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BS Biomedical Engineering - MAS Biomedical Imaging and Signals

The objective of this program is to enable interested undergraduates majoring in biomedical engineering in either the medical imaging or the neural engineering track to integrate completion of the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program with continuation into a professional master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering: the Master of Biomedical Imaging and Signals. Graduates thus combine study in both the biomedical engineering and the electrical and computer engineering disciplines, culminating in education at the master's degree level. The combined BS/MAS can be completed in five years. Students enter the co-terminal program going into their third year of study, and they plan the third year of studies so that it leads into and supports their planned area of emphasis during the fifth year. The program encourages qualified IIT undergraduates to complete graduate studies at IIT and enter professional practice having attained a master's level education.

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary major in which the principles and tools of traditional engineering fields, such as mechanical, materials, electrical, and chemical engineering, are integrated with the chemical, physical and biological sciences. Together, they are applied towards a better understanding of physiological processes in humans or towards the solution of medical problems. Engineering will continue to play an increasingly important role in advancing medical treatment, developing biotechnology, and improving health-care delivery. By its very nature, biomedical engineering is expansive and requires a broad and integrated foundation in the physical, chemical, mathematical, and biological sciences.

Study in the medical imaging track combines knowledge of unique physical properties of electromagnetic and acoustic energy with high-speed electronic data processing, signal analysis, and rapid display to generate an image of a body part or, more recently, of a bodily function. Often, these images can be obtained with minimal or completely noninvasive procedures, making them less painful and more readily repeatable than invasive techniques. Moreover, some of the imaging devices require no ionizing radiation doses, thereby lessening the danger of secondary radiation effects on the patient. The students learn the theoretical bases underlying the common forms of medical imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT-scan), positron emission tomography (PET), and the limitations and the applicability of such techniques.

Neural engineering uses fundamental and applied engineering techniques to help solve basic and clinical problems in the neurosciences. At the fundamental level it attempts to understand the behavior of individual neurons, their growth, signaling mechanisms between neurons, and how populations of neurons produce complex behavior. Such information has broad application to a better understanding of the communication that occurs between the various parts of the nervous system and the brain. For example, such an understanding can be applied to the development of replacement parts for impaired neural systems, such as the auditory, visual, and motor systems as well as achieving a better understanding of how normal and diseased systems work.

Both tracks of the undergraduate study in biomedical engineering lead into the graduate portion of the curriculum for this co-terminal degree, which provides advanced study in preparation for leading edge industry positions in the professional practice of biomedical imaging and signal processing. The interdisciplinary nature of bioengineering generally involves many facets of electrical and computer engineering. This graduate program offers courses and research opportunities to engage students to topics fundamental to a specialization in medical imaging and bio-signals.

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging Track) - Master of Biomedical Imaging and Signals Co-Terminal Degree

Required Courses (Undergraduate Component)

Cr.-hr.

Biomedical Engineering Core Requirements 21
BME 100, 200, 310, 315, 320, 330, 405, 419, 420,453, 490
Medical Imaging Requirements 43 or 44
CS 115, 116; ECE 215, 216, 437, 481; BME 309, 438, 443, 445;
PHYS 224 or CHEM 237; BME 433 (for ENVE 426); MATH 333;
six cr-hr of BME electives
(300+ level engineering course in BME, ECE, CHE, MMAE, or CAE)
Mathematics Requirements 18
MATH 151, 152, 251, 252
Physics Requirements 8
PHYS 123, 221
Chemistry Requirements 8
CHEM 124, 125
Biology Requirements 7
BIOL 115, 117
Interprofessional Projects 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirements 21
(per General Education specifications)
SUB-TOTAL, UNDERGRADUATE 132 or 133
 

Required Courses (Graduate Component; Courses shared with UG in square brackets)

Cr.-hr.

