Biomedical Engineering: Neural Engineering (B.S.)
This field uses fundamental and applied engineering techniques to help solve basic and clinical problems in the neurosciences. At the fundamental level it attempts to understand the behavior of individual neurons, their growth, signaling mechanisms between neurons, and how populations of neurons produce complex behavior. Such information has broad application to a better understanding of the communication that occurs between the various parts of the nervous system and the brain. For example, such an understanding can be applied to the development of replacement parts for impaired neural systems, such as the auditory, visual, and motor systems as well as to achieving a better understanding of how normal and diseased systems work.
Learn about the behavior of individual neurons, their growth, signaling mechanisms between neurons, and how populations of neurons produce complex behavior. Understand the communication that occurs between the various parts of the nervous system and brain.
Our accredited biomedical neural engineering program will prepare you for such careers as:
- Neural engineer
- Rehabilitation engineer
The undergraduate biomedical neural engineering curriculum will prepare students to develop new tools and methods to enable fundamental research on the nervous system, as well as treatments for neurological disorders. This important work is providing new insights into our understanding of dementia, Parkinson’s, brain injury, strokes, and other neurologic deficits.
Students of this program must be admitted to Illinois Tech. If interested in transferring to this program, students should consult their academic adviser.