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  Academic Programs / Engineering

Bioengineering

 

Peter Lelkes, Chair

Room 811, Engineering Building
215-204-3307

pilelkes@temple.edu

http://engineering.temple.edu/department/bioengineering


Bioengineering Program

The Bioengineering program will be able to integrate engineering science, rigorous mathematical tools and a quantitative approach to the life sciences and apply this spectrum of knowledge in an interdisciplinary fashion to provide solution to basic and applied biological and medical problems.

This goal will be accomplished by offering to the students an integrated set of courses aimed at providing a thorough introduction to the complex and interdisciplinary field of Bioengineering:

 

  • Teach engineering science, analysis, and design in the context of quantitative approaches to solving life science and medicine-related problems.
  • Integrate interdisciplinary aspects of biology, physiology, and engineering within courses and design projects.
  • Emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of Bioengineering, in terms of problem solving, design, within the framework of interdisciplinary teams focusing on the dialogue between "biology-inspired engineering" and "biology as a specific arm of applied engineering principles."
  • Immerse students in key life science and medical principles, while focusing on understanding cell/molecular-level events through quantitative analysis and modeling.
  • Provide an exceptional learning environment with significant instruction by Bioengineering faculty and researchers in collaboration with experts from other fields, especially the Health Science Campus.

 

In this curriculum, incoming freshmen will first and foremost be trained as solid Temple engineers, focusing on applying engineering science, design, and analysis to real life problems specifically in the areas of biology and medicine. This firm engineering foundation will be further enhanced with newly developed Bioengineering courses in specific pathways, such as:

 

  • Biomaterials: A focus on the design, development, and uses of biomaterials in biology and medicine. It also explores the host-biomaterial interface and interactions.
  • Bioinstrumentation: A focus on the design, development, and use of instruments used to record, process, and/or control biological functions.
  • Biomechanics: A focus on the interaction between forces and motions in tissues, organisms, and biomedical materials.
  • Tissue and Regenerative Engineering: A focus on building functional tissues using cells and scaffolds and repairing diseased tissues and organs at the cellular and molecular level.
  • Neuroengineering: A focus on using engineering to understand and interact with neural tissues.
  • Pre-med: A broad-based Bioengineering curriculum with fulfills current pre-med course requirements.

 

Hands-on engineering experience will be gained through intense laboratory coursework and by solving real-life biomedical problems.

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements:

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and are identified by "WI" in the Attribute column.

General Department Requirements:

Bioengineering Program

 

Foundation Science & Math Courses in Engineering
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Mathematics 1041 Calculus I
4  
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Mathematics 2101 Linear Algebra 3  
Mathematics 3041 Differential Equations I 3  
Biology 1001 Human Biology 4  
Chemistry 1031
  or
1035
  or
1951
General Chemistry I
     or
Chemistry for Engineers
     or
Honors General Chemistry I
3  
Chemistry 1033 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1  
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
Physics 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4  
Subtotal     34 (minimum)  
 
General Education
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Subtotal     25 (minimum)  
 
Required Engineering Courses
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Bioengineering 2001 Principles of Bioengineering 2  
Engineering 1101 Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology 3  
Engineering 3571 Classical & Statistical Thermodynamics 3  
Bioengineering 2101 Engineering Principles of Physiological Systems 3  
Bioengineering 3001 Research Design & Methods in Bioengineering 2  
Bioengineering 3101 BioE Lab #1 - Bioelectrical Engineering 3  
Bioengineering 3102 BioE Lab #2 - Biomaterials 3  
Bioengineering 4101 BioE Lab #3 - Biomechanics 3  
Bioengineering 3201 Biomedical Instrumentation 2  
Bioengineering   BIOE Elective #1 3  
Bioengineering   BIOE Elective #2 3-4  
Bioengineering   BIOE Elective #3 3  
Bioengineering   Capstone Elective #1 3  
Bioengineering   Capstone Elective #2 3  
Engineering 2196 Technical Communication 3 WI
Engineering
   or
Bioengineering
3033
  or
4311
Entrepreneurial Engineering
     or
The Entrepreneurial Bioengineer
3

2
 
Engineering 4169 Engineering Seminar 1  
Engineering 4196 Senior Design Project I 1 WI
Engineering 4296 Senior Design Project II 3 WI
Subtotal     50  
 
Technical Electives
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Elective   Technical Elective #1 3  
Elective   Technical Elective #2 4  
Elective   Technical Elective #3 4  
Elective   Technical Elective #4 4  
Subtotal     15  
         
Total Hours for B.S. in Bioengineering 124 (minimum)

 

 

Suggested Semester By Semester Plan

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2013-2014 Academic Year

 

