Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering: Medical Imaging Track

Medical Imaging

This area combines knowledge of unique physical properties of electromagnetic and acoustic energy with high-speed electronic data processing, signal analysis, and rapid display to generate an image of a body part or, more recently, of a bodily function. Often, these images can be obtained with minimal or completely noninvasive procedures, making them less painful and more readily repeatable than invasive techniques. Moreover, many of the devices require no ionizing radiation doses, thereby lessening the danger of secondary radiation effects on the patient. The students learn the theoretical bases underlying the common forms of medical imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized axial tomography scanning (CAT-scan), positron emission tomography (PET), and the limitations and the applicability of such techniques.

Required Courses

Biomedical Engineering Core Requirements (27)
BME 100Introduction to the Profession2
BME 310Biomaterials3
BME 315Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory2
BME 325Bioelectronics Laboratory1
BME 330Analysis of Biosignals and Systems3
BME 405Physiology Laboratory2
BME 419Introduction to Design Concepts in Biomedical Engineering2
BME 420Design Concepts in Biomedical Engineering3
BME 422Mathematical Methods for Biomedical Engineers3
BME 433Biomedical Engineering Applications of Statistics3
BME 453Quantitative Physiology3
Medical Imaging Requirements (40-41)
CS 104Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers2
CS 201Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science4
ECE 211Circuit Analysis I3
ECE 213Circuit Analysis II4
ECE 437Digital Signal Processing I3
ECE 481Image Processing3
BME 309Biomedical Imaging3
BME 438Neuroimaging3
BME 443Biomedical Instrumentation and Electronics3
BME 445Quantitative Neural Function3
MATH 333Matrix Algebra and Complex Variables3-4
or CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I
PHYS 224General Physics III for Engineers3
or CHEM 239 Organic Chemistry II
Select one BME elective 13
Mathematics Requirements (18)
MATH 151Calculus I5
MATH 152Calculus II5
MATH 251Multivariate and Vector Calculus4
MATH 252Introduction to Differential Equations4
Physics Requirements (8)
PHYS 123General Physics I: Mechanics4
PHYS 221General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism4
Chemistry Requirements (8)
CHEM 124Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory4
CHEM 125Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory4
Biology Requirements (4)
BIOL 115Human Biology3
BIOL 117Human Biology Laboratory1
Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) (6)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, section E6
Humanities and Social Science Requirements (21)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, sections B and C21
Total Credit Hours132-133

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering: Medical Imaging Track Curriculum

Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BME 1002CHEM 1254
CHEM 1244MATH 1525
CS 1042PHYS 1234
MATH 1515Social Sciences Elective3
Humanities 200-level Course3 
 16 16
Year 2
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
CS 2014BIOL 1153
ECE 2113BIOL 1171
MATH 2524BME 3152
PHYS 2214ECE 2134
Humanities or Social Sciences Elective3MATH 2514
 Humanities Elective (300+)3
 18 17
Year 3
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BME 3093BME 3103
BME 3303BME 3251
BME 4052BME 4433
BME 4223BME 4453
BME 4533MATH 333 or CHEM 2373-4
Social Sciences Elective (300+)3IPRO Elective I3
 17 16-17
Year 4
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BME 4192BME 4203
BME 4333BME 4383
ECE 4373ECE 4813
PHYS 224 or CHEM 2393BME Elective13
Humanities Elective (300+)3Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
IPRO Elective II3 
 17 15
Total Credit Hours: 132-133

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).