As their title suggests, biomedical engineers work at the intersection of engineering, the life sciences and healthcare. These engineers take principles from applied sciences (including mechanical, electrical, chemical and computer engineering) and physical sciences (including physics, chemistry and mathematics) and apply them to biology and medicine. Although the human body is a more complex system than even the most sophisticated machine, many of the same concepts that go into building and programming a machine can be applied to biological structures and diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Biomedical engineering is the fastest-growing career and this trend is expected to continue over the next decade (from
About Biomedical Engineering, www.embs.org).
Goal of the degree program in Biomedical Engineering is to form an engineer with a strong interdisciplinary knowledge, who applies engineering methods to the solution of medical and biological problems.
The degree program has been designed to provide students with a solid education in industrial engineering and ICT, perfected by specific subjects of biomedical engineering. The BS program eventually allows graduates to find occupation or to carry on through the Master’s Degree.
Should they intend to find an occupation, graduates in Biomedical Engineering could be employed in companies that produce medical devices, in companies that operate in the field of healthcare technology management, in hospitals, within clinical engineering departments, and in companies that sell medical devices to provide customers with post-sales services.