Track Coordinator: Aaron Batista
The Bioimaging and Signals Track is the most flexible of the Bioengineering tracks, allowing highly motivated students to design their own track curriculum within the broad fields of biological signal acquisition and processing. Track students pursue coursework in focus areas such as:
The Bioimaging and Signals Track is particularly suitable for students who wish to double major or minor in a related field such as electrical engineering, neuroscience, or computer science. With proper planning, students can use their 6 track electives plus 2 advanced engineering/science electives to obtain the minor. Students must justify in their CEP how selected courses contribute to in-depth study in an area related to bioimaging and signals. Please consult the GET A MINOR webpage for further details about getting a minor. Talk with the Undergraduate Coordinator about the possibility of a double major after talking with your advisor.
Students in the Bioimaging and Signals Track can select relevant engineering, science, and mathematics courses, including graduate level courses, from throughout Pitt and CMU to fulfill track requirements. Bioimaging and Signals students design their own curriculum, which is more than a selection from a list of classes, the rationale for which is described in their COMPREHENSIVE ELECTIVES PLAN (CEP). The CEP should explicitly provide a brief written narrative of how the chosen curriculum exhibits depth in addition to how the chosen curriculum helps meet post-graduate goals. Your CEP must be approved by your advisor. After your advisor approves, forward your CEP to the Track Coordinator for approval. Once the Track Coordinator has approved your course of study, any modifications to your approved curriculum must be approved prior to taking alternative courses.
NOTE : All bioengineering students must have a minimum of 4 engineering courses out of the 8 elective courses (6 track courses and 2 advanced engineering/science courses).
Bioimaging and Signals Track requirements :
No required courses.
Students construct their own course of study within the track as previously described. Some especially relevant courses, grouped by topic, are provided below as guidance in course selection. Students are free to explore courses beyond those listed in order to design their own, unique track curriculum.
NOTE: CHEM 0310 (Organic Chemistry 1) and CHEM 0320 (Organic Chemistry 2) are acceptable track electives.