BIOE 3300: Biomedical Electronics

Designation:    Required
Description:    Measurement circuits, signal analysis, and computer design in biological systems and medicine. Electronic devices, digital devices, amplifier design, and instrumentation safety. Laboratory reinforces lecture topics and their application to the acquisition of biological signals.
Prerequisite:    BIOE 1200; EECS 2300
Textbook:    Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications 
A.R. Hambley 
Prentice Hall
Objectives:    To apply electrical engineering principles to bioinstrumentation 
To formulate solutions to problems in biomedical electronics 
To design electronic devices and systems for use in biomedical applications 
To design, conduct and document laboratory experiments involving biomedical instrumentation 
To obtain and analyze electrical signals from biological systems 
To function on a team of students in a laboratory setting 
To communicate laboratory results in written form 
To use computational tools and laboratory instruments to design and analyze electrical circuits and devices
Topics:    Review of circuits 
Sinusoidal analysis 
Laplace transforms 
Design and use of bio-potential amplifiers and other biomedical instruments
Schedule:    2 - 1 hour and 15 minute lectures per week
2 hour and 50 minute lab per week
Contribution:    Engineering topics
(a)    An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b)    An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c)    An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d)    The ability to function on multidisciplinary teams consisting of engineers, clinicians, medical researchers, biologist and non-technical personnel
(e)    An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(g)    An ability to communicate effectively
(k)    An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
(8c)    The ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems
Prepared by:    Scott Molitor ( and Tammy Phares (
Last Updated: 6/27/22