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

The Informatics track provides an understanding of information technology and its use to address issues people are facing in the biomedical world. Informatics track candidates will gain knowledge that will allow them to create new applications of technology including analyzing information from electronic medical records, creating digital imaging systems, providing decision support to medical staff, and generating health policy analysis. Master’s degree graduates with a track in Informatics will be prepared for the real world demand for biomedical knowledge that is needed by healthcare providers and companies in areas such as pharmaceuticals, software development, and insurance.

UWM Graduate School Requirements found at: http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/prospective/admission/

Track Course Requirements:

  • Prior to enrollment, students must have taken at least one course in statistics (such as BIOSCI 465, EDPSYCH624, EDPSYCH624, IE 467, or MATHSTAT 362) and have proficiency in computer programming with data structures (such as CS 351).
  • In the program, all students take one semester of Bioengineering seminar, CompSci 880.
  • Students must also take at least 9 credits from Group A and 9 credits from Group B below with a maximum of 3 credits in CS 657/790 with appropriate topic (subject to advisor’s approval). The remaining credits may be taken as free electives.

Group A

CompSci 710 Artificial Intelligence 3 cr G
CompSci/ElecEng 711 Pattern Recognition 3 cr G
CompSci/ElecEng 712 Image Processing, 3 cr G
CompSci/ElecEng 755 Information Coding and Theory 3 cr G
CompSci 790 Advanced Topics in Computer Science 3 cr G
CompSci 425 Introduction to Data Mining 3 cr U/G
CompSci 557 Introduction to Database Systems 3 cr U/G
CompSci 657 Topics in Computer Science 1-3 cr U/G


Group B

CompSci 744 Text Retrieval and its Applications in Biomedicine 3 cr G
CompSci 745 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
OR
HC1 700 Introduction to Health Care Informatics
3 cr G
CompSci 790 Advanced Topics in Computer Science 3 cr G
CompSci 870 Medical Informatics Seminar 1 cr G
CompSci 880 Bioengineering Seminar 1 cr G
HCI 722 Legal, Ethical and Social Issues in Health Care Informatics 3 cr G
HS 701 Human Pathophysiology 3 cr G
ElecEng 436 Intro to Medical Instrumentation 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 437 Intro to Biomedical Imaging 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 438 Bioanalytics and Biomedical Diagnostics 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 537 Fundamentals of Neuromimaging Technology 3 cr U/G
ElecEng 539 Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3 cr U/G