The details of Doctor of Philosophy Program

Structure

Curriculum Credits
Master basic Bachelor basic
Required subject - 9
Selective subject - 18
Thesis 48 48
Total credits 48 75

Lists of subjects in Biological Engineering program

Required Subjects

BIE 600 Biological Engineering and Applications 3 (3-0-9)
BIE 601 Quantitative Cell Biology and Biochemistry 3 (3-0-9)
BIE 602 Modeling in Physiology 3 (3-0-9)
BIE 690 Seminar I 1 (0-2-4)
BIE 691 Seminar II 1 (0-2-4)
BIE 692 Seminar III 1 (0-2-4)
BIE 693 Seminar IV 1 (0-2-4)
BIE 694 Seminar V 1 (0-2-4)
BIE 695 Seminar VI 1 (0-2-4)

Thesis/Research

BIE 792 Dissertation 48 Credits

Selective subjects

Selective subjects can be divided into 4 skills including Bioimaging, Biomechanics and Biomaterials, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, and Biosensors and Nanobioengineering.

 

Bioimaging

BIE 620
Medical Imaging
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 621
Advanced Physical and Applied Optics
3(3-0-9)
CPE 632
Digital Signal and Image Processing
3(3-0-9)

Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

BIE 630
Biomaterials
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 636
Tissue Engineering
3(3-0-9)
BIE 640 / MEE 646
Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 641
Biomechanics
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 642 / MEE543
Computation Fluid Dynamics
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 643
Engineering Principles for Drug Delivery
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 644
Advance Biomechanics
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 645
Nanomechanics of Biomaterials
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 680
Device for People with Disabilities
3 (3-0-9)

Systems and Synthetic Biology

BIF 632
Drug Design and Discovery
3 (3-0-9)
BIF 633
Data Mining for Bioinformatics
3 (3-0-9)
BIF 634
Functional and Comparative Genomics
3 (3-0-9)
BIF 663
Simulation Techniques
3 (3-0-9)
BIF 772
Systems Biology and Metabolic Engineering
3 (3-0-9)

Biosensors and Nanbiotechnology

BIE 660
Biosensors
3 (3-0-9)
BIT 664
Electroanalytical Chemistry
3 (3-0-9)

General Selectives

BIE 610
Human Anatomy and Physiology
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 626
Medical Instrumentation Design
3(3-0-9)
BIE 670
Computational Intelligence for Biological Engineering
3(3-0-9)
BIE 696
Individual Study
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 697
Special Topic I
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 698
Special Topic II
3 (3-0-9)
BIE 699
Special Topic III
3 (3-0-9)
BIF 612
Molecular Biochemistry
3 (3-0-9)
BIF 622
Experimental Techniques in Molecular Biology
3(3-0-9)
BIT 661
Nanobiotechnology
3 (3-0-9)
BIT 681
Studies in Technology Commercialization
3(3-0-9)
Remark: Students can choose some subjects in addition to above subjects by consideration from advisors.

 

Plan A for master-graduated student

Year 1
First semester
 
BIE 690
Seminar 1
1 Credits (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
6 Credits
 
Total
6 Credits
 
Second semester
 
BIE 691
Seminar 2
1 Credits (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
9 Credits
 
Total
9 Credits
 
Cumulative credits
15 Credits
Year 2
First semester
 
BIE 692
Seminar 3
1 Credits (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
9 Credits
 
Total
9 Credits
 
Cumulative credits
24 Credits
 
Second semester
 
BIE 693
Seminar 4
1 Credits (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
9 Credits
 
Total
9 Credits
 
Cumulative credits
33 Credits
Year 3
First semester
 
BIE 694
Seminar 5
1 Credits (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
9 Credits
 
Total
9 Credits
 
Cumulative credits
42 Credits
 
Second semester
 
BIE 695
Seminar 6
1 Credits (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
6 Credits
 
Total
6 Credits
 
Cumulative credits
48 Credits


Remarks:

  1. Students must pass the Qualifying Examination within the first semester of the second academic year.
  2. Students must pass a Dissertation proposal exam within the second semester of the second academic year.
  3. Students must pass TOEFL at least 500 points for Ph.D. graduation.

 

Plan B for Bachelor-graduated student

Year 1
First semester
 
BIE 600
Biological  Engineering and Applications
3
BIE 601
Quantitative Cell Biology and Biochemistry
3
BIE xxx 
Selective
3
 
Total
9
 
Second semester
 
BIE 602
Modeling in Physiology
3
BIE xxx 
Selective
3
XXX xxx
Selective
3
 
Total
9
 
Cumulative credits
18
Year 2
First semester
 
XXX xxx
Selective
3
BIE xxx 
Selective
3
XXX xxx
Selective
3
 
Total
9
 
Cumulative credits
27
 
Second semester
 
BIE 690
Seminar 1
1 (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
6
 
Total
6
 
Cumulative credits
33
Year 3
First semester
 
BIE 691
Seminar 2
1 (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
9
 
Total
9
 
Cumulative credits
42
 
Second semester
 
BIE 692
Seminar 3
1 (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
9
 
Total
9
 
Cumulative credits
51
Year 4
First semester
 
BIE 693
Seminar 4
1 (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
9
 
Total
9
 
Cumulative credits
60
 
Second semester
 
BIE 694
Seminar 5
1 (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
6
 
Total
6
 
Cumulative credits
66
Year 5
First semester
 
BIE 695
Seminar 6
1 (S/U)
BIE 792
Thesis
6
 
Total
6
 
Cumulative credits
72
 
Second semester
 
BIE 792
Thesis
3
 
Total
3
 
Cumulative credits
75


Remarks:

  1. Students can choose some subjects in addition to above subjects by consideration from advisors.
  2. Students must pass the Qualifying Examination within the second semester of the second academic year.
  3. Students must pass a Dissertation proposal exam within the second semester of the third academic year.
  4. Students must pass TOEFL at least 500 points for Ph.D. graduation.

 

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