Bioengineering

College of Engineering

 

Chair Liping Tang

 

Web www.uta.edu/biomed_eng/

Email bme@uta.edu

Phone 817.272.2249

Fax 817.272.2251

 

226 Engineering Research Building

Degrees / Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Biomedical Engineering, M.S.

Doctoral Degrees

Biomedical Engineering, B.S. to Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.

Graduate Faculty

Yi Hong

Professor

Khosrow Behbehani

Cheng-Jen Chuong

Hanli Liu

Liping Tang

Associate Professor

Digant Dave

Kytai Nguyen

Mario Romero-Ortega

Assistant Professor

Georgios Alexandrakis

Young-Tae Kim

Baohong Yuan

Adjunct Professor

Robert Eberhart

Graduate Advisors

Kytai Nguyen

Biomedical Engineering, M.S.

Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.

Department Information

Courses

 

Department Information

Objectives

Admission

Continuation

Degree Requirements

 

Objectives

The Biomedical Engineering Program is jointly offered by The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern). Research and teaching efforts of various departments in the biological, engineering, mathematical, physical, and medical sciences of both institutions are coordinated through the Committee on Graduate Studies in Bioengineering. The goal of the program is to prepare students for bioengineering careers requiring skills in research, development, and teaching in a variety of settings in industry, in hospitals, in research facilities of educational and medical institutions and in government regulatory agencies. Internships are aimed to further prepare students for careers in the bioengineering industry.

The program includes coursework and research in medical imaging, biosensors, physiological control systems, biomedical signal processing, biomedical instrumentation, rehabilitation, orthopedics, biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue engineering, cell and molecular engineering and neurosciences. Specifically, during the first year of their studies, students in the master's and doctoral programs must select one of the concentration tracks in Bioengineering:

  1. Bioinstrumentation,
  2. Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering,
  3. Biomechanics,
  4. Medical Imaging, and
  5. Protein Engineering.

 

An advisor is available to advise students on the relevant courses and the research opportunities in each track.

Master's Program

The master's program is based upon graduate level work in Bioengineering, life sciences and related physical sciences.

Doctoral Program

The doctoral program is based upon graduate level work in Bioengineering, and extensive graduate training in the life sciences and related physical sciences. The program is aimed at the development of professional biomedical engineers capable of independent research.

Combined Degree Plan: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Bioengineering

This five-year curriculum prepares students for careers in the fast growing biotechnology and Bioengineering industries. The curriculum also prepares students for medical school and advanced study. Students are required to take courses from engineering, life sciences and liberal arts, culminating in a five-year Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering, including a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. The curriculum is offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Science.

Fast Track Programs for a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering

The Fast Track program enables outstanding undergraduate Physics or Biochemistry students to receive dual undergraduate and graduate course credit leading to receiving both a Bachelor of Science Degree in either Physics or Biochemistry and a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering. See the departmental advisors for additional information on these programs.

Description

Bioengineers use quantitative methods and innovation to analyze and to solve problems in biology and medicine. Students choose the Bioengineering field to serve people, to partake in the challenge and excitement of working with living systems, and to apply advanced technology to complex problems of medical care. Through this program, students learn the essentials of life science, engineering theory, and the analytical and practical tools that enable them to be successful in the biotechnology and Bioengineering industries. The program includes coursework in the basic sciences, core engineering, Bioengineering, and advanced biotechnology disciplines. Both didactic classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory experience are emphasized. Additionally, students are required to take general educational courses in literature, fine arts, history, political science, and social science.

Career Opportunities

The program prepares students as biomedical engineers for careers in industry, in hospitals, in research facilities of educational and medical institutions, and in government regulatory agencies. It also provides a solid foundation for those wishing to continue for advanced degrees. For those planning to pursue a medical degree, this cross-disciplinary curriculum offers a solid foundation in engineering, which is an advantage in preparing for a medical career.

See the UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog for a more detailed description of this program.

Admission

Application for admission should be made at either UT Arlington or U.T. Southwestern. Normally, the institution through which the student applies and is admitted is the student's home institution.

