Bioengineering Electives

BIOE 4110: Advanced Biomechanics 
(3 hours) Bioviscoelastic fluids and solids. Non-newtonian behavior of blood, synovial fluid, mucus, and protoplasm. Basic mechanical properties of collagen and elastin, bone, cartilage, muscles, blood vessels, and other living tissues. Application of continuum mechanics. Artificial implantable materials and design of prosthetic devices. Prerequisites: BIOE 3110 or CIVE 1160.

BIOE 4610: Artificial Organs 
(3 hours) The application of engineering principles to the design and analysis of artificial organs and their clinical application. Prerequisite: BIOE 3400.

BIOE 4620: Biochemical Engineering 
(3 hours) The application of engineering principles to the design and analysis of biological processes that employ living organisms or biochemicals. Prerequisite: BIOE 3400; BIOE 3500.

BIOE 4630: Bioseparations 
(3 hours) Practical and theoretical aspects of processes required to separate and purify cells, proteins and other biological compounds. Prerequisite: BIOE 3500.

BIOE 4710: Biomechanics of Soft and Hard Tissues 
(3 hours) Composite and hierarchical models of bones; models of bone remodeling. Soft tissues models: linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity, Fung's quasilinear viscoelastic theory. Biphasic and triphasic models and mechano-ionic interactions. Prerequisite: BIOE 3110.

BIOE 4730: Computational Orthopaedic Biomechanics 
(3 hours) Introduction to and utilization of computational packages for bioengineering applications. Introduction to finite element analysis and applications in biomechanics, biofluidics, bioheat transfer, optimization. Prerequisite: BIOE 1000; BIOE 3110.

BIOE 4740: Tissue Engineering
(3 hours) Application of principles from engineering and the life sciences toward the development of biological substitutes that restore, maintain, or improve tissue function. Topics covered include: extracellular matrix materials; extracellular regulation of cell function; cell culture and cryopreservation; basic immunology and biocompatibility; specific tissue requirements; and progress in generating engineered substitutes. Prerequisite: BIOE 2200; BIOE 4100.

BIOE 4750: Experimental Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics 
(3 hours) The theory and implementation of techniques used for the measurement of forces and motion within the musculoskeletal system at the system, organ and tissue levels. Prerequisite: BIOE 3110 or CIVE 1160.

BIOE 4910: Bioengineering Honors Thesis 
(1 - 3 hours) Thesis research. The student completes and defends a written thesis under the direction and guidance of their faculty research advisor. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Bioengineering.

BIOE 4980: Bioengineering Special Topics 
(1 - 3 hours) Selected subjects in the field of bioengineering with intensive investigation of the recent literature in a few areas of special interest to the class and the professor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

BIOE 4990: Bioengineering Independent Study 
(1 - 3 hours) The student, under the guidance of their research adviser, explores in-depth specific areas or topics related to their research. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


Last Updated: 9/1/21