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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. Kang-Mieler (kang-mieler@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.

Required Courses

Curriculum

Neural Engineering Track

                 

Semester 1

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 2

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   BIOL 115 Human Biology 3 0 3
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4   CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry (with lab) 3 3 4
MATH 151 Calculus I 4 1 5   MATH 152 Calculus II 4 1 5

BME 100 Intro to the Profession

2 0 2  

PHYS 123 General Physics I: Mechanics

3 3 4
CS 115 Object-oriented Programming I 2 1 2   BIOL 117 Experimental Biology 0 3 1
Totals 14 5 16   Totals 13 10 17
                 

Semester 3

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 4

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   MATH 251 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 4 0 4
MATH 252 Differential  Equations 4 0 4   ECE 213 Circuit Analysis II w/Lab 3 3 4
ECE 211 Circuit Analysis I 3 0 3   PHYS 221 General Physics II 3 3 4
ECE 218 Digital Systems 3 0 3   BME 200 BME Eng Applications of MATLAB 1 3 2
Totals 16 3 17   Totals 14 9 17
                 

Semester 5

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 6

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
BME 433 BME Applications for Statistics 3 0 3   BME 310 Biomaterials 3 0 3
BME 309 Biomedical Imaging and Sensing 3 0 3   Technical Elective or CHEM 239 3 0 3
BME 330 Analysis of Biosignals and Systems 3 0 3   BME Elective** 3 0 3
BME 315 Instrumentation Lab 1 3 2   BME 443 Biomed Instr and Elec 3 0 3
MATH 333

 or CHEM 237

3

3

0

3

3

4

  BME 445 Quant Neural Function 3 0 3
IPRO I Interprofessional Project I 1 6 3   BME 320 Fluids Laboratory 0 3 1
Totals 16 3/6 17/18   Totals 13 9 16
                 

Semester 7

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs  

Semester 8

Lec Hrs Lab Hrs Cr Hrs
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
BME Elective** 3 0 3   BME Elective** 3 0 3
BME 453 Quantitative Physiology 3 0 3   BME 420 Design concepts in BME 3 0 3
BME 405 Physiology Laboratory 1 3 2   BME 438 NeuroImaging 3 0 3
BME 419 intro to BME Design 2 0 2   BME 490 Senior Seminar 1 0 1
IPRO II Interprofessional Project II 1 6 3   Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Totals 13 9 16   Totals 16 0 16

**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.