BEE 4590

BEE 4590

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Provides students with an understanding of the scientific and engineering principles of biosensors and bioanalytical techniques. Addresses selected topics from simple home pregnancy style tests to nanofabricated lab-on-a-chip devices. Biosensor and lab-on-a-chip device applications in environmental analysis, food safety, and medical diagnostics are explored. The class is designed to be highly interactive, seeks student participation via frequent discussion sessions. Students also give oral presentations, practice in-depth literature source evaluations, analyze biosensors published in literature and theoretically design a biosensor based on criteria discussed in class. Students work together in teams of two to three.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: biochemistry course.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)
Satisfies Requirement Satisfies BE capstone design requirement. Satisfies College of Engineering technical writing requirement.

  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • An ability to integrate modern biology with engineering principles.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17643 BEE 4590   LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: biochemistry course. Satisfies BE capstone design requirement. Satisfies College of Engineering technical writing requirement.