Engineering as a whole is an innovative arena, as it is concerned with helping mankind , by updating the current technologies. There are infinite areas wherein engineers have brought astonishing changes, and they still continues the same; that enhances the society in every aspect. Healthcare is another field which needs to be constantly engineered according to the needs. Here comes the role of a biomedical engineers! Biomedical Engineering is a challenging field of study, as it deals with life of a person. This has a wide range of applications in the modern world and provides opportunities for research and development. The combination of engineering and medicine has helped humanity tremendously. The various innovations include robotic surgeries, prosthetics, artificial organs, brain controlled wheelchairs, pacemakers etc. which have changed the lives of many and helped them lead a normal life. No wonder it is one of the most developing field in the present scenario!...
Govt. Model Engineering College has offered degree course in Biomedical Engineering from its start, i.e. from August 1989 under the guidance of Principal Prof. Sukulal. Electronics and Biomedical Engineering of MEC was the first in India to receive NBA Accreditation. It focuses on both Electronics as well as Biomedical, hence helps in combining engineering with the medical field, resulting in a vast and diverse field of science. The technical and problem solving skills in engineering can be put to a greater use in the field of medicine, leading to an enhancement in life, which includes diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and therapy.
The Biomedical Engineers create, integrate, transfer and apply knowledge of engineering design and problem solving skills with the medical, biological sciences and counterparts in the community to create new medical devices, solve clinical problems, and promote collaboration with industry. That begins from crutches to modern Diagnostic, Therapeutic methods to Prosthetics towards many more.
Job prospects for Biomedical Engineers are very high too. There are diverse areas and fields in which a Biomedical Engineer can excel. A Biomedical Engineer applies engineering principles in biology and medicine to enhance quality of life. Along with increasing population the healthcare industry is also on a rise today. The prominent companies in medical devices and healthcare industry includes Siemens Healthcare, Johnson and Johnson, GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Philips Healthcare, Roche Diagnostics, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA and goes on.
The Biomedical Engineering has a broad array of subfields that provides a vast area of higher study options. The fields of study include Genetic Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Neural Engineering, Biomedical Optic, Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Bionics, Clinical Engineering, Implants and more