2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Bio transport phenomena explores the similarities between the fundamental principles of momentum, heat, and mass transfer, develops analogies between the fundamentals that apply at microscopic and macroscopic scales, and uses the fundamentals in conjunction with conservation laws to develop mathematical descriptions of physiological and engineering systems. Special emphasis is placed on identifying assumptions that may be used in developing the mathematical descriptions. The course uses an interactive framework developed through the VANTH (Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Texas, and Harvard-MIT) consortium for biomedical engineering curricula development to explore transport phenomena (momentum, heat, and mass transfer) through a series of interactive modules. Upon completing the course, the student should be able to describe the fundamental principles pertaining to momentum, heat, and mass transport and apply the fundamental principles to set up and solve problems in physiological systems and design of medical devices.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PREQ: BIOENG 1210; PLAN: Bioengineering (BSE or BEH)

Click here for class schedule information.