Bioinstrumentation represents an essential component in the diverse field of biomedical engineering.  The bioinstrumentation certificate provides an integrated design and implementation experience of circuit design, data acquisition of physiological signals, and embedded microprocessor system design. Students will learn the process of design and development of modern technologies in acquiring biological signals valuable to health monitoring, diagnosis, and academic research.

Credit 1: Core Requirement
ENGR-323L Microprocessor Systems with grade B or better

Students will learn the steps of translating application specifics to design criteria, hardware components, creating system schematics, and developing application programs. Major topics include computer system architecture, analog to digital conversion, signal conditioning circuits, interrupts design, real-time control and output display.

Credit 2: Breadth of Knowledge (choose one)
ENGR-116 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
CHEM 312 Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis
CHEM 410 Bioanalytical Chemistry

Credit 3: Co-Curricular Activity (choose one)
Complete an Independent Study (one credit)
Research Activity in designing and implementing frequency selective filters, multiple-channel amplifiers with adjustable gain, ECG signal data acquisition system, or apnea monitor.
The co-curricular activity can also include design and implementation of instrumentation for chemical analysis or other approved research experience.

For more information, students should contact Professor Taikang Ning or Professor Michelle Kovarik.