Graduate Certificate in Imaging Science & Engineering
A certificate program in Imaging Science & Engineering (IS&E) is offered jointly by the departments of Electrical & Systems Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering.
Built on the strengths in imaging science throughout the university, this multidisciplinary program is constructed to expose students to the breadth of imaging research activities at Washington University. The requirements of the program vary by department, but are flexible in allowing students and their advisers to construct academic programs ideally suited to complement their individual research programs. Students in the program are brought together for a joint seminar course, and all students engage in a practicum in imaging science and engineering.
Entering and Completing the Program
Graduate students in participating departments may apply for admission to the IS&E program. Admission requires graduate standing in a participating department, a demonstrated interest in aspects of imaging, and approval of the program director.
Upon being awarded a graduate degree by their home department and by completing certain requirements of the program, students are awarded a certificate indicating their successful participation in the IS&E program. The requirements for receiving a certificate are: acceptance into the IS&E program, completion of four imaging courses approved by the program director, completion of requirements for a graduate degree in the student's home department, and participation in the Imaging Science seminar required for all students in the IS&E program.
Seminars by faculty in imaging science, others at Washington University, and experts from outside the university convey new developments and directions in the field of imaging science and its applications. These seminars also provide the opportunity for interactions among those involved in the program.
Courses of Instruction
Fundamentals underlying imaging science and engineering and the application of these fundamentals to contemporary problems of importance form the theme of the program. Relevant courses come from across the university. The program is flexible, allowing students, in consultation with their advisers and the program director, to design a program that is best for them. Below are representative courses that students in the program take.
Courses in the Imaging Sciences Pathway in the Division of Biology and Biological Sciences