BME 60B Engineering Analysis/Design: Data Analysis (2012-2013)

BME 60B Engineering Analysis/Design: Data Analysis

(Required for BME and BMEP.)
Catalog Data:

BME 60B Engineering Analysis/Design: Data Analysis (Credit Units: 4) Overview of MATLAB; numeric, cell, and structure arrays; file management; plotting and model building; solving linear algebraic equations; differential equations; symbolic processing. Corequisite: MATH 3D. Prerequisite: BME60A;Mathematics 2J. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0199731244.

Recommended Textbook:
Bernard Choi
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC b, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Learn the fundamentals of MATLAB programming. (EAC a, EAC k)

2. Learn how to use MATLAB to analyze biomedical data sets. (EAC a, EAC k)

3. Learn how to use MATLAB toolboxes to solve partial differential equations related to circuits, mechanics, and transport. (EAC a, EAC b, EAC k)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Computer programming basics, linear algebra concepts
Lecture Topics:
  • Overview of MATLAB
  • Numeric, Cell, and Structure Arrays
  • File management
  • Plotting and Model Building
  • Solving Linear Algebraic Equations
  • Differential Equations
  • Symbolic Processing
Class Schedule:

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

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

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

Design Content Description

Students will use MATLAB to develop software to analyze quantitatively the performance of various system designs, including ones from BME 60A.

Lectures: 70%
Laboratory Portion: 30%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 30%
  • Projects: 20%
  • Midterm Exam: 25%
  • Final Exam: 25%
  • 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: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

July 11, 2011
Senate Approved:
November 8, 2011
Approved Effective:
2012 Fall Qtr