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Bioengineering Core

The First Year Curriculum


The Bioengineering Core Curriculum is the fall-and-spring term sequence of courses designed to bring all incoming graduate students, regardless of training backgrounds, up to speed on the core competencies of bioengineering. The core consists of four two-term courses (21 credit hours) that focus on life sciences, quantitative methods, technologies, and research methods with clinical experiences.


Fall Term Core

BIOE 5010 - LifeSciences for Bioengineers I

This course provides an introduction to human anatomy and physiology and clinical medicine, with focus on using engineering methods to analyze structure and function and multiple dimensional scales. Topical areas cover molecular biology, neuroscience and orthopedics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Bioengineering. Semester Hours: 3 to 3

BIOE 5020 - Quantitative Methods for Bioengineers I

This course provides an introduction to graduate level mathematics and numerical analysis as used in bioengineering. After a review of undergraduate concepts, it covers discrete systems, transforms and numerical methods as used in imaging, physiological modeling, and patient-specific computational simulation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Bioengineering. Semester Hours: 3 to 3

BIOE 5030 - Technology for Bioengineers I

This course provides an introduction to imaging technologies used by biomedical researchers and clinicians. Focus will be on basic physics, instrumentation and clinical applications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Bioengineering. Semester Hours: 3 to 3

BIOE 5040 - Research Methods and Clinical Experiences for Bioengineers I

This course provides an introduction to research methods and clinical experiences for bioengineers in order to prepare students for basic research, clinical applications and commercialization of medical technologies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Bioengineering. Semester Hours: 1 to 3


Spring Term Core

BIOE 5011 - LifeSciences for Bioengineers II

This course continues from BIOE 5010 to cover the additional topical areas of Cardiovascular, Renal Medicine and Urological Sciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Bioengineering. Grade of B or better in BIOE 5010 or permission of instructor. Semester Hours: 3 to 3

BIOE 5021 - Quantitative Methods for Bioengineers II

This course continues the introduction to graduate level mathematics and numerical analysis provided in BIOE 5020. This course will focus on Finite Element methods, Experimental Methods for Biomedical Diagnostics, Signal Processing Techniques, Data Analysis, Uncertainty and Biostatistics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Bioengineering. Grade of B or better in BIOE 5020 or permission of instructor. Semester Hours: 3 to 3

BIOE 5031 - Technology for Bioengineers II

This course continues the introduction to imaging from BIOE 5030, but with a much stronger emphasis on quantitative methods of medical image analysis and description of medical imaging physics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Bioengineering. Grade of B or better in BIOE 5030 or consent of instructor. Semester Hours: 3 to 3

BIOE 5041 - Research Methods and Clinical Experiences for Bioengineers II

This course provides an introduction to research methods and clinical experiences for bioengineers in order to prepare students for basic research, clinical applications, and commercialization of medical technologies. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Bioengineering. Grade of B or better in BIOE 5040 or permission of instructor. Semester Hours: 1 to 3