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BME 306 BME 306. Fundamentals of Computing. 3 Hours.

Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Introduction to computing including bits and operations on bits, number formats, arithmetic and logic operations, digital logic. Explore the Von Neumann model of processing including memory, arithmetic logic unit, registers, and instruction decoding and execution. Examine structured programming and debugging, machine and assembly language programming, the structure of an assembler, physical input/output through device registers, subroutine call/return; trap instruction, stacks and applications of stacks. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional lab hours to be arranged. Only one of the following may be counted: Biomedical Engineering 306, Electrical and Computer Engineering 306, 306H, Electrical Engineering 306, 306H. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Mathematics 408C or 408K.

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering



The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to develop clinically translatable solutions for human health by training the next generation of biomedical engineers, cultivating leaders, and nurturing the integration of science, engineering, and medicine in a discovery-centered environment. The main educational objective is to provide a thorough training in the fundamentals of engineering science, design, and biology. The curriculum is designed to provide concepts central to understanding living systems from the molecular and cellular levels to the tissue and organismal levels. The curriculum incorporates principles of vertical integration, leading to the choice of a technical area (biomedical imaging and instrumentation, cellular and biomolecular engineering, computational biomedical engineering, or molecular, cellular, and tissue biomechanics), and culminates in a team capstone design experience. Students are expected to develop an understanding of industrial, research, and clinical biomedical engineering environments; an understanding of regulatory issues and biomedical ethics; the ability to create, identify, formulate, and solve biomedical engineering problems; the ability to design systems to meet needs in medical/life science applications; an understanding of life processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels; the ability to use instrumentation and to make measurements and interpret data in living systems; and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering research.