Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, majoring in neuro - engineering
Understanding the intricacies of the human mind stands as a paramount scientific challenge with practical implications, given the rising prevalence of brain disorders and the pressing need for innovative treatments. The Neuroengineering program seeks to address this challenge by blending comprehensive training in electrical engineering with a specialized focus on brain research. In recent years, engineering has significantly contributed to the field, both in developing novel technologies for measuring brain activity and in analyzing vast biological data generated by existing technologies.
The Neuroengineering curriculum is tailored to the interdisciplinary nature of research, encompassing core engineering studies akin to the electrical engineering program. This includes a deep dive into fundamental sciences such as mathematics, physics, and computer science. The program combines courses from the bioengineering track within electrical engineering with neuroscience courses offered by the School of Neuroscience. Dedicated Neuroengineering courses, such as neuron network modeling, neurogenetics, and neurotechnology, further enrich the program.
Key Emphases of the Neuroengineering Program:
- Machine Learning, Neurogenetics, and Neural Network Modeling
- Brain Imaging Technologies
- Development of Therapeutic Tools with an Emphasis on Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier
- Brain-Machine Interface
The program equips students with a solid foundation in electrical engineering and profound scientific knowledge spanning molecular-level understanding of nervous systems to the entire brain in both healthy and diseased states. By applying analytical and experimental tools from engineering to neuroscience, graduates are well-positioned for further research at the graduate level and seamless integration into the biomedical industry.
A burgeoning field within electrical engineering focused on devising solutions and technologies for challenges in neuroscience.
Challenges in Neuroengineering:
- Reading and Influencing the Brain Today
- Attaining an Understanding of the Brain
- Diagnosing and Treating Brain Diseases
Who is it for?
Individuals aspiring to become electrical engineers are keen to combine this expertise with brain research.
How does it differ from the Regular Electrical Engineering Program?
The initial two years align with the standard electrical engineering program, including a neuroscience seminar. The final two years replace elective courses with Neuroengineering-focused ones.
Benefits of Neuroengineering Trend:
A full electrical engineering degree with exposure to brain-interface technological challenges without increasing study hours compared to the regular program.
Additional Learning in Neuroengineering:
Background in biology and chemistry, neuroscience collaboration, and specialized courses in neuron network modeling, neurotechnology, brain-machine interface, machine learning, big data, neurological diseases, genetics and genomics of the brain, rehabilitation, and brain tissue engineering.
Graduates can pursue careers in artificial intelligence, brain-computer interface technology development, and traditional electrical engineering roles—advantages in bioengineering, biotechnology, data analysis, big data, and machine learning industries.
Exceptional candidates may qualify for faculty and major-specific scholarships and personalized academic support.
The graduate certificate will be in "electrical engineering," with the major not specified.
For a detailed study program in Neuroengineering, please refer to the official documentation.