Biomedical Engineering is an enthralling interdisciplinary area of study that combines engineering with science and technology to solve medical problems in living systems. It is the application of the principles and problem-solving techniques of engineering to biology and medicine. This is evident throughout healthcare, from diagnosis and analysis to treatment and recovery, and has entered the public conscience through the proliferation of implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers and prosthetics, to more futuristic technologies such as stem cell engineering and the 3-D printing of biological organs. The programme focuses on the advances that improve human health and health care at all levels thereby rationalizing the healthcare services in the nation, region and across the globe.
The course aims at equipping students with technical skills to develop new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Virtual Instrumentation, Nano and Wearable Technology for life saving equipment, biomedical instruments for treatment and diagnosis, physiological parameter monitoring using sensors, biomechanics, biomedical imaging, medical devices, cell and tissue engineering and more other medical applications. The Biomedical Engineering cadre produced are enabled to become experts in designing Electronics Circuits, Embedded Systems, Imaging Techniques, Telemedicine, Healthcare Communication and Medical Informatics. The strong collaborative connection with academia, industry and clinical research offers a prospective environment for a professional development and experience in the related fields.
The curriculum itself begins with a broad foundation of preparatory engineering courses in physics, mathematics, electronics, applied mechanics and chemistry as well as biomedical sciences. This is followed by more advanced coursework and laboratory training in the different aspects of bioengineering techniques and design. It provides the graduates with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to serve in the various disciplines of biomedical engineering. The programme is also designed to grant the graduates the technopreneurial skills required to create, manage high growth, scalable business enterprises. Furthermore, the syllabus contains a strong component of project based learning to enhance the creative thinking and innovative attitudes required for biomedical engineering research and development.