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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 491 Bioengineering Applications of Mechanical Engineering (3) Application of mechanical engineering knowledge in the context of life sciences.

M E 491 Bioengineering Applications of Mechanical Engineering (3)

The primary objective of this course is to teach students how to apply mechanical engineering knowledge in the context of life sciences. Fundamental mechanical engineering knowledge such as solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and system dynamics will be reviewed first. Then, different topics in bioengineering, such as motion biomechanics, physiological fluid mechanics, modeling of physiological systems, and rehabilitation engineering will be discussed. Throughout the semester, students also work in groups to solve several simplified real-life bioengineering projects. Students will be evaluated through these projects plus a final project presentation, an application presentation and several homework assignments. This course is a technical elective in the ME BD program and allows students who have completed their junior year to learn the application of mechanical engineering knowledge in the life science context.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: E E 211, M E 320, M E 357, E MCH 213, M E 349 or permission of program

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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