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Engineering, B.S. Biomedical Concentration (BME)
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First Semester - Fall 201214 hours
CHEM 1111   General Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1113.
 
CHEM 1113   General Chemistry I
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1111.
 
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
 
ENGR 1513   Introduction to Engineering Practice I
An introduction to engineering as a career, including problem solving, engineering disciplines, design, teamwork, and communication. An introduction to engineering graphics is included, with an emphasis on solids modeling. Class 2. Lab 3. (Fall)
 
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
 
MATH 1903   Calculus I
An introduction to calculus with emphasis on concepts and principles. Topics studied include limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
Second Semester - Spring 201316 hours
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
 
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
 
ENGR 1311   Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Lab experience in basic manufacturing processes including materials separation and materials joining processes including mechanical and thermal processes. Safety issues and the use of precision measuring devices are stressed. Lab 3.
 
ENGR 1523   Introduction to Engineering Practice II
An introduction to the engineering design process, including teamwork development, ethics, professionalism, and reporting. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1513. (Spring)
 
MATH 2013   Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1903 including techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, and infinite series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
Third Semester - Fall 201316 hours
BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
 
BIOL 2014   Human Anatomy And Physiology I
The structure and function of the human body. A study of structure and integrated functions at the cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. Systems studies include: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. Laboratory work will include the use of charts and models, microscopic studies, small animal dissections, and physiological experiments. These courses do not meet the requirements for Biology majors. This course may count toward a Biology minor if a grade of B or higher is earned. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1014 or CHEM 1113. (Fall)
 
ENGR 2704   Project Management, Design and Entrepreneurship
An introduction to management aspects of the engineering profession, project management, prioritization of resource allocation, and management of technical design projects. Students are assigned an engineering and/or a business project under the supervision of the faculty member. Students are expected to meet regularly with the faculty member and complete assigned readings and projects as well as give a substantial oral presentation. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1523.
 
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
 
MATH 2023   Calculus III
A continuation of MATH 2013 including parametric equations, vectors, vector functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector analysis. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201418 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BIOL 2024   Human Anatomy And Physiology II
The structure and function of the human body. A study of structure and integrated functions at the cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. Systems studied include: endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive. Laboratory work will include the use of charts and models, microscopic studies, small animal dissections, and physiological experiments. These courses do not meet the requirements for Biology majors. This course may count toward a Biology minor if a grade of B or higher is earned. See also BIOL 2014. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 2014. (Spring)
 
EEGR 2051   Circuits and Measurements Lab
Introduction to instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and report writing. Use of test equipment for electrical and mechanical measurements. Lab 3. Corequisite: EEGR2053 Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
EEGR 2053   Electric Circuits
Principles of linear networks covering the laws of circuit theory that apply to such networks, including elements of network topology, mesh currents and node voltages, network theorems, op-amps, energy and power, basic concepts of transient response of R-L and R-C networks to a unit pulse driving function, steady state sinusoidal voltage and current, including polyphase circuits, mutual coupling, and ideal transformers. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. Corequisites: EEGR 2051 Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
ENGR 2400   Sophomore Design Seminar
Seminar topics emphasizing skills necessary to successfully complete design projects, including the study of design project case studies. Class 1. Prerequisite: ENGR 1523. (Spring)
 
KINE     Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.
 
MATH 2203   Differential Equations
Solutions, properties, and applications of ordinary differential equations, including the use of Laplace transforms and Fourier series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 2013.
 
MEGR 2013   Statics
Fundamental concepts of mechanics, equilibrium of force systems, structural applications, cables, friction, and virtual work. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201416 hours
BEGR 2503   Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Introduction to principles and techniques for biomedical measurements. Includes amplifiers, bioelectric events, clinical lab, rehabilitation devices, and safety. Introduction to Biological controls and biomaterials. Class 3. Prerequisite: EEGR 2053. (Fall)
 
BEGR 3614   Biomechanics I
Principles of stress, strain, elasticity, and deformation. Engineering mechanics as applied to bone, muscle function, blood flow, and cell deformation analysis. Historical overview of biomechanics, exercise biomechanics, and physiology. Neurological motor control with regard to human movement. Computer modeling of several human biological systems. Class 4. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisite: MEGR 2023 (Fall)
 
