Biology for Engineers

Biology for Engineers (BIO 3105)

Course Code: BIO 3105
Credit: 3.00
Credit Hour: 3.00
Prerequisite: n/a

Biology gives us the opportunity of Exploring the Living World. The apparent lack of general laws like Physics, or Chemistry would not shadow the beauty of Biology if you know where to look. The Biology course will help students understand the living world and the ways its many species (including humans) function, evolve, and interact. Advances in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and many other areas of Biology have brought improvements in the quality of life. Engineers have a vast world of knowledge ahead of them starting from cell biology to the complex immune system of human and reproduction of species in this course. The basic knowledge of biology course also gives students to apply them in real world problems.

The Basics of Life: Chemistry

Organic Molecules: The Molecules of Life; Cell Structure and Function; Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Energy

Biochemical Pathways: Cellular Respiration, Photosynthesis

DNA and RNA: The Molecular Basis of Heredity; Cell Division; Patterns of Inheritance; Applications of Biotechnology; Diversity within Species and Population Genetics; Evolution and Natural Selection; The Formation of Species and Evolutionary Change

Ecosystem Dynamics: The Flow of Energy and Matter; Community Interactions; Population Ecology; Evolutionary and Ecological Aspects of Behavior; The Origin of Life and Evolution of Cells; The Classification and Evolution of Organisms; The Nature of Microorganisms; The Plant Kingdom; The Animal Kingdom; Materials Exchange in the Body

Nutrition: Food and Diet; The Body’s Control Mechanisms and Immunity; Human Reproduction, Sex, and Sexuality