BME 180C Biomedical Engineering Design (2016-2017)

BME 180C Biomedical Engineering Design

(Required for BME.)
Catalog Data:

BME 180C Biomedical Engineering Design (Credit Units: 3) Design strategies, techniques, tools, and protocols commonly encountered in biomedical engineering; clinical experience at the UCI Medical Center and Beckman Laser Institute; industrial design experience in group projects with local biomedical companies; ethics, economic analysis, marketing, and FDA product approval. Prerequisite: BME 180B. BME 180A-BME 180B-BME 180C must be taken in the same academic year. Biomedical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 3)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Lecture Notes.

Michelle Khine
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills in a project team environment

2. List and define the various steps in bringing a biomedical product from concept to market

3. Identify the realistic constraints of the team project

4. Identify the assess challenges in each of the steps

5. Articulate the impacts of the project in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

6. Design and conduct experiments to verify team projects requirements

7. Use knowledge in mathematics, statistics, biological sciences, physical sciences, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology whenever required

8. Use the appropriate computer tools to design, model, simulate, and/or operate, the team projects.

9. Apply engineering principles and practices to meet the challenges.

10. Demonstrate oral communication skills in presenting team projects.

11. Establish initial contacts with major local BME companies.

12. Establish initial contacts with major local and national BME companies

Prerequisites by Topic

Understand of quantitative and systematic physiology, biomedical signals and systems and analog and digital circuits in bioinstrumentation.

Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction to biomedical engineering from bench to market
  • Fundamental product design tools
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools
  • Strategies and protocols in product development
  • Coordination and leadership in product development team
  • Design for quality, usability, manufacturability, reliability, and safety
  • Food and Drug Administration approval process and regulatory issues
  • Ethics and human factors in biomedical engineering
  • Licensing, patents, copyright, and trade secrets
  • Market forecast and economic analysis
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

MATLAB, Labview, Cobalt, Microsoft Project, COMSOL

Laboratory Projects:

Students will work in teams to design a solution to a real world biomedical engineering problem. Problem definition. Team building/ allocation of work. Synthesis of concepts, design of solution. Prototype fabrication analysis. Evaluation.

Professional Component

Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Students will use learned skills to design systems and devices for biomedical engineering (30%). Specific discussions on systems and device designs (30%). Team projects in design process flows. (40%)

Lectures: 60%
Laboratory Portion: 40%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 40%
  • Project Reports: 60%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 3.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
March 19, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr