Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

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Biomedical Signal & Image Processing (BSIP) Track

Overview

The BSIP track addresses bio/medical phenomena based on the information embedded in sensor-detected signals, including digital images and nerve electrical pulses. Students in this track will gain understanding of the technologies involved in acquiring signals and images, the mathematical principles underlying the processing and analysis of signals, and the applications of signal/image processing methods in basic research and medicine.

Targets

This track aligns most naturally with a combined education of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, which lays a solid foundation in signal processing principles. This track prepares students for careers in medical imaging or smart prosthetics. It also interaces with many clinical practices including radiology, neurology/neurosurgery, and pathology.

Track Requirements (Classes of 2017 to 2019)

Track Requirements (Classes of 2020 and Onward)

In addition to the Biomedical Engineering core requirements, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • One (1) Required BSIP Elective
  • Two BSIP Elective (either Required or Additional)

Required Electives (must take at least one of the following)

42-431/18-496 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging and Image Analysis – Fall
42-630/18-690 Introduction to Neuroscience for Engineers - Spring
42-631 Neural Data Analysis – Fall
42-632 Neural Signal Processing – Spring

Additional Electives

03-534 Biological Imaging and Fluorescent Spectroscopy – Spring
15-386 Neural Computation – Spring
18-491 Digital Signal Processing – Fall OR (but not both) 18-792 Advanced Digital Signal Processing – Spring
42-426 Biosensors and BioMEMS- Intermittent
42-447 Rehabilitation Engineering – Fall
42-474 Special Topics  Introduction to Biophotonics - Fall
42-640/24-658 Computational Bio-modeling and Visualization – Spring
42-664 Bioinstrumentation – Fall
42-735/16-725/18-791 Medical Image Analysis – Spring
42-X00 BME Research* OR 39-500 CIT Honors Thesis* OR 42-661 Surgery for Engineers – Spring OR 42-671 Precision Medicine for Biomedical Engineers – Fall

*The 42-X00 research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project OR 39-500 Honors Research Project) must be on a BME topic that is aligned to the track, supervised or co-supervised by a BME faculty member, and conducted for 9 or more units of credit.

Some Special Topics and newly offered or intermittently offered courses may be acceptable as BSIP track electives. Students should consult with their Biomedical Engineering advisors and petition the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses as BSIP track electives.

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Track Requirements (Classes of 2017 to 2019)

In addition to the Biomedical Engineering core requirements, students must fullfill the following requirements:

  • One (1) BSIP Gateway Course
  • One (1) Required BSIP Elective
  • Two (2) other Electives (either one of the two options)
    • One (1) BSIP Elective (either Required or Additional) and one (1) Restricted Elective
    • Two (2) BSIP Electives (either Required or Additional)

Gateway Course

18-290 Signals and Systems – Fall/Spring

Electives

Required Electives (must take at least one of the following)

42-431/18-496 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging and Image Analysis – Fall
42-630/18-690 Introduction to Neuroscience for Engineers - Spring
42-631 Neural Data Analysis – Fall
42-632 Neural Signal Processing – Spring

Additional Electives

03-534 Biological Imaging and Fluorescent Spectroscopy – Spring
15-386 Neural Computation – Spring
18-491 Digital Signal Processing – Fall OR (but not both) 18-792 Advanced Digital Signal Processing - Spring
42-447 Rehabilitation Engineering – Fall
42-474 Introduction to Biophotonics - Fall
42-640/24-658 Computational Bio-modeling and Visualization – Spring
42-664 Bioinstrumentation – Fall
42-735/16-725/18-791 Medical Image Analysis – Spring

Restricted Electives

42-X00 BME Research*
39-500 CIT Honors Thesis*
42-302 Systems Modeling and Analysis for Biomedical Engineering – Fall and Spring
42-661 Surgery for Engineers – Spring
42-663 Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering – Spring
42-671 Precision Medicine for Biomedical Engineers – Fall

*The research project (42-200/300/400 Sophomore/Junior/Senior Biomedical Engineering Research Project OR 39-500 CIT Honors Thesis) must be on a biomedical engineering topic supervised or co-supervised by a core or courtesy Biomedical Engineering faculty member and for 9 or more units.

Some Special Topics and newly offered or intermittently offered courses may be acceptable as BSIP track electives. Students should consult with their Biomedical Engineering advisors and petition the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Affairs Committee for permission to include such courses as BSIP track electives.

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Revised 08/24/2016