Duration : 4 years
Eligibility : XII’th Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths as subjects Students who have not chosen Maths as a subject in their XII’th will have to complete a bridge course in Maths at the university.
Biomedical Engineering is a combined study of biological sciences, engineering and medicine to improve human healthcare. It is concerned with the deployment of cutting-edge technologies for prognosis, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of the sick. It is a newer branch of engineering and is for those students who wish to pursue a career at the crossection of medicine and biology.
Biomedical engineers design, develop and maintain medical devices and equipment. They look after implants, prosthetics, instruments and materials for use in treatment of human ailment. Their work is helpful to the medical profession to diagnose and treat diseases, repair or replace damaged living tissue and provide life-support and life-enhancing tools. This branch of engineering covers the areas of biomedical instrumentation, tissue engineering and biomechanics. Examples of biomedical engineering include cardiac stents, knee implants, kidney dialsysis, tissue engineering, medical imaging devices such as MRI, CT Scanners, X-rays and other medical devices and systems.
In the first year, you wil undergo a common core curriculum for engineering. If you are deficient in Mathematics at your XII’th level, you will be doing an additional basic course in Mathematics.
The real study of biomedical engineering begins from second year onwards. You will start with the fundamentals of life sciences where the focus in on mammalian physiology and cell and molecular biology. You’ll learn about biology, physiology and the anatomy. Thereafter you will learn engineering basics as applied to biomedical engineering from electronics to tissue engineering to biomechanics, biomedical instrumentation, control systems analysis and design and computational biomedical engineering.
In the third year, you will undergo an integrated sequence of Biomedical related courses which will carry forward from the knowledge gained at the second year stage. Through your third year you will study advanced biomedical systems and learn about state-of-the-art medical devices. In the final year you will learn advanced bioengineering topics such as design of medical devices, implants, as well as bioimaging. In the final year you will be working on a major team project as a final project chosen by you wherein you will select, formulate, and solve a major design problem.
This is a distinctive program. At the end of the course you will be speaking three languages i.e. engineering, medicine and life sciences. This also means that your career options traverse through these three industry and organisational domains. You will find a suitable occupation concerning these three industriy verticals such as medical imaging, medical devices, bioinstrumentation, software, orthopedics, tissue & cell engineering, diagnostics, drug discovery, pharmaceuticals, genomics, bioinformatics and more. You will find positions in hospitals, pharma companies, medical research institutions, teaching, government, consulting, services, and sales.