In addition to admission requirements of the Graduate School, the bachelor's degree held by applicants to the program may be in engineering, biological, physical, or mathematical sciences. Depending on the applicant's background, some preparatory coursework may be required, prior to admission into the program. The UT Arlington Biomedical Engineering Program uses the following guidelines in the admission review process:

Unconditional Admission

Master's Program
  1. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work in an engineering discipline as calculated by the Graduate School.
  2. GRE Total (quantitative plus verbal) must be greater than 1100 with a verbal score of 400 or better.
  3. Three favorable letters of recommendation.
  4. A minimum total TOEFL score of 233 for Computer-based testing, 575 for Paper-based testing and a score of 90 for Internet-based testing or better for international applicants whose native language is not English.

 

Doctoral Program
  1. Minimum GPA of 3.4 in the last 60 hours taken in the major field of study of engineering or physical sciences as calculated by the Graduate School.
  2. GRE Total (quantitative plus verbal) must be greater than 1175 with a verbal score of 400 or better.
  3. Three favorable letters of recommendation.
  4. A minimum total TOEFL score of 233 for Computer-based testing, 575 for Paper-based testing and a score of 90 for Internet-based testing or better for international applicants whose native language is not English.

 

Probationary Admission

Master's Program
  1. If the applicant meets any two of the above items 1, 2, and 3.
  2. A minimum total TOEFL score of 233 for Computer-based testing, 575 for Paper-based testing and a score of 90 for Internet-based testing or better for international applicants whose native language is not English.

 

Doctoral Program
  1. If an applicant meets any two of the above items 1, 2, and 3.
  2. A minimum total TOEFL score of 233 for Computer-based testing, 575 for Paper-based testing and a score of 90 for Internet-based testing or better for international applicants whose native language is not English.

 

Provisional Admission

An applicant who is unable to supply all required documents prior to the admission deadline, but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.

Deferral

If an applicant does not present adequate evidence of meeting admission requirements, the admission decision may be deferred until admission records are complete or the requirements are met.

Denial

A candidate may be denied admission if he/she has less than satisfactory performance in two out of the three admission criteria, excluding TOEFL.

Fellowship

No additional requirements besides the information published by the Graduate School.

Continuation

The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program has established certain policies to fulfill its responsibility to graduate highly qualified professional engineers. In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School listed in this catalog under Advanced Degrees and Requirements, each bioengineering graduate student who wants to continue in the program must:

  1. Maintain at least a B (3.0) overall GPA in all coursework, and
  2. Demonstrate suitability for professional engineering practice.

At such time as questions are raised by bioengineering graduate faculty regarding either of the above, the student will be notified and will be provided the opportunity to respond to the Committee on Graduate Studies in Bioengineering. The Committee on Graduate Studies will review the student's performance and make a recommendation concerning the student's eligibility to continue in the program. Appeal of a decision on continuation may be made through normal procedures outlined in the section of this catalog entitled "Grievances Other than Grades."

Degree Requirements

Master of Science Degree Plans

Students in the Thesis Degree plan must take a minimum of 31 credit hours, and students in the Thesis-Substitute Degree plan must take a minimum of 33 credit hours as specified below.

Required Bioengineering: One laboratory course in Bioengineering approved by the graduate advisor such as Laboratory Principles (BE 5382) or Tissue Engineering Lab (BE 5365); BE Seminar (BE 5101).

Bioengineering: Four courses from the following list consistent with the student's track of study and approval of the Graduate Advisor: Biological Materials, Mechanics, and Processes (BE 5335); Finite Element Applications in Bioengineering (BE 5340); Biosensors and Applications (BE 5345); Modeling and Control of Biological Systems (BE 5350); Digital Control of Biomedical Systems (BE 5351); Digital Processing of Biological Signals (BE 5352); Design and Application of Artificial Organs (BE 5360); Thermoregulation and Bioheat Transfer (BE 5362); Biomaterials and Blood Compatibility (BE 5361); Introduction to Orthopedic Mechanics (BE 5331D); Orthopedic Biomaterials (BE 5332D); Tissue Engineering (BE 5364); Tissue Engineering Laboratory (BE 5365); Process Control in Biotechnology (BE 5366); Biomaterial-Living System Interactions (BE 5370).

