Faculty of Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

English

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Mission

The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department is to rigorously prepare students for rewarding careers in the diverse fields of biomedical engineering and the health care industry, or in pursuing continued education in biomedical research or medicine.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Advance the students in their careers through innovation, critical thinking, leadership, life‐long learning,...
proactivity and integrity.
2. Prepare students to succeed in post‐graduate studies and industry employment in biomedical engineering or related fields.

Program Outcomes

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
146 credits
Engineering Accreditation Commission
General Education
Civic Engagement
2 credits
ECO350Engineering Economics
3 credits
This course presents the theory and application of the fundamentals of Engineering Economy and the methodology of economic decision analysis. Students will be required to learn the theoretical foundations of various principles of economic analysis and how they can be applied to solve problems encountered in industry and business.
GEN302Engineering Ethics
1 credits
This course studies the theories of rational justification, of the moral judgments and the relationship between the concept of liberty, and the concept of responsibility, while covering the basic principles of deontology of an engineer's profession.
GEN410Engineering Projects Management
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN350
This course covers the basics of project management where students learn what project management involves and how to approach it successfully and why a plan is so important to the success of a project and how to implement risk management successfully in each phase of the project We define all tools and techniques for planning and controlling. We cover the major subject areas of the topic of quality of project management and provide valuable information. This course is essential for future engineers working in industrial environments needing to gain a recognized qualification within project management. This course prepares students to apply proven methodologies to projects within their individual fields.
English Communication
3 credits
History of Lebanon
3 credits
GEN301Law for Engineers
2 credits
This course is designed to provide the students with fundamental knowledge of legal principles and terminology, to understand the basic foundations and theories of law, and to explain the legal concepts and terminology in substantive areas of law (i.e., Contract Law, Liability Law, Labor Law, Commercial Law, etc.) It is also designed to help prepare engineering students for careers in fields which are impacted by the law and to demonstrate an understanding of the interaction between the fields of law and the application of laws and legal strategy in engineering. This course will also help engineering students to understand their rights and responsibilities as a contractor (application of Contract Law), an employee (application of Labor Law) and as a partner (application of Commercial Law).
Religious Sciences
3 credits
GEN300Scientific English
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ENG240
This course is designed to give the students the opportunity to enhance their writing abilities and develop their critical thinking. It is also designed to provide rigorous training in advanced reading, critiquing, synthesizing and researching. It attempts to help students achieve greater competency in reading, writing, reflection, and discussion, emphasizing the responsibilities of written inquiry and structured reasoning. Students are expected to investigate questions that are at issue for themselves and their audience and for which they do not already have answers. In other words, this course should help students write about what they have learned through their research rather than simply write an argument supporting one side of an issue or another. In addition, students deliver one oral power point presentation based on their writings.
Sports
1 credits
Mathematics and Sciences
MAT207Algebra for Engineers 1
3 credits
The course aims at providing the necessary tools and the mathematical maturity for engineers, for the design and analysis of abstract mathematical models. Subjects covered: complex numbers, logic and proofs, propositional calculus, sets and mappings, relations and ordered sets, an introduction to algebraic structures, groups, rings and fields, polynomials, counting, finite and transfinite cardinals.
MAT307Algebra for Engineers 2
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT207
The main objective of this course is to continue the study of algebra, covering mainly linear systems and matrices, matrix algebra, inverses, Gauss elimination, elementary matrices, computing inverses, determinants, vector spaces, definition and examples of spaces and subspaces, linear independence, basis and dimension, change of basis, linear applications, reduction of an endomorphism, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, characteristic polynomial, solving linear systems of differential equations, diagonalization and applications, bilinear and quadratic forms, Gauss method, scalar and cross product, euclidean and Hermitian spaces, Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization process, geometric transformations.
MAT217Calculus for Engineers 1
3 credits
The course covers integration methods to compute integrals and improper integrals. We will study the infinite series, Taylor expansion, Parametric curves and Polar curves, and double integrals.
