University of Guelph
ENGG 6090 Special Topics in Engineering: Bio-Optics and Bio-Photonics
Calendar Description: This course provides an introduction to bio-optics and bio-photonics. General biomedical and biological optics concepts are covered, including electromagnetic theory, light sources, classical optic theory, and light-tissue interaction. Therapeutic and diagnostic applications of light are explored, e.g., ophthalmology, surgery, and fibreoptic biosensors. Microscopy and spectroscopy techniques for biological materials are explored.
ENGG 4060 Biomedical Signals Processing
Calendar Description: This course will cover the generation of biomedical signals, detection and measurement, and processing. The physiology of electrical signal generation will cover ionic transport in cellular membranes and propagation of electrical signals in cells and tissues. The range of biomedical signals covered includes such common signals as the electromyogram (EMG), the electrocardiogram (ECG), the electroencephalogram (EEG). Detection and measurement will cover electrode technology, instrumentation amplifiers and safety concerns. Processing includes filtering, frequency content analysis, removal of artifacts, signal correlation, and event detection.
ENGG 3270 Electromagnetics in Biomedical Engineering
Calendar Description: This course explores the fundamentals of electromagnetics in biomedical engineering. Course topics include the following: vectors and spatial geometry, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector calculus, electrostatics, steady-state electric circuits, magnetostatics, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, and propagation of electromagnetic waves. Applications within biomedical engineering will be covered, e.g., computerized tomography, electromagnetic radiation safety and physiological effects, magnetic sensitivity of brain and heart tissue, tissue electrical resistances, ophthalmology, and light-tissue interaction.
ENGG 2450 Electric Circuits
Calendar Description: This course explores the fundamentals of electric circuit analysis. Course topics include: lumped circuit abstraction; circuit elements and their characteristics; Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws; resistive circuits; nodal and mesh analysis; linearity and superposition principles; fundamental circuit theorems; introduction to the ideal operational amplifier model; energy storage elements and dynamics of first and second order circuits; alternate-current circuits and sinusoidal steady-state analysis with phasor methods; fundamentals of magnetically coupled circuits.
University of British Columbia
ENGR 361 Signals and Communication Systems
Calendar Description: Continuous-time signals, signal classifications, linear time-invariant systems, Fourier series and transform, sampling theorem, amplitude, phase, and frequency modulation, baseband digital transmission, pulse code modulation and quantization, Nyquist pulses, inter-symbol interference.
ENGR 353 Semiconductor Devices
Calendar Description: Semiconductor materials, carrier transport phenomena, P-N diode, metal-semiconductor junction, light-emitting diode, semiconductor lasers and photodiodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOSFET, and other semiconductor devices.
APSC 172 Engineering Analysis I (Differential Calculus)
Calendar Description: Functions, limits, differentiation, applications of derivatives, integration, applications of definite integrals.