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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "BIOE-Bioengineering"

BIOE - Bioengineering

BIOE 100 Introductory Mathematics for Engineering (4) Prerequisite: High School-level Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. Restriction: Must be in the Friendship Early College Program. Overview of the salient math topics most heavily used in the core engineering courses. These include algebraic manipulation of engineering equations, trigonometry, vectors and complex numbers, sinusoids and harmonic signals, systems of equations and matrices, differentiation, integration and differential equations. All math topics will be presented within the context of an engineering application, and reinforced through extensive examples of their use in the core engineering courses.

BIOE 120 Biology for Engineers (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Introduction to the functions and interactions of biological systems from a quantitative perspective. Introduction to the modern experimental techniques and methods of data analysis. Roles for bioengineers in biology, and the role of biology in bioengineering will be elucidated.

BIOE 121 Biology for Engineers Laboratory (1) Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Bioengineering program. This course will build on the material covered in BIOE120. Experiments conducted in this laboratory course will cover topics such as biomechanical principles, biochemical methods, genetics and selection, scaling, microcosm interactions, human factors and imaging.

BIOE 150 Applied Ethics and Public Policy in Bioengineering (3) Credit only granted for: BIOE150 or HONR288L. Students learn about medical devices such as heart valves and artificial hearts. Government requirements for clinical testing and the obligations that physicians, manufacturers, FDA and Congress have to patients are discussed.

BIOE 160 Biopharmaceutical Production (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department; and must be in the Young Scholars Program. Credit only granted for: BIOE168 or BIOE160. Formerly: BIOE168. Focuses on the basics of recombinant DNA technology as applied to biopharmaceutical manufacturing in a classroom setting. Students will work through a "production campaign" including all key steps of manufacturing a protein product.

BIOE 232 Bioengineering Thermodynamics (3) Prerequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260; and permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Bioengineering program. Credit only granted for: BIOE232, ENES232, ENME232, or ENME320. A quantitative introduction to thermodynamic analysis of bioengineering systems. Bioengineering encompasses a wide range of applications from nanoscale interactions (e.g. reactions between molecules), to cellular interactions (e.g. membrane electrical currents), to overall balances on organisms, all the way to large scale manufacturing. Each of these applications (and many others not mentioned) involve energy interactions which is the domain of thermodynamics. The basic laws of thermodynamics will be introduced and explained through a series of examples related to bioengineering systems.

BIOE 241 Biocomputational Methods (3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Application of computer technology to biological and natural resource systems considering engineering aspects. Designed to help students in the use of computer technology for problem solving. The course will cover 4-5 software packages important for later use by the student.

BIOE 331 Biofluids (3) Prerequisite: MATH246, BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241; and (ENES232 or BIOE232). Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Bioengineering program; and permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Also offered as: ENME331. Credit only granted for: BIOE331, ENCE305, or ENME331. Principles of fluid mechanics. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. Hydrostatics. Control volume analysis. Internal and external flow. Boundary layers. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis. Laboratory experiments.

BIOE 332 Transport Process Design (3) Prerequisite: MATH246, BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BIOE331 or ENME331; and permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer with applications in medicine, environment, biotechnology, food, agriculture, and other biosystems. Design of solutions to current problems in biological engineering is emphasized.

BIOE 340 Modeling Physiological Systems and Lab (4) Prerequisite: BSCI330, MATH246, BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241; and permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Credit only granted for: BIOE340 or (BSCI440 and BSCI441). Topics covered will include cell and general physiology, membrane physiology, blood cells and clotting, circulation, metabolism, respiration, and the nervous system. A lab component will also be included.

BIOE 371 Bioengineering Math and Statistics (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH246. This class will cover mathematics essentials that are required for bioengineering, specifically: statistics, linear algebra, differential equations, and feedback systems in biology. The course will emphasize fundamentals and numerical implementation (e.g. using Matlab). Example will be taken from bioengineering applications.

BIOE 399 Independent Study in Bioengineering (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Independent study.

