Engineering, Biomedical (ENGB) Courses

ENGB 285 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of engineering students and faculty. Additional course fee is required.

ENGB 295 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

ENGB 330 Biotransport
3 hours. Fluid mechanics principles applied to biological systems and medical devices. Properties of biological fluids, energy and momentum balances, computational modeling.
Prerequisite: MATH 311 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra.

ENGB 340 Mechanics of Biomaterials
3 hours. Mechanical behavior and material selection process required in engineering for medical applications. Materials to be covered include both short-exposure, such as surgical tools and catheters, and long-exposure, such as implants / shunts. Topics to be included are: stress, strain, torsion and deflection of biomaterials, the manufacturing process, performance characteristics, biocompatibility testing, and long-term biological response (tissue formation / fibrosis). Relevant design considerations will be discussed, including common medical device standards relating to biomaterials testing and performance.
Prerequisites: ENGR 250 Principles of Materials Science, ENGM 211 Statics, MATH 311 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra.

ENGB 341 Biomaterials Lab
1 hour. Behavior of deformable body systems for biomaterials under combinations of external loading is presented. Analysis of stress, deformation, strain, failure fatigue and creep are included. Mathematical, graphical and energy methods are utilized. One two-hour laboratory per week.
Corequisite: ENGB 340 Mechanics of Biomaterials.

ENGB 350 Biosignal Analysis
3 hours. Medical imaging techniques have become important tools for monitoring of diseases and understanding of the molecular aspects of living organisms. This course provides a broad-based overview of major imaging techniques used in biomedical patient care and research. Application of analog, digital, and statistical techniques to the processing of biomedical signals. Includes sources, recording, and analysis of ECG, EEG, EMG, x-ray, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, nuclear medicine (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), The underlying physics, image formation theories and selected applications are presented.
Prerequisites: MATH 311 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra, ENGE 260 Circuits and Instrumentation. 

ENGB 351 Biosignal Analysis Lab
1 hour. Measurements of biomedical signals and systems in time and frequency domain, filter design and feedback control as applied to common biomedical imaging systems. One two-hour laboratory per week.
Corequisite: ENGB 350 Biosignal Analysis.

ENGB 410 Design of Medical Devices
3 hours. The fundamental objective of this course is to explore medical device design and manufacturing. Students will thus learn about the working principles, design, manufacture, reliability and some regulatory hurdles involved in the development of biomedical devices and sensors. These include both external and implanted devices. Students will apply what they have learned to a design project culminating in a prototype presentation.
Prerequisites: ENGB 330 Biotransport, ENGB 340 Mechanics of Biomaterials, ENGB 350 Biosignal Analysis.

ENGB 420 Biomechanics
3 hours. From a biomechanical perspective, the healthy human skeleton is an optimal structure that has adapted its form in response to its function. Studying the mechanics of the skeleton provides information that can be used not only to design artificial prostheses and materials and thus address specific health care issues, but also to aid in the design of more traditional engineering structures by understanding the behavior and underlying design features of this complex dynamic structure. The purpose of this course is twofold: to learn the fundamental concepts of orthopedic biomechanics and to enhance skills in mechanical engineering and bioengineering by analyzing the mechanical behavior of various complex biomedical problems. (Identical to ENGM 420)
Prerequisites: ENGM 360 Finite Elements and Computer Modeling.

ENGB 430 Rehabilitation Engineering
3 hours. The course provides a basic understanding of assistive technology research and application in: wheelchair technology, augmentative communication, computer access, transportation safety, home and work site modifications, environmental access, and prosthetics. Issues related to terminology, interdisciplinary communication, consumer empowerment, information resources and service delivery development are also stressed. Course includes a weekly laboratory session that incorporates in vivo non-invasive kinematics measurements.
Prerequisite: ENGB 340 Mechanics of Biomaterials.

ENGB 485 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. 
Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of engineering students and faculty. Additional course fee is required.

ENGB 495 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.