Engineering: One course from Bioengineering or other engineering departments, with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.

Required Life Sciences: Human Physiology (BE 5309D) and one other life science course with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.

Thesis Plan: Directed Research in Bioengineering (BE 5391), re-enroll as needed; Thesis (BE 5698) at the semester in which the student expects to submit and defend the thesis.

Thesis-Substitute Plan: Master's Comprehensive Examination (BE 5293); Research Project (BE 5390), re-enroll as needed or a minimum of three hours of Biomedical Internship (6395, 6695 or 6995); and one 3-hour graduate level course from Bioengineering, life science or engineering with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Plan

The Ph.D. degree program consists of a minimum of 47 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree level and includes the courses as specified below. Course requirements differ for the Protein Engineering and Molecular and Computational Bioengineering track. See track advisor for details.

Required Bioengineering: One laboratory course in bioengineering approved by the Graduate Advisor, such as Laboratory Principles (BE 5382) or Tissue Engineering Lab (BE 5365); BE Seminar (BE 5101); Ph.D. Seminar in BE (BE 6103) for at least two semesters.

Elective Bioengineering: Five courses from: Biological Materials, Mechanics, and Processes (BE 5335); Finite Element Applications in Bioengineering (BE 5340); Biosensors and Applications (BE 5345); Modeling and Control of Biological Systems (BE 5350); Digital Control of Biomedical Systems (BE 5351); Digital Processing of Biological Signals (BE 5352); Design and Application of Artificial Organs (BE 5360); Thermoregulation and Bioheat Transfer (BE 5362); Biomaterials and Blood Compatibility (BE 5361); Introduction to Orthopedic Mechanics (BE 5331D); Orthopedic Biomaterials (BE 5332D); Tissue Engineering (BE 5364); Tissue Engineering Laboratory (BE 5365); Process Control in Biotechnology (BE 5366); Biomaterial-Living System Interactions (BE 5370) or other courses with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.

Engineering: One course from other engineering departments or a life science course with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.

Life Sciences: Human Physiology (BE 5309); Cell Physiology, Neuroscience, or Tumor Physiology; and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or Immunology are required. Other life science courses may also be taken with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.

Mathematics, Statistics, Computer and Physical Sciences: A course in biostatistics is required.

Ph.D. Examinations and Dissertation: All doctoral students must satisfactorily complete the following exams: Doctoral Diagnostic Examination (BE 6194), Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (BE 6195), and Dissertation (BE 6999) at the semester in which the student expects to submit and defend the dissertation.

Although qualified applicants may be accepted into the Ph.D. program without earning the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, all students must satisfactorily pass the Doctoral Diagnostic Examination (BE 6194). This examination will cover all relevant coursework taken by the student. The examination may be written, oral, or both and consists of a timed, written analysis of a major problem in the student's general area of research interest, followed by an oral examination covering the same material. Elements of engineering, physical and biological science, mathematics, computer science and statistics may be included in this examination.

For additional information, applicants and students should contact the BE Graduate Advisor for a copy of the "Information Brochure" for related and amplified information about the graduate program. The information can also be found at http://www.uta.edu/biomed_eng/.

Note: In degree plan descriptions, course numbers followed by a D are offered at U.T. Southwestern.

Bioengineering courses offered at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (U.T. Southwestern):

BME 5300D. Special Topics in Bioengineering
BME 5396D. Individual Laboratory Projects
BME 5363D. Digital Processing of Medical Images
BME 5306D. Biochemistry
BME 5307D. Human Anatomy Lectures
BME 5308D. Human Anatomy Laboratory
BME 5309D. Human Physiology
BME 5331D. Introduction to Orthopedic Mechanics
BME 5332D. Orthopedic Biomaterials
BME 5680D. Mammalian Physiology

See the U.T. Southwestern Graduate Catalog for course descriptions and additional courses. 

 

 

BE Courses

BE5101 – SEMINAR IN BIOENGINEERING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

University and guest lecturers speak on topics of current interest in the field of bioengineering.