BIOE 404 Biomechanics (3) Prerequisite: MATH246, ENES220, BIOE120, ENES102, BIOE121, and BIOE241; and permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Bioengineering program. Introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics including force analysis, mechanics of deformable bodies, stress and strain, multiaxial deformations, stress analysis, and viscoelasticity. Biomechanics of soft and hard tissues.

BIOE 411 Tissue Engineering (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed at least one biology course; and MATH241. Recommended: BSCI330 and BIOE340. A review of the fundamental principles involved in the design of engineered tissues and organs. Both biological and engineering fundamentals will be considered.

BIOE 415 Bioengineering of Exercise Response (3) Prerequisite: MATH246; or permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Credit only granted for: BIOE415 or ENBE415. Formerly: ENBE415. Exercise physiology in quantitative terms. Modeling and prediction of cardiovascular, respiratory, thermoregulatory, biomechanical, and metabolic aspects of human exercise responses.

BIOE 420 Bioimaging (3) Prerequisite: MATH246, BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241; and permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Bioengineering program. Examines the physical principles behind major biomedical imaging modalities and new ways of using images for bio-related applications.

BIOE 422 Biosystems Engineering (3) Prerequisite: BIOE120 and BIOE121; or BSCI105. And (ENME331, BIOE331, ENCE305, or BIOE332). Conservation of mass in the context of biological systems at different scales (i.e., cellular, organ, and ecosystem), life cycles such as carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, photosynthesis, water cycle, Kreb cycle, and aerobic and anaerobic cycles as they relate to biosystem function and health.

BIOE 425 Mechanical Properties of Biological Tissues (3) Prerequisite: ENES220 and MATH241. An exploration of mechanical properties of living biological tissues; including hard and soft tissues. Coverage will include all the traditional mechanical properties applied to biological tissues, including: stress-strain behavior, elastic, viscoelastic, thermomechanical, fracture, fatigue, etc. Additionally, alteration of mechanical properties of living tissues due to disease, development, growth, and remodeling will be covered.

BIOE 431 Fundamentals of Biosensor Techniques, Instrumentation, and Applications (3) Prerequisite: CHEM135, PHYS161, PHYS261, and BSCI330. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. A thorough review of fundamental concepts of biosensing systems, principles of common detection methods, and modern applications of biosensors. Primarily literature driven. Students will obtain a detailed understanding of cutting-edge biosensing techniques, the instrumentation used, and the application space. Students also will develop skills in using current literature as a source of knowledge.

BIOE 432 Fundamentals of Biophotonics Imaging and Microscopy (3) Prerequisite: PHYS270 and BIOE420. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Credit only granted for: BIOE432, BIOE632, or BIOE689C. Principles and instrumentation of various biomedical optical techniques, including fluorescene and Raman spectroscopy, confocal and multi-photon microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and diffuse optical tomography. Biomedical aplications will also be discussed.

BIOE 450 Fundamentals of Quantitative Cell Physiology (3) Recommended: MATH246, MATH141, and MATH241. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Introduction to neuronal and muscle electrophysiology. Topics include theoretical modeling of electrical properties of the cell, experimental approaches to cell electrophysiology and details on the biological basis for cell electrical function.

BIOE 453 Biomaterials (3) Prerequisite: CHEM231, MATH246, CHEM232, BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241. Corequisite: BIOE454. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Also offered as: ENMA425. Credit only granted for: ENBE453, BIOE453, or ENMA425. Formerly: ENBE453. Examination of the structure and function of natural biomaterials, and cell-extracellular matrix interactions. Study physical properties of synthetic biomaterials for biomedical applications. Understanding molecular level interactions between biomolecules and biomaterials to design novel biomaterials with desirable characteristics. Application of biomaterials as implants, drug delivery systems, biosensors, engineered materials such as artificial skin and bone growth scaffolds will be covered.

