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Imaging and Sensing Track

Total Track Hours must equal 15 hours from The Grainger College of Engineering

Imaging and Sensing focuses on the instrumentation and methodologies of image science and bio-nanotechnologies applied to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. This track provides a foundation for those choosing to design, build, use and evaluate diagnostic systems, including advanced targeted imaging, biological microscopy and biophotonics, integrated functional imaging, and point-of-care sensing and delivery technologies. Students may elect to receive interdisciplinary training in electronic systems, signal and image processing, radiation-tissue interactions, contrast media chemistry, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics, microfluidic devices, and specific imaging modalities including MRI, X-ray, and ultrasonic, optical and nuclear imaging instruments.

View the Imaging and Sensing Curriculum Map.

View the Course Catalog for course offerings and prerequisites.

Students following this track take:

ECE 210 Analog Signal Processing (4 hr)
ECE 329 Fields and Waves I (3 hr)

and select remaining hours from:

BIOE 477 Imaging & Therapeutic Probes (3 hr)
BIOE 498 AL Immunoengineering (3 hr)
BIOE 498 LEC Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy (3 hr)
BIOE 498 NIE Surgical Techniques (3 hr)
BIOE 498 PJ Experimental Design in Automation (3 hr)
BIOE 498 QP Quantitative Pharmacology (3 hr)
BIOE 498 RI Regulatory Safety Issues in Bioengineering (3 hr)
BIOE 498 TL Intro to Systems Bio (3 hr)
BIOE 498 WD Preclinical Molecular Imaging (3 hr)
ECE 310 Digital Signal Processing I (3 hr)
ECE 311 Digital Signal Processing Lab (1 hr)
ECE 365 Data Science and Instrumentation (3 hr)
ECE 380 Biomedical Imaging (3 hr)
ECE 416 BioSensors (3 hr)
ECE 417 Multimedia Signal Processing (4 hr)
ECE 418 Image and Video Processing (4 hr)
ECE 437 Sensors and Instrumentation (3 hr)
ECE 460 Optical Imaging (4 hr)
ECE 467 Biophotonics (3 hr)
ECE 472 Biomedical Ultrasound Imaging (3 hr)
ECE 473 Fundamentals of Engineering Acoustics (3 hr)
ECE 480 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3 hr)
ME 487 MEMS-NEMS Theory & Fabrication (4 hrs)
NPRE 498 PRA Advanced Risk Analysis (3 hr)
SE 423 Mechatronics (3 hr)
TMGT 461 TMD and TME Technology, Engineering, and Management Final Projects (4 hr)

To ensure adequate preparation, the following is recommended as a free elective:

CHEM 442 Physical Chemistry (4 hr)

BIOE Undergraduate Contacts

Maddie Darling UIUC Bioengineering

MADDIE DARLING
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
1240C Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
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Urbana, IL 61801

CLAIRE NIEWIARA
Academic Hourly
1240C Everitt Laboratory, M/C-278
1406 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

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