BIOE 4410: Bioengineering Design Project I

Designation:    Required
Description:    This course integrates the engineering and life science backgrounds of senior bioengineering students through the presentation of design principles for problems in biomechanical, bioelectrical, biochemical and biological systems. Oral and written communication, ethics, engineering economics and business plans are reviewed.
Prerequisite:    BIOE 3110, 3300, 3400 and 3500; 3 hours of BIOE 3940
Textbook:    None
Objectives:    To design a medical device or product 
To function on a team of students to design a device or product 
To investigate the economic, societal and ethical implications of biomedical product development 
To prepare a comprehensive report and make oral presentations 
To understand the FDA approval process for medical devices and productsices
Topics:    What is design 
FDA Regulations 
Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights 
Business Plans 
Ethics and NSPE Engineering Code of Ethics
Schedule:    1 - 1 hour and 15 minute lecture per week
Contribution:    Engineering topics
(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
(f)    An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g)    An ability to communicate effectively
(h)    The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i)    A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j)    A knowledge of contemporary issues
Prepared by:    Scott Molitor ( and Tammy Phares (
Last Updated: 6/27/22