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The Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Course Requirements for the Minor: 29-30 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

4 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: EECE 211 and EECE 211L, or EECE 215, or PHYS 327; PHYS 204A.
An introduction to recording and analyzing electronic data collected from biological systems. Topics include measurement methods, design principles of biomedical instruments, bioelectronics, sensors, transducers, interface electronics, and embedded data acquisition systems. Explores sources of biomedical signals, bioelectrical signal monitoring, acquisition, processing, analysis, and interpretation of results. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (022130)
Prerequisites: GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or college equivalent); first-year freshmen who successfully completed trigonometry and precalculus in high school can meet this prerequisite by achieving a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.
Limits and continuity. The derivative and applications to related rates, maxma and minima, and curve sketching. Transcendental functions. An introduction to the definite integral and area. 4 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005506)
Prerequisite: MATH 120.
The definite integral and applications to area, volume, work, differential equations, etc. Sequences and series, vectors and analytic geometry in 2 and 3-space, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. 4 hours discussion. (005507)
Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of MATH 121 (second semester of calculus) or equivalent.
Vectors, kinematics, particle dynamics, friction, work, energy, power, momentum, dynamics and statics of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation, fluids. Calculus used. A grade of C- or higher is required before progressing to either PHYS 204B or PHYS 204C. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (007401)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Study of the structure of the human body, to include muscles, bones, heart, brain, ear, eye, and other systems, as well as a short look at development of the fetus. Lab work entails dissection of the cat and study of the human skeleton. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001110)
Basic functioning of the organ systems of the human body, including the brain and nervous system; vision and hearing; heart and circulation; blood and immunity; respiration, digestion and metabolism; muscles; excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001114)

4 units selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MATH 109 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent), or MATH 120, or passing score on the Math department administered calculus readiness exam.
Provides Mechanical Engineering students an applications-based introduction to electrical and electronic components. Course topics include circuit analysis; the selection and use of components; applications of transistors and diodes; logic gates and digital circuits; microcontroller applications and interfacing with sensors; three-phase circuits and ideal transformers. Instruments used in the study of basic electronics are discussed, demonstrated, and used. Mechanical Engineering majors may substitute EECE 211L for this course. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (022099)
Prerequisites: PHYS 204B, PHYS 204C.
This course is an introduction to basic laboratory electronics for scientists. Topics include fundamentals of linear and non-linear circuit elements, operational amplifiers, simple digital circuits, A/D and D/A conversion, noise reduction, introductory-level LabVIEW programming, and an introduction to microcontroller systems. A weekly three hour lab gives students experience in designing, building, and debugging circuitry for laboratory/control tasks. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (021423)

Or the following group of courses may be selected:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: PHYS 204B (may be taken concurrently).
Corequisite: EECE 211L.
This course introduces students to core concepts related to analysis and applications of linear circuits. Topics include electrical quantities and components; Kirchhoff's Laws and circuits analysis methods; Thevenin and Norton theorems; operational amplifiers and applications; first-order transient response of RC and RL circuits; AC steady-state analysis including phasors and impedance; circuit simulation and analysis using SPICE. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002519)
Corequisites: EECE 211.
Experiments to reinforce the principles taught in EECE 211. 2 hours activity. (002520)

3 units selected from:

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This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002542)
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 1 hour supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002583)
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, faculty permission.
completion of all junior-level EECE courses required in the major; This course may be taken twice for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisite to the second semester is a "B" or higher in the first semester. Open by invitation to E E and CMPE majors who have a GPA among the top 5% of ECE students based upon courses taken at CSU, Chico. This is an "Honors in the Major" course; a grade of "B" or higher in 6 units of EECE 499H certifies the designation of "Honors in the Major" to be printed on the transcript and the diploma. Each 3-unit course will require both formal written and oral presentations. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (002584)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: CSCI 311 with a grade of C or higher; MATH 105, MATH 314, or MATH 350 (may be taken concurrently).
An introduction to computational methods for Next Generation Sequencing data analysis. Topics include mapping sequenced reads back to a reference genome; approximate string matching; intro to biostatistics; probability distribution, hypothesis testing; identification of SNPs (single polymorphisms); analysis of RNA-seq data; mapping RNA-seq reads, identification of splice-junctions, analysis of gene expression; genome-wide associative analysis of methylation and gene expression. 3 hours discussion. (021619)
Prerequisites: EECE 365.
Properties of continuous and discrete signals. Z-transform and Fast-Fourier Transform. Digital filtering techniques. Finite word length effects on digital signal processing elements. 4 hours discussion. (002580)
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A or PHYS 204A; EECE 314, and Senior Standing.
Fundamentals of bioimaging, signals and systems, tomography modalities, pattern recognition, and computer vision methods as applied to clinical diagnostics. Optics and photonics techniques, digital signal and imaging data processing, analysis, and characterization. Introduction to research methodologies and research on optical imaging systems and applications. Students presentations and written reports in cutting edge technologies. 4 hours lecture. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (022132)
Prerequisites: MATH 120; PHYS 202B or PHYS 204B.
This course covers image processing principles, techniques, and algorithms. Topics in image acquisition, representation, analysis, filtering, segmentation, and feature extraction. use of image processing software tools for assignments and projects. 4 hours lecture. (022109)
Prerequisites: CHEM 111, MECH 210, and PHYS 204B, or consent of the instructor.
This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of nanoscale science and engineering including the areas of engineering, materials science, chemistry, and physics. The topics covered include advanced materials, synthesis and modification of nanomaterials, properties of nanomaterials, materials characterization, nanofabrication methods, and applications. It has three modules which are formal lectures, guest speakers, and projects. For the projects student learn to conduct a literature search on a given topic and are asked to present their project. They further have a chance to propose their own ideas for potential applications and are asked to give detailed methodology to execute the project. 3 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (021952)
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