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Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical Engineering (BME) is an inter-disciplinary field involving the subject of Life Science, Cognitive Science and Information Science. BME in UESTC started from the year of 1986. During the discipline evaluation recently organized by Ministry of Education, BME in UESTC ranks the tenth among the BME disciplines of all the main universities in China. The current experimental conditions include the Key Laboratory of Neuroinformation of Ministry of Education, and other Sichuan Province supported Key Laboratories, which are equipped with 3.0T MR, EGI and NeuroScan EEG workstations, etc. Altogether, cheerful results have been achieved in the areas of brain imaging techniques and applications, visual electrophysiology and computational modeling, biomedical signal processing, medical imaging and processing, system biology, plant molecular genetics, nanomedicine, etc.

1.   Objective

Masters of the discipline are expected to have a rather profound knowledge of the cutting-edge research and trend of the field and a relatively sound grasp of the theoretical and systematic expertise in computer, human anatomy and physiology, and biomedical signal processing. Masters of the discipline are able to contribute academic papers and exchange views in conferences, and to demonstrate rigorous spirits in scientific approaches and working style and professional ethics, so as to be competent in research, development, teaching or management jobs at research institutes and universities in the areas of biomedical signal collection and processing, biomedical instruments.

A Survey of Chinese Cultures and Chinese Reading & Writingare compulsory for international master candidates who, on graduation, are to be able to communicate in Chinese to some extent.

2.   Orientations

1. Brain Functions and Neural Information Engineering (EEG and fMRI Data Processing, Neural Electrophysiology, Brain-Computer Interface, Brain-inspired Intelligence, etc)

2. Medical Instruments, Medical Image and Signal Processing

3. Bioinformatics

4. Neurobiology

5. Cell Biology

6. Biochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology

3.   Duration

The duration set for master candidates is 2 years full-time. An extension can be applied for by those who cannot finish their courses in time owing to objective causes, yet altogether 4 years is the last due.

4.   Progression and Requirements

The minimum sum total credits for international students of master candidates are 26. Master candidates should complete the course work of no less than a total of 24 credits (out of which at least 15 credits should be acquired from degree courses), compulsory sections of no less than 2 credits, complete the thesis (or a research report) independently, and pass the degree thesis defense.

The supervisor responsibility mechanism is adopted in the education for international master candidates. The supervisor is responsible for the student’s making of personal study plan, the choice of courses, and the completion of the degree thesis. The personal study plan cannot be changed without permission of the supervisor.

During the course work, according to specifications by the discipline, the student is to pass examinations held for the degree courses and examinations or assessments held for the other optional courses. Of all the degree courses, common core courses are compulsory. Master candidates are allowed to choose 1~2 inter-disciplinary core courses as their degree courses under supervisors’ guidance. Degree courses can be taken to substitute non-degree courses, but not vice versa. International students of Chinese language abilities can apply to take courses given in Chinese to local full-time graduate students and acquire corresponding credits if pass.

Those who fail to meet the requirements as described above can fill up the gap by repetition or make-up in the limit of one year. Those who fail to meet the credit requirements even till the end of the due time are to be terminated.

5.   Curriculum

Course Categories

Course Number

Course Name

Class Hours

Credits

Semester

Notes

Degree  Courses

Common

Core

Courses

6900005001

Comprehensive Chinese△

60

2

1

Compul-

sory

6900005002

A Survey of China△

40

2

2

Discip-

linary

Core

Courses

1100016001

Stochastic Processes and Applications

60

3

1

At Least

1 from 3

1100016004

Matrix Theory

60

3

1

1107016005

Numerical Analysis

60

3

2

1408316006

Biomedical Statistics△

40

2

2

 

1404026004

Cognitive Neuroscience△

40

2

1

 

1407106009

Advanced Molecular Biology△

40

2

1

 

1407106010

Bioinformatics△

40

2

1

 

1408316004

Fundamentals of Brain Science△

40

2

2

 

Non-

degree

Optional

Courses

 

Discip-

linaryOptional Courses

1408316005

Advances in Brain Imaging△

40

2

2

 

1404026006

Psychophysical Experiments△

40

2

2

 

0208096101

IC Design

40

2

2

 

0108106010

Digital Communications△

40

2

2

 

0108106011

Digital Signal Processing△

40

2

1

 

0808126017

Multimedia Technology and Applications△

60

3

1

 

0808126018

Software Development Technology△

60

3

1

 

0608116004

Pattern Recognition

40

2

1

 

Other

Optional Courses

6900005003

Chinese Reading &Writing△

60

2

2

 

 

Inter-disciplinaryOptional Courses

 

 

 

 

Compulsory Sections

6400006003

Academic Activities

(no less than 5 times)

0

1

1, 2

 

 

Elective Competence Development Courses

20

1

1, 2

 

 

Directions: 1.All courses, except for the Chinese ones specified by the requirements, are totally given in English. 2.△means which can be selected by both Masters and Ph.Ds.

6.   Compulsory Sections

The compulsory sections for international students of master candidates include two parts, a candidate is required to complete the following aspects:

1) Elective Competence Development Courses: through introducing the academic cutting edge knowledge, culture, arts and sports, etc, such courses are given to improve the master candidates’ comprehensive competence. A candidate should take at least one course and get one credit after assessment.

2) Academic Activities: to enliven academic atmosphere and to further and broaden master candidates’ scope of knowledge, one should attend at least five academic lectures within and out of UESTC, and fill in the Academic Activities Registration Form and get the official stamp upon attendance. One credit can be granted to the candidate when he/she succeeds in completing the above procedures.

7.   Degree Thesis

All degree thesis problems shall refer to UESTC Regulations for Postgraduate Degree Conferring.