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Course Name Biology for Engineers – A
Course Code 19BIO101
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Semester 1
Credits 3


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


  • 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
CO1 3 3 2 2 2
CO2 3 3 2 2 2
CO3 3 3 2 2 2
CO4 3 3 2 2 2


  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

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