 

BE5191 – DIRECTED RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Student participates in a research project under the individual instruction of a faculty supervisor.

 

BE5193 – MS COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individual instruction, directed study, consultation, and comprehensive examination over coursework leading to the Thesis-Substitute Master of Science degree in bioengineering. Graded P/F/R. Required of all Thesis-Substitute MS students.

 

BE5281 – BEST PRACTICES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Introduction to approaches and activities that can facilitate learning. Students gain insight into specific challenges of teaching, basics of designing a course, role of assessments and evaluations, good presentation skills and comparisons of various engagement levels. Students teach mock lessons and are given feedback.

 

BE5291 – DIRECTED RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Student participates in a research project under the individual instruction of a faculty supervisor.

 

BE5293 – MASTERS COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individual instruction, directed study, consultation, and comprehensive examination over coursework leading to the Master of Science degree in bioengineering. Required of all MS students.

 

BE5300 – SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Material may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit if different topics are covered for each registration. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

 

BE5309 – HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY IN BIOENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An introduction to human physiology emphasizing biomedical engineering related topics. The course focuses on understanding basic function with the relationships on the cellular as well as organ level both in healthy and diseased states.

 

BE5316 – FUNDAMENTAL MATH AND PHYSICS FOR BIOENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course introduces the basic physics concepts such as introduction to electromagnetism, MaxwellAs equations, computation of Fresnel coefficients, interference and diffraction of light, waveguides and optical fibers, photon counting statistics, and Beer-Lambert law. It also covers basic mathematical concepts such as curvilinear coordinates, vector calculus, Stokes theorem and solving differential equations with initial conditions and the diffusion equation.

 

BE5323 – INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHOTONICS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Introduction to properties of light, light-cell/tissue interactions, optical techniques, and optical instrumentation, in the context of biophotonic medical applications . Topics that will be covered include fundamental properties of optical wave fields, basic properties and characterization of laser sources and detectors used in modern biomedicine, interferometery, linear and nonlinear light-tissue interactions exploited for biomedical imaging and sensing applications, and spectroscopy.

 

BE5324 – BIOMEDICAL OPTICS LABORATORY

0 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

The primary objective of the Biomedical Optics Laboratory course is to provide students hands-on experience with fundamental optical techniques and instrumentation used in modern biomedical research and applications. The skills learned will be valuable to anyone who intends to work in an experimental setting that requires working knowledge of optical instrumentation and techniques. The course is divided into ten core lab modules that cover topics ranging from basic optical techniques to advanced imaging and spectroscopy techniques.

 

BE5325 – FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Introduction to the anatomy of a fluorescence microscope and the physical principles of its operation. Confocal and multi-photon microscopy. Molecular imaging applications based on Forster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET), Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS), Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP) and Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) Microscopy

 

BE5327 – TISSUE OPTICS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Introduction to the science and technology behind tissue optical imaging systems and their design requirements for different clinical applications. Diffuse optical tomography, fluorescence tomography, bioluminescence tomography, multi-modality imaging.

 

BE5329 – NEURAL ENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course consists of both lecture/discussion and laboratory. Lecture topics include central and peripheral nervous system injury and regeneration, brain/machine interfacing, primary culture of neural cells, neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disease. Laboratories include embryonic and neonatal rat derived neuronal culturing, immunostaining and quantitative analysis.

 

BE5331 – POLYMERS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This is a foundation course in polymeric biomaterial design, synthesis, characterization, and processing. The topics include design, surface-engineering, functionalization, characterization, as well as micro- and nano-fabrication of polymeric biomaterials. The biomedical applications of the polymeric biomaterials and their interaction with cell/tissue is discussed.

 

BE5333 – NANOBIOMATERIALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Synthesis, fabrication, characterization, and biomedical applications of nanobiomaterials. Topics include synthetic nanobiomaterials, biological nanobiomaterials (DNA nanomaterials, protein and peptide nanomaterials, etc.), biofunctionalization of nanobiomaterials, use of nanobiomaterials in tissue engineering, drug delivery, gene delivery.

