BIOE 4420: Bioengineering Design Project II

Designation:    Required
Description:    A continuation of BIOE 4410. Teams of senior bioengineering students solve problems in biomechanical, bioelectrical, biochemical and biological systems through a design project. Testing and evaluation of designs, progress reports, oral presentations and a written final report are required.
Prerequisite:    BIOE 4410
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 products
Topics:    Design principles, implementation, control, testing and evaluation 
Communication skills and teamwork 
Biomedical and corporate ethics 
Engineering economics, business and marketing plans 
Regulatory issues
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