BME 306-0-20: Biomedical Systems Analysis

Quarter Offered

Winter : MWF 1:00-1:50 ; Gentry


GEN ENG 205-4; BME 305; BME 220


Many biological and engineered systems can be modeled as “linear” and “time invariant.” This has a host of implications for how we can experimentally and mathematically approach them, gain understanding, predict, and manipulate their behavior. The course is comprised of lectures and laboratories, and the laboratory emphasis is the ‘hands-on’ demonstration of the concepts presented in lecture.

Who takes it?

This course is taken by junior level biomedical engineers. Prerequisites include calculus and physics, and BME 305. This course serves as the foundation for many future engineering courses across disciplines, including analog and digital signal processing, system dynamics, and nonlinear systems.     


  • Signal manipulation
  • Linear systems
  • Convolution
  • Fourier Series
  • Complex Fourier Series
  • Fourier Transform
  • Laplace Transform
  • Bode plots
  • Intro to sampling and filtering

Required Class Materials

Practical Signals Theory with MATLAB Applications, Richard J. Tervo