University of Minnesota
Department of Biomedical Engineering
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Neural Engineering

Emphasis Area Advisor: Tay Netoff

Description

In Neural Engineering we use engineering principles to understand how the brain works and develop new technology to interact and treat the brain. The curriculum for this emphasis area is designed to teach you the basics of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and the fundamentals of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, tinnitus, and epilepsy. You will also develop engineering skills such as signal processing, image processing, instrumentation and computational modeling as well as electrode design, amplifier and filter design, brain machine interfaces, cochlear implants, and deep brain stimulation.

Students graduating from this emphasis area will be highly qualified for medical school, graduate school, or working in the burgeoning medical device industry dedicated to neural engineering.

Please note that it is strongly recommended that students interested in this Emphasis Area take Analog and Digital Electronics (EE 3115) their junior year.

Electives Course List

Please remember that all courses listed are merely suggestions. You may take any cohesive set of classes that meet the Engineering and Science Elective requirements and are approved by the Emphasis Area Advisor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Course
Credits
Engineering (E) or Science (S)
BMEn 5101 - Advanced Bioelectricity/Instrumentation
3
E
BMEn 5351 - Cell Engineering
3
E
BMEn 5401 - Advanced Functional Biomedical Imaging
3
E
BMEn 5421 - Introduction to Biomedical Optics
3
E
BMEn 5411 - Neural Engineering
3
E
BMEn 5412 - Neuromodulation
3
E
BMEn 5413 - Neural Decoding and Interfacing
3
E
CPMS 5101 - Intro to Clinical Physiology and Movement Sci
3
S
EE 3115 - Analog and Digital Electronics
* STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to be completed in junior year
4
E
EE 4111 - Advanced Analog Electronics Design
4
E
EE 4231 - Linear Control Systems: Designed by Input/Output Methods
3
E
EE 4541 - Digital Signal Processing
3
E
EE 5545 - Digital Signal Processing Design
3
E
NSci 1001 - Introduction to Neuroscience for Non-Majors
3
S
NSci 3101 - Introduction to Neuroscience I: From Molecules to Madness
( = undergrad-level of NSc 5461; one or the other should be taken)
3
S
NSci 3102W - Introduction to Neuroscience II: Biological Basis of Behavior
3
S
NSci 4105 - Neurobiology Laboratory I
3
S
NSc 5202 - Theoretical Neuroscience: Systems and Info Processing
3
S
NSc 5461 - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
( = grad-level version of NSci 3101; one or the other should be taken)
4
S
Math 5447 - Theoretical Neuroscience
4
S
PHSL 5201 - Computational Neurosci I: Membranes and Channels
3
S

 

Emphasis Areas

Bioelectricity and Instrumentation

Biomaterials

Biomechanics

Biomedical Transport Processes

Cell and Tissue Engineering

Medical Device Design

Neural Engineering


Contact

Jessica Baltzley
Undergraduate Program Assistant and Advisor
bmedus@umn.edu
612-626-3446
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