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Biomedical Engineering (BEGR)
Department of Engineering

BEGR 2503   Introduction to Bioinstrumentation
Introduction to principles and techniques for biomedical measurements. Includes amplifiers, bioelectric events, clinical lab, rehabilitation devices, and safety. Introduction to Biological controls and biomaterials. Class 3. Prerequisite: EEGR 2053. (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 3424   Biosignal Analysis
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 4. Prerequisite: EEGR 2053. (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, and PHYS 2013. Corequisite: MATH 2013. (Spring)

BEGR 3614   Biomechanics I
Principles of stress, strain, elasticity, and deformation. Engineering mechanics as applied to bone, muscle function, blood flow, and cell deformation analysis. Historical overview of biomechanics, exercise biomechanics, and physiology. Neurological motor control with regard to human movement. Computer modeling of several human biological systems. Class 4. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisite: MEGR 2023 (Fall)

BEGR 3624   Biomechanics II: Biotransport
Advanced topics in biomechanics with emphasis on biotransport. Basic transport phenomena and fluid dynamic principles applied to the human body with emphasis on mass, momentum, and energy/heat transport. Application of engineering principles to a variety of biomedical problems including blood/circulation, metabolism, thermal regulation, and macro- and microscopic heat transfer. Class 4. Prerequisites: BEGR 3614 and MEGR 3513 or consent of instructor.. (Spring)

BEGR 3811   Jr. Biomedical Engineering Research I
Integration of laboratory techniques and research processes. Class 1. (Fall)

BEGR 3822   Jr. Biomedical Engineering Research II
A continuation of BEGR 3812. Class 2. Prerequisite: BEGR 3811. (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 3311. Class 1. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

BEGR 4941-4993   Special Topics
Individual or group research, development, or design. Special permission only. Class 1-3.