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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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BE 4015 - Biomedical Engineering Design III

1 lecture hours 2 lab hours 2 credits
Course Description
Students continue to develop their understanding of the design process and their designs in this course. Topics such as prototyping and experimentation, cost estimation and engineering economics, manufacturing, and “design-for-X” are covered. Each team completes a formal design review early in the quarter. (prereq: TBD)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe and discuss current topics and trends in BE
  • Discuss various approaches to protecting and profiting from intellectual property including the typical advantages and disadvantages of each approach
  • Apply engineering economics as appropriate for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination
  • Make a persuasive technical argument and ultimately “sell” an idea or product
  • Understand common manufacturing and assembly processes and state where these are applicable to their design
  • Consider manufacturing issues in their design process
  • Calculate power requirements and select appropriate power supplies and/or batteries for their design project
  • Summarize modern statistical concepts in diagnostic testing and appropriately apply them to their design project

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Senior level electrical and mechanical bioengineering concepts
  • An understanding of the overall design process

Course Topics
  • Current Topics and Trends in BE
  • Manufacture and Device Assembly Processes
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Power Budgets, Power Supplies and Batteries
  • Intellectual Property
  • Engineering Economics
  • Statistical Concepts in Diagnostic Testing
  • Technical Persuasion

Laboratory Topics
  • Design Reviews
  • Instructor’s Choice - Topics as Needed
  • Team and Individual Project Activities

Charles Tritt

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