UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


Biomedical Engineering


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Biomedical engineering is a cross-disciplinary program that applies principles and methods from engineering, science, and technology to understand, define, and solve problems of life and medical sciences. Biomedical engineers design and manufacture devices and instrumentation such as electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and blood-flow monitoring systems, as well as electrical stimulators for muscles and nerves. These systems and devices assist medical specialists with diagnosis and treatment of patients. Biomedical engineers also design and manufacture therapeutic and prosthetic devices to improve the quality of life for individuals. These devices include cochlear and visual prosthesis, prosthetic fingers, joints, and limbs. Biomedical engineers are also involved in development of artificial/bionic pancreas, heart, eyes, and other human organs.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growing technology and its application to medical equipment and devices, along with an aging population, will increase demand for the work of biomedical engineers.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the program, a graduate of the program will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, basic science, mathematics, and statistics.
  2. Solve biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems.
  3. Analyze, model, design, and realize biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes, and make measurements and interpret data from living systems.
  4. 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.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  6. Demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  7. Demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Biomedical Engineering Major. The minimum number of credits required to complete the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is 120. Students who need background preparation courses in math, English, and foreign language may need additional credits

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM

Engineering Core Courses: 26 credits

 

BME 101

Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

3

Civ Eng 201

Statics

3

Civ Eng 202

Dynamics

3

EAS 200

Professional Seminar

1

ElecEng 301

Electrical Circuits I

3

ElecEng 305

Electrical Circuits II

4

MatlEng 201

Engineering Materials

4

MechEng 101

Computational Tools for Engineers

2

MechEng 301

Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

3

Biomedical Engineering Major: 37 credits

 

Bio Sci 202

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Bio Sci 203

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Bio Sci 465 OR

Biostatistics

3

Ind Eng 367

Introductory Statistics for Physical Science and Engineering Students

3

BME 320 Engineering Biomedical Devices I
3
BME 325 Engineering Biomedical Devices II
3
BME 385 Introduction to Biomedical Materials
3

BME 495

Biomedical Instrumentation Lab

3

BME 595

Capstone Design Project

4

ElecEng 310

Signals and Systems

3

MechEng 469

Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering

3

MechEng 474

Introduction to Control Systems

4

 

Mathematics Requirement: 14 to 16 credits suggested**
One of the following Calculus sequences must be completed:

Math 231-232-233
or
Math 221-222 (Honors)
and
ElecEng 234 (Analytical Methods in Engineering)

Chemistry Requirement: 5 credits suggested**
One of the following Chemistry sequences must be completed:

Chem 102-104
or

Chem 105 (Suggested)

Physics Requirement: 10 credits

Physics 209 and 214
Physics 210 and 215

GER Distribution Requirement: 15 credits

Arts

 

3

Humanities

 

3

English 310

Writing, Speaking, and Technoscience in the 21st Century

3

Social Science

 

6

 

One of the arts, humanities, or social science courses selected must also meet the UWM cultural diversity requirement.

English Composition Requirement: 0-6 credits**

The English Composition requirement is satisfied by:

  1. Earning a satisfactory score on the English placement test; or
  2. Earning a grade of C or higher in English 102.

Foreign Language Requirement: 0-8 credits (for students starting fall 1999 or later)

The foreign language requirement can be completed with one of these options:

  1. Two years of a single foreign language in high school;
  2. Two semesters of a single foreign language in college; or
  3. Demonstrate ability by examination.

** Placement Examinations. Once admitted to UWM, most engineering students are required to take placement examinations in mathematics, English, and chemistry. Students with previous college-level credits in these areas may not be required to take placement exams. The placement exams are administered by the UWM Testing Center, Mellencamp Hall, Room B28, (414) 229-4689. The results of these tests help students determine the appropriate course in which to register. Background prerequisite courses may be required in addition to the courses listed above.

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR (16 credits)
The Biomedical Engineering program requires a total of 16 credits of technical electives, chosen from the following list:

Bio Sci 150

Foundations of Biological Sciences I

4

Bio Sci 152

Foundations of Biological Sciences II

4

Bio Sci 354

Introduction to Neuroscience I

3

Bio Sci 355

Introduction to Neuroscience II

3

BME 585 Advanced Biomaterials
3
     
BME 599 Senior Thesis
3
     
BME 690 Topics in Biomedical Engineering
3
     
BME 699 Independent Study
1-3
     

Bus Adm 447

Entrepreneurship

3

Chem 102

General Chemistry

5

Chem 104

General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis

5

Chem 343

Organic Chemistry

3

Chem 344

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2

Chem 345

Organic Chemistry

3

Civ Eng 303

Strength of Materials

4

CompSci 250

Introductory Computer Programming

3

EAS 001

Co-op Work Period

3

EAS 497

Study Abroad

3

ElecEng 361

Electromagnetic Fields

3

ElecEng 410

Principles of Discrete Systems and Digital Signal Processing

3

ElecEng 436 Introduction to Medical Instrumentation
3
     

ElecEng 437

Introduction to Biomedical Imagining

3

ElecEng 438

Bioanalytics and Biomedical Diagnostics

3

ElecEng 537

Fundamentals of Neuroimaging Technology

3

ElecEng 539

Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

3

Ind Eng 360

Engineering Economic Analysis

3

Ind Eng 584

Biodynamics of Human Motion

3

MechEng 320

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

3

MechEng 370

Computer Aided Engineering Laboratory

2

OccThpy 593 Introduction to Biomedical and Rehabilitation Instrumentation
3
     
OccThpy 620 Introduction to Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology
3
     
OccThpy 625 Design and Disability
3
     

Physics 305

Medical Physics

3

Physics 306

Introduction to Biophysics

3

Psych 254

Physiological Psychology

3

 

 


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