Current Courses

Purdue University, BME 488, 489, 490 – Professional Development and Senior Design in Biomedical Engineering

The capstone design (senior design courses) provide each student with a significant original design experience in biomedical engineering.  This is an iterative decision-making process in which basic science, mathematics, and engineering are applied to solve a problem with clinical or biomedical research impact.  Among the fundamental elements of the design process are the establishment of design objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction, testing, documentation, and evaluation.  Through these courses, students complete a series of design reviews, prototoype demonstrations, and reports that document and detail the design and development process associated with the project.  These assignments have been developed to mimic a typical industrial design experience and to prepare students for success in the workforce as a biomedical design engineer. The capstone design in biomedical engineering consists of three integrated courses: a studio-style lecture with interactive work session (BME 490), a preliminary design laboratory (BME 488), and a capstone design laboratory (BME 489).

Previous Courses

Purdue University, BME 390 – Professional Development and Design in Biomedical Engineering

Spring 2015

Introduction to a diverse spectrum of current topics relevant to the technical, professional, and career aspects of Biomedical Engineers. The course is taught in a studio style where students work in teams to develop and support persuasive arguments defining the opportunity space associated with a medical or healthcare need. The skills acquired address the early stages of the design process (e.g. need identification, problem formulation, innovation and concept generation), professional communication skills (e.g. written and oral reporting and documentation), and ethics of biomedical design and research (e.g. ethical codes and decision making, social and environmental impact of design).

Boston University, BE 428 – Device and Diagnostics Design

Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014

A project-based course developing fundamentals of the design aspects of biomedical devices and diagnostics for undergraduate biomedical engineering students



MIT, EC.710 – D-Lab Health

Fall 2012, Spring 2013

A project-based course for all undergraduate levels developing technologies for low-resource settings

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