 

BE5335 – BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS, MECHANICS, & PROCESSES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Typical functional behavior of various biological materials, flow properties of blood, bioviscoelastic fluids and solids, mass transfer in cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

 

BE5337 – TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Principles of momentum, mass and heat transfer; description of blood flow, trans-capillary, interstitial, lymphatic fluid transport and pulmonary gas exchange. Applications in the design of blood oxygenator, dialysis devices, and strategies in drug delivery, hyperthermia treatment. Prerequisite: undergraduate courses in CE 2312 Statics/Dynamics, MAE 2314 Fluid Mechanics I or CE 3305 and MAE 3310 Thermodynamics I or CHEM 3321.

 

BE5340 – FINITE ELEMENT APPLICATIONS IN BIOENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The course describes the fundamental principles of the finite element method and various numerical modeling techniques. Topics include variational and Galerkin formulations, linear and Hermitian elements, accuracy and convergence. Applications in biological systems and to the design of prosthetic devices are emphasized. Topic areas include linear elasticity, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and mass transport processes.

 

BE5344 – BIOINSTRUMENTATION I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Fundamental principles of bioinstrumentation, including operational amplifiers and instrumentation amplifiers; measurements of biopotentials; signals and noise in biological systems; mechanical transducers; resistive, inductive, capacitive transducers; measurement of temperature, blood pressure and flow; electrical safety.

 

BE5346 – MEDICAL IMAGING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course introduces basic medical imaging modalities, including X-ray Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine Imaging (PET and SPECT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and image-guided interventions. Through this course, the students will learn fundamental knowledge on how medical images are obtained and how they can be used for diagnosis, therapy, and surgery.

 

BE5347 – PRINCIPLES OF FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course introduces basic principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and functional MRI (fMRI) for brain functional imaging. After taking this course, the students will gain basic knowledge on how functional brain images are obtained from MRI and fMRI as well as how they can be used for diagnosis, therapy, and surgery. The emphasis in this course is on fMRI . This course will include lecture and some laboratory exercises involving actual fMRI measurement data.

 

BE5350 – MODELING AND CONTROL OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Introduction to fundamental methods of modeling, analysis and control of biological systems. Linear system modeling, state space modeling, stability analysis, basic identification techniques. Examples from cardiopulmonary, visual, and motor control systems. Prerequisite: an undergraduate course in linear systems, control theory, or consent of the instructor.

 

BE5352 – DIGITAL PROCESSING OF BIOLOGICAL SIGNALS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Fundamental techniques for extraction of useful information from signals acquired from biological systems. Topics include time and frequency domain analysis, cross correlation, spectrum analysis, and convolution. Design of FIR and IIR filters for processing biological signals are described. Examples include cardiac, respiratory, and biomechanical movements. Prerequisite: an undergraduate engineering course in signals and systems analysis or consent of the instructor.

 

BE5360 – DESIGN AND APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, mass transfer and chemical reaction in engineered biological systems. Simple solutions are developed for the design of artificial ventricular assist devices, total artificial hearts, lungs and kidneys.

 

BE5361 – BIOMATERIALS AND BLOOD COMPATIBILITY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course is an introduction to polymer structure and fabrication methods. Blood and tissue interactions with materials, and methods to improve the biocompatibility of materials are discussed.

 

BE5364 – TISSUE ENGINEERING LECTURE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Fundamentals of cell/extracellular matrix interactions in terms of cell spreading, migration, proliferation and function. Soft and hard tissue wound healing and nerve regeneration. Polymer scaffolding materials and fabrication methods. Cell-polymer interactions. In vitro and in vivo tissue culture and organ replacement.

 

BE5365 – TISSUE ENGINEERING LAB

0 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Each student will be given the opportunity to perform the techniques commonly used in tissue engineering and biomaterial research. These techniques are culture media preparation, cell culture/subculture, degradable scaffold preparation, scaffold modification, histological sections and staining, and cell imaging analyses.

