Title: Advanced Systems and Synthetic Biology
Coordinator: Eric Klavins, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Goals: For students to acquire the necessary tools and knowledge for understanding the dynamic behavior of cellular systems together with engineering principles for the redesign of synthetic biochemical systems.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Prerequisites by Topic:
Course Structure: The class meets for three lectures a week (MWF). There is weekly homework due; Grading is based on homework, one midterm exam, and a final exam. The grading percentages and nature of the exams are left to the discretion of the instructor. The course will use MATLAB or any other suitable software platform for homework problems. The students complete an average of 3 hours of computer work per week.
ABET Student Outcome Coverage: This course addresses the following outcomes:
H = high relevance, M = medium relevance, L = low relevance to course.
(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying the principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (H) Lectures and homework deal with the application of software, modeling, differential equations, and linear algebra to synthetic biology.
(3) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (M) Students will prepare and present literature reviews and projects.
(4) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts (M) Ethics and risks of synthetic biology and biotechnology will be covered.
(7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies (H) Students will solve open ended problems requiring literature review and creative problem solving.
Prepared By: Eric Klavins
Last revised: 3/20/2019