Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary program utilizing the application of engineering principles to the fields of biology and health care.
This program is developed in coordination with Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Departments as well as Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Biomedical Engineering is a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary program which provides a common platform for collaboration among engineering, natural and medical sciences. In this context, electrical, electronic, computer and mechanical engineers collaborate with physiotherapists, biologists, medical doctors and pharmacists for healthier future of humanity.
The Biomedical Engineering program goal is to create world-class graduates to meet the 21st century needs of biomedical-related industries focused on patient care via medical devices and pharmaceuticals, as well as government and private consulting practice – all founded on a strong science and engineering education. Graduates of the EMU Biomedical Engineering Program will:
- Apply engineering principles to understand and predict the behavior of biological and physiological systems relevant to human health and disease.
- Understand and apply the theory and practice of biomedical engineering design and technology creation tailored towards patient care and human health.
- Engineer robust solutions within highly variable and complex biomedical problems.
- Build critical leadership, interpersonal and professional skills to thrive within diverse team environments and prepare for life-long learning.
- Be provided with opportunities for an experiential learning approach based on biomedical applications.
- Have a complementary general education in humanities, history and social sciences.
With an aging population, and diseases such as diabetes and obesity on the rise, our society is facing new challenges in health and well-being every day. Biomedical Engineering plays a pivotal role in developing solutions. There are countless opportunities for biomedical engineers to make a difference in our world and work in a wide range of application areas, including:
- Biomedical data analysis
- Biomedical image analysis and pattern recognition
- Medical device product design, manufacturing, testing and management
- Simulation and modeling of diseases and biological systems
- Healthcare regulations
- Design and engineering of sports equipment and testing
- Research and development in medical devices and instrumentation