Courses

Elective Major

SemesterCourse TitleNumber / Credits
4-2
Biomedical Imaging

An introduction to the principles of biomedical imaging and its applications. A series of lectures provide demonstrations of basic principles of noninvasive imaging methods in biology and medicine, including x-ray, PET, MRI, ultrasound and optical imaging. Lectures by the professor will be supplemented by in-class discussions of problems in research, and hands-on demonstrations of imaging systems.

BME431 / 3
4-2
Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering I~III

This course discusses recent research trends on Biomedical Engineering. Especially, the interdisciplinary research examples such as biochips or lab-on-a-chips for analysis of nucleic acids, proteins, and cells in molecular or cell level. Proposal writing and oral presentation are also required.

BME401~3 / 3
4-2
Introduction to Sensors

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MEN472 / 3
4-2
Nanomaterials Chemistry

-

CHM473 / 3
4-2
Machine Learning

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CSE463 / 3
4-2
Basic Circuit Theory & Lab

-

ESD202 / 3
4-1
Nano-Bioengineering

This course discusses basic knowledge for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience, biology, electronic and mechanical engineering. This course, also, provides hand-on experiences on the modeling, microfabrication and characterization of bio-inspired microelectromechanical systems.

BME421 / 3
4-1
Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering I~III

This course discusses recent research trends on Biomedical Engineering. Especially, the interdisciplinary research examples such as biochips or lab-on-a-chips for analysis of nucleic acids, proteins, and cells in molecular or cell level. Proposal writing and oral presentation are also required.

BME401~3 / 3
4-1
Nano-Bioengineering

-

BME421 / 3
4-1
Bio-inspired Materials Science

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AMS460 / 3
4-1
Digital Signal Processing

-

EE411 / 3
4-1
Introduction to MEMS

-

MEN451 / 3
4-1
Communication Systems

-

EE412 / 3
4-1
Optoelectronics

-

EE432 / 3
4-1
Lasers and Biomedical Applications

The use of lasers in biomedical field has been tremendously increased for last two decades, ranging from optical diagnostics to laser therapy. This course will provide the fundamental understandings of lasers and laser-matter interactions, as well as various applications including optical imaging, diagnostics, and laser surgery. The course also covers the most recent advancements in laser technology for examples, fiber lasers and microlasers and their applications in biomedical field. This course is designed for senior undergraduate students, but not limited.

BME433 / 3
4-1
Bioinformatics

This course provides basic knowledge and skills for genome data analysis. Microarray and sequence data analysis as well as exercises with software tools are included. Elementary Statistics is the prerequisite.

BIO431 / 3
3-2
Biochemical Engineering

The purpose of this course is to engineer biological strategies to produce useful products and also to design bio-reactors in which biological organisms or molecules can be used. The course covers the basic application of biology and biochemistry to bio-reaction engineering.

BME323 / 3
3-2
Chemical Reaction Engineering

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ACE311 / 3
3-2
Polymer Materials

ACE352 or CHM372 or NME370 (Select one of them)

ACE352 / 3
3-2
Introduction to Nanochemistry

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CHM371 / 3
3-2
Introduction to Polymer Chemistry

ACE352 or CHM372 or NME370 (Select one of them)

CHM372 / 3
3-2
Thermal and Statistical Physics

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PHY303 / 3
3-2
Physical Chemistry II

PHY301 or CHM232 (Select one of them)

CHM232 / 3
3-2
Introduction to Light Microscopy for Biology

Light microscopy is an essential tool in modern biology. This course aims to provide introduction to the principles and applications of light microscope system covering both theory and practices. It offers guidance in the selection of microscopes, optics, cameras, and image processing as well as fluorescence tags. It covers common light microscopy such as phase contrast, DIC, fluorescence and confocal microscopy. It expands and updates to state of
art systems including multi-photon excitation and super-resolution microscopes.

BME321 / 3
3-2
Genomics

Genomics is the new name for genetics that encompasses not only traditional genetics research and technology topics but also includes information technology, systems biology, high throughput biodata generation, processing, and analyses. In covers areas such as sequencing, DNA synthesis, and genome writing and editing. Genomics course requires the students to have been exposed to general biology, data processing, statistics, mathematics, and computer science. The genomic research can be largely divided into experimental and informatic parts. The course will not cover hands-on experiments due to space limitation. Students who took this subject will be able to understand life in terms of information processing with much knowledge on how to use technologies to solve problems such as curing cancer and aging.

BME324 / 3
3-1
Optics and Imaging

The objective of this course is to understand optical microscopy and tomography. The course will cover the fundamental optics including an overview of optical components and mechanics, and the principle of optical imaging techniques. Students will have an opportunity to design basic optical imaging system considering imaging parameters such as resolution, depth of focus, and field of view.

BME319 / 3
3-1
Chemical Reaction Engineering

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ACE311 / 3
3-1
Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology

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ACE341 / 3
3-1
Introduction to Polymer Materials

ACE352 or CHM372 or NME370 (Select one of them)

NME370 / 3
3-1
Signals and Systems

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EE311 / 3
3-1
Microelectronics I

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EE301 / 3
3-1
Introduction to electronic devices

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EE331 / 3
3-1
Quantum Physics I

PHY301 or CHM232 (Select one of them)

PHY301 /
3-1
Introduction to Quantitative Biology

This course is designed to provide the quantitative and analytical tools for understanding and rational design of biological systems. The early part of the course covers the central dogma on a number basis and reviews recent progress in genetic/genomic engineering for various purposes. The latter part is devoted to the cellular information processing with two thematic topics of gene expression regulation and neural information processing. Rudimentary math and mandatory freshman science courses will suffice for prerequisite. Minimal experience in mathematical software is recommended but not required.