 

BE5366 – PROCESS CONTROL IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

2 Lecture Hours  ·  3 Lab Hours

Principles and methods of measurement, data acquisition and analysis. Application of control theory in biological systems and in biotechnology processes; control of pressure, flow, temperature, and pH. Prerequisite: an undergraduate course in control theory or consent of the instructor.

 

BE5370 – BIOMATERIAL - LIVING SYSTEMS INTERACTION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course describes current developments in molecular structure and organization at synthetic material interfaces with tissues and the subsequent influences on cells and cell membranes. It is designed to lay the groundwork for an improved understanding of events at the biomaterial-living system interface.

 

BE5372 – DRUG DELIVERY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This class focuses on the development, design and application of controlled and targeted drug delivery systems including transdermal, inhalation, drug eluting stents, stimulated-drug as well as microparticles and nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery. Principles of drug delivery, targeting, modification, distribution and diffusion will be discussed.

 

BE5373 – DRUG DELIVERY LAB

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This class will provide the students with hands-on experience for developing drug delivery systems such as microparticles and nanoparticles that deliver pharmaceutical agents to treat various diseases. The emphasis is on understanding the principles of pharmacokinetics and drug delivery systems to improve the clinical efficacy and reduce side effects.

 

BE5382 – LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

0 Lecture Hours  ·  9 Lab Hours

Introduction to fundamental biomedical engineering laboratory procedures including human studies and animal surgery; includes clinical laboratory projects; data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

 

BE5390 – RESEARCH PROJECT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Taken by students enrolled in the non-thesis option for the MS degree. Individual instruction in research and/or instrumentation development and evaluation conducted under supervision of the instructor. A final report required. Graded P/F/R. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

 

BE5391 – DIRECTED RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Student participates in a research project under the individual instruction of a faculty supervisor.

 

BE5398 – THESIS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Prerequisite: graduate standing in biomedical engineering.

 

BE5691 – DIRECTED RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Student participates in a research project under the individual instruction of a faculty supervisor.

 

BE5698 – THESIS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Graded P/F/R. Prerequisite: graduate standing in biomedical engineering.

 

BE6103 – PHD SEMINAR IN BIOENGINEERING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Students will be assigned to participate in the journal clubs and medical grand rounds relevant to their areas of research in Bioengineering. Graded P/F only. Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status.

 

BE6194 – DOCTORAL DIAGNOSTIC EXAMINATION

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individual instruction, directed study, consultation, and diagnostic examination. Required of all doctoral students in the semester when they take any portion of the diagnostic examination.

 

BE6195 – DOCTORAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individual instruction, directed study, consultation, and comprehensive examination on a detailed prospectus of proposed dissertation research as well as an oral examination. Required of all doctoral students in the semester when they take the comprehensive examination. Prerequisite: BE 6194.

 

BE6197 – RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects leading to a doctoral dissertation in the area of biomedical engineering.

 

BE6297 – RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects leading to a doctoral dissertation in the area of biomedical engineering.

 

BE6395 – INTERNSHIP IN BIOENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Students are placed with a bioengineering company or a hospital to gain firsthand industrial or clinical engineering experience. The company or hospital assigns projects, and a faculty member monitors the student's progress. Students register for 3 (BE 6395), 6 (BE 6695), or 9 (BE 6995) credit hours during each semester. Prerequisite: completion of at least 9 graduate credit hours in BE and good standing in the graduate program.

 

BE6397 – RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects leading to a doctoral dissertation in the area of bioengineering.

 

BE6399 – DISSERTATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Preparation and submission of a doctoral dissertation in an area of bioengineering. Graded R/F only. Prerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

 

BE6499 – DISSERTATION

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Preparation and submission of a doctoral dissertation in an area of bioengineering. This course is only to be taken by students preparing a dissertation for submission that is supervised primarily by a University of Texas Southwestern Medical School faculty member and must be taken concurrently with a 5-hour dissertation course at that institution. To satisfy requirement that a P be awarded in a 9-hour dissertation course in their final semester of enrollment, a student must be concurrently enrolled in this course and the 5-hour dissertation course at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and receive a P in both courses at the end of that semester. If a P is not awarded in both classes, the two classes must be repeated until P grades are concurrently awarded.

