Certificate in Neurotechnology Innovation

Offered by: Faculty of Science

Coordinator: Dr. Aaron Newman, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (aaron.newman@dal.ca)

Overview Neurotechnology is an area of research and application involving technologies that measure and/or modulate brain function. Technologies include hardware, software, and drugs, and have applications in clinical diagnosis and treatment, health promotion and maintenance (including cognitive health), entertainment, and forensics. The undergraduate certificate in Neurotechnology Innovation is designed to provide foundational knowledge in this multi-disciplinary area. The certificate will also provide an understanding of how neurotechnologies can be translated into applications that are available to patients and consumers - through training in innovation, design, and commercialization. The Neurotechnology Innovation certificate provides students with knowledge in:

  • Basic neuroscience
  • Neurotechnology
  • Clinical and cognitive neuroscience
  • Computer science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and product design
  • Intellectual property

For more information on this certificate see http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/programs/diploma-certificate-programs/neurotechnology-certificate.html

See also the RADIANT program website (www.dal.ca/radiant).

Eligibility The Certificate is oriented toward undergraduate students majoring in Neuroscience, but is open to students in other programs. Students from outside the Faculty of Science (Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Management) are welcome, but should consult with an advisor from their home program prior to enrolling.

Admission Students seeking the Certificate in Neurotechnology Innovation should contact the Certificate coordinator, ideally at the end of their second year of studies, though later admission is possible. To enrol in the Certificate in Neurotechnology Innovation, students must declare the certificate through Dal Online (https://dalonline.dal.ca > Web for Students > Admissions > Declare Major/Minor/Certificate), and notify the Certificate Coordinator.

To graduate with the Certificate, students must apply to Graduate with a Certificate at the time they apply to graduate from their degree program. 

Certificate Requirements

1. NESC 4705.03: Neurotechnology Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (offered summer term only)

2. NESC 2470.03: Systems Neuroscience

3. CSCI 1100.03: Computer Science I (or equivalent)

4. Nine (9) credit hours selected from the lists below, with at least three credit hours (one course) from each category.

    A. Neuroscience/Neurotechnology

    B. Computer Science/Informatics

  • INFX 1690.03: Project Management Theory and Practice
  • CSCI 1101.03: Computer Science II
  • CSCI 1106.03: Animated Computing
  • CSCI 1107.03: Social Computing
  • CSCI 2132.03: Software Development
  • INFX 2690.03: Informatics Integrated Studies 1

    C. Entrepreneurship/Innovation

  • MGMT 2902.03: Innovation: An Introduction to Design Thinking
  • MGMT 3620.03: User Centred Design
  • MGMT 3902.03: Starting Lean
  • MGMT 3907.03: New Venture Creation Entrepreneurship
  • CSCI 4190.03: Innovation
  • MGMT 4901.03: Managing the Venturing Process