Skip Navigation
search: People Opens New Window | Departments Opens New Window | Penn State Opens New Window | Web Opens New Window
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
Undergraduate Degree Programs

These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

BME 100S Biomedical Engineering Seminar (1) First-year seminar to introduce the students to the field of biomedical engineering, and related opportunities in research, and industry.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

BME 199 Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

BME 201 Fundamentals of Cells and Molecules (3) Cell and molecular biology taught from an engineering perspective. Includes biochemistry, recombinant DNA, and cell structure/function.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orBIOL 240W, CHEM 112, MATH 141 Prerequisite or concurrent:PHYS 212 andCMPSC 200  

BME 299 Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

BME 301 Analysis of Physiological Systems (4) Analysis of physiological signals and modeling of physiological systems by electrical and mechanical analogs in the context of continuous linear systems.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orBIOL 240W, PHYS 212, MATH 250 orMATH 251, CMPSC 200  

BME 303 Bio-continuum Mechanics (3) Mechanical properties of fluids and solids with applications to tissue mechanics and vascular system.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orBIOL 240W, E MCH 210 orE MCH 211 andE MCH 213, MATH 230 orMATH 231 andMATH 232, MATH 251  

BME 313 Thermodynamics for Biomedical Engineering (3) Chemical processes, including material and energy balances and heat transfer with emphasis on biological and biomedical applications.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orBIOL 240W, CHEM 112, MATH 230 orMATH 231 andMATH 232, MATH 251  

BME 399 Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

BME 401 Numerical Simulations in Biomedical Engineering (3) Integration of design theory and finite element analyses for the development of solutions to problems in biomedical engineering.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BME 301, BME 303, BME 313 Prerequisite or concurrent:BME 201  

BME 402 Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurements (3) Biomedical measurements, including consideration of techniques, equipment, and safety.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATH 250 orMATH 251;BME 301 orE E 210 orE E 212 orPHYS 402  

BME 403 Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory (1) Building basic biomedical signal processing circuits and biomedical measurement systems, experiments in medical imaging techniques, and measurement of bio-potentials.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:BME 402  

BME 406 Medical Imaging (3) Physical principles and clinical applications of medical imaging methods.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PHYS 212 andCMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201  

BME 409 Biofluid Mechanics (3) The fundamental relations in fluid mechanics and their application to biofluids including steady/unsteady flows, diseased states, devices and biorheology.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATH 230, MATH 251, BIOL 141 orBIOL 240W  

BME 410 Biomedical Applications of Microfluidics (3) Study of fluid mechanics at small length scales including fabrication of microfluidic devices and microfluidic components, lab-on-chip concept and applications.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andPHYS 211 Prerequisite or concurrent:BME 303 orM E 320 orCH E 330 orAERSP 308 orPHYS 213  

BME 413 Mass Transport in Biological Systems (3) An integrated study of the fundamentals of mass transport processes with emphasis on the analysis of physiological systems.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BME 313 orM E 300 orM E 302 orCH E 220 orPHYS 213 andMATH 250 orMATH 251 andBIOL 141 orBIOL 240W  

BME 419 Artificial Organs and Prosthetic Devices (3) Analysis of function and consideration of design concerns for biomedical implants, including prosthetic joints, electrical stimulators, and cardiovascular pumps.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orBIOL 240W orBIOL 472 andCMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121  

BME 423 Reaction Kinetics of Biological Systems (3) Chemical kinetics and reaction equilibria with applications to the analysis of physiological function and the design of synthetic organs.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orBIOL 240W, CHEM 112, MATH 250 orMATH 251, BME 313 orCH E 210 orM E 300 Concurrent or prerequisite:BME 413 orCH E 410 orB E 302  

BME 429 Biomedical Mechanics and Techniques Laboratory (2) Experimental laboratory that includes hands-on measurement, computational simulations, and statistical analysis of biofluids, biosolids, and biomaterial phenomena.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: BME 201, BME 303, BME 401  

BME 433 Drug Delivery (3) Engineering and biological principles as applied to pharmaceutical transport and designing drug carriers.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andBME 201, BIOL 230W orB M B 251 andBME 413 orB E 302 orCH E 410  

BME 435 Micro/Nano-Scale Systems for Biomedical Engineering (3) Simple and low-cost micro/nanofabrication techniques and their impact on the fields of the Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andBME 201 orBIOL 230W orB M B 251  

BME 440 Biomedical Engineering Professional Seminar (1) Seminar giving students exposure to professionals who apply engineering and related fields to biology and medicine.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: 7th semester standing in BME program  

BME 443 (MATSE 403) Biomedical Materials (3) Describe properties of materials and composites and their in vivo interactions.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATSE 201 orCHEM 112 andMATH 230 orMATH 231  

BME 444 (IL) (MATSE 404) Surfaces and the Biological Response to Materials (3) Focus is on special properties of surface as an important causative and mediating agent in the biological response to materials.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 orMATSE 112  

BME 445 Tissue Engineering: Concepts, Calculations and Applications (3) Introduction to interdisciplinary tissue engineering concepts, associated biochemical and biomechanical engineering calculations, and cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and other tissue application examples.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andBME 201 orBIOL 230W orB M B 251 andPHYS 211  

BME 446 Polymers in Biomedical Engineering (3) Foundations in polymer chemistry and physics, polymer design, characterization, and processing with a focus on biomedical applications.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 112, CHEM 113, CHEM 202 orCHEM 210, E MCH 210 orE MCH 211 andE MCH 213  

BME 450W Biomedical Senior Design (3) Team based capstone design course with open ended project for industry or clinical applications related to Biomedical Engineering.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: BME 401, BME 403, BME 440, ENGL 202C 7th semester standing  

BME 494H Honors Thesis (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Independent study research and design, leading towards honors thesis.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Permission of program.  

BME 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

BME 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

BME 499 Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

Last Import from UCM: September 16, 2017 3:00 AM

Search
CourseInfo

Look up course abbreviations

Course descriptions are stored in LionPATH, the University-wide student information system. Please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog to access current course descriptions. At that point, you will be leaving the University Bulletin website.



Skip Popular Searches
  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  2. General Education: United States Cultures and International Cultures
  3. Course Index
  4. Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin
  5. General Education: Arts
  6. General Education: Humanities
  7. General Education: Health and Physical Activity
  8. General Education: Natural Sciences
  9. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  10. General Education: Writing/Speaking