BEGR 3812   Jr. Biomedical Engineering Research I
Integration of laboratory techniques and research processes. Class 2. (Fall)
 
MEGR 2023   Dynamics
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Principles of impulse and momentum, and work and energy. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisite: MATH 2023. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
PHYS 2021   University Physics II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2023. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2023. (Fall)
 
PHYS 2023   University Physics II
A calculus based study of the theory and application of oscillations, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, Maxwell's equation of electromagnetism and light. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2021. (Fall)
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201518 hours
BEGR 3424   Biosignal Analysis
Application of analog, digital, and statistical techniques to the processing of biomedical signals. Includes sources, recording, and analysis of ECG, EEG, EMG, and evoked potentials. Class 4. Prerequisite: EEGR 2053. (Spring)
 
BEGR 3624   Biomechanics II
Principles of experimental methods and design. The musculoskeletal analysis of human movement; theoretical modeling and experimental verification in the biomechanics laboratory. Detailed understanding of relationships between ground reaction forces, electromyogram, and movement data. Class 4. Prerequisite: BEGR 3614 or consent of instructor.. (Spring)
 
BEGR 3821   Jr. Biomedical Engineering Research II
A continuation of BEGR 3812. Class 1. Prerequisite: BEGR 3812. (Spring)
 
BUSI 3003   Foundations of Business for Engineers
An overview of the aspects of business important to engineering. The course centers on the business competencies of management, finance, and marketing taught through a foundation of ethical leadership. In addition, students will learn a conceptual and practical framework for entrepreneurial endeavors within technology-based companies. Class 3. ENGR 4653 (recommended for engineering graduate school) or Science Elective (recommended for medical school)
 
COSC 1303   Computer Science I
An introduction to the field of computer science. Problem solving strategies, basic data structures, and an introduction to algorithms in the context of a modern programming language. A first course in programming with an emphases on scientific and engineering applications. Class 2. Lab 1.
 
ENGR 3813   Engineering Design Methodology
The study of engineering design principles with application to a team project. Topics include: planning the design process, stakeholder analysis, design specifications, functional analysis and concept generation, feasibility estimation, prototyping, and design-for-manufacturing. Project requirements include significant oral and written communication components. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: Junior standing and ENGR 3022..
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201516 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
ENGR 4813   Senior Design I (L)
Applications of design principles to a capstone engineering project. Projects are team based and include developing design specifications, conceptual designs, and final designs. Project requirements include significant oral and written communication components. Examples of projects include intercollegiate competition, industry sponsored, applied research, and service projects. Students pursuing more than one concentration in engineering or engineering technology must complete a two semester sequence in senior design for each concentration. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing, ENGR 3813 or MJET 3413 or CVGR 4203 or CVGR 3223 and CVGR 3221, and consent of instructor.. Corequisite: ENGR 4400. (Fall)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
MATH 3404   Statistics and Quality Control
A study of elementary concepts and techniques of statistics and application of statistics to industrial processes including representations of data, statistical measures, fundamentals of probability, distribution laws, statistical tests, chart analysis, construction and analysis of control charts, statistical aspects of tolerances, analysis of variance, factorial designs, and response surface methods. Class 4. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. MATH 3303 Linear Algebra and MATH 3301 Linear Algebra Lab may be substituted for MATH 3404.
 
      Engineering/Science/Math/CS Elective
Engineering, Science, Math, or Computer Science Elective. Class 3.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201616 hours
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
 
ENGR 4823   Senior Design II (L)
Completion of final design, fabrication, testing, and reporting of the engineering design projects initiated in ENGR 4813. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 4813. (Spring)
 
MEGR 3204   Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Fluid statics and dynamics, flow of an ideal fluid, boundary layer, flow of real fluids through pipes and ducts, and flow around immersed bodies. Principles of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer, transient heat flow, and heat exchangers. Class 4. Prerequisite: MATH 2023, MATH 2203, MEGR 2023. (Spring)
 
      Engineering/Science/Math/CS Elective
Engineering, Science, Math, or Computer Science Elective. Class 3.
 
      Engineering/Science/Math/CS Elective
Engineering, Science, Math, or Computer Science Elective. Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 130