MAT227Calculus for Engineers 2
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
This course teaches basic theory and techniques of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). Topics include: solution of non-linear first-order ODE's; linear ODE's, especially second order with constant and variable coefficients; delta functions, convolution, and Laplace transform methods; power series and resolution of differential equations using power series; real and complex Fourier series; and an introduction to partial differential equations.
MAT337Calculus for Engineers 3
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
The main objective of this course is to continue the study of calculus, covering mainly parametric and polar curves, three dimensional analytic geometry, differentiation and integration of functions of several variables, and vector calculus. Line integrals, and Green's theorem are also covered.
CHM212General Chemistry
3 credits
The purpose of this course is to present a general outline on chemistry. Through this course chemistry is introduced in its various aspects: the structure of the atom, the various models, and the properties of the elements in the periodic table; various chemical bonds, the Lewis structure, VSEPR rules; thermochemistry, thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium; kinetic chemistry, reactions rate orders, the Arrhenius law; solutions chemistry, acids and bases and various acid­base equilibrium; complexation, liquid solid equilibrium and solubility product; and Oxydoreduction titration and electrochemical cells.
CHM270Laboratory of General Chemistry
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: CHM212 Or CHE212 Or CHM210 Or CHE210
The general chemistry laboratory aims to develop different skills for the practical application of theoretical knowledge of general chemistry. Techniques to be learned: preparation and dilution of solutions, experimental verification of the Nernst equation, realization of different types of acid­ base and redox titration by volumetric, calorimetric, pH­metric or potentiometric monitoring, and the study of solubility and precipitation reactions and characterization of ions present in a given matrix. The goal of the lab course is to ensure that students are capable of understanding the chemical concepts and to carry out experiments safely and carefully in the laboratory, to obtain data accurately and to manipulate the data correctly.
GEN350Mathematics for Engineers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227 And MAT307 And MAT337
The main objective of this course is to complete the knowledge of mathematics for the student engineer. It mainly covers the following themes: functions of a complex variable; analytical functions; Cauchy-Riemann conditions; harmonic functions; Cauchy integrals formulae; Taylor series; singular points; inverse Laplace transformation; special functions (Gamma and Beta functions); Bessel function; orthogonal functions (Tchebychev, Legendre, Hermite, Laguerre); and discrete-time Markov Chains.
GEN250Modern Physics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227
The course covers principles and concepts of relativity, quantum mechanics and their applications. The following topics will be covered along with their applications: the failure of classical physics; the special theory of relativity; the particle properties of electromagnetic radiation; the wave properties of particles; the Schr and ouml; dinger equation; the Rutherford-Bohr model of the atom and the hydrogen atom in wave mechanics.
GEN428Numerical Analysis
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227 And MAT307 And GIN231 or GIN222
The purpose of this course is to provide numerical concepts and methods needed by students to solve different engineering problems. Topics covered include: resolution of non-linear equations; numerical integration; data approximation and interpolation and numerical resolution of differential equations. Many numerical methods are implemented and tested using Matlab software.
GEN270Physics Laboratory
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN250
Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I may remember. But, involve me, and I'll understand. Chinese proverb. The laws of physics are based on experimental and observational facts. Laboratory work is therefore an important part of a course in general physics, helping students develop skills in fundamental scientific measurements and increasing understanding of the physical concepts. It is valuable for students to experience the difficulties of making quantitative measurements in the real world and to learn how to record and process experimental data.
STA307Probability and Statistics for Engineers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
This course aims to provide students with the most common concepts of probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance between theory and methodology. Interesting relevant applications using real data will be used to show how the concepts and methods can be applied to solve problems in the different fields of engineering in practice.
Engineering courses
GBM507Biocompatibility and Biomaterials of Medical Devices
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM401 And GBM440
This course includes 23 lectures augmented with slides, and is completed with four workshop sessions where the students are required to deliver a written report. At total of three evaluation sessions are scheduled, plus a test at the eighth week, and one final exam.