BME325 / 3
2-2
Molecular Biology Lab

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BIO202 / 2
2-2
Bio-instrumental Analysis

The objective of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of various analysis tools and instruments in biomedical applications. This course will cover the basic principles of qualitative and quantitative analyses, including chromatography, spectroscopy, and biomedical imaging.

BME212 / 3
2-2
Molecular Biology

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BIO201 / 3
2-2
Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

-

NME202 or AMS202 / 3
2-2
Basic Circuit Theory

-

EE201 / 3
2-2
Probability and Introduction to Random Processes

-

EE211 / 3
2-1
Biochemistry I

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BIO211 / 3
2-1
Organic Chemistry I

-

ACE201 or CHM211 / 3
2-1
Physical Chemistry I

-

CHM231 / 3
2-1
Electromagnetics I

-

EE231 or PHY203 / 3
2-1
Modern Physics

-

PHY213 / 3

Required Major

SemesterCourse TitleNumber / Credits
4-2
BME Senior Design II

All BME students are required to take a two-semester capstone course in the senior year: "Biomedical Engineering Senior Design I and II". This course was designed in order to BME seniors make the transition into industry through self-chosen team projects. Thus, course material emphasizes practical training such as entrepreneurship, market research, regulatory considerations, and client-based engineering project. Entire projects through two semesters are mentored by BME research faculty member. Students end their final semester with a demonstration of their prototype device and are judged by a panel of faculty and invited guests from industry. Through this course, BME senior students will learn how to identify product needs and assess potential obstacles, then use tools of project management and creativity development to solve real-world problems.

BME480 / 3
4-1
Physical Biology of the Cell

This course will introduce students to skills of quantitative and semi-quantitative analysis applicable to broad number of topics even beyond biomedical topics but for purposes of class using the cell as a major focus. Topics include understanding basic structures and components of cells, designing, evaluating, and analyzing cellular experiments, and applying cell biology to biomedical research and engineering. Prerequisites are Biochemistry and Physical Chemistry or Thermodynamics.

BME411 / 3
4-1
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

This course is designed for both undergraduate and graduate-level students who have the desire for an introductory understanding of tissue engineering (TE) elements involved in Regenerative Medicine (RM). The course aims to attain the following two major objectives: (1) Primary objective: understand and explore the basic engineering and medical principles behind the TE, (2) Secondary objective: Understand the basic non-engineering/ analytic skills necessary for real-world development of the ‘commercializable’ biomedical products. Ethics involved in the RM will be briefly reviewed. Students will gain experiences in real-life research topics and engaged to ‘mock-up’ research activities as well as business (commercialization) development.

BME435 / 3
4-1
BME Senior Design I

All BME students are required to take a two-semester capstone course in the senior year: "Biomedical Engineering Senior Design I and II". This course was designed in order to BME seniors make the transition into industry through self-chosen team projects. Thus, course material emphasizes practical training such as entrepreneurship, market research, regulatory considerations, and client-based engineering project. Entire projects through two semesters are mentored by BME research faculty member. Students end their final semester with a demonstration of their prototype device and are judged by a panel of faculty and invited guests from industry. Through this course, BME senior students will learn how to identify product needs and assess potential obstacles, then use tools of project management and creativity development to solve real-world problems.

BME470 / 3
3-2
Computational Methods for Biosciences and Bioengineering

This course provides key concepts and principles of numerical methods for biosciences and bioengineering. Lectures will be supplemented by hands-on demonstration and exercises by using scientific computing software tools, such as Matlab, Mathematica and/or their open source alternatives. Candidate topics to be covered include partial differential equations, time series analysis, stochastic modelling of biological processes, and graph-theoretic analysis of large-scale networks.

BME301 / 3
3-2
Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory

This course will provide the basic concept and hands-on experience of biomedical device. The course will be balanced with lecture and experiment covering the topics such as biological signal measurement, signal processing, and data analysis using LabVIEW programming. Through this course, students will gain the skill how to design, build, and control biomedical device for laboratory research.

BME413 / 3
3-2
Anatomy and Physiology

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BIO332 / 3
3-1
Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems

This course introduces the fundamental principles of transport phenomena with the specific examples in medical, biological, and bioengineering applications. This course uniquely integrates biological and engineering concepts to help engineers to establish and critically analyze models of biological transport and reaction processes. It covers topics in fluid mechanics, mass transport and biochemical interactions.

BME311 / 3
3-1
Cell Biology

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BIO301 / 3
2-1
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

This course is an introduction to Biomedical Engineering (BME) and will demonstrate to students how to apply engineering knowledge and skills to real-world problems in medicine and biology. Course will covers the basis of biology and physiology, medical instruments, biomaterials, medical imaging, and computational biology. It is intended to facilitate the student’s understanding in areas of BME and gain the core concept of BME, interdisciplinary research. Course is designed by composed lectures which provide the opportunity to learn various BME activities in academia as well as industry.

BME211 / 3