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Undergraduate Catalog | 2006-2008
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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2006–2007 and 2007–2008; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

General Engineering

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

G E | General Engineering

Lower-Division Courses

301C. Freshman Seminar. Restricted to first-semester freshmen. Small-group seminar involving reading, discussion, writing, and oral reports. Introduction to University resources, including libraries, computer and research facilities, and museums. Several sections are offered each semester, with various topics and instructors. Two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

301D. Connecting Research Experience. Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

001F. First-Year Interest Group Seminar. Restricted to students in the First-Year Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various College of Engineering disciplines. One lecture hour a week for one semester.

102. Introduction to Engineering. Enrollment restricted to undeclared freshmen in engineering. Introduction to engineering as a profession, including opportunities and responsibilities of a career in engineering. Individual learning skills. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. May not be counted toward any engineering degree.

206C. Supplemental Instruction for Chemistry 304K. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Chemistry 304K. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 304K.

206D. Supplemental Instruction for Chemistry 301. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Chemistry 301. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 301.

206E. Supplemental Instruction for Chemistry 302. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Chemistry 302. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 302.

207C. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 408C. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Mathematics 408C. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 408C.

207D. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 408D. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Mathematics 408D. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 408D.

207E. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 340L. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Mathematics 340L. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 340L.

207G. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 305G. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Mathematics 305G. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 305G.

207K. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 427K. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Mathematics 427K. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 427K.

207L. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 427L. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Mathematics 427L. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 427L.

207R. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 408K. Restricted to engineering students. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 408K.

207S. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 408L. Restricted to engineering students. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 408L.

207T. Supplemental Instruction for Mathematics 408M. Restricted to engineering students. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 408M.

208C. Supplemental Instruction for Physics 306. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Physics 306. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Physics 306.

208K. Supplemental Instruction for Physics 303K. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Physics 303K. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Physics 303K.

208L. Supplemental Instruction for Physics 303L. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Physics 303L. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Physics 303L.

212. Supplemental Instruction for Electrical Engineering 312. Restricted to engineering students. Development of problem-solving skills in the material covered in Electrical Engineering 312. Two two-hour laboratory sessions a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Electrical Engineering 312.

118C, 218C, 318C. Forum Seminar Series. Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Lectures and discussions on various contemporary issues. Emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. For 118C, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks; for 218C, two lecture hours a week for one semester; for 318C, three lecture hours a week for one semester, or two lecture hours and one hour of supervised research a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

320C. Connecting Research Experience. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

279K. Undergraduate Research Experience. Restricted to undergraduate students in the Graduates Linking with Undergraduates in Engineering (GLUE) program. Directed study or research in a selected area of engineering. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: A major in engineering and a University grade point average of at least 3.0.

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Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Students should note that all prerequisite courses for the following courses must be completed on the letter-grade basis with a grade of at least C.

ASE | Aerospace Engineering

Lower-Division Courses

201. Introduction to Computer Programming. Fundamentals of a programming language, with applications to simple engineering and physics problems. Introduction to computer resources available in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Two lecture hours a week for one semester.

102. Introduction to Aerospace Engineering. Introduction to engineering analysis and design; introduction to aerodynamics, propulsion, flight mechanics, structural analysis, and orbital mechanics. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Mathematics 408C or 408K, and credit for high school physics or credit with a grade of at least C for Physics 306.

211. Engineering Computation. Numerical methods and applications to aerospace engineering problems. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 201 with a grade of at least C, and credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Mathematics 427K.

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Upper-Division Courses

320. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. Fundamental concepts, fluid statics; integral and differential analysis; detailed analysis of inviscid, incompressible flows; aerodynamics of airfoils and wings. Prerequisite: Mathematics 427L with a grade of at least C, and credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Aerospace Engineering 120K.

120K. Applications of Fluid Mechanics. Wind tunnel and water channel experiments at subsonic speeds; use of instrumentation and written reports. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Aerospace Engineering 320, and Mathematics 427L with a grade of at least C.

321K. Structural Analysis. Analysis of aerospace structural systems, with emphasis on matrix methods. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with discussion hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 and Aerospace Engineering 211 with a grade of at least C in each.

324L. Aerospace Materials Laboratory. Study of the deformation and fracture behavior of materials used in aerospace vehicles. Structure-property relations, methods of characterizing material behavior, use of properties in the design process. Case histories. Written reports. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 with a grade of at least C.