GBM330Biology for Biomedical Engineers
3 credits
This course aims to introduce concepts of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and genetic engineering to biomedical engineering students. The topics include an introduction to the cell, organelles and cytoskeleton, DNA, membrane structure and transport, cell communication, cell cycle control, cell death, citric acid cycle, ATP production and electron transport/oxidative phosphorylation. In addition, the course will discuss the basis of the development of certain important diseases such as cancer, diabetes and mechanisms of therapeutic intervention.
GBM377Biology for Biomedical Engineers Laboratory
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM330
This course provides students with the correct use of the optical microscope, in order to understand the way the cells of the human body work separately and together, and to familiarize the students with the basic concepts of cellular structure. It is also a way to practice observation with details of many kinds of tissues of the human body.
GBM462Biomedical Signal Analysis
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GRT420 And GBM451
This course covers a number of topics in acquisition and processing of biomedical signals. It introduces the basics of digital signal processing then develops the different methodologies used in cardiological signal processing, neuronal signal processing, ultrasound signal processing, molecular and bio signal processing from the theory to the clinical diagnosis.
GBM472Biomedical Signal Analysis Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GRT420 And GBM471
This lab covers a number of topics in acquisition and processing of biomedical signals. The students will learn the required knowledge to acquire and process different biomedical data. It covers the different methodologies used in cardiological signal processing, neuronal signal processing, ultrasound signal processing, molecular and bio signal processing from the theory to the clinical diagnosis.
GBM440Biophysics and Bioelectricity
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM340
This course covers a number of topics in physics, including principles of light and radiation, acoustic waves, electricity and magnetism, in order for students to understand the physiological performances of a living cell and its interactions with the environment. The aim is to introduce students to these essential physiological processes that occur every day in our life by focusing on new developments and technologies related to this field.
GIN231Data structures and Algorithms
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN221
The first part of this course introduces some concepts of object-oriented programming as well as recursion as a programming technique. In the second part, the following data structures are studied: static arrays, dynamic arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues and trees. In addition, an introduction to computational complexity is introduced in this course which allows for making a reasonable comparison between the different implementations of the above data structures.
GEL314Digital Electronics
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL311
This course offers a reminder of synchronous, asynchronous and shift register counters. It also includes: the Moore and Mealy machine; digital integrated circuits; elements of programmable logic PAL and PLA; random access memory RAM; ROM read-only memories; analog to digital conversion, and analog and digital conversion applications.
GEL372Digital Electronics Laboratory
1 credits
This laboratory consists of first an introduction to logic gates, and function implementation using logic gates and logic circuits, second an introduction to VHDL language, as well as using it for function implementation, and third function implementation using the Xilinx card.
GEL211Electric Circuits
3 credits
This course presents the basics of electric circuits’ analysis: introduction to theory, circuit variables and elements (dependent and independent voltage and current sources, resistors, inductors, capacitors); basic analysis and design of resistive circuits and different analysis techniques (Node-Voltage analysis, Mesh-Current analysis, source transformations, Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent, maximum power transfer, and Superposition methods); an introduction to capacitance, inductance, and mutual inductance; current-voltage relation; RC, RL and RLC circuits analysis (natural and step responses). Topics also include ideal operational amplifiers circuit simplification, steady-state and transient analysis, phasors, frequency response, Kirchhoff’s laws and Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent represented in the frequency domain, Laplace transform and an introduction to Transfer functions.
GEL271Electric Circuits Lab
1 credits
This course presents the basics of electric circuits’ analysis: introduction to theory, circuit variables and elements (dependent and independent voltage and current sources, resistors, inductors, capacitors); basic analysis and design of resistive circuits and different analysis techniques (Node-Voltage analysis, Mesh-Current analysis, source transformations, Thevenins and Nortons equivalent, maximum power transfer, and Superposition methods); an introduction to capacitance, inductance, and mutual inductance; current-voltage relation; RC, RL and RLC circuits analysis (natural and step responses). Topics also include ideal operational amplifiers circuit simplification, steady-state and transient analysis, phasors, frequency response, Kirchhoffs laws and Thevenins and Nortons equivalent represented in the frequency domain, Laplace transform and an introduction to Transfer functions.
