What is Biomedical Engineering
- Combines engineering principles with an appreciation of the functioning of the human body, whether healthy, injured or diseased.
- Includes both the design of devices, instrumentation, or processes for clinical use.
- Is the application of engineering science and technology to the solution of problems in biological systems.
- Expertise are required at all stages from product design, to product manufacture, to technical support and interfacing with medical users in clinical environments.
- Can involve work on standardised products that are produced on a large scale or equipment that is tailor-made to meet individual needs.
What Skills do Biomedical Engineers need to have?
The field of Biomedical Engineering is a vital, fast-moving area. We aim to develop the following skills in our graduates;
- Strong engineering skills combined with a working knowledge of physiology, anatomy and life science.
- Enjoy solving problems using a combination of logic and creativity.
- Commitment, perseverance and willingness to keep at the forefront of advancing technology.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work as part of a team, for example, with doctors, nurses and therapists.
- Strong organisational skills to plan work and to co-ordinate resources.