325L. Cooperative Engineering. This course covers the work period of aerospace engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for three semesters. The student must complete Aerospace Engineering 325LX, 325LY, and 325LZ before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 325LX, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LY, Aerospace Engineering 325LX and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LZ, Aerospace Engineering 325LY and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour.

225M. Cooperative Engineering. This course covers the work period of aerospace engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for two semesters. The student must complete Aerospace Engineering 225MA and 225MB before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 225MA, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 225MB, Aerospace Engineering 225MA and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour.

327. Private Pilot Aeronautics. Open to any University student. Introduction to the principles of private flying; weather, navigation, instruments, aircraft and engine operation, radio use, visual flight planning. May not be counted as an aerospace engineering course for the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering; may not be counted as a technical elective, a technical area course, or an engineering elective for any engineering degree.

330M. Linear System Analysis. Fundamentals of signals and systems; convolution; Laplace transforms; response of linear, time-invariant systems to standard inputs; frequency response methods; time-domain analysis; introduction to control systems. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 311M and Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C in each.

333T. Engineering Communication. Open only to aerospace engineering majors. Technical communication skills for engineers: written and oral reports; individual and collaborative composition; online and traditional research; editing techniques; document design for electronic and hard copy. Prerequisite: English 316K with a grade of at least C and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

339. Advanced Strength of Materials. Same as Engineering Mechanics 339. Curved beams, shear deformation, beam columns, beams on elastic foundations; inelastic behavior of members; elementary plate bending. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 with a grade of at least C.

340. Boundary Layer Theory and Heat Transfer. Character of viscous fluid motion; laminar and turbulent boundary layer solutions; convective heat transfer solutions for low-speed and high-speed flows; energy transfer by conduction in one and two independent variables; energy transfer by radiation. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 320 with a grade of at least C.

346. Viscous Fluid Flow. Navier-Stokes equations, laminar and turbulent boundary layers, transition, effects of pressure gradients and compressibility. Aerospace Engineering 346 and 379L (Topic 5: Viscous Fluid Flow) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 320 and Mechanical Engineering 326 with a grade of at least C in each.

347. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. Development and implementation of finite-difference schemes for numerical solution of subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flows. Emphasis on convection and diffusion equations of fluid dynamics. Evaluation of accuracy, stability, and efficiency. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 211 and 320 with a grade of at least C in each.

355. Aeroelasticity. Flutter, divergence, control reversal, flexibility effects on aircraft stability and control; design implications; stability augmentation and response suppression; introduction to quasi-steady aerodynamic theories. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 321K (or 221K and 121M) and 330M with a grade of at least C in each.

357. Mechanics of Composite Materials. Anisotropic constitutive relationships, lamination theory, failure theories, micromechanical behavior of laminates; laminated composite plates—bending, vibration, and buckling; composite fabrication, sandwich and other composite lightweight structures. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 321K (or 221K and 121M) with a grade of at least C.

261K. Aircraft Design. Application of aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, stability, and performance principles to the design of aircraft; mission requirements; configuration selection; cost; ethics and liability. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 367K, 376K, and 333T (or another approved engineering communication course) with a grade of at least C in each, and concurrent enrollment in Aerospace Engineering 161M.

161M. Aircraft Design Laboratory. Computer-aided aircraft design; trade-off analyses, conceptual and preliminary design reviews. Written reports. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Aerospace Engineering 261K.

362K. Compressible Fluid Mechanics. Shock and expansion waves; compressibility effects on aerodynamics of airfoils and bodies; subsonic and supersonic airfoil design. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 376K with a grade of at least C.

162M. Applied Compressible Fluid Mechanics. Wind tunnel and ballistic range experiments with supersonic flows; safety. Written reports. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Aerospace Engineering 362K.

363L. History of Space Flight. History and principles of space flight from early Chinese rocket experiments to Apollo 17 and the Space Shuttle; technological benefits from the space program and future space projects. May not be counted as an aerospace engineering course for the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering; may not be counted as a technical elective, a technical area course, or an engineering elective for any engineering degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

463Q. Design and Testing of Aerospace Structures. Design of structural components; experimental study of static and dynamic behavior of structures; liability and ethics. Written reports. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 369K and 333T (or another approved engineering communication course) with a grade of at least C in each, and credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Aerospace Engineering 365.