Biomedical Imaging and Signals Core Requirements 9 + [3]
[BME 453]; ECE 511, 565, 569
Imaging Elective 3
one course from among ECE 507; BME 430, 532, 535, 538
Signals Elective 6
two courses from among ECE 505, 566, 567, 568, 597; BME 501, 551, 552
Biomedical Imaging and Signals Electives 6 + [3]
[ECE 437]; 6cr of 400+ level engineering, math, or science courses (subject to
at least 18cr of 500+ level coursework in the graduate component)
TOTAL 156 or 157

 

BSBME (Medical Imaging Track) - MBIS Curriculum

Semester 1

Cr-hr

Semester 2

Cr-hr

BME 100 Introduction to the Profession 3 BIOL 115 Human Biology 3
CS 115 Obj.-Oriented Programming I 2 BIOL 117 Experimental Biology 1
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry I 4 CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry II 4
MATH 151 Calculus I 5 MATH 152 Calculus II 5
Humanities 100-level Elective 3 PHYS 123 General Physics I 4
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 17
 

Semester 3

Cr-hr

Semester 4

Cr-hr

CS 116 Obj.-Oriented Programming II 2 BME 200 Biomed. Engr. Apps. Matlab 1
ECE 215 Circuit Analysis I 3 ECE 216 Circuit Analysis II 3
MATH 252 Intro. to Differential Equations 4 MATH 251 Multivar. & Vector Calculus 4
PHYS 221 General Physics II 4 PHYS 224 or CHEM 237 3 or 4
Social Sciences Elective 3 Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
  Humanities Elective (300+) 3
TOTAL 18 TOTAL 17 or 18
 

Semester 5

Cr-hr

Semester 6

Cr-hr

BME 309 Biomed. Imaging Sensing 3 BME 310 Biomaterials 3
BME 315 Instrumentation Lab 2 BME 320 Fluids Laboratory 1
BME 330 Analysis of Biosigs. and Systs. 3 BME 443 Biomed. Instr. & Electronics 3
BME 433 Biomed. Engr. App. Stats. 3 BME 445 Quantitative Neural Function 3
MATH 333 Matrix Alg. & Complex Var. 3 300+ course in BMEECECHEMMAE, or CAE 3
IPRO Interprofessional Project 3 Social Sciences Elective 3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16
 

Semester 7

Cr-hr

Semester 8

Cr-hr

BME 453 Quantitative Physiology 3 BME 438 Neuroimaging 3
BME 405 Physiology Laboratory 2 BME 420 Design Concepts in BME 3
BME 419 Introduction to Design 2 BME 490 Senior Seminar 1
ECE 437 Digital Signal Processing I 3 IPRO Interprofessional Project 3
300+ course in BMEECECHEMMAE, or CAE 3 Humanities Elective (300+) 3
ECE 481 Image Processing 3 Social Sciences Elective (300+) 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16
 

Semester 9

Cr-hr

Semester 10

Cr-hr

ECE 511 Analysis of Random Signals 3 ECE 565 Comp. Vision & Image Proc. 3
ECE 505, 566, 567, 568, or 597 or BME 501, 551 or 552 3 ECE 569 Digital Signal Processing II 3
500+ Engr., Math, or Sci. course* 3 BME 532, 535, 538 or ECE 507 3
500+ Engr., Math, or Sci. course* 3 ECE 505, 566, 567, 568, 597 or BME 501, 551, 552 3
TOTAL 12 TOTAL 12
* Can be 400-level subject to at least 18 cr-hr at 500-level in graduate portion of the program.

 

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Neural Engineering Track) - Master of Biomedical Imaging and Signals Co-Terminal Degree

Required Courses (Undergraduate Component)

Cr.-hr.

Biomedical Engineering Core Requirements 21
BME 100, 200, 310, 315, 320, 330, 405, 419, 420, 453, 490
Neural Engineering Requirements 43 or 44
CS 115; ECE 211, 213, 218, 437; BME 309, 438, 443, 445; BME 433 (for ENVE 426);
MATH 333; Technical Elective; six cr-hr of BME electives (300+ level
engineering course in BME, ECE, CHE, MMAE, or CAE)
Mathematics Requirements 18
MATH 151, 152, 251, 252
Physics Requirements 8
PHYS 123, 221
Chemistry Requirements 8
CHEM 124, 125
Biology Requirements 7
BIOL 115, 117
Interprofessional Projects 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirements 21
(per General Education specifications)
SUB-TOTAL, UNDERGRADUATE 132 or 133
 

Required Courses (Graduate Component; Courses shared with UG in square brackets)

Cr.-hr.

