Help advance the technology needed to enhance today's healthcare technology by earning a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMET) from DeVry University. Combining traditional engineering expertise with an understanding of biological processes, Biomedical Engineering Technology degree holders work with physicians, therapists, and other technicians in the design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of sophisticated healthcare equipment and lifesaving devices. BMET graduates can play essential roles on the biomedical team, typically designing and implementing hardware and software solutions to complex biological or medical problems.
With a Biomedical Engineering Technology degree from DeVry University, you'll be equipped to use cutting-edge engineering principles to analyze and facilitate the biological and medical technology innovations needed to solve these problems, and ultimately, improve the healthcare technology system.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. BMET program educational objectives include:
- Finding employment in a biomedical-technology-related position with appropriate title and compensation.
- Achieving a successful professional career.
- Adapting to change through continuous personal and professional development
Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.
- These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. Student outcomes for the BMET program include:
- An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines to broadly defined engineering technology activities.
- An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures and methodologies.
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret
- experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
- An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems.
- An ability to communicate effectively regarding broadly defined engineering technology activities.
- An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- An appropriate level of achievement of the body of knowledge required by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), as listed in the program criteria applicable to biomedical engineering
- Technology programs contained within the ETAC of ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Technology Programs.
Using traditional engineering skills, professionals in this field analyze and solve biological and medical technology problems. You may take on a broad variety of challenges, everything from creating portable electrocardiogram recorders to working to advance digital speech recognition. As the healthcare technology field continues its rapid growth and the role of technology in diagnostic, therapeutic, and research activities continues to expand, skilled biomedical engineers will be in demand.
Areas of Innovation
Also known as biomedical product development engineers and biomedical equipment technicians, professionals in this field are responsible for designing, constructing, implementing and maintaining:
- Artificial devices that replace or support body functions, such as pacemakers, prosthetic devices, and artificial organs.
- Therapeutic products, such as healthcare-related lasers, and systems that perform critical functions such as tissue fusion, insulin delivery, and muscle repair.
- Sensors for various patient-monitoring devices and bioelectric and telemetry equipment.
- Medical imaging instrumentation such as magnetic resonance and X-ray tools.
Careers in biomedical engineering are found in a number of diverse environments, such as:
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Medical laboratories
- Research institutions
With a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology from DeVry University, you'll not only be prepared for career-entry positions in the burgeoning field of biomedical engineering, you'll build a solid foundation for advancement to supervisory and management positions.
Biomedical Engineering Technology degree holders will be prepared for careers in areas such as:
- Medical instrumentation
- Image processing and archiving
- Biosignal processing
- Biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering
- Bioinformatics and telemedicine
- Biomedical computing
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Last updated August 13, 2016