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365. Structural Dynamics. Discrete and continuous models of structures; analysis of transient and steady-state responses; design of dynamic structures by analytical and computer methods. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 321K (or 221K and 121M) and 330M with a grade of at least C in each.

366K. Spacecraft Dynamics. Basic satellite and spacecraft motion, orbital elements, coordinate systems and transformations; basic three-dimensional spacecraft attitude dynamics. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 311M and Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C in each.

366L. Applied Orbital Mechanics. Selected topics in satellite motion and satellite applications, orbital coordinate systems, time, rendezvous and intercept, interplanetary trajectories, perturbing forces and perturbed trajectories. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K with a grade of at least C.

166M. Space Applications Laboratory. Mission design program library, numerical techniques, mission planning references, mission constraints, mission design projects. Written reports. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K with a grade of at least C.

367K. Flight Dynamics. Equations of motion for rigid aircraft; aircraft performance, weight and balance, static stability and control, and dynamic stability; design implications. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 320 and 330M with a grade of at least C in each.

167M. Flight Dynamics Laboratory. Introduction to flight testing; instrumentation and methodology; performance testing. Computer modeling and dynamic simulation of aircraft motion; aircraft sizing. Written reports. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Aerospace Engineering 367K.

369K. Measurements and Instrumentation. Design of measurement systems; standards; calibration; digital signal processing, time-domain and frequency-domain representation of data; transducers and signal conditioning; measurement of acceleration, displacement, force, length, strain, and temperature; safety. Written reports. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 and Electrical Engineering 331 (or 331K) with a grade of at least C in each, and credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Aerospace Engineering 333T (or another approved engineering communication course).

370L. Flight Control Systems. Fundamentals of linear control analysis and design for single-input, single-output systems; stability and performance measures; Routh Hurwitz analysis; root locus methods; frequency response (Bode and Nyquist); introduction to full-state feedback. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 367K with a grade of at least C.

170P. Controls Laboratory. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 370L with a grade of at least C.

172G. Satellite Navigation Laboratory. Experimentation with Global Positioning System receivers; determination of performance; special applications, such as surveying and kinematic positioning. Includes prelab and laboratory assignments. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Aerospace Engineering 272N.

372K. Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics. Satellite and interplanetary orbit determination, orbit and mission design, proximity operations, vehicle attitude descriptions, attitude determination, attitude control systems, attitude perturbations, vehicle attitude design considerations. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K with a grade of at least C.

372L. Satellite Applications. Classical and modern orbit determination, remote sensors and their outputs, pattern recognition, image enhancement, satellite data analysis projects. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K with a grade of at least C.

272N. Satellite Navigation. Satellite-based navigation systems, with focus on the Global Positioning System (GPS), ground and space segments, navigation receivers, satellite signal coordinate/time systems, denial of signal, differential techniques, GPS data analysis. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 366K with a grade of at least C and concurrent enrollment in Aerospace Engineering 172G.

274L. Spacecraft/Mission Design Principles. Spacecraft systems characteristics, mission requirements, sensors, consumables analyses; mission phases—launch, on-orbit, termination; communications, trajectory design; ethics, liability. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 333T (or another approved engineering communication course) with a grade of at least C, credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Aerospace Engineering 376K, 372K, and 166M, and concurrent enrollment in Aerospace Engineering 174M.

174M. Spacecraft/Mission Design Laboratory. Request for proposal, problem definition, ideation, proposal preparation, conceptual design review, preliminary design development and review, design report preparation. Written reports. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Aerospace Engineering 274L.

376K. Propulsion. Aspects of one-dimensional compressible flow, including isentropic flow and normal shocks; effects of friction and combustion; analysis and design of rockets and air-breathing engines, including performance and cycle analysis; flow in nozzles, diffusers, compressors, and turbines; combustion chamber processes and propellants. Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 320 and Mechanical Engineering 326 with a grade of at least C in each.

679H. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. Research performed during two consecutive semesters under the supervision of an engineering faculty member; topics are selected jointly by the student and the faculty member with approval by the director of the Engineering Honors Program. The student makes an oral presentation and writes a thesis. Individual instruction for two semesters. Students pursuing both the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering may use this course to fulfill the thesis requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II. Prerequisite: For 679HA, enrollment in the Engineering Honors Program; for 679HB, Aerospace Engineering 679HA and enrollment in the Engineering Honors Program.

