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Elective Bioengineering Courses


Courses marked with * meet the second semester technology core requirement for degree-seeking Bioengineering students. Courses marked with ** meet the second semester life sciences core requirement for degree-seeking Bioengineering students.

Non-degree seeking graduate students may take any course from this list with the exception of BIOE 5840, BIOE 6950, BIOE 6960, BIOE 8990. Graduate students from other University of Colorado graduate programs may also take these courses but should contact Bioengineering faculty if interested in BIOE 5840.

Bioengineering students are not restricted to these courses, but rather can meet their elective requirements with any relevant graduate level class offered at CU Denver or CU Boulder (through concurrent enrollment). Students should consult their advisors to ensure their course selections meet their program needs. The full course catalog for CU Denver can be found here.

BIOE 5053* - Optics and Microscopy in Biomedical Research

Comprehensive overview of optical imaging, ranging from classical microscopy to advanced, non-linear techniques and includes theory, technology and applications in biomedical sciences. This will prepare students for developing and applying state-of-the-art optical imaging in their research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Credit Hours: 3

BIOE 5063* - 3D Modeling for Bioengineers

Course instills 3D modeling skills specific to biomedical industry. Topics include computer aided design, medical imaging, image processing, patient specific image to three-dimensional model reconstruction, non-uniform rational b-spline surfaces, finite element, computational fluid dynamics analyses, physical modeling using rapid prototyping. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Credit Hours: 3

BIOE 5064* - Advanced MatLab for Bioengineers and Life Scientists

This course covers MatLab programming for bioengineers and life scientists. Topics include MatLab syntax and optimization as well as techniques for working with scalars, time-series, images and multi-dimension datasets. Surface/Curve fitting, modeling, automation and classification will be covered as well. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Credit Hours: 3

BIOE 5073*,** - Neural Interfaces and Bionic Limbs

This course will explore advanced topics in neural interfaces (Brain machine interfaces, peripheral nerve interfaces etc), the issues involved in the design of mechatronic limb systems and the decoding algorithms used to map the neural interface to the mechatronic limb. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Credit Hours: 3

BIOE 5074 - Introduction to Laboratory Animal Research

This course provides basic theoretical and practical knowledge on theuse of the most common laboratory animal species, animal models and welfare, general concepts on animal biology and husbandry, and essential principles of anesthesia, analgesia, surgery and peri operative care. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Credit Hour: 3

BIOE 5083* - Polymers in Biomedical Applications

This course will cover a fundamental synthetic method and basic characteristics of various polymeric biomaterials and their crucial roles in different biomedical applications. It will also cover how the polymers can be modified to enhance biomedical applications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Credit Hours: 3

BIOE 5420 - Special Topics in Bioengineering

Special topics of particular interest to graduate students in Bioengineering. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Max hours: 12 Credits. Credit Hours: 3

BIOE 5420 - Introduction to Biodesign

This course provides an introduction to the Stanford Biodesign Process, a proven method that aids in developing novel medical device technologies that improve healthcare. Students will navigate in teams through the Biodesign process, completing steps such as identification of needs within the clinical environment as well as concept development, prototyping, and concept screening, Key topics in medical device entrepreneurship will be explored including reimbursement, regulatory approval, intellectual property, and business models. Credit Hours: 3

BIOE 5420 - Abnormal Physiology

This course provides an introduction to the topic of disability and aging and the application of bioengineering principles for persons living with functional impairment(s) across the lifespan.  Topics include body structure and function for persons with congenital, degenerative and acquired disabilities; the impact of contextual factors and environment; technology and the human interface. The course will focus on human factors of disability and aging, use case development; product design considerations for persons with disabilities and/or aging and transdisciplinary approaches to the application of technology across multiple environments. Credit Hours: 3

BIOE 5840 - Independent Study in Bioengineering

Graduate level independent study in Bioengineering with a faculty mentor. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Bioengineering or instructor permission. Semester Hours: 1 to 6


Elective Non-Bioengineering Courses

Courses marked with * meet the second semester technology core requirement for degree-seeking Bioengineering students. Courses marked with ** meet the second semester life sciences core requirement for degree-seeking Bioengineering students.

CANB 7600* - Cancer Biology (Anschtuz Medical Campus)

This course integrates the examination of cancer at molecular, cellular, tissue and organismal levels. Course open to all graduates students from any program with an interest in mechanisms and models of cancer and will give a broad appeciation for current issues/problems. Credit Hours: 3

NRSC 7600* - Cellular and Molecular Biology (Anschutz Medical Campus)

A comprehensive, in-depth, discussion-based course intended for candidates in teh PhD in Neuroscience. Topics include ion channel structure and function, ionic basis of the resting and action potential, and the biochemistry and physiology of direct and indirect synaptic transmission. Credit Hours: 3

NRSC 7610* - Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Anschutz Medical Campus)

This course will provide basic knowledge on the structure and function of the nervous system. The lectures will be supplemented by discussion of primary resarch literature in neurobiology. Credit Hours: 3

BIOL 6764** - Biological Data Analysis (Denver Campus)

Addresses quantitative aspects of research design, data collection and analysis in the biological sciences. Emphasizes relationships among probability theory, estimation, testing, inference, and interpretation. Hands-on computational methods used throughout the course. Prereq: Graduate standing, BIOL 3763 or equivalent with a “B” (3.0) or higher, or permission of instructor. Credit Hours: 3

MCEN 5115** - Mechatronics & Robotics I (Boulder)

Focuses on design and construction of microprocessor-controlled electro-mechanical systems. Lectures review critical circuit topics, introduce microprocessor architecture and programming, discuss sensor and actuator component selection, robotic systems, and design strategies for complex, multi-system devices. Lab work reinforces lectures and allows hands-on experience with robotic design. Students must design and build an autonomous robotic device. Project expenses may be incurred ($50 maximum). Prerequisites: College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduate students. Credit Hours: 3.

MCEN 5023** - Solid Mechanics I (Boulder)

Introduces stress, strain, and motion of a continuous system. Discusses material derivative; fundamental laws of mass, momentum, energy, and entropy; constitutive equations and applications to elasticand plastic materials. Similar to ASEN 5012. Requisites: Requires coreq course of MCEN 5020. Restricted to any College of Engineering and Applied Science graduate students. Credit Hours: 3

MECH 5208** - Advanced Biomechanics (Denver Campus)

This course provides training in computational and experimental methods for biomechanical engineering analysis. Topics include finite element analysis of biological systems, orthopedic device design, medical imaging analysis, mechanical characterization of biological tissues, and biomechanics of human movement. Credit Hours: 3


BIOE 6950 - Masters Thesis

Research for Master Thesis under supervision of faculty thesis advisor. Prerequesite: Consent of thesis advisor. Restrictions: Satisfactory progress toward MS-Bioengineering degree. Semester Hours: 1 to 6

BIOE 6960 - Masters Project

Training for Master Project under supervision of faculty project advisor. Prerequesite: Consent of project advisor. Restrictions: Satisfactory progress toward MS-Bioengineering degree. Semester Hours: 1 to 6

BIOE 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation

Research for doctoral dissertation under supervision of faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Consent of dissertation advisor. Restrictions: Satisfactory progress toward PhD-Bioengineering Degree. Semester Hours: 1 to 10