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Trainees are required to take a sequence of 6 technical courses. Three of these courses are uniform for all trainees: (1) BME 381J.3 Biomedical Imaging Modalities, which is designed to be taken at the beginning of their studies; (2) BME 381J Functional Imaging Laboratory, which is designed to serve as capstone experience at the end of the coursework phase of their training, and (3) BME 385J Imaging Clinical Immersion. Trainees are individually advised in the selection of three additional courses to meet the following training goals: (1) image processing; (2) modeling and visualization; and (3) data mining and informatics, including artificial intelligence and machine learning methods. 

Trainees are also required to register for and attend a series of seminars. 

This is a suggested coursework sequence. Changes to the course sequence and/or course substitutions may be required due to course scheduling. Please be aware that some of these courses may have prerequisites.


SemesterRequirement to be FulfilledRequired CourseworkHow does this count toward my PhD program of work?
FIRST FALLCourse in Imaging Modalities

BME 381J.3 Biomedical Imaging Modalities (3 credit hours)

Required course; no substitutions

May count toward the Track 1 requirement or Other Technical Electives, depending on other coursework taken

BME Seminars

BME 197E Professional Responsibilities in Imaging (1 credit hour)

BME 197P Professional Development Seminar (1 credit hour)

BME 197S Graduate Seminar in Biomedical Engineering (1 credit hour)

Required courses; no substitutions

Counts toward the requirement to register for 2 semesters of BME 197S
FIRST SPRINGClinical Immersion Experience

BME 385J Imaging Clinical Immersion (3 credit hours)

Required course; no substitutions

Counts toward Other Technical Electives

Basic or Applied MathematicsA course in statistics is encouragedAny graduate level math (M) or statistics (SDS) course will count toward the Basic/Applied Math requirement

BME Seminars

BME 197E Professional Responsibilities in Imaging (1 credit hour)

BME 197P Professional Development Seminar (1 credit hour)

BME 197S Graduate Seminar in Biomedical Engineering (1 credit hour)

Required courses; no substitutions

Counts toward the requirement to register for 2 semesters of BME 197S
FIRST SUMMER8-10 Week Research Externship away from UT AustinDo not register for coursework
SECOND FALLCourse in Image Processing

E E 371Q Digital Image Processing

Substitutions allowed; consult Program Directors

May count toward the Track 1 requirement or Other Technical Electives, depending on other coursework taken

Course in Modeling and Visualization

BME 383J (CS 395T) Geometric Modeling and Visualization

BME 383J Computational Biomolecular Engineering

CSE 386M Functional Analysis in Theoretical Mechanics        

CSE 389C Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Science 

Substitutions allowed; consult Program Directors

May count toward the Track 3 requirement or Other Technical Electives, depending on other coursework taken

BME Seminars

BME 197P Professional Development Seminar (1 credit hour)

BME 197S Graduate Seminar in Biomedical Engineering (1 credit hour)

Required courses; no substitutions

Counts toward the requirement to register for 2 semesters of BME 197S
SECOND SPRINGCourse in Data Mining and Informatics, including AI/ML Methods

BME 383J Computational Methods for Biomedical Engineers

Substitutions allowed; consult Program Directors

May count toward the Math requirement or Other Technical Electives, depending on other coursework taken

Capstone Experience

BME 381J Functional Imaging Laboratory

Required course; no substitutions

May count toward the Track 1 requirement or Other Technical Electives, depending on other coursework taken

BME Seminars

BME 197P Professional Development Seminar (1 credit hour)

BME 197S Graduate Seminar in Biomedical Engineering (1 credit hour)

Required courses; no substitutions

Counts toward the requirement to register for 2 semesters of BME 197S
SECOND SUMMER AND BEYOND

Includes your personalized doctoral studies, continued seminar attendance, and internships as directed by your supervisors and committees.

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