179K, 279K, 379K. Research in Aerospace Engineering. Directed study or research in a selected area of aerospace engineering. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a grade point average of at least 3.00, selection of project, and consent of the faculty member directing project and the undergraduate adviser.

379L. Studies in Aerospace Engineering. Courses on current topics in aerospace engineering. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Selected Topics in Fluid Mechanics.

Topic 2: Selected Topics in Structural Mechanics.

Topic 3: Selected Topics in Flight Mechanics.

Topic 4: Selected Topics in Orbital Mechanics.

Topic 9: Selected Topics in Controls.

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E M | Engineering Mechanics

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

306 (TCCN: ENGR 2301). Statics. Vector algebra, force systems, free-body diagrams; engineering applications of equilibrium, including frames, friction, distributed loads; centroids, moments of inertia. Three lecture hours and two discussion hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Mathematics 408D or 408L, and Physics 303K and 103M.

311M (TCCN: ENGR 2302). Dynamics. Two- and three-dimensional kinematics and dynamics, applied to a broad class of engineering problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with discussion hours if necessary. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 306, Mathematics 408D or 408M, and Physics 303K with a grade of at least C in each.

319 (TCCN: ENGR 2332). Mechanics of Solids. Internal forces and deformations in solids; stress and strain in elastic and plastic solids; application to simple engineering problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with discussion hours if necessary. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 306, Mathematics 408D or 408M, and Physics 303K with a grade of at least C in each.

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Upper-Division Courses

339. Advanced Strength of Materials. Same as Aerospace Engineering 339. Curved beams, shear deformation, beam columns, beams on elastic foundations; inelastic behavior of members; elementary plate bending. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 with a grade of at least C.

360. Studies in Engineering Mechanics. Advanced work in the various areas of engineering mechanics, based on recent developments. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in engineering and consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Theory of Material Science.

Topic 11: Biomedical Materials.

Topic 13: Applications of Finite Element Methods.

Topic 17: Individual Research.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

BME | Biomedical Engineering

Lower-Division Courses

301. World Health and Biotechnology. Overview of contemporary technological advances to improve human health. Introduction to major human health problems, the engineering method as applied to medical technologies, and legal and ethical issues involved with the development of new medical technologies. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. May be counted toward the Area C requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I.

102. Principles of Biomedical Engineering. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Examines the engineering method as applied to medical technologies used to improve human health. One lecture hour a week for one semester.

303. Introduction to Computing for Biomedical Engineering. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Introduction to computing, with emphasis on processor architecture and programming structures. Emphasis throughout the course is on biomedical engineering applications of computing. Three lecture hours and two recitation hours a week for one semester.

311. Network Theory. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Analysis and design of linear circuits; steady-state response to signals; simple transient response, nodal and loop analysis; two-port networks. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester.

313. Numerical Methods and Modeling in Biomedical Engineering. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Principles and techniques of numerical analysis of biomedical engineering problems using high-level programming languages such as C++, Java, MATLAB, and LabVIEW. Numerical methods of integration, differentiation, interpolation, curve fitting, data analysis, sampling and estimation, error analysis, and analysis of ordinary differential equations. Numerical modeling of biomedical engineering systems, symbolic computation and scientific visualization, and integration of hardware and software. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 303 and Mathematics 408C.

314. Engineering Foundations of Biomedical Engineering. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Application of engineering and mathematics (MATLAB) to analysis and constructive manipulation of biological systems and the development of biomedical therapies. Physiological mass and heat transfer; biomechanics; structure, properties, and behavior of biological materials; electrophysiology and linear circuits. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biology 211 and 212, Chemistry 302, Physics 303K and 103M, and credit or registration for Mathematics 427K, Physics 303L, 103N.

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Upper-Division Courses

221. Measurement and Instrumentation Laboratory. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Introduction to the basics of assembling and using instrumentation for the purposes of recording and displaying electrophysiological signals. Mechanical, chemical, and biological principles for biomedical instrumentation. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 314.

325L. Cooperative Engineering. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. This course covers the work period of biomedical engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for three semesters. The student must complete Biomedical Engineering 325LX, 325LY, and 325LZ before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 325LX, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LY, Biomedical Engineering 325LX and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LZ, Biomedical Engineering 325LY and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour.

225M. Cooperative Engineering. This course covers the work period of biomedical engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for two semesters. The student must complete Biomedical Engineering 225MA and 225MB before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 225MA, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 225MB, Biomedical Engineering 225MA and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour.