BIOE 454 Biomaterials Laboratory (1) Prerequisite: CHEM231, MATH246, CHEM232, BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241. Corequisite: BIOE453. Recommended: ENES220. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Hands-on experience with measurements of bulk and surface properties of biological materials, synthesis of hydrogel, surface patterning using soft lithography technique, and preparation of 3D agarose matrix of cell culture. The topics cover measurements of tensile strength, hardness, and impact strength of the biomaterials, swelling and transport behavior of hydrogel, patterning silicon substrate using self-assembled monolayer, and cell-biomaterials interactions in scaffold biomaterials.

BIOE 455 Basic Electronic Design (3) Prerequisite: MATH246, BIOE120, BIOE121, and BIOE241. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Credit only granted for: BIOE455 or ENBE455. Formerly: ENBE455. Familiarization with basic electronic circuits and the ability to produce simple electronic designs.

BIOE 456 Bioinstrumentation (3) Prerequisite: BIOE455. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Credit only granted for: BIOE456 or ENBE456. Formerly: ENBE456. Study of biomedical instrumentation and biomedical equipment technology. How biomedical equipment is used to measure information from the human body. Hands-on experience with representative biomedical equipment.

BIOE 457 Biomedical Electronics & Instrumentation (4) Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE241, and PHYS261. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Students learn fundamental concepts of electronics, assembly of electronic components into functional circuits, and integration of functional electronic devices and circuits into a system. In the lab component, students will learn to assemble and evaluate circuits and systems.

BIOE 460 Biotechnology and Bioproduction (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: BIOE460, BIOE468B, or ENES489Q. Formerly: BIOE468B. Basics of recombinant DNA technology and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

BIOE 468 Selected Topics in Bioengineering (3) Prerequisite: BIOE120 and BIOE121. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Selected topics in Bioengineering will be covered and taught by a variety of department faculty.

BIOE 471 Biological Systems Control (3) Prerequisite: BIOE455. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Credit only granted for: BIOE471 or ENBE471. Formerly: ENBE471. Principles of control systems designed by biological engineers and analysis of control mechanisms found in biological organisms. Apparent control strategies used by biological systems will be covered.

BIOE 482 Analysis of Bioenergy Systems (3) Prerequisite: ENES232 and CHEM231; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Combines topics from biofuels (some of which are renewable/sustainable) and biofuel cells. Emphasizes both engineering and biological analysis while including a practical perspective based on specific examples from the current literature. Ethanol from corn and sugar cane; gasoline from biomass; use of cellulosic biomass; enzymatic and microbial biofuel cells.

BIOE 484 Engineering in Biology (3) Prerequisite: MATH221 or MATH141; and (PHYS141 or PHYS161); and must have completed CHEM103 or higher. Or permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Recommended: BIOE454. Credit only granted for: BIOE484 or ENBE484. Formerly: ENBE484. Engineering with biological systems, with emphasis on utilization, design, and modeling. Broad topics include differences between biological engineering and biological science; basic sciences and how they relate to biology; typical biological responses to environmental stimuli; scaling, and utilization of living things.

BIOE 485 Capstone Design I: Entrepreneurship, Regulatory Issues, and Ethics (3) Prerequisite: 21 credits in BIOE courses. Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department; and senior standing; and must be in Engineering: Bioengineering program. Credit only granted for: BIOE485 or ENBE485. Formerly: ENBE485. This is the first part of a two-semester senior capstone design course which covers principles involved in engineering design, design approaches, economics of design, ethics in engineering, and patent regulations. It also helps students learn team work and write design project proposals under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.

BIOE 486 Capstone Design II (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOE485 in the immediately preceding semester. Restriction: Senior standing; and must be in Engineering: Bioengineering program; and permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Credit only granted for: BIOE486 or ENBE486. Formerly: ENBE486. This is the second part of the senior capstone design course. This part is independent instruction where faculty mentoring each project team works with students to order supplies, fabricate their proposed design under BIOE485, test the design, write the report and present it to their fellow seniors and board of faculty mentors. Students are taught to convert the blue print of a design to actual device and test it.

BIOE 489 Special Topics in Bioengineering (1-3) Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Exploring a variety of topics with Bioengineering.

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