GEL312Electric Power Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL211
This course introduces first the concepts of sinusoidal steady-state analysis in order to prepare the students for the balanced three-phase electric circuits’ analysis: current, voltage, and power as well as power factor compensation are calculated. Then, special cases of unbalanced three-phase electric circuits are studied with the method of symmetrical components. Finally, an overview of magnetic theory is presented and the transformer explained.
GEL441Electrical Instrumentation Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL314 And GEL313
The aim of this course is to provide working engineers with the necessary skills and knowledge relevant to the process control and instrumentation industry. The students will be able to understand a whole acquisition system, and be able to design a process industry control from the sensor to the actuator.
GEL475Electrical Instrumentation Design Lab
1 credits
This laboratory introduces the properties of different sensors. Students will learn to use a computer as a measuring instrument for physical quantities such as light, temperature and others. Students will first learn to use LabView as a graphical programming tool. Then, the data acquisition board is introduced. Once familiar with LabView and the acquisition board, students will develop multiple acquisition and monitoring applications in order to measure different physical quantities.
GEL313Electronics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL211
This course begins with an introduction of the physics of semiconductors and of the p-type and n-type semiconductors. Then, we introduce the PN junction, the diode, the Zener diode, their equivalent electrical models and their applications (rectifying circuits, limiting and clamping circuits, voltage regulators, etc.). The second part of this course treats the bipolar transistors in both NPN and PNP configurations. We define the different functioning modes (blocked, linear and saturated) and then we study the DC aspect of these transistors considering different biasing circuits. Afterwards, we do an AC analysis of the BJT amplifier circuits studying the small signal models, the current gain, the voltage gain, the input and output impedances. We finally study all three amplification configurations in common base, common emitter and common collector as well as in multi-stage amplifiers. The last part of this course addresses the subject of MOSFET transistors (the p-channel and the n-channel, depletion-type and enrichment-type), defining different functioning modes and their corresponding models in DC and in small signals.
GEL371Electronics Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL271
First, we remind the students of the measuring devices and we introduce Multisim software. Then, students study the characteristics of different types of diodes and circuits. The characteristics of the bipolar junction transistor and the phototransistor are elaborated as well as the characteristics of the FET and MOSFET. Different configurations of transistor-based circuits are also analyzed. The work is simulated with Multisim and an electronic project ends the course.
GBM596Final Project I
1 credits
This course pushes the students to demonstrate preparedness to start their careers as professional engineers by undertaking an investigation of a research topic relevant to the profession and by appraising its practical experience. The research topic will give the students the opportunity to marshal the relevant knowledge and skills from various courses and laboratories of the program and apply them to the investigation of an approved research topic and then to produce a report of a professional standard.
GBM597Final Project II
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM596
This course pushes the students to demonstrate preparedness to start their careers as professional engineers by undertaking an investigation of a research topic relevant to the profession and by appraising its practical experience. The research topic and applied developed product or study will give the student the opportunity to marshal the relevant knowledge and skills from various courses and laboratories of the program and apply them to the investigation of an approved research topic and then to produce a report of a professional standard.  This course requires the students to exhibit/develop a proactive approach to manage, orient and present a project.
GBM417Health Information System
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM416
This course provides students with the basics of health information systems. They will assess the basics of standards and protocols used in health information systems. They will learn the methods of archiving and data communications of digital medical images of the PACS. They will become familiar with the new challenges of telemedicine and e-health systems. Based on these they will develop projects concerning medical data archiving and management used in hospital, clinics, and medical technical maintenance industries. 
GBM480Industry Project
1 credits
In order to register for this course, the students first spend a minimum of two months experience in the industry, in a hospital or in a company, and live a real working experience in the field of practice that they have chosen. Afterwards, the students have to present their “job” and what they learned from it in a well-structured and well-written scientific report.
