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Bioengineering Thread

The recent events in the US and across the world have again highlighted the critical role of technology in addressing major societal problems in health. Learning about the intersection between engineering and health can help you create the next generation of diagnostic devices for viral infections, design inexpensive physiological monitoring tools to broaden healthcare accessibility in medically underserved populations, implement digital health approaches for deriving disease biomarkers from patients without the need for expensive lab tests or physician visits, conceive machine learning algorithms for deriving clinically-relevant information from large amounts of health data, and address many other exciting and topical problems. This thread explores the intersection between electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and health/biosciences to equip you with what you need to succeed in a bioengineering career.

Sample of related career paths:

  • Medical device industry (Medtronic, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, etc.)
  • Consumer electronics companies with interests in health (Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Google, etc.)
  • Medical instrumentation companies (Welch Allyn/Hill-Rom, Philips, Masimo, etc.)
  • Wearable tech companies (FitBit, Nike, Garmin, etc.)
  • AI for health companies (Google Health, IBM Watson, etc.)
  • Digital health (huge number of smaller companies and start-ups in this area)
  • Bioelectronic Medicine/Neuromodulation companies (GSK, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Medtronic, Cyberonics, Nevro, etc.)
  • Government labs and other research institutes (DoD, GTRI, SRI, Lincoln Labs, etc.)

 

Bioengineering

Required

Pick 1 of Bioengineering Foundation

ECE4781 - Biomedical Instrumentation
3
ECE4784 - Engineering Electrophysiology
3
ECE4782 - Biosystems Analysis
3

Pick 2 of Bioengineering Topics

ECE3084 - Signals and Systems
3
ECE4781 - Biomedical Instrumentation
3
ECE4784 - Engineering Electrophysiology
3
ECE4782 - Biosystems Analysis
3
ECE4350 - Emag applications
3
ECE4435 - Operational Amplifier Design
3
ECE4370 - Antenna Engineering
3
ECE 3000/4000 Elective
3

Last revised July 9, 2020