333T. Engineering Communication. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Advanced technical communication skills, with emphasis on writing strategies for technical documents, oral presentations, and visual aids. Introduction to the concept of intellectual property and the patent process, especially as related to the biomedical and biotechnology fields. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: English 316K and Rhetoric and Writing 306.

335. Engineering Probability and Statistics. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Fundamentals of probability, random processes, distribution theory, data analysis and statistics, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, experimental and clinical trial design, and ethics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D.

339. Biochemical Engineering. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Microorganisms in chemical and biochemical synthesis; genetic manipulation of cells by classical and recombinant DNA techniques. Enzyme technology; design of bioreactors and microbial fermentations; separations of biological products. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 335, Biomedical Engineering 339, Chemical Engineering 339, 379 (Topic: Introduction to Biochemical Engineering). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Biology 311C; Chemistry 353 or 353M; and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the undergraduate adviser.

341. Engineering Tools for Computational Biology Laboratory. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Introduction to computational algorithms and software packages commonly used to search, archive, analyze, and interpret biological data. Students use computational software during weekly laboratory sessions. Four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 360C.

342. Computational Biomechanics. Introduction to computational modeling and simulation of musculoskeletal systems, with emphasis on lumped-parameter models of muscle, bone, tendon, and ligament. Prerequisite: Computer Sciences 323E, Engineering Mechanics 306 (or 314), and Mathematics 340L.

343. Biomedical Engineering Signal and Systems Analysis. Signal representation; sampling and quantization; Laplace and z-tranforms, transfer functions, and frequency response; convolution; stability; Fourier series; Fourier transform; and applications to biomedical signals. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 311 and Mathematics 427K.

345. Graphics and Visualization Laboratory. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Introduction to techniques for graphical display of biological data. Topics include transformations, geometric modeling, and two- and three-dimensional display algorithms. Includes computational projects with biomedical applications. Four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Computer Sciences 323E, Electrical Engineering 322C, and Mathematics 340L.

346. Introduction to Computational Structural Biology. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Introduction to computational structural biology and biomolecular engineering, including the fundamentals of structural biology, thermodynamic driving forces in biomolecular structure and interactions, and molecular modeling techniques. Laboratory includes exercises in molecular simulations, protein engineering, and drug discovery. Two lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemistry 353, 369, and Electrical Engineering 312; or consent of instructor.

348. Systems Analysis in Biomedical Engineering. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Lumped and distributed models of physiological system function from molecular through organismal levels. Linear system steady-state and transient behaviors. Interactions among multiple energy domains, including electrical, chemical, diffusional, mechanical, fluid, and thermal. Introduction to feedback control. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 353, Mathematics 427K, and credit or registration for Biomedical Engineering 251.

251. Biomedical Image and Signal Processing Laboratory. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Processing and analysis of signals and images recorded from human tissue. Convolution; continuous and discrete-time Fourier transforms and time and frequency characterization. Lab projects are drawn from electrocardiograms and image digitization and reconstruction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Mathematics 427K and credit or registration for Biomedical Engineering 348.

352. Advanced Engineering Biomaterials. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Overview of properties of metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite biomaterials used in biomedical applications. Material synthesis and processing. Analysis of mechanical and chemical properties, including stress-strain. Material interactions with the body and blood. Soft and hard biomaterials applications. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 350.

353. Transport Phenomena in Living Systems. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Study of momentum, energy, and mass transport in living systems; includes heat transfer and mass diffusion. Prerequisite: Mathematics 427K.

354. Molecular Sensors and Nanodevices for Biomedical Engineering Applications. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Introduction to the relevant research in the area of nanotechnology, including microanalysis of biomolecules, molecular templates, and miniature biomachines. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 350.

357. Biomedical Imaging Modalities Laboratory. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Physical principles of medical imaging. Imaging devices for X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance. Image quality descriptions. Patient risk. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 251.

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360. Engineering Applications of Immunology and Disease Pathology. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Introduction to basic pathophysiologic mechanisms and health effects of selected human diseases. Critical examination of related biomedical engineering diagnostic and treatment applications and challenges. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 365S or consent of instructor.

361. Biomedical Engineering Industrial and Business Projects. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Development of a framework that integrates the philosophy, theory, tools, and organizational models used in industry; and application of the framework to real-world situations in the biomedical industry. Addresses management strategy and the processes used to develop strategies, goals, and objectives. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 303, 314, and 333T.

