BS Electrical Engineering
With Biomedical Engineering Option
BSEE Biomedical Engineering Option Course Sequence (.pdf)
Biomedical Engineering has and will continue to play a crucial role in understanding the fundamental principles of human life sciences, especially those related to health care and clinical medicine. The real advances in actually incorporating these findings and principles into practical medical systems and devices will require the expertise of professionals trained in the core engineering disciplines such as Electrical Engineering. The Biomedical Engineering option in Electrical Engineering at RIT is designed to provide students with the necessary expertise in the analysis and design of devices and systems used in sensing, control, and analysis of electrical signals within human biological processes. Biomedical Engineering is now expanding into the nano level of tissue, cell, molecule and gene studies and nanotechnology research at RIT provides the environment to address these studies. The focus of the option is the application of the principles of electrical engineering and related disciplines to the fields of both biology and medicine in clinical and research settings.
The Biomedical Engineering option augments the foundation of the Electrical Engineering curriculum with three courses from the College of Science and three option-specific Electrical Engineering courses. The College of Science courses include Biology and a two quarter sequence of Physiology and Anatomy. Electrical Engineering core courses are Biomedical Instrumentation and Fundamental Electrophysiology and at least one of the following professional electives: Biomedical Sensors and Transducers I, Biomedical Sensors and Transducers II, Biomedical Signal Processing, and Biorobotics/Cybernetics.
All courses in the Biomedical Engineering option have a strong design emphasis and incorporate project-oriented assignments to allow the student an opportunity to investigate and demonstrate concepts discussed in class. Students pursuing this option will culminate their design experience in a biomedical, multidisciplinary, capstone senior design project. Examples of such projects include integrated biosensor design and fabrication, clinical and laboratory instrumentation design, telemedicine and telemetry applications and equipment including Internet enabled monitoring and health-care delivery systems. These projects typically involve university-wide interaction with departments in the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Imaging Science and Computing Science and close affiliation with Rochester area hospitals.
Students interested in applying to medical school should consider the BS/MS PreMed Track in the Biomedical Engineering Option.