What is Biomedical Engineering

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.


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