Biomedical Imaging and Signals Core Requirements 12 + [3]
[BME 453]; ECE 481, 511, 565, 569
Imaging Elective 3
one course from among ECE 507; BME 430, 532, 535, 538
Signals Elective 6
two courses from among ECE 505, 566, 567, 568, 597; BME 501, 551, 552
Biomedical Imaging and Signals Electives 3 + [3]
[ECE 437]; 3 cr-hr of 400+ level engineering, math, or science courses (subject to
at least 18cr of 500+ level coursework in the graduate component)
SUB-TOTAL, GRADUATE 24 + [6]
 
TOTAL 156 or 157

 

BSBME (Neural Engineering Track) - MBIS Curriculum

Semester 1

Cr-hr

Semester 2

Cr-hr

BME 100 Introduction to the Profession 3 BIOL 115 Human Biology 3
CS 115 Obj.-Oriented Programming I 2 BIOL 117 Experimental Biology 1
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry I 4 CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry II 4
MATH 151 Calculus I 5 MATH 152 Calculus II 5
Humanities 100-level Elective 3 PHYS 123 General Physics I 4
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 17
 

Semester 3

Cr-hr

Semester 4

Cr-hr

ECE 211 Circuit Analysis I 4 BME 200 Biomed. Engr. Apps. Matlab 1
ECE 218 Digital Systems 3 ECE 213 Circuit Analysis II 4
MATH 252 Intro. to Differential Equations 4 MATH 251 Multivar. & Vector Calculus 4
Social Sciences Elective 3 PHYS 221 General Physics II 4
Humanities or Social Sciences Elective 3 Social Sciences Elective 3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16
 

Semester 5

Cr-hr

Semester 6

Cr-hr

BME 309 Biomed. Imaging Sensing 3 BME 310 Biomaterials 3
BME 315 Instrumentation Lab 2 BME 320 Fluids Laboratory 1
BME 330 Analysis of Biosigs. and Systs. 3 BME 443 Biomed. Instr. & Electronics 3
MATH 333 Matrix Alg. & Complex Var. 3 BME 445 Quantitative Neural Function 3
IPRO Interprofessional Project 3 300+ course in BME, ECE, CHE, MMAE, or CAE 3
BME 433 Biomed. Engr. App. Stats. 3 Technical Elective 3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16
 

Semester 7

Cr-hr

Semester 8

Cr-hr

BME 453 Quantitative Physiology 3 BME 420 Design Concepts in BME 3
BME 405 Physiology Laboratory 2 BME 438 Neuroimaging 3
BME 419 Introduction to Design 2 BME 490 Senior Seminar 1
ECE 437 Digital Signal Processing I 3 IPRO Interprofessional Project 3
300+ course in BME, ECE, CHE, MMAE, or CAE 3 Social Sciences Elective (300+) 3
Humanities Elective (300+) 3 Humanities Elective (300+) 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16
 

Semester 9

Cr-hr

Semester 10

Cr-hr

ECE 481 Image Processing 3 ECE 565 Comp. Vision & Image Proc. 3
ECE 511 Analysis of Random Signals 3 ECE 505, 566, 567, 568, or 597 or BME 501, 551 or 552 3
500+ Engr., Math, or Sci. course* 3 BME 532, 535 or 538 or ECE 507 3
ECE 505, 566, 567, 568, or 597 or BME 501, 551 or 552 3 ECE 569 Digital Signal Processing II 3
TOTAL 12 TOTAL 12
*Can be 400-level subject to at least 18 cr-hr at 500-level in graduate portion of the program.