Master of Science in Engineering Concentration in Biomedical Engineering: Imaging Track

The Imaging track of UWM’s Biomedical Engineering provides deep understanding of medical imaging analysis, biomedical instrumentation, image processing and 3D visualizations. The track covers a wide field range of research fields students are currently involved in, such as being able to diagnose disease using noninvasive tools. One active field is “Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics”, which is the science of using optical rays to study biological tissues. Another active area is, “Optogenetics” for Neuroscience, first introduced in year 2005, to allow studies of brain interactions in genetically modified animal via optics. These fields of imaging at UWM are among the latest and most cutting edge research areas of Biomedical Engineering. Students also develop knowledge and skills in medical instrumentation, biological signal and images, neuroscience, and electric/ magnetic fields in biological applications. In all of the fields of Biomedical Imaging, students learn hands-on experiments that have proven to successfully prepare them for either professional or academic life post-graduation. Graduates of this track have been employed by local companies such as GE Healthcare, Aurora, Johnson Controls, Prairie Inc., Siemens and other national/ global industries and research labs. 

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Track Course Requirements:

  • All Students must take at least 6 credits from Group A and 9 credits from Group B
  • All students must take one semester of Bioengineering seminar, ElecEng 880
  • Maximum of 3 credits in Special Topics (480/890) with appropriate topic (subject to advisor’s approval).
  • Thesis option students must take at least an additional 12 credits from Group A or B.
  • Non-thesis option students must take an additional 18 credits combined from Group A or B 
  • The remaining credits may be taken as free electives.

Group A

ElecEng 437- Introduction to Biomedical Imaging 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 439- Introduction to Biomedical Optics 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 537- Fundamentals of Neuroimaging Technology 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 737- Medical Imaging Signals and Systems 3 cr G
ElecEng 765- Intro to Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing 3 cr G

Group B

ElecEng 410- Digital Signal Processing 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 436- Introduction to Medical Instrumentation 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 438- Bioanalytics and Biomedical Diagnostics 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 490- Topics in Electrical Engineering 1-3 cr U/G
ElecEng 539- Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1 cr U/G
ElecEng 588- Fundamentals of Nanotechnology 3 cr U/G
ElecEng /CompSci 711- Pattern Recognition 3 cr G
ElecEng /CompSci 712- Image Processing 3 cr G
ElecEng 755- Information and Coding Theory 3 cr G
ElecEng 810- Advanced Digital Signal Processing 3 cr G
ElecEng 880- Bioengineering Seminar 1 cr G
ElecEng 890- Special Topics 3 cr G
Physics 705- Molecular, Cellular, and System Biophysics 3 cr G
Physics 706- Biophotonics 3 cr G
Physics 782- Physics of Medical Imaging 3 cr G

Courses offered by Medical College of Wisconsin
Biophysics 03230- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 3 cr G
Biophysics 03238- Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3 cr G
Biophysics 03239- Functional MRI Contrast Mechanisms and Applications 3 cr G