ENGG 199: Special Topics in Engineering Sciences


All terms: arrange

Cannot be used to satisfy any A.B. degree requirements

A special topics lecture course in lieu of, or supplementary to, a 100-level course, as arranged by a faculty member to be used in satisfaction of advanced degree requirements. The course must be approved by the graduate programs committee in advance of the term in which it is offered. No more than two such courses should be used in satisfaction of requirements for any degree. To permit action prior to the term's end, requests for approval must be submitted to the graduate director no later than the eighth week of the term preceding the term in which the course is to be offered. Proposed courses should include full syllabus, resources, and student evaluation methods. Courses that have a 100-level prerequisite should use ENGG 299.

ENGG 199: Principles and Applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Offered 13F: 10A)

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the basics of magnetic resonance in medicine, and advanced methods of image acquisition and reconstruction. Anatomy-specific and diseases-specific imaging methods will be introduced. Topics include the basics spin physics, how to form an image, various contrast mechanisms, vascular and neuro imaging, and novel emerging methods in MRI. MRI hardware, safety, siting and environmental protection will be addressed. Students will be familiarized with MRI at the Medical Center. The course will focus heavily on discussions and involve class participation.

Instructor: Gimi

ENGG 199: Advances in Biotechnology (Offered 13F: Tues/Thurs 3:00-5:00pm; 14W: 3B)

Biotechnology continues to undergo explosive and transformative growth. Our fundamental knowledge of biological systems, which underlies modern biotechnology, is now being updated and revised on a daily basis. Likewise, instrumentation and biological tools are experiencing a continuous revolution that pushes the boundaries of applied biology. To be competitive within their professions, biotechnologists and biological engineers must therefore maintain broad knowledge of current advances in fields related to their areas of specialization. This course will survey current peer-reviewed literature from a variety of sources and help students develop good reading habits, literature search skills, and the ability to critically assess peer-reviewed literature.

Instructors: Griswold, Ackerman
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and ENGS 160 or ENGS 163