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Engineering Frontiers in Developing Countries

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Spring 2010
Bioengineering 98/198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

We will be looking at various current and past engineering projects for the developing world with a focus on the social and cultural needs of various communities and how this must translated into product design requirements. This is an interdisciplinary course and requires no previous knowledge of bioengineering or other engineering fields.  

Facilitators will lead classes that consist of interactive lectures, activities, and discussions roughly every other week. These classes will be interspersed with guest lectures about specific projects relating to the topics discussed. There will also be a session where students will be able to assemble biomedical devices for developing world hospitals.

There will be short readings assigned approximately every other week that will form the basis of class discussions. Course grades are based on demonstrated completion of the reading through class participation and attendance (students will not pass the class if they miss more than 2 classes).


Please feel free to email us with any questions that you may have. We look forward to having your participation in our class.


How to Enroll:

Students should register for the course via TeleBEARS and will be allowed to register and participate until the class if full. All enrolled and waitlisted students should attend the first day of class to resolve any enrollment issues and confirm their participation for the semester.

If you wish to enroll in the DeCal, the course title is BioE 98/198 and the CCN's are as follows:

7023 (lower div)
07681 (upper div)

The Engineering Frontiers in Developing Countries DeCal will be held Tuesdays from 5-7PM in 2326 Tolman Hall starting 02/09.


Course Contact: madhvi AT, akramakrishnan AT, aishjayagopal AT

Faculty Sponsor: Dorian Liepmann

Time & Location:

Section 1Madhvi Venkatesh
352326 Tolman HallTu 5p-7p2/09started

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: EFDC_Decal_Syllabus_Sp2010.docFeb 633kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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