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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Neural Engineering)

This area 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 communcation 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.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., http://www.abet.org.

Procedure for Requesting to Register for a Course When Course Pre-requisites Have Not Yet Been Fulfilled

In consultation with his/her advisor, a student seeking to register for a Biomedical Engineering Department course in which not all prerequisites have been successfully completed must submit a written petition explaining the rationale for waiving a course prerequisite requirement.  Petitions are to be sent to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair, Dr. Haferkamp (haferkamp@iit.edu). The Committee will review the petition, in conjunction with the course instructor, and send notification of its decision to the student via e-mail.

The below curriculum is effective beginning Fall 2017. To view the curriculum prior to Fall 2017, click here.

Required Courses

Curriculum

Neural Engineering Track

                 

Semester 1

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 2

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
BME 100 Intro to the Profession 2 0 2   CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
CS 104 Intro to Programming for Eng 2 1 2   MATH 152 Calculus II 4 1 5
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3  

PHYS 123 General Physics I: Mechanics

3 3 4
MATH 151 Calculus I 4 1 5  
Totals 14 5 16   Totals 13 7 16
                 

Semester 3

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 4

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
ECE 211 Circuit Analysis I 3 0 3   BIOL 115 Human Biology 3 0 3
ECE 218 Digital Systems 3 3 4   BIOL 117 Experimental Biology 0 3 1
PHYS 221 Physics II: EM and Optics 3 3 4   BME 315 Instrumentation Lab 1 3 2
MATH 252 Differential  Equations 4 0 4   ECE 213 Circuit Analysis II w/Lab 3 3 4
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   MATH 251 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 4 0 4
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Totals 16 6 18   Totals 14 9 17
                 

Semester 5

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 6

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
BME 309 Biomedical Imaging and Sensing 3 0 3   BME 310 Biomaterials 3 0 3
BME 330 Analysis of Biosignals and Systems 3 0 3   BME 325 Bioelectronics Laboratory 0 3 1
BME 405 Physiology Laboratory 1 3 2   BME 443 Biomed Instr and Elec 3 0 3
BME 422 Math Methods in BME 3 0 3   BME 445 Quant Neural Function 3 0 3
BME 453 Quantitative Physiology 3 0 3   MATH 333 or CHEM 237 3 0/3 3/4
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   IPRO I Interprofessional Project I 1 6 3
Totals 16 3 17   Totals 13 9/12 16/17
                 

Semester 7

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 8

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
BME 419 intro to BME Design 2 0 2   BME 420 Design concepts in BME 3 0 3
BME 433 BME Applications for Statistics 3 0 3   BME 438 NeuroImaging 3 0 3
BME Elective** 3 0 3   Senior Seminar 0 0 0
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   BME Elective** 3 0 3
Technical Elective or CHEM 239 3 0 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
BME Elective** 3 0 3   IPRO II Interprofessional Project II 1 6 3
Totals 17 0 17   Totals 13 6 15

**BME elective must be an engineering course in BME, ECE, CHE or MMAE from a specified list of appropriate courses.  Approved BME Electives can be found here.