COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Biology for Engineers - A
Course Code: 
19BIO101
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
1
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Biology for Engineers - A' is a course offered in the first semester of  B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Objectives

  • To understand Biological concepts from an engineering perspective
  • To understand the inter-connection between biology and future technologies
  • To motivate technology application for biological and life science challenges

Keywords :

Life Science studies, Sensing techniques, Organ mimicking.

Course Outcomes

  • CO 1: Understand the biological concepts from an engineering perspective
  • CO 2: Understand the concepts of biological sensing and its challenges
  • CO 3: Understand development of artificial systems mimicking human action
  • CO 4: Integrate biological principles for developing next generation technologies

CO-PO Mapping:

PO PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO1 1 PO1 2 PSO 1 PSO 2
CO                            
CO1 3 3 - - - - - - - - - 2 2 2
CO2 3 3 - - - - - - - - - 2 2 2
CO3 3 3 - - - - - - - - - 2 2 2
CO4 3 3 - - - - - - - - - 2 2 2

Contents:

Need to study Biology: – Life Science Studies Significance - Bio Inspired Inventions - Role of Biology in Next Generation Technology Development – Cell Structure – Cell Potential - Action Potential – ECG and other common signals – Sodium

Potassium channels – Neuron function – Central Nervous Systems – Discussion Topics: Evolution of Artificial Neural Networks, Machine Learning techniques.

Sensing Techniques: - Understanding of Sense organs working – Sensing mechanisms - Sensor Development issues – Discussion Topics: Digital Camera – Eye Comparison, electronic nose, electronic tongue, electronic skin.

Physiological Assist Device: Artificial Organ Development: Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, heart valves – Design Challenges and Technological Developments

  1. Leslie Cromwell, Biomedical Instrumentation, Prentice Hall 2011.
  2. Thyagarajan S., Selvamurugan N., Rajesh M.P., Nazeer R.A., Thilagaraj W., Barathi S., and Jaganthan M.K., Biology for Engineers, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2012.
  3. Medicine Dentistry Elctronic Nose
  4. Electronic Tongue