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00000000000Linda Griffith - BE.010 Spring 2005 Session # 1...

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BE.010 Spring 2005 Session # 1 notes Engineering Science and Technology Outline of this session: - discussion of the components of engineering science and technology - career paths and industries for biomedical engineers - comparison of the overlap between engineering and biology in the past and in the present Introduction Professor of Biological Engineering and Chemical Engineering Douglas A. Lauffenburger is the co-director of the Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Health. Professor Lauffenburger is interested in molecular cell bioengineering and in the computational modeling of biological and physiological systems. Engineering Science and Technology The process of engineering any product is usually composed of three parts: analysis, synthesis, and design. Analysis is the study of systems in order to understand their function. Synthesis is the practical building of the systems under analysis. Both steps contribute to the end goal of engineering, which usually lies in the final design of the product. Many of the different engineering disciplines at MIT are founded on a particular pure science. Different branches of physics serve as bases for Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Similarly, different branches of chemistry serve as bases for Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The engineering disciplines take off from a traditional science and use it to explore, innovate, and finally design. The quantitative engineering paradigm outlines the typical steps involved in the
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 20.010j taught by Professor Lindagriffith during the Spring '06 term at MIT.

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00000000000Linda Griffith - BE.010 Spring 2005 Session # 1...

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