Year 1 - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Mathematics 1041 Calculus I 4  
Chemistry 1031
  or
1035
  or
1951
General Chemistry I
     or
Chemistry for Engineers
     or
Honors General Chemistry I
3  
Chemistry 1033 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1  
Biology 1001 Human Biology 4  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 1 - Spring
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
    Technical Elective 3  
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Engineering 1101 Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2 - Fall
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Physics 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4  
    Technical Elective 4  
Engineering 2196 Technical Communication 3  
Bioengineering 2001 Principles of Bioengineering 2  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2 - Spring
Mathematics 3041 Differential Equations I 3  
Engineering 3571 Classical & Statistical Thermodynamics 3  
Bioengineering 2101 Engineering Principles of Physiological Systems 3  
    Technical Elective 4  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Fall
Bioengineering 3001 Research Design & Methods in Bioengineering 2  
Bioengineering 3101 BioE Lab #1 - Bioelectrical Engineering 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Mathematics 2101 Linear Algebra 3  
Bioengineering 3201 Biomedical Instrumentation 2  
Bioengineering   BIOE Elective #1 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Spring
Bioengineering 3102 BioE Lab #2 - Biomaterials 3  
Bioengineering   BIOE Elective #2 3-4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Engineering 4169 Engineering Seminar 1  
Engineering
   or
Bioengineering
3033
  or
4311
Entrepreneurial Engineering
     or
The Entrepreneurial Bioengineer
3

2
 
    Technical Elective 4  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 4 - Fall
Bioengineering 4101 BioE Lab #3 - Biomechanics 3  
Engineering 4196 Senior Design Project I 1 WI
Bioengineering   Capstone Elective #1 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx The Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Semester Total   13  
 
Year 4 - Spring
Engineering 4296 Senior Design Project II 3 WI
Bioengineering   BIOE Elective #3 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Bioengineering   Capstone Elective #2 3  
Semester Total   12  
         
Total Hours for Bioengineering: 124 (minimum)

 

Technical Electives:

 

Some of the technical electives are 4 credits, such as:

 

Computer & Information Science 1053: Programming in Matlab

Computer & Information Science 1057: Computer Programming in C

Electrical Engineering 2112 & 2113: Electrical Devices & Systems I with Lab

Electrical Engineering 2312 & 2313: Electrical Engineering Science I with Lab

Electrical Engineering 2322 & 2323: Electrical Engineering Science II with Lab

Electrical Engineering 3412 & 3413: Classical Control Systems with Lab

Chemistry 1032 & 1034: General Chemistry II with Lab

Chemistry 2201 & 2203: Organic Chemistry I with Lab

Chemistry 2202 & 2204: Organic Chemistry II with Lab

Chemistry 4503: Introduction to Polymer Chemistry

Biology 1111: Introduction to Biology I

Biology 2112: Introduction to Biology II

Biology 3096: Cell Structure and Function

 

Other technical electives (3 credits, unless otherwise noted):

 

Engineering 1117: Engineering Graphics (2 credits)

Engineering 3117: Computer Aided Design

Engineering 3496: Materials Science for Engineers

Engineering 3553: Mechanics of Fluids

Chemistry 3301: Physical Chemistry Lecture I

Chemistry 4401: Biochemistry I

Biology 3352: Systems Neuroscience

Biology 3356: Organization and Development of the Nervous System

Engineering Technology 4278: Cardiac Devices

 

Bioengineering Electives (3 credits each, unless otherwise noted):

 

Bioengineering 4301: Bioengineering Seminar (1 credit)

Bioengineering 1301: Principles of Macromolecular Science

Bioengineering 3301: Biomedical Signals and Systems

Bioengineering 3302: Drug Delivery

Bioengineering 3303: Biotransport Phenomena

Bioengineering 2301: Quantitative Pathophysiology

Bioengineering 2302: Cellular and Molecular Biology for Bioengineers

Bioengineering 2312: Mechanics for Bioengineering I (4 credits)

Bioengineering 3312: Mechanics for Bioengineering II (4 credits)

Bioengineering 3725: Cell Biology for Engineers

Bioengineering 4741: Biomaterials for Engineers

 

Capstone Electives (all are 3 credits each):

 

Bioengineering 4411: Capstone Elective: Biomaterials

Bioengineering 4421: Capstone Elective: Bionanotechnology

Bioengineering 4431: Capstone Elective: Neuroengineering

Bioengineering 4441: Capstone Elective: Biomechanics

Bioengineering 4451: Capstone Elective: Biomedical Imaging

Bioengineering 4461: Principles of Tissue and Regenerative Engineering

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