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Biomedical Engineering (BEGR)
Department of Engineering

BEGR 3213   Introduction To Biomedical Engineering And Instrumentation
Introduction to principles and techniques for biomedical measurements. Includes amplifiers, electrodes, bioelectric events, clinical lab, rehabilitation devices, and safety. Class 3. Prerequisites: EEGR 2063, ENGR 2122, and MATH 2013. Corequisites: BIOL 2014 or consent of instructor (Fall)

BEGR 3311   Biomedical Engineering Seminar/Workshop
A concentrated experience in a biomedical specialty directed by a visiting scholar. Offered each semester. Students are required to participate in two workshops during their junior and senior years. See also BEGR 4311. Class 1. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

BEGR 3313   Introduction To Biomechanics
Engineering mechanics as applied to bone, muscle function, blood flow, and cell deformation analysis. Historical overview of biomechanics, exercise biomechanics, and physiology; and neurological motor control with regard to human movement. Computer modeling of several human biological systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisites: MEGR 2023; BIOL 2024 or consent of instructor (Fall)

BEGR 3423   Biomedical Signal Processing
Application of analog, digital, and statistical techniques to the processing of biomedical signals. Includes sources, recording, and analysis of ECG, EEG, EMG, and evoked potentials. Class 3. Prerequisites: BEGR 3213 and EEGR 3213 or consent of instructor. (Spring)

BEGR 3513   Biomaterials Engineering
Basic material properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Application to medical science, including prosthetics, implants, and artificial organs. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1111, CHEM 1113, MATH 2013, and PHYS 2013. (Spring)

BEGR 3811   Junior Biomedical Engineering Research Experience I
Integration of laboratory techniques and research processes. This time will also be used to file formal applications with our research internship partners and prepare a formal application portfolio and summer research objectives in consultation with BME faculty and the summer research supervisor. Class 1. (Fall)

BEGR 3821   Junior Biomedical Engineering Research Experience II
A continuation of BEGR 3811. Class 1. (Spring)

BEGR 4213   Biological Control Systems
Control system properties and analysis; time and frequency response; stability; digital control systems; and application to living systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 3423. (Spring)

BEGR 4311   Biomedical Engineering Seminar/Workshop
A concentrated experience in a biomedical specialty directed by a visiting scholar. Offered each semester. Students are required to participate in two workshops during their junior and senior years. See also BEGR 4211. Class 1. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

BEGR 4713   Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
The musculoskeletal analysis of human movement; theoretical modeling and experimental verification in the biomechanics laboratory. Detailed understanding of relationships between ground reaction forces, electromyogram, and movement data. Class 3. Prerequisites: MEGR 2023; BEGR 3313 and COSC 1303 or consent of instructor. (Spring)

BEGR 4813   Biomedical Engineering Design I
Application of design principles to a biomedical engineering project. Includes specifications, formal proposal, design processes and decisions, and preliminary design. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BEGR 3213 and BEGR 3313. (Fall)

BEGR 4823   Biomedical Engineering Design II
Completion of the project initiated in BEGR 4813. Final design, fabrication, testing, and reporting. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: BEGR 4813. (Spring)