Biomedical Engineering

Professor in charge:  Ari Koskelainen

Extent: 65 credits

Abbreviation: BME

Code: SCI3059

Objectives

Biomedical Engineering builds on a solid basis of physics and technology to characterize, monitor, image and influence biological systems. This major introduces the student to the physics of biological systems in order to efficiently measure, image, and model such systems.  In addition, this major provides the basic knowledge and skills for developing novel engineering solutions for diagnostic and treatment needs in health care. The major offers excellent foundations for pursuing a career in medical technology industry or in academia.

Content and structure

For the major (65 ECTS credits) the students have to take the common courses of the Life Science Technologies programme (15 cr), mandatory major subject courses (25 cr) and choose optional courses (25 cr) from the course list given below. To complete the degree, students take elective courses (minimum 25 cr). For elective courses, a minor subject or an international mobility period is recommended.

Code

Course

Credits

Period/Year

Compulsory common courses of the programme (15 credits):

MS-E2115

Experimental and Statistical Methods in Biological Sciences

5

I-II/1

JOIN-E3000

Life Science Technologies Project Course

10

III-V/1

compulsory courses of the major (25 credits):

NBE-E4100

Molecular Biophysics

5

III-V/1

NBE-E4050

Signal Processing in Biomedical Engineering

5

I-II/1

NBE-E4000

Principles of Biomedical Imaging

5

I-II/1

NBE-E4510

Special Assignment in Biomedical Engineering

10

I-V/1, summer

optional courses of the major (choose 25 credits):

NBE-E4120

Cellular Electrophysiology

5

I-II E *

NBE-E4140

Neurophysics

5

IV-V E*

NBE-E4130

Information Processing in Neural Circuits

5

III-V O**

NBE-E4060

Bioelectromagnetism: Fundamentals, Modelling and Application

5

IV-V, O**

NBE-E4020

Medical Imaging

5

III-IV E*

NBE-E4210

Structure and Operation of the Human Brain

5

I-II/1 or 2

NBE-E4010

Medical Image Analysis

5

I-II O**

NBE-E4045

Functional Brain Imaging

5

I-II/2

NBE-E4300

Medical Device Innovation

5

III-V E*

*E = lectured in even years

** O = lectured in odd years

Recommendations for elective studies for Biomedical Engineering

For the elective studies to accompany the biomedical engineering major, it is recommended to take a minor subject, an international mobility period or an internship. The Autumn period of second year is the recommended time period for the international mobility.

Recommended minors

The following minors given in Aalto University are recommended:

Life Science Technologies programme minors:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biosensing and -electronics
  • Biosystems and -materials
  • Complex Systems
  • Human Neuroscience and -technology

Recommendations for international mobility

An international mobility period of approximately one semester is recommended. The suitable timing for mobility is autumn period of the second study year.

 

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