 

BE6695 – INTERNSHIP IN BIOENGINEERING

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Students are placed with a bioengineering company or a hospital to gain firsthand industrial or clinical engineering experience. The company or hospital assigns projects, and a faculty member monitors the student's progress. Students register for 3 (BE 6395), 6 (BE 6695), or 9 (BE 6995) credit hours during each semester. Prerequisite: completion of at least 9 graduate credit hours in BE and good standing in the graduate program.

 

BE6697 – RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects leading to a doctoral dissertation in the area of bioengineering.

 

BE6699 – DISSERTATION

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Preparation and submission of a doctoral dissertation in an area of bioengineering. Graded R/F only. Prerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

 

BE6995 – INTERNSHIP IN BIOENGINEERING

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Students are placed with a bioengineering company or a hospital to gain firsthand industrial or clinical engineering experience. The company or hospital assigns projects, and a faculty member monitors the student's progress. Students register for 3 (BME 6395), 6 (BME 6695), or 9 (BME 6995) credit hours during each semester. Prerequisite: completion of at least 9 graduate credit hours in BE and good standing in the graduate program.

 

BE6997 – RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Individually approved research projects leading to a doctoral dissertation in the area of bioengineering.

 

BE6999 – DISSERTATION

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Preparation and submission of a doctoral dissertation in an area of bioengineering. Graded P/R/F. Prerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

 

BE7399 – DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course may be taken during the semester in which a student expects to complete all requirements for the doctoral degree and graduate. Enrolling in this course meets minimum enrollment requirements for graduation, for holding fellowships awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies and for full-time GTA or GRA positions. Students should verify that enrollment in this course meets other applicable enrollment requirements. To remain eligible in their final semester of study for grants, loans or other forms of financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office must enroll in a minimum of 5 hours as required by the Office of Financial Aid. Other funding sources may also require more than 3-hours of enrollment. Additional hours may also be required to meet to requirements set by immigration law or by the policies of the student's degree program. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office, other sources of funding, Office of International Education and/or their graduate advisor to verify enrollment requirements before registering for this course. This course may only be taken once and may not be repeated. Students who do not complete all graduation requirements while enrolled in this course must enroll in a minimum of 6 dissertation hours (6699 or 6999) in their graduation term. Graded P/F/R.

 

HSC Courses

HSC5094 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5096 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5098 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5101 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5102 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5106 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5123 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5152 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5154 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5162 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5172 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5173 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5184 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5191 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5193 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5194 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5195 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5196 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5291 – CONCURRENT COURSE

0 Lecture Hours  ·  2 Lab Hours

 

HSC5294 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5296 – CONCURRENT COURSE

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5300 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5302 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5304 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5306 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5307 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5308 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5309 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5323 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5331 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5360 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5361 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5362 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5363 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5370 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5372 – CONCURRENT COURSE

0 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5374 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5381 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5382 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5383 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5385 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5387 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5388 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5389 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5390 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5391 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5392 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5394 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5395 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5396 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5398 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5399 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5491 – CONCURRENT COURSE

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5494 – CONCURRENT COURSE

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5499 – THESIS RESEARCH

4 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5505 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5580 – CONCURRENT COURSE

5 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5582 – CONCURRENT COURSE

5 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5594 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5598 – CONCURRENT COURSE

5 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5607 – CONCURRENT COURSE

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5683 – CONCURRENT COURSE

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5694 – CONCURRENT COURSE

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5698 – CONCURRENT COURSE

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5699 – CONCURRENT COURSE

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5794 – CONCURRENT COURSE

7 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5796 – CONCURRENT COURSE

7 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5798 – CONCURRENT COURSE

7 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5894 – CONCURRENT COURSE

8 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5983 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC5994 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC6103 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC6195 – CONCURRENT COURSE

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC6395 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC6397 – CONCURRENT COURSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC6399 – DISSERTATION PREPARATION & DEFENSE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC6599 – DISSERTATION PREPARATION AND DEFENSE

5 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC6695 – CONCURRENT COURSE

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HSC6995 – CONCURRENT COURSE

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours