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EE, BioE, Signals, and Research Projects

  1. May 23, 2012 #1
    Hi, I have a lot of considerations here, but I'm not entirely sure where to start.

    I switched from a BioE curriculum to an EE curriculum, recently, because most BioEs I knew were premed and I'd been worried about the curriculum not actually giving me any marketable skills, rather tons of sub-marketable skills. I still have a minor, because I fulfilled the course requirements for it in a semester. Nonetheless, I ultimately want to do BioE related research, but have made my concentration in EE signal processing (and imaging).

    A professor I had in BioE not too long ago did a project for DARPA involving using signals generated in insect heads to smell landmines. I'd like to pursue this further and make it my senior design project and hopefully a master's thesis in a BA-MA track (a thing my school offers). Which courses are recommended to do this most efficiently? I already know probability, statistics, and stochastic processes; signals; DSP; circuit analysis (op-amps); are all courses I'll have by the time I start and are likely to be utilized, but I'm wondering if it's worth taking PDEs and maybe neuroscience courses, or anything else you could recommend.

    But on another note, I'm not really satisfied with the University I'm in. I was not on a good time-table for transferring and have had personal and medical issues that got in the way (and enduring lawsuits, as well), and the University I'm at is...a bit mediocre. I only really entered here because the community college ran out of courses for me to take and I didn't have much time, but, if I do transfer, it will have to be after the fall, and most universities won't take the courses that I'd be taking in the fall, because they're too high up.
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  3. May 24, 2012 #2
    Oh, on another note, should this be in academic guidance or career guidance? It kind of overlaps.
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