Introduction to Bioengineering
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
ME25666 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||60 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
• How to measure from biological systems (Instrumentation / Sensors / Imaging)
• What information can be collected from biological systems (-omics, dynamics).
• How to analyze information measured from biological systems.
• How to model biological systems (In silico approaches: Computational design)
• How to create and alter cell function (Cell Engineering / Synthetic Biology)
• How to create tissues and solitary organs (Tissue Engineering / 3D printing)
• Microfluidics and Organoids / Biochips as the biology workbench of the future
Further, completion of the module will allow the students to assess the knowledge gained in their respective discipline in respect to BE and BME. E.g. “how approaches they learned to conceptualize logic-gated circuits are similar in reengineering signaling networks in a cell” or “how physical laws, especially on thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and quantum mechanics can be used to describe biological systems and predict bioengineering outcome”. This understanding of how concepts in the respective disciplines are similar to concepts in BE and BME and where they differ eventually enables the student to apply their specialized knowledge to address problems in biological and biomedical discovery and clinical need. Further, this understanding of the relationships between the disciplines course also serve as a guide on how to develop a concise career path within Life Sciences and also points to the enormous invention and innovation potential of this exciting scientific junction that can lead to significant scientific or entrepreneurship success.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Introduction to Bioengineering||Ntziachristos, V. Stiel, A.||
|UE||2||Exercises for Introduction to Bioengineering||Ntziachristos, V. Stiel, A.||
and singular or moved dates
Learning and Teaching Methods
• recent publications
• Kutz, Myer. Standard handbook of biomedical engineering and design. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
• Zouridakis, George. Biomedical Technology and Devices. CRC Press, 2013
• Yock, Paul G., et al. Biodesign: the process of innovating medical technologies. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
• Bronzino, Joseph D., ed. Medical devices and systems. CRC Press, 2006.
Description of exams and course work
For example, the exam might test if the basic principles of molecular biology and physiology relevant to bioengineering and biomedical engineering have been understood, if the examinee possesses knowledge about the information that can be extracted from biological systems with sensor, imaging and -omics methods or if s/he has understood how Bio(medical) engineering questions are addressed today on the level of genes, cells and whole artificial organs.
The answers need to be given in own words as well as by ticking given multiple choice questions.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.