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Master of Biomedical Imaging and Signals

30 credit hours

The purpose of this degree program is to prepare students for leading edge positions in industry in the areas of biomedical imaging and signal processing. The Professional Master of Biomedical Imaging and Signals is a course-only degree program that prepares students for professional practice. The interdisciplinary nature of bioengineering generally involves many facets of electrical and computer engineering.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers several courses and research opportunities that engage students interested in biomedical engineering. In addition, there are a significant number of courses offered by the Biomedical Engineering Department and other disciplines at IIT which are of great importance to students interested in the professional master's degree in biomedical engineering with specialization in medical imaging and bio-signals.The admission requirements for the proposed degree will follow the existing admission requirements for such professional master's degrees in ECE Department.

Students whose accredited B.S. degree is not in electrical and computer engineering may pursue the professional master's degree provided that they have an adequate background and can demonstrate proficiency in the material contained in undergraduate courses equivalent to IIT's ECE 211 and ECE 213 (Circuit Analysis I and II), ECE 218 (Digital Systems), ECE 307 (Electrodynamics), ECE 308 (Signals and Systems), ECE 311 (Engineering Electronics), BIOL 107 (General Biology Lectures), MATH 251 (Multivariate and Vector Calculus), and MATH 252 (Introduction to Differential Equations).

A student may demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing the courses or by demonstrating satisfactory performance in one or more special examinations administered by the department. Students can pursue a professional master's degree in the area of Biomedical Imaging and Signals by completing the required core and elective courses.

Course Requirements

Required core courses

ECE 511 Analysis of Random Signals
ECE 565 Computer Vision and Image Processing and/or ECE 481 Image Processing
ECE 569 Digital Signal Processing II and /or ECE 437 Digital Signal Processing I
BME 450 (or BIOL 430) Physiology

Elective courses (minimum of 2 courses)

ECE 508 Data Compression
ECE 505 Applied Optimization For Engineers
ECE 566 Statistical Pattern Recognition
ECE 567 Statistical Signal Processing
ECE 568 Digital Speech Processing
ECE 597 Special Project in Biomedical Imaging and Signals

BME elective courses (minimum of 1 course)

BME 430 Concepts of Medical Imaging
BME 501 Biomedical Instrumentation
BME 532 Medical Imaging Science
BME 535 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
BME 538 Neuroimaging
BME 551 Physiological Signal Analysis & Control Theory I
BME 552 Physiological Signal Analysis & Control Theory II
BME 597 Wave Physics and Applied Optics for Imaging Scientist

With advisor's approval, students may take up to two senior or graduate level courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering on subjects related to biomedical engineering.