This page provides easy access to information about current undergraduate course offerings in bioengineering and bioinformatics. Please visit our graduate course page for information about master’s or PhD courses in this department.
Undergraduate course catalog: bioengineering and bioinformatics
The undergraduate course catalog is maintained by the university. Visit the bioengineering department’s catalog page to see up-to-date course codes and descriptions for classes in both bioengineering and bioinformatics.
Bioengineering Course Guides and Resources
- Fall 2019 course schedule: Department-only summary of current courses for Fall 2019
- Spring 2019 course schedule: Department-only summary of current courses in a PDF file
- UIC schedule of classes (Banner link): Complete listing of UIC course schedules
- Request for graduation check
- BIOE396/397: Senior Design and Expo information and procedures
Special Topics Courses for Spring 2019
BioE 494 / CS 491 Wearables and Nearables Technology Laboratory
Over the past decade, wearables and nearables technologies have revolutionized and quantified multiple aspects of our lives including sports, fitness, entertainment, medicine, and health monitoring. In this course, we will learn how to design and fabricate wearables and nearables devices. The course provides the opportunity to work in cross-disciplinary groups and develop the skill set needed to be part of this emerging field. This new, exciting class combines various sensors, software platforms, and Bluetooth technology to create wearable and nearable devices. An open-ended project module will allow you the option to collaborate with a selected industry partner on a real-world problem, potentially leading to a future internship. This course is open to a total of 32 undergraduate and graduate students in bioengineering, computer science, or electrical and computer engineering. Students must have a background in circuit design via ECE 115 and ECE 210.
BioE 494 Practical Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most widely used imaging modalities in hospitals and clinics for medical diagnosis due to its non-invasive, non-ionizing, and multi-planar capability to visualize human body. Besides anatomy, the physiological processes of the body in both health and disease can be evaluated by manipulation of various MRI techniques. This course focuses on the multiple MRI techniques in practice, for instance, MR angiography and cardiac MRI, diffusion/perfusion MRI, functional MRI, MR Elastography, hyperpolarized MRI, and CEST MRI. MR signal generation and detection, MR image reconstruction, image artifacts, and image post-processing will also be covered. At the end of the class, students are expected to have a systematic understanding of the MRI fundamentals, a basic understanding of major technical issues in MRI, and an overall view of current MRI research. This course will prepare students for performing advanced research on MR imaging in the future.