Bioengineering, M.S.
Curriculum

Major Requirements

Core Requirements Credits:
BIOE 610 Engineering Principles in Cell Biology 3
The course has two main objectives: 1) to equip students with essential knowledge and stimulate intuitive understanding of molecular and cell biology; 2) to introduce and develop common engineering concepts and approaches for quantitative analysis of physical-chemical systems in the context of cell biology. The long-term goal is to help students operate effectively at the interface of cell biology and engineering. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 620 Statistics for Biomedical Engineers 3
Provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons; issues of power and sample size in study designs; and analysis of single-subject and small-group data. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 650 Medical Devices 3
The fundamentals of embedded systems design and implementation are introduced. The fundamentals include: specifications of microcontrollers, common hardware/software, performance analysis and optimization, CAD tools, hardware-description languages, FPGA design flows, and Low-power computing. This course will provide students with an overview of the latest advancements in research, design, development, and new applications of a wide variety of medical devices. A brief background on excitable cells, and neuromuscular system will be provided; hence, no biological background is needed. Examples of important medical devices, including pacemakers, cochlear implants, insulin pumps, and deep brain stimulators will be discussed. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 651 Biomedical Signals and Systems 3
The theory and application of linear time-invariant (LTI) systems is explored, with a focus on the description and analysis of biomedical signals and systems. Topics include linear, time-invariant (LTI) systems, frequency (Fourier) analysis: response of LTI systems to sinusoids, systems and transforms, LTI filters, and Discrete-time signals and systems. Applications include signals and noise, processing of the physiological signals (ECG, EEG, etc.), mathematics of imaging and derivation of useful physiological parameters from input signals.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
SBES 710 Technology Entrepreneurship 3
This course introduces the emerging discipline of technology entrepreneurship covering topics relevant for both start-up and established firms such as identifying opportunities, sources of technological competencies and innovations, strategy formulation, market entry timing, intellectual property protection, alliances, and financing options.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 751 Signal Processing I 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EENG 660

Fundamental processing of digital signals. Design of analog and digital filters. Applications of signal processing, industrial signal processing, image processing and speech synthesis with emphasis on design. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 18 Credits
 
Select two (2) courses from the following: Credits:
BIOE 622 Biomechanics* 3
Introduction of the mechanical principles of living organisms, particularly their movement and structure. The course introduces the students to concepts of mechanics as they apply to dynamics of human motion. Topic include application of physical laws to human performance including, linear and angular motion, projectile motion, forces, impulse and momentum, fluid mechanics, and tissue mechanics.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 640 Process Control in Biotechnology 3
This course provides principles and methods of measurement, data acquisition and analysis. Application of control theory in biological systems and in biotechnology processes; control of pressure, flow, temperature, and pH. The goal of this course is to prepare the students for designing digital control algorithms that automate the biotechonolgy processes. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 642 Sensors and Actuators* 3
Introduction to principles, fabrication techniques, and applications of sensors and actuators. Introduction to the mechanical and electrical properties of materials commonly used in sensors and actuators. The microfabrication processes along with integration of MEMS with CMOS electronics. Fundamental principles and applications of important microsensors, actuation principles on micro-scale. BioMEMS and lab-on-a-chip devices.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-1-3
BIOE 660 Digital Processing of Biological Signals 3
This course provides fundamental techniques for extraction of useful information from signals acquired from biological systems. Topics include time and frequency domain analysis, cross correlation, spectrum analysis, and convolution. Design of finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) filters for processing biological signals are described. Examples include cardiac, neural, respiratory, and biomechanical movements. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 730 Nanotechnology 3
An introduction to nanotechnology is presented via the pragmatic criterion of usefulness. This includes an introduction to solid state physics, methods of measuring nanosecond properties and individual nanoparticles, carbon structures, nanostructures ferromagnetism, optical spectroscopy, quantum wells, and nanomachines and devices. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 860 Special Topics 3
This course is designed to offer advanced topics related to Bioengineering. The specific topics of the course will be determined by the interest of both the students and the instructor, and approved by department chair. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
EENG 780 Silicon Integrated Circuit Theory and Fabrication* 3
Semiconductor device fabrication is the process used to create the integrated circuits that are present in most electrical and electronic devices. In this course, steps and processes of fabricating integrated circuit semiconductor devices are covered. Topics include crystal growth (thin film and bulk), thermal oxidation, dopant diffusion/implantation, thin film deposition/etching, and lithography. Introduction to process simulators, such as SUPREM, fabrication and characterization of MOS capacitors, junction diodes and MOSFET devices, introduction to Clean Room, metal interconnects, and statistical process controls.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 6 Credits
* These courses are cross-listed with other departments:

EENG 780/BIOE 780 Silicon Integrated Circuit Theory and Fabrication
BIOE 622/MENG 622 Biomechanics
BIOE 642/MENG 642 Sensors and actuators
 
Capstone Project** Credits:
BIOE 870 Design Project I 3
This is the first of a two-course sequence spanning two semesters. A major design project will be conducted under the supervision of a faculty adviser. The project is open-ended and integrates student's knowledge and skills in the analysis and synthesis of an industrial project. Prior approval by a project advisor is required to register.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 880 Design Project II 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: BIOL 870

This is the second of a two-course sequence for master's design project. A major design project will be conducted under the supervision of a faculty adviser. The project is open-ended and integrates student's knowledge and skills in the analysis and synthesis of an industrial project.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 6 Credits
 
Thesis Track** Credits:
BIOE 890 M.S. Thesis I 3
This is the first of a two-course sequence spanning two semesters of research. The master's thesis provides an opportunity for the students to undertake an in-depth investigation of a specific topic within Bioengineering. This course requires the students to explore an original and appropriately phrased research question, and carry out and document a comprehensive literature review, research and experimentation in the chosen problem area with a good deal of individual responsibility. The course culminates in a preliminary draft of the thesis document to be presented to the thesis faculty advisor.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
BIOE 891 M.S. Thesis II 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOE 890

This is the second of a two-course sequence for master's thesis. Students will continue the research and experimentation started in the first course in the sequence. The course culminates in an oral defense of the thesis project in front of a thesis committee consisting of the student's thesis faculty advisor and other members. By the end of the semester, students will complete a publication-quality master's thesis to be archived in the NYIT library.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 6 Credits
** Students must choose either Thesis Track or Capstone Project.
 
Total Program Credits = 30