A study of mass, energy, and momentum balances applied to problems in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1211K and MATH 1552 (or MATH 1501)
Credit Hours: 4
Average GPA: 2.83
This course is designed to build your engineering toolkit. You will learn to tackle open-ended problems and analyze complex systems by making realistic modeling assumptions and estimations, seeking out necessary information, and applying the conservation principles of mass, energy and momentum. This course consists of one (one hour) lecture and two 2-hour problem-solving studio (PSS) classes. In PSS, you will work with a partner to solve problems in class under the guidance of your professor and TAs. This class will have regular and plenty amounts of homework and quizzes and a strong emphasis on developing interpersonal skills. The emphasis of this class is on problem-solving process, so be sure that you follow the methodology taught in class and write down all of your work clearly so that you communicate a systematic approach to the problem. If you are not confident in the concepts, take advantage of office hours and FOCUS tutoring. Start your homework early. The homework in this class is very time consuming so have ample time set aside to tackle your assignments. It is best to do the problems with a group of your classmates.
THE tip: Take advantage of PSS! The best way to be successful in this class is practice. PSS is an extremely valuable opportunity to practice solving problems, while receiving real-time assistance from your classmates, TAs, and professor. PSS is only as useful as you make it, so it is important to do the reading and come prepared.
Recall: General chemistry (ideal gas law), linear algebra (solving systems of linear equations), and physics I (energy principles).
Spend your time… Working lots of problems. It is important to really understand each key concept taught in the course, but it’s just as important to be able to do the problems quickly. Homework will be very time consuming but it is one of the best ways to practice problem-solving and gain confidence applying the concepts learned in class.
Take Home: Important concepts to take away from this course are engineering problem solving skills, drawing a proper engineering diagram, estimation, and group work skills.