BME 60B Engineering Analysis/Design: Data Analysis (2016-2017)

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 and Mathematics 3A. Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering: Premedical majors have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from BME 60B, ENGRCEE 20 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:


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

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

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 e, 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:

MATLAB R2012 (earlier version might be fine, but requires Signal Processing and Image Processing toolboxes).

Laboratory Projects:
  • Circuit analysis
  • Partial Differential Equation solution - heat/mass diffusion equation
  • Signal frequency analysis
  • Numerical approximation to heat/mass diffusion equation
  • Image analysis
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: 40%
  • In-class group assessments: 15%
  • Friday quizzes: 25%
  • Team Project: 20%
  • 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

January 15, 2016
Senate Approved:
January 12, 2016
Approved Effective:
2016 Fall Qtr