115 and ECE 210.
BioE 594 Elastography
Manual palpation represents one of the most traditional diagnostic methods. The sensitivity of manual palpation is rooted in the correlation of pathological changes with the mechanical behavior of biological tissue. While medical doctors can only qualitatively assess the stiffness of tissue by touch near to the body’s surface, some elastographic techniques are capable of determining the mechanical properties deep inside the organs. Therefore, Elastography has diagnostic potential for a variety of diseases, such as hepatic fibrosis and neurodegenerative brain diseases. This course is highly interdisciplinary and covers problems related to continuum mechanics, biorheology, MRI and image processing. We will review the theoretical foundations of Elastography and the students will receive an overview of elastographic techniques. The emphasis of this course will be on Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE). By the end of this course, the students will understand how mechanical waves are measured using MRI and they will be proficient in processing MRI data for the calculation of viscoelastic material parameters, such as the tissue stiffness.
BioE 594 Mechanical Wave Motion in Medical Diagnostics & Imaging
Theory of acoustics in fluids and solids. Measurement methods. Medical diagnostic & imaging applications: cardiovascular and pulmonary acoustics, ultrasound, dynamic elastography. Students must have graduate standing in an engineering program or permission of the instructor. Must have had differential equations (e.g. Math 220) with grade of B or better.