GBM581Internship II
1 credits
In order to register for this course, the students first spend a minimum of two months experience in the industry, a company, or a hospital and live a real experience in the field of practice that they have chosen. Afterwards, the students must present their “job” and what they learned from it in a well-structured and well-written scientific report.
GBM401Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM340
Working specifically within the framework of biomedical engineering applications, this course provides the fundamentals of biomedical engineering. The student will learn about a general approach of the different disciplines in biomedical engineering such as biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, biomedical imaging, neuronal engineering, and health planning, design in medical devices. Important resources including the BMES student society and career-building will be presented.
GIN221Introduction to Programming
3 credits
This introductory course in programming enables engineering students to learn the methods of rigorous software development solutions in the object-oriented paradigm. The course is supplemented by laboratory sessions for the application of programming concepts studied in the Eclipse integrated development environment.
GEL425Linear Control Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN428
This course is designed to provide the students with the fundamental principles of the control of dynamical systems. It covers the following topics: linear system modelling (electrical systems, mechanical systems, electro-mechanical systems), transfer function; time response of first order and second order linear systems, error, stability of a feedback system; root locus analysis; frequency response, Bode diagram, Nyquist diagram; correction of linear systems, gain and phase margins, P, PI, PD and PID corrections.
GEL311Logic Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN221
This course introduces the circuits composed of elements used for basic logical operations. These circuits are the basis for digital systems. The course also focuses on reasoning methods that allow the analysis or synthesis of logical systems that are combinatorial or sequential. It enables students to realize the importance of concepts related to logic circuits in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, industrial control, and other areas.
GBM416Medical Imaging Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM401 And GBM440
This course describes the main and advanced techniques in medical imaging. It will cover various techniques for acquiring medical images: Ultrasound imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, conventional radiology and CT scanner.
GBM451Medical Instrumentation Design and Development
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL441 And GBM440
This course provides students with knowledge the electrophysiological methods including ECG, EEG, EMG, defibrillator and cardiac pacemaker. It covers the different measurement techniques for respiration and circulation, the methods for intensive monitoring, and imaging techniques, emphasizing ultrasound. Supporting instrumentation, such as the incubator, respirator, anesthesia machine and dialysis machine, will also be covered.
GBM471Medical Instrumentation Design and Development Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL475 And GBM451
This laboratory provides students with the basics of medical instrumentation. They will have hands-on experience with biosensors, biofitlers, and bio amplifiers, and they will explore the design of medical devices such as ECG, blood pressure monitoring and others. The students will be able to acquire and measure a medical signal, using a microcontroller (example: Arduino uno, Atmega) and design the algorithm behind the sensing and the actuating parts.
GBM340Physiology for Biomedical Engineers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM330 And GBM377
This course sets the basic concepts for future interfacing between engineering and physiology. It is designed to provide Biomedical Engineering graduate students with the fundamental physiological principles, processes and regulatory mechanisms of the major organ functions in the body. Throughout the course the students will learn about the contribution of both the body's organs and systems to maintaining the internal environment relatively constant, i.e., homeostasis, which is necessary for all cell and organs to function normally. Particular emphasis is given to the nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and endocrine systems. 
GEN499Seminars and Conferences
Each semester, the Faculty of Engineering organizes several seminars and conferences in which leading figures in the professional and academic world target future engineers with a speech presenting scientific, technical, and/or industrial topics, etc. and showing them the various aspects of the engineering profession.
GRT420Signal Theory
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN350 And STA307
This course aims at analyzing continuous deterministic signals and LTIS systems. Students are first introduced to the Fourier series. Fourier transform, correlations and spectral densities are studied next. Random signals, random processes, filtering of stationary stochastic processes and Hilbert transform are introduced as well.
Technical Electives
GBM548Applied Medical Image Processing
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM462
The course will give students a good understanding of the design principles for several effective techniques used for medical image processing. The course covers the main sources of medical imaging data (CT, MRI, PET, and ultrasound). Students will learn the fundamentals behind image processing and analysis methods and algorithms with an emphasis on biomedical applications. They will learn medical image reconstruction and multi modalities medical image registration.
