Master of Biomedical Imaging and Signals

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The purpose of this degree program is to prepare students for leading edge positions in industry in the areas of biomedical imaging and signal processing. The professional Master of Biomedical Imaging and Signals is a course-only degree program that prepares students for professional practice.

The interdisciplinary nature of bioengineering generally involves many facets of electrical and computer engineering. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers several courses and research opportunities that engage students interested in biomedical engineering. In addition, there are a significant number of courses offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and other disciplines at the university which are of great importance to students interested in the professional master’s degree in biomedical engineering, with specialization in medical imaging and bio-signals.

The admission requirements for the degree follow the existing admission requirements for other professional master’s degrees in the ECE Department. Students whose accredited B.S. degree is not in electrical and computer engineering may pursue the professional master’s degree provided that they have an adequate background and can demonstrate proficiency in the material contained in undergraduate courses equivalent to Illinois Institute of Technology’s:

ECE 211Circuit Analysis I3
ECE 213Circuit Analysis II4
ECE 218Digital Systems4
ECE 307Electrodynamics4
ECE 308Signals and Systems3
ECE 311Engineering Electronics4
BIOL 107General Biology Lectures3
MATH 251Multivariate and Vector Calculus4
MATH 252Introduction to Differential Equations4
MATH 374Probability and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers3

A student may demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing the courses or by demonstrating satisfactory performance in one or more special examinations administered by the department.

Students can pursue a professional master’s degree in the area of biomedical imaging and signals by completing the required core and elective courses, including at least two ECE and one BME elective courses.


Minimum Credits Required30
Maximum 400-Level Credit12
Minimum 500-Level Credit18
Maximum Transfer Credit9
Required Core Courses (12)
ECE 481Image Processing3
or ECE 565 Computer Vision and Image Processing
ECE 437Digital Signal Processing I3
or ECE 569 Digital Signal Processing II
ECE 511Analysis of Random Signals3
BME 450Animal Physiology3
Imaging Elective Courses (3)
Select a minimum of one course from the following:3
Imaging Theory & Applications3
Medical Imaging Science3
Magnetic Resonance Imaging3
Introduction to Molecular Imaging3
Signals Elective Courses (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Applied Optimization for Engineers3
Statistical Pattern Recognition3
Statistical Signal Processing3
Special Problems1-20
Communication Skills in Biomedical Engineering3
Physiological Signal Processing and Control Theory2
Control Systems for Biomedical Engineers3
General Electives (9)
Select 9 credit hours of courses from ECE 400-7999
Total Credit Hours30

With adviser’s approval, students may take up to two senior (400-level) or graduate level courses in engineering, math, or science.