David Darrow, MD, neurosurgery resident at U and his collaborator Prof. Netoff are trying to use electrical signals to stimulate damaged nerve cells and allow voluntary movement in patients with spinal cord injury. Read the full article here.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:00am

5th Annual Neuromodulation Symposium will occur April 12-13, 2018.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 1:15pm

The director of the Institute of Engineering and Medicine, John Bischof, and the director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience, Harry Orr, have named CNE faculty member Tay Netoff as the next director for CNE.  Tay Netoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and has been a member of CNE since its inception.

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 7:45am

The Neural Systems Engineering program will support 8 undergraduates from outside the University of Minnesota to do a 10 week summer research project at the U.  For more about the Summer REU program go to the NSE REU website, and apply through the LSSURP program.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:30am

CNE Director Prof. He will be taking over as the next chair of the department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon.  Congratulations Dr. He.  We thank you for starting the Center for Neuroengineering and all of your support.  We wish you good luck in your new position.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 8:15am


Minor requirements

A minimum of 12 credits are required to complete the Neuroengineering Minor. The minor course selection must be approved by the Neuroengineering Director of Graduate Studies (DGS).

For any course listed in multiple categories, students must choose which requirement that course will fulfill. A single course cannot be counted simultaneously toward multiple categories.

Students may not use any of their minor courses to satisfy the core course requirements for their major program (i.e., a Neuroscience student cannot count NSCI 5101 as both a Neuroengineering Minor course and a core Neuroscience course).

Required seminar course:

  • BMEn 8411 Neuroengineering Seminar (2) Required once, may be taken for credit twice.

Neuroengineering Introduction Course - One course from the following:

  • BMEn 5411 Introduction to Neural Engineering (3)
  • BMEn 5412 Neuromodulation (3)

Neuroscience Introduction Course - One course from the following:

  • NSCI 5101 Introduction to Neuroscience for Graduate Students (3)
  • NSC 5561 Systems Neuroscience (4)


The following is not an exhaustive list but merely a representative sample of courses that would be appropriate to satisfy this requirement. Additional courses may be approved as electives by the Neuroengineering DGS.

  • BMEn 8335 Neuroengineering Practicum (3)
  • NSC 8320-017 Readings in Neurobiology: Neurostatistics (2)*
  • BMEn 5411 Introduction to Neural Engineering (3)
  • BMEn 5412 Neuromodulation (3)
  • BMEn 5413 Neural Decoding and Interfacing (3)
  • BMEn 8502 Physiological Controls (3)
  • EE 5231 Linear Systems and Optimal Control (3)
  • EE 5239 Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization (3)
  • EE 5542 Adaptive Digital Signal Processing (3)
  • ME 5281 Analog and Digital Control (4)
  • ME 5286 Robotics (4)
  • NSC 8217 Systems and Computational Neuroscience (2)
  • NSC 8320-017 Readings in Neurobiology: Neurostatistics (2)


Contact Information

Center for Neuroengineering 
University of Minnesota

1-205 NHH, 312 Church Street, SE 
Minneapolis , MN 55455 
Phone: 612-625-7209