GBM549Applied Medical Image Processing Lab
1 credits
The laboratory will give the students a good understanding of the design principles for several effective techniques used for medical image processing. The course covers the main sources of medical imaging data (CT, MRI, PET, and ultrasound). Students will learn the fundamentals behind image processing and analysis methods and algorithms with an emphasis on biomedical applications. They will learn medical image reconstruction and multi modalities medical image registration.
GBM509Artificial Organs and Rehabilitation Engineering
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM507
This course covers the basics of artificial organs, their functionality and how they could help in the rehabilitation. Rehabilitation engineering and use of artificial organs concerns the application of engineering analysis and design expertise to overcome organ failure and disabilities and improve quality of life. Students will learn about heart assist devices, liver artificial support, hybrid organs, bio-membranes – artificial kidneys, and selected aspects of tissue engineering (regenerative medicine – is it a future of artificial organs?). A range of disabilities and assistive technologies will be investigated. The relationship between engineering innovation, the engineering design process, the human-technology interface, and the physical medicine and rehabilitation medical community will be explored.
GBM502Biochemistry for Biomedical Engineers
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GCH310
This course is devoted to the study of the relationship between structure, interaction and function of fundamental cell macromolecules (proteins, sugars, lipids, nucleic acids). It will also present the usual biochemical techniques useful to the engineer from the purification of these macromolecules to detection and quantification (application, optimization, and limitations). Mechanisms and enzymatic kinetics (industrial applications of enzymes) as well as the major metabolic pathways (catabolism, anabolism and energy storage) will be discussed. It also explores protein engineering (proteins, chimeras, and induced kinetic/thermodynamic changes) and DNA engineering (cloning, PCR, RT - PCR).
GBM503Biochemistry for Biomedical Engineers Laboratory
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GCH371
This laboratory provides students with the basic biochemistry methods used to extract, detect or quantify the macromolecules of the cell. Students will use spectrophotometer, liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and thin layer chromatography. DNA extraction, its amplification by PCR and qualification by horizontal electrophoresis will also be conducted as well as genetic transformation.
GBM507Biocompatibility and Biomaterials of Medical Devices
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM401 And GBM440
This course includes 23 lectures augmented with slides, and is completed with four workshop sessions where the students are required to deliver a written report. At total of three evaluation sessions are scheduled, plus a test at the eighth week, and one final exam.
GBM520Bioinformatics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM417 And GIN231
This course provides students with an introduction to genomics, the information flow in biology, exploring DNA sequence data, the experimental approach to genome sequence data, and genome information resources. It then goes on to describe: functional proteomics (protein sequence and structural data, protein information resources and secondary data bases); computation genomics (internet basics, biological data analysis and application, sequence and data bases, NCBI model, file format, Perl programming, bioperl, introduction and an overview of human the genome project); sequence alignment and database search (protein primary sequence analysis, DNA sequence analysis, pair wise sequence alignment, FASTA algorithm, BLAST, multiple sequence alignment, DATA base searching using BLAST and FASTA); and structural data bases (small molecules data bases, protein information resources, protein data bank, genebank, swissport, and enterz).
GBM521Bioinformatics Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM520
The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to use of computers to solve biological problems.  The following will be included: use of the LINUX operating system; use of the PERL programming language for bioinformatics analysis; and use of bioinformatics programs on a desktop computer (local, BLAST, REPEATMASKER, CLUSTALW).
GBM538Control of Biological and Drug Delivery Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM340 And GEL425
This course describes the modeling and the control of biological, biomedical and drug delivery systems used in biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering. The control of biological and drug-delivery systems is critical to providing a long and healthy life to millions of people worldwide. In living systems, maintenance of homeostasis is credited to several mechanisms (positive and negative feedback loops).This course covers the basics of mathematical modeling and controls of biological, chemical and pharmaceutical systems, in order that the students will be able at the end to design control-release devices, to control drug delivery rate, to design feedback controllers such as infusion control in vasoactive drugs, in gaze control systems, in insulin infusion and others.
