BME 306-0-01: Biomedical Systems Analysis

Quarter Offered

Fall : MWF 11:30am-12:20pm ; Gentry
Winter : MWF 1:00-1:50pm ; Tresch


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: BMD_ENG 305-0BMD_ENG 220-0IEMS 303-0, or MECH_ENG 359-0GEN_ENG 205-4. 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