365R. Quantitative Engineering Physiology I. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Vertebrate systems physiology: basic cellular physiology, electrophysiology of nerve and muscle, the motor system, the central nervous system, sensory systems. Focuses on a quantitative, model-oriented approach to physiological systems. Prerequisite: Biology 205L or 206L; Biomedical Engineering 314; Chemistry 318M and 369; Mathematics 427K; and Physics 303L and 103N.

365S. Quantitative Engineering Physiology II. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Biological control systems: cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and immune systems. Focuses on a quantitative, model-oriented approach to physiological systems. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 365R.

370. Principles of Engineering Design. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Structured methodologies for designing systems containing living components or to interface with living systems. Reverse engineering and redesign projects. FDA regulations and procedures. Entrepreneurship principles. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 221, 335, 348, and 365S.

371. Biomedical Engineering Design Project. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Creative design, analysis, selection, development, and fabrication and growth of biomedical engineering components and systems. Development of team projects with a faculty adviser and a sponsoring engineer. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 370, and completion of at least four courses in the student's technical area.

374K. Biomedical Electronics. Restricted to biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering majors. Application of electrical engineering techniques to analysis and instrumentation in the biological sciences. Includes pressure, flow, and temperature measurement; bioelectric signals; pacemakers; ultrasonics; electrical safety; electrotherapeutics; and lasers. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 311 and Electrical Engineering 438, or Electrical Engineering 313 and 438.

374L. Applications of Biomedical Engineering Laboratory. Restricted to biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering majors. An in-depth examination of selected topics in biomedical engineering, including optical and thermal properties of laser interaction with tissue; measurement of perfusion in the microvascular system; diagnostic imaging; interaction of living systems with electromagnetic fields; robotic surgical tools; ophthalmic instrumentation; and noninvasive cardiovascular measurements. Students have the opportunity to design analog and digital measurements and acquire and process meaningful biomedical signals. Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 374K or Electrical Engineering 374K.

177, 277, 377. Undergraduate Research Project. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Recommended for students considering graduate study. Topic is selected in conjunction with a biomedical engineering faculty member, with approval by department chair. A final written report is required. Three, six, or nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: A University grade point average of at least 3.0 in all biomedical engineering courses.

377P. Clinical Research Internship. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Students perform clinical research with biomedical engineering or medical faculty members at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Requires a substantial final report. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 333T and 348.

377Q. Clinical Medical Internship. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Students participate in clinical inpatient rounds, outpatient visits, operating room procedures, and medical grand rounds. Designed to provide direct contact with the medical needs addressed by biomedical engineering. Requires a substantial final report. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 333T and 348.

377R. Research Internship. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Students perform biomedical research with biomedical engineering faculty or medical faculty at UT Austin and/or the Texas Medical Center in Houston or an approved medical school. Requires a substantial final report. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 333T and 348.

377S. Industrial Internship. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Students conduct research in biomedical companies in Texas and nationwide. Research may range from imaging and instrumentation to tissue engineering and bioinformatics. Requires a substantial final report. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 333T and 348.

177T, 277T, 377T. Topics in Biomedical Engineering. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

379. Cell and Tissue Engineering. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Introduction to biomedical research in tissue engineering. Includes case studies of tissues and organs of the body, physiology and biology of tissue, pathologies of tissue, current clinical treatments, the role of engineers in development of new technologies to diagnose and treat pathologies, quantitative cellular and molecular techniques, and applications of synthetic and natural biomaterials. Only one of the following may be counted: Biomedical Engineering 379, Chemical Engineering 339T, 379 (Topic: Cell and Tissue Engineering). Prerequisite: Biology 211, 212, and Chemical Engineering 350.

679H. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. Restricted to biomedical engineering majors. Research performed during two consecutive semesters under the supervision of an engineering faculty member; topics are selected jointly by the student and the faculty member with approval by the director of the Engineering Honors Program. The student makes an oral presentation and writes a thesis. Individual instruction for two semesters. Students pursuing both the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, and a bachelor's degree in engineering may use this course to fulfill the thesis requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II. Prerequisite: For 679HA, enrollment in the Engineering Honors Program; for 679HB, Biomedical Engineering 679HA and enrollment in the Engineering Honors Program.

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