Engineering class


Biocomputing major

This major integrates computer engineering and the life sciences, with a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering methods. The curriculum combines foundational computer engineering knowledge with biocomputer engineering applications, integrating biology, physiology, medicine, biomedical software design, biosignal processing and bioinstrumentation. Senior year, the training culminates with a comprehensive biocomputer engineering design laboratory experience that incorporates engineers from industry and emphasizes medical device design and methods for biomedical informatics. In addition, a senior capstone design course places students in a multidisciplinary team working with industry to solve biocomputer design.

Biocomputing curriculum - For Students Starting Fall 2011 or After

For course descriptions and official bulletin information please consult:
Marquette University Bulletin


First Term Second Term
Intro to Biomedical Engineering
Methods 1
Intro to Biomedical Engineering
Methods 2
Biology 1 Biology 2
Calculus 1 Calculus 2 for Biomedical Engineering
General Physics w/Calculus 1 General Physics w/Calculus 2
Rhetoric and Composition 1 Intro to Computer Programming


First Term Second Term
Intro to Computer Hardware and Software Principles of Biological Investigation
Differential Equations for Biomedical Engineering Rhetoric and Composition 2
Professional Development for Engineers Biomedical Circuits and Electronics
Chemistry 1 Chemistry 2
Computing for Biomedical Engineers 1 Digital Electronics
Statistics for Biomedical Engineering  
Core Elective  


First Term Second Term
Software Methodologies Computer Hardware
Signals and Systems for Biomedical Engineering Operating Systems and Networking
Systems Physiology Embedded Biomedical Instrumentation
Data Structures for Engineers Computer Applications in Biomedical Engineering
Intro to Theology Core Elective
Core Elective  


First Term Second Term
Principles of Design Senior Design Project
Feedback and Control of Physiological Systems Biomedical Instrumentation Design
Biocomputing Design Lab 1 Biocomputing Design Lab 2
Biomedical Engineering Elective BIEN Elective
Philosophy of Human Nature Theory of Ethics
Theology Elective  

For more detailed information regarding curriculum, please reference the biomedical engineering majors in the Marquette University Bulletin.


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