Required Bioengineering Courses

BIOE 1000: Orientation and Introduction to Bioengineering Computer Applications  
(2 hours) Orientation to the University of Toledo, the College of Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering. Introduction to the use of graphical design and numerical analysis software packages required for the solution of bioengineering problems. Fall semester only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Bioengineering.

BIOE 1010: Professional Development  
(1 hour) Preparation for co-op and full-time employment in industry. Topics include resume writing, interviewing skills, compensation and benefits, social protocol and corporate ethics, biomedical ethics, design and quality control processes, and governmental regulation. Spring semester only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Bioengineering.

BIOE 1200: Introduction to Applications for Bioengineering 
(2 hours) This course also provides a one-semester overview of the biomechanical and bioelectrical aspects of Bioengineering. The course is broken down into unit modules that illustrate key engineering principles and concepts. A major project based on the computational modeling of the cardiovascular system integrates the course units. Spring semester only. Prerequisite: BIOE 1000.

BIOE 1410: Freshman Design & Innovation I

Basic concepts for biomedical device design and development and incorporating entrepreneurial mindset in freshman bioengineering students using team- and project-based learning experiences.

BIOE 1420: Freshman Design & Innovation II

Continuation of team- and project-based learning experiences from BIOE 1410.

BIOE 2100: Bioengineering Thermodynamics 
(3 hours) Principles of thermodynamics and conservation of mass applied to living systems, biomedical devices, and bioprocesses. Prerequisites: CHEM 1240; PHYS 2130; MATH 2850.

BIOE 2200: Biomaterials 
(3 hours) Physical and chemical properties of materials commonly used in medicine. Inflammatory, immunogenic, carcinogenic and toxicologic responses within host tissues. Testing and evaluation strategies for effective use of materials in medicine and biology. Fall semester only. Prerequisites: CHEM 1240; PHYS 2130; MATH 1860.

BIOE 3110: Introduction to Biomechanics 
(3 hours) Mechanics of the human musculoskeletal system and its joints. Basic concepts for deformable body mechanics, including stress and strain analysis, viscoelasticity and applications to common problems in orthopedic biomechanics. Spring semester only. Prerequisites: CIVE 1150; BIOL 2170.

BIOE 3300: Biomedical Electronics 
(3 hours) 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.

BIOE 3400: Biotransport Phenomena 
(3 hours) The quantitative description of momentum transport (viscous flow) and mass transport (convection and diffusion) in living systems. Application of engineering methods to model and quantify aspects of bioengineering systems. Prerequisites: MATH 2860; BIOE 2100.

BIOE 3500: Bioprocessing Laboratory  
(3 hours) Introduction to processing techniques used in biotechnology industries. The entire process of product development will be covered, including the creation and culture of recombinant organisms to synthesize a protein product, and the extraction, purification, immobilization and assay of the final product. Prerequisites: BIOL 3030; CHEM 1240; MATH 1860; corequisite BIOE 2100.

BIOE 3940: Co-op Experience 
(1 hour) Approved co-op experience for mandatory 1st, 2nd and 3rd co-ops. Course may be repeated. Prerequisite: BIOE 1010.

BIOE 3950: Co-op Experience 
(1 hour) Approved co-op experience for optional 4th and 5th co-ops. Course may be repeated. Prerequisite: BIOE 3940.

BIOE 4100: Physiology for Bioengineers  
(3 hours) Review of general physiological principles followed by a comprehensive study of the human nervous, muscle, circulatory, respiratory, excretory and digestive systems from an engineering perspective. Fall semester only. Prerequisites: BIOL 3030; CHEM 1240. Corequisite: EECS 2300.

BIOE 4120: Biosignal Processing 
(3 hours) Design and application of analog and digital signal processors to biomedical signals. Covered topics include the Laplace transform, analog filter design, continuous and discrete Fourier transform, and FIR/IIR digital filter design. Fall semester only. Prerequisite: BIOE 3300; BIOE 4140; MATH 2860.

BIOE 4140: Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory 
(2 hours) Design and construction of medical instrumentation, including aspects of signal and image processing, computer integration, and software development. Written communication skills are emphasized through laboratory report organization, documentation of results, error analysis and interpretation of findings. Prerequisite: EECS 2300; corequisite BIOE 3300.

BIOE 4300: Biomedical Quality Control 
(3 hours) Statistical methods for the design, testing and manufacturing of medical devices; the application of statistical methods to quality systems and process validation. Spring semester only. Prerequisite: MATH 2850; one hour of BIOE 3940.

BIOE 4410: Bioengineering Design Project I 
(3 hours) 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. Fall semester only. Prerequisites: BIOE 3110, 3300, 3400 and 3500; 3 hours of BIOE 3940.

BIOE 4420: Bioengineering Design Project II 
(3 hours) 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. Spring semester only. Prerequisite: BIOE 4410.

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.


Last Updated: 6/27/22