GBM539Control of Biological and Drug Delivery Systems Lab
1 credits
This laboratory describes the modeling and the control of biological, biomedical and drug delivery systems used in biomedical, chemical and pharmaceutical engineering. This course covers a set of models, pharmacy-kinetics, and a set of simulations and dynamic behaviors of typical plants, and feedback controller designs. This laboratory is delivered in Matlab, Mathematica, LabVIEW and other software.
GBM537Design of Medical Equipment
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM416 And GBM451 And GEL312
This course is designed to educate students about medical devices design and concentrates on the diagnostic modalities fundamentals in addition to hardware design. It is divided into two parts: the aim of the first part is to provide an overview of the design life cycle of medical equipment and to present the essential procedures and methodologies required by medical engineers and designers to develop and release new efficient products to the market; The aim of the second part is to describe the typical system requirements for the design of medical devices and to be able to understand each system functionality.
GBM501Health and Hospitals Services
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM401
This course introduces the students to health systems in the world and gives them insight of different economic, social and ethical aspects. The course covers principles of management and hospital management in particular.
GBM530Modeling of Physiological Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM340 And GEL425
This course provides the students with the basics of physiological models and basic biofeedback in medicine. It introduces them to the importance of cardiac modeling and respiratory modeling. The students will be able to understand and analyze respiratory anomalies in modeling and simulation and design. They will be aware of the artificial pancreas, anesthesia machine and the different control loops found in the medical devices.
GBM531Modeling of Physiological Systems Lab
1 credits
This laboratory describes the modeling and the control of biological, biomedical and drug delivery systems used in biomedical, chemical and pharmaceutical engineering. This course covers a set of models, pharmacy-kinetics, and a set of simulations and dynamic behaviors of typical plants, and feedback controller designs. This laboratory is delivered in Matlab, Mathematica, LabVIEW and other software.
GBM536Nuclear Medicine
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM416
This course covers the basics of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Gamma Camera principles including modern digital designs, SPECT, coincidence imaging principles, PET instrumentation, radionuclide and X-ray CT transmission scanning techniques.
GBM535Optical Medical Imaging
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL441 AND GBM451 AND GBM416
The objective of this course is to provide students with a fundamental overview in classical and modern optics, as well as principles and functions of different Biomedical Optical Devices, and to emphasize the state-of-the-art topics related to the application of lasers and endoscopy in medicine.
GBM532Regulation of Medical Devices
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GBM401
Medical devices, essential for patient care, are currently one of the fastest growing industries in the world. However the dramatic increase in faulty medical devices that were able to enter the market over recent decades has caused Medical Devices Policy to become increasingly important. Governments and international organizations started putting in place regulations for the safe and appropriate design, use and disposal of these products. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of international medical device regulations. Country-specific regulatory requirements for USA, EU, and Canada etc. are mentioned and students will learn the general requirements for Risk Management (ISO 14971), Quality Management (ISO 13485) and the CE marking of products.
GBM505Statistics and Clinical Cases
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: STA307 and GBM401
The course provides students with the statistics skills that are applied to clinical and medical data. Topics include descriptive statistics, theoretical and statistical distributions, statistical estimation methods and hypothesis testing, parametric and non-parametric tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and covariance (ANCOVA). Statistical data, models and analysis will be applied to real data sets. The SPSS computer program will be used to perform analysis. Clinical case studies and real case studies will be implemented during this course.
Approved Faculty Electives - Group 1
GIN371Database Laboratory
1 credits
This laboratory covers the SQL language: Data Definition language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML). Oracle PL/SQL is used to code, test, and implement stored procedures, functions, triggers, and packages. Relational database projects will be built using PL/SQL. A brief overview of other DMBS (MS SQL Server, MS Access, MySQL) is also given.
GIN300Database Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN 231
Students will study: the architecture and functions of a DBMS; database design (conceptual model, logical and physical models); the Entity-Relationship model; relational model and integrity constraints; relational algebra; SQL language (Data Definition language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML)); functional dependencies, normalization and normal forms; and an introduction to PL/SQL language (triggers, stored procedures and functions). The concepts studied in this course will be applied in dedicated laboratory sessions (GIN371).
GEL430Electric Machines
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL410
This course covers the following: structure and function; magnetic circuit of a DC machine; DC generators (classification and characteristics); DC motors (classification and characteristics); synchronous machines (construction and principle of operation); synchronous generator characteristics; synchronous motor characteristics; asynchronous motor (construction, principle of operation and characteristics).
GEL473Electric Machines Lab
1 credits
The aim of the practical work is the implementation of the various theoretical concepts learned in the course (DC generators and motors, synchronous generators, synchronous and asynchronous motors). Simulation problems and practical examples will be studied.
GCH371Laboratory of Organic Chemistry
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: CHM270
This course provides students with the principal techniques in organic chemistry. The experiments concern many examples of reactions, having a particular relevance to industrial organic chemistry.
GCH310Organic Chemistry
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: CHM212 Or CHE212
The aim of the course is to give students a basic knowledge of the nomenclature, the molecular structures and the reaction mechanisms of organic chemistry, as well as methods of organic synthesis. The following topics are covered: the structure of organic molecules, the geometry of organic molecules, stereoisomerism, the electronic structure of molecules, reactions and their mechanisms, nomenclature, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, Aromatic hydrocarbons, derivatives halogens, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids.
Approved Faculty Electives - Group 2
GMC320Dynamics of particles
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227
This course presents the fundamentals of engineering dynamics. It covers the following topics: kinematics of a particle (absolute and relative motion, description of motion in various systems of coordinates); kinetics of a particle; force and acceleration (Newton’s second law of motion); work and energy (principle of conservation of energy); impulse and momentum (conservation of linear momentum).
GEL440Electrical Installation Design
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL340 And GEL312
This course is an initiation to electric design. The students will be introduced to the basic electric systems installed in a building: lighting, power, earthing, lightning protection. By the end of the course, the students will be able to implement these systems in a typical apartment and/or office area.
GRT320Electrostatics and Magnetism
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT337
Students will learn about frictional electricity, charges and their conservation, Coulomb’s law, static electric fields, Gauss’s law, divergence, Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations, capacitance calculations, electric currents, resistance calculations, Ohm’s law, static magnetic fields, Biot-Savart law, Faraday’s law, electromagnetic induction, inductance calculations, and Maxwell’s equations.
GIN528Mobile Devices Programming
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN446 Or GIN473
This course focuses on research and projects in the area of programming mobile devices with an emphasis on the Android platform. The main themes of the course revolve around the design of applications for mobile devices with unique challenges: user interface, mobile-specific technologies, and the importance of performance. Android SDK has its own interesting aspects to learn: the multi-touch model, accelerometer, and other important API receive significant attention. Students will learn the concepts of development applicable to any type of mobile environment: iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Phone.
GEL340Technical drawing and computer aided design
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL211
The objective of these practical workshops is to initiate the students in the use of AutoCAD software. At first students learn the fundamental operations that are sufficient to achieve technical drawings in 2D. The students are initiated thereafter in AutoCAD Electrical with the objective of realization of projects in electrical engineering. We insist on the tools and the available modules (management of project, insertion of block of components, realization of report) permitting a fast realization of projects and plans of electric facilities.
GIN446Web Programming
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN300
This course aims to cover key concepts, technologies and skills in server-side and client-side Web programming, including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, .Net, PHP and MySQL, session management, as well as XML, DTD and DOM. After the completion of this course, students will be able to develop a Web system using a particular Web programming language with dynamic and interactive contents. Students will learn the Web programming concepts and techniques via lectures, lab sessions and development projects. There will be an oral presentation of all term assignments and a final project demonstration. Students will be judged and graded on preparation and presentation skills as well as content and also on effective writing style and grammatical correctness. Course content changes frequently to incorporate new Internet technologies.
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