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Dr. Jenny Amos
1270 DCL

Office hours: open door


Bioengineering 436 SDI. Design teams finalize concepts, evaluate alternatives, model and analyze solutions, build and test a final product, and present the results professionally to project sponsors.

Class meets during scheduled meeting times only. TBD

Expected Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Complimentary Readings

Zenios, Makower, Yock. Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies. Cambridge, 2013.

King, Paul H, Fries, Richard C. Design of Biomedical Devices and Systems: Second Edition. CRC Press, 2009.


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You will maintain a ISO 14385 compliant portfolio of your design process including all relevant Design Reviews Presentations with Feedback as appednices (December, March and April).
Here is the link to the portfolio for content and grading guidance.

Design Review:

You will turn in your project portfolio and slides for a design review.  


Six Sigma: You will take an exam covering six sigma methodologies addressed in class as part of your Green Belt certification.

Exit Exam: All of you will be required to take an exit exam proving your knowledge of concepts covered in the Bioengineering curriculum.


Week Module Mon Wed Fri Comments
1 Design Development 1/14 Work Day 1/16 Work Day 1/18 Work Day Submit Schedules to Amos
2 1/21 No Class  1/23 Work Day 1/25 Work Day  
3 1/28 Work Day 1/30 Work Day 2/1 Work Day  
4 2/4 Work Day 2/6 Work Day 2/8 Work Day Six Sigma Project Design Due
5 Testing 2/11 Work Day 2/13 Work Day 2/15 Work Day Exit Exam This Week, TBD
6 2/18 Work Day 2/20 Work Day 2/22 Work Day Six Sigma Projects Due
7 2/25 Work Day 2/27 Work Day 3/1 Work Day Design Review Due 3/1
8 3/4 Design Review III 3/6 Design Review III 3/8 Design Review III  
9 3/11 Work Day 3/13 Work Day 3/15 Work Day Feedback/Review Response Due
11 Refinement 3/25 Work Day 3/27 Work Day 3/29 Work Day  
12 4/1 Work Day 4/3 Work Day 4/5 Work Day  
13 4/8 Work Day 4/10 Work Day 4/12 Work Day  
14 4/15 Work Day 4/17 Work Day 4/19 Work Day Design Review Due 4/19
15 Reporting 4/22 Design Review IV 4/24 Design Review IV 4/26 Design Review IV  
16 4/29 Work Day 5/1 Work Day 5/5 Vendor Fair and Public Presentations