Biomedical Engineering is one of the youngest disciplines in engineering and has made tremendous progress in the last 4 decades. This has been aided by rapid advancements in Semiconductor Technology, Information Technology, and Biotechnology. In the field of Biomedical Engineering, researchers with expertise in diverse areas work towards the unified goal of creating products and techniques for better healthcare.
Further, the students admitted to the programme have backgrounds in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine, making it the only program in the country to offer M.Tech. admissions to such a unique mix of candidates. The creation of a heterogeneous class composition promotes interaction between students and faculty of different backgrounds and provides opportunities for research in exciting interdisciplinary areas.
Biomedical engineering is a division of engineering that deals with the study of engineering laws and techniques that are applied in the medical sector. Biomedical engineering develops and manufactures prostheses, medical equipment, diagnostic devices and drugs. Professionals in this field are known as a biomedical engineer. Biomedical engineering course curriculum includes biomechanics, tissue and cellular engineering, genetic engineering, orthopedic surgery, bio-instrumentation, medical imaging and bio-materials.
The biomedical engineers utilize the customary engineering methods and theories to examine and resolve problems in biology and medicine and thereby provide a complete enhancement of health care. Biomedical engineering is getting more popularity around the world due to rising of medical technologies. Hence, there is a great demand for biomedical engineers in recent years.
Biomedical engineering scope: This field has a good contribution to society in terms of health, research etc. Even the economic prospects are good due to the emergence of companies and since many of these are directly related to health care, the monetary benefits are high and provide good employment opportunities. The jobs are assured with security and good salaries as they are of technically skilled and are linked with healthcare supply.
Skills Required for a Career as a Biomedical Engineer:
To be successful as a Bio-Medical Engineer, you must be both analytical and detail-oriented and strong in biology and chemistry. Strong math, science and technology skills are also critical to a successful career in Bio-Medical Engineering.
M.E. Biomedical Engineering Syllabus
The following are study related subjects:-
- Applied Mathematics for Electronics Engineers
- Diagnostic & Therapeutic Equipments
- Biomedical Sensors & Instrumentation
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Imaging Systems
- Elective 1
- Clinical Instrumentation Lab
- Rehabilitation Engineering
- Elective 2
- Elective 3
- Elective 4
- Elective 5
- Hospital Information System Lab
- Elective 6
- Elective 7
- Elective 8
- Project Work (phase 1)Summer Training Prerequisite
- Project Work (Phase 2)
List of Electives:
- Health Informatics
- Physics in Medicine
- Physiological Modeling
- Bio Statistics
- Quality assurance & safety in Hospitals
- Hospital Planning, Organization & Management
- Human Resource Management in Hospital
- Finance Management in Hospital
- Hospital Waste Management
- Tissue Engineering
- Health Policy and Equipment Management
- TeleHealth technology
- Advanced Neural computing.
- Principles of Genetic Analysis
- Computer-based medical Instrumentation
- Hospital Architecture
- Signal processing & Image processing techniques applied to biological systems
- Finite Element Analysis
- Special Elective
Eligibility & Admission Process:
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor’s degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for the course is 2 years.
- Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
- Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
- Bharath Institute of Science and Technology
- Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal (MIT M)
- Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
- National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
- Shobhit University
- VIT School of BioSciences and Technology, Vellore
Job Prospects & Salaries:
Biomedical engineering is one of the recognized professional career options made by students in India. Biomedical engineers and technologists can seek employment in various industries such as hospitals, medical institutions, manufacturing units, medical equipment, government agencies and pharmaceuticals. Biomedical engineers develop modified devices and provide advice for handling and maintaining medical equipments. Individuals also can seek employment in medical equipment companies as technical advisers.
There are ample opportunities for biomedical engineers in the field of research and development at research institutes, government agencies in India, universities and other abroad countries. Biomedical engineers are employed in various companies such as Larsen & Toubro, BPL, Wipro Medical and Siemens into their R&D section or into sales and marketing, depending on their skills and preferences. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries.
Some job profiles: –
- Clinical Engineers
- Biomaterials Engineers
- Patent Analyst
- Business Managers
- Research Scientists
- Technical Writers
- Biomechanics Engineers
- Bioinstrumentation Engineer
Biomedical engineering is one of the highly rewarding fields. A beginner working in hospitals and healthcare centers can earn his initial salary around Rs. 10,000-15,000 every month. Graduates engaged in research activities and teaching line can get their income between Rs. 15,000 – 20,000 per month. Individuals working in government sector can earn their initial income around Rs. 20,000 – 25,000 per month. Biomedical engineers working in medical equipment production firms can earn around Rs. 20,000 – 30,000 every month at the beginning stage.