Master of Engineering Courses

The 30-credit curriculum includes 10 three-credit courses. No research or thesis is required for the degree. Six core courses and four elective courses. Students must obtain the permission of their academic advisor for each elective course.



BIOE601 Biomolecular and Cellular Rate Processes (3)
Credit only granted for: BIOE601 or ENCH859B.
Presentation of techniques for characterizing and manipulating non-linear biochemical reaction networks. Advanced topics to include mathematical modeling of the dynamics of biological systems; separation techniques for heat sensitive biologically active materials; and rate processes in cellular and biomolecular systems. Methods are applied to current biotechnological systems, some include: recombinant bacteria; plant insect and mammalian cells; and transformed cell lines.
BIOE602 Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (3)
Introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics including force analysis, mechanics of deformable bodies, stress and strain, multiaxial deformations, stress analysis, and viscoelasticity. Biomechanics of soft and hard tissues.
BIOE604 Cellular and Physiological Transport Phenomena (3)
A study of transport processes, including momentum, energy and mass transport, relevant to biosystems at various scales from physiological to cellular systems. Transport leads to sets of partial differential equations and the course revolves around approaches to solving these equations to arrive at fundamental understanding of the physics of transport in biosystems.
BIOE612 Physiological Evaluation of Bioengineering Designs (3)
Bioengineering designs of biomaterials, biomedical devices, imaging and drug delivery agents, tissue engineering, prosthesis (among others), offer the opportunity to improve health care. This course is aimed at providing knowledge to lead bioengineering designs on the basis of biocompatibility and to provide tools to assess their patho-physiological impact in biological systems.
BIOE631 Biosensor Techniques, Instrumentation, and Applications (3)
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Credit only granted for: BIOE631, BIOE689Z, or CHPH718Z. Formerly: BIOE689Z.
A thorough review of fundamental concepts of biosensing systems, principles of common detection methods, and modern applications of biosensors. Primarily literature driven. Students will obtain a detailed understanding of cutting-edge biosensing techniques, the instrumentation used, and the application space. Students also will develop skills in using current literature as a source of knowledge.
BIOE632 Biophotonic Imaging and Microscopy (3)
Prerequisite: PHYS270 and BIOE420; and permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Credit only granted for: BIOE432, BIOE632, or BIOE689C.
Principles and instrumentation of various biomedical optical techniques, including fluorescene and Raman spectroscopy, confocal and multi-photon microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and diffuse optical tomography. Biomedical aplications will also be discussed.


BIOE610 Instrumentation in Biological Systems (3)
Prerequisite: BIOE455; or students who have taken courses with similar or comparable course content may contact the department. Credit only granted for: BIOE610 or ENBE601. Formerly: ENBE601.
Analyze and design electronic and computer-based instrumentation for sensing, measurements and controls as applied to biological systems.
BIOE611 Advanced Tissue Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: Must have completed at least one biology course; and MATH241. Recommended: BSCI330 and BIOE340. Credit only granted for: BIOE611 or BIOE689T. Formerly: BIOE689T.
A review of the fundamental principles involved in the design of engineered tissues and organs. Both biological and engineering fundamentals will be considered.
BIOE640 Polymer Physics (3)
Prerequisite: ENMA471; or permission of instructor. Also offered as: ENMA620. Credit only granted for: ENMA620 or BIOE640.
Graduate course covering theoretical aspects of the behavior of polymeric materials. It covers statistical properties and thermodynamics of single chain and multichain systems.
BIOE645 Advanced Engineering Start Up Ventures (3)
Covers principles and practices important to engineering startup ventures, especially those involving bioengineering and medical device enterprises, and includes the preparation of business plans and tools used to obtain funding.
BIOE650 Quantitative Physiology of the Cell (3)
Recommended: MATH246, MATH141, and MATH241. Credit only granted for: BIOE689Q or BIOE650. Formerly: BIOE689Q.
Introduction to quatitative aspects of neuronal, skeletal muscle, and cardiac physiological systems, with an emphasis on cellular function and plasticity. Complements BIOE603: Electrophysiolgy of the Cell.
BIOE653 Advanced Biomaterials (3)
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Also offered as: ENMA625. Credit only granted for: ENMA625 or BIOE653.
Examine the relationship between structure and function of biomaterials. Study physical properties of synthetic and natural biomaterials. Understand molecular level interactions between biomolecules and biomaterials to design novel biomaterials with desirable characteristics. Application of biomaterials as implants, drug delivery systems, biosensors, and scaffold materials for tissue engineering will be covered.


ENPM672 Fundamentals for Thermal Systems (3)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate engineering, physics or chemistry degree.
Included in this course is an introduction to thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Emphasis is on gaining an understanding of the physical concepts through the solving of numerical problems associated with simple thermal fluid processes and cycles. Both ideal gases and multiphase fluids will be considered as the working fluids.

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