BME 60A Engineering Analysis/Design: Data Acquisition (2017-2018)

BME 60A Engineering Analysis/Design: Data Acquisition

(Required for BME and BMEP.)
Catalog Data:

BME 60A Engineering Analysis/Design: Data Acquisition (Credit Units: 4) Fundamentals of LabVIEW programming, basics of computer-based experimentation, establishing interface between computer and data acquisition instrumentation, signal conditioning basics. Corequisite: BME1. Prerequisite: Physics 7D. Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering: Premedical majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0131856721.


Elliot Botvinick
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Learn the fundamentals of computer programming.

2. Learn how to use LabVIEW to establish communications between the computer and instrumentation.

3. Acquire, condition, and reduce data collected from biomedical instrumentation.

Prerequisites by Topic

Basic physics of electricity

Lecture Topics:
  • Fundamentals of LabVIEW programming
  • Basics of computer-based experimentation
  • Establishing interface between computer and data acquisition instrumentation
  • Signal conditioning basics
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Students will use computers to perform LabVIEW programming.

Laboratory Projects:

At least one group project will be performed in the computer lab.

Professional Component

Contributes towards the Biomedical Engineering major requirements for Engineering Topics courses.

Design Content Description

Students will develop LabVIEW skills to engineer basic computer-based instrumentation.

Lectures: 40%
Laboratory Portion: 60%
Grading Criteria:
  • Exam 1: 25%
  • Exam 2: 25%
  • Research Report: 10%
  • Portable-lab exercises: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
January 8, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr