Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology
The four year Bachelor of Science degree concentration in Biomedical Engineering Technology is designed to prepare hospital-based technologists. Technical instruction places emphasis in six areas:
- Inspection, performance testing and calibration of equipment
- Instruction, consultation, and medical staff assistance
- Equipment installation and modification
- Preventive Maintenance
- Equipment Repair
To enable the student to carry out the responsibilities and duties of a Biomedical Engineering Technologist, the program provides instruction in mathematical, scientific, and communications skills that allow the graduate to function at a professional level in a modern hospital. The student develops a knowledge of modern electronics and biomedical instrumentation, including the principles on which they work.
Student Outcomes – Engineering Technology ProgramsEngineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:
- an appropriate mastery of the knowledge techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines;
- an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology;
- an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes;
- an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives;
- an ability to function effectively on teams;
- an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
- an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities;
- a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Program Specific Outcomes Criteria -Biomedical Engineering TechnologyBiomedical Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:
- the application of circuit analysis and design, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, bioengineering systems, and safety in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of biomedical equipment;
- the applications of physics, chemistry, and biological sciences to building, testing, operation, and maintenance of biomedical equipment in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry;
- the ability to analyze, design, and implement bioengineering systems;
- the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of bioengineering systems; and
- an understanding of the clinical application of biomedical equipment.
To graduate from ETSU with a degree in Biomedical Technology a student must complete a total of 128 hours. These hours contain:
- General Education
- Technology Core Requirements
- Biomedical Concentration
An internship program is provided to help develop the ability to function with confidence and understanding in a hospital situation. At the present time, several local clinical sites are used for the two biomedical internships, ENTC 4360 and ENTC 4380. Students must also furnish evidence of sufficient personal liability insurance and may be required to submit to a health examination. Currently there are adequate clinical sites for student internships. In the event student applications for internships exceed clinical positions available, the faculty reserves the right to initiate selection criteria for the assignment of students.
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