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Neural Engineering - Signals Undergraduate Certificate

Gain a fundamental and applied understanding of brain signals—a growing component of neural big-data research—with a Certificate in Neural Engineering – Signals. This innovative program is offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Mizzou Engineering.

What is it?

The undergraduate Certificate in Neural Engineering – Systems is a 12 credit-hour stand-alone certificate. It consists of 6 required credit hours and 6 hours of support courses.

Why pursue it?

Understanding the brain is one of the top challenges for research of our time. Students pursuing this certificate will study fundamental concepts around brain waves and will gain expertise in the usage of signal processing concepts in applications such as detecting the onset of epilepsy and designing brain machine interfaces. The certificate is a good choice for current students—whether at Mizzou or another institution—who are seeking graduate school opportunities in neuroscience and neural engineering. Individuals seeking entry-level career opportunities in biomedical technologies—such as Elon Musk’s company Neuralink—would also benefit from this certificate.

Neural Engineering – Signals Undergraduate Certificate 

Requirements: 12 completed hours

Required: 6 hours from the set below:

ECE 2100                  Circuit Theory I
or ECE 3830              Signals and Linear Systems

BIOL EN 4540           Neural Models and Machine Learning
or BME 4540             Neural Models and Machine Learning

ECE 4830                  Introduction to Digital Signal Processing

Support courses: 6 hours from the set below:

Any of the three courses above not taken

ECE 2001                  Experimental Course

PSYCH 2210             Mind, Brain and Behavior

MPP 3202                  Elements of Physiology

ECE 4310                  Feedback Control Systems
or BIOL EN 4310      Feedback Control Systems
or MAE 4750            Classical Controls

BIOL EN 4075           Brain Signals and Brain Machine Interfaces

BIOL EN 4070           Bioelectricity


Current Mizzou students should speak to their advisor about adding the certificate.

Non-Mizzou students can apply for the certificate here.

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