Biomedical Equipment Engineering
Health care facilities depend more and more on technology in the diagnosis, monitoring of care, and the treatment of diseases. Biomedical equipment is used to improve the quality of healthcare for patients in a wide range of health care settings.
The Biomedical Equipment Engineering program prepares you for a career in this rapidly expanding field. You will learn the functionality of biomedical equipment, perform maintenance and repair, calibrate medical equipment and instrumentation, and maintain equipment for optimal utilization.
Learning is very hands-on, as you’ll work on actual biomedical equipment, applying what you’ve learned in class. The capstone course in the program enables you to demonstrate proficiency in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing biomedical equipment as a member of a student team.
The biomedical equipment field offers immense opportunity. Manufacturers of biomedical equipment and executives of healthcare facilities report that the number of job openings for qualified professionals continually outpaces the number of qualified candidates.View Curriculum Summary
Upon successfully completing this program of study, graduates should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of safety principles and actions, and identify safety hazards associated with electro-mechanical devices
- Demonstrate technical skills in the performance of Programmable Logic Controllers and similar processors
- Demonstrate technical skills in AC-DC, RLC and digital circuits
- Understand the instrumentation needed to operate advanced imaging equipment
- Competently utilize testing equipment, as well as troubleshoot and calibrate biomedical equipment
- Understand the business operations of a complex organization and the management of employees
- Diagnose and repair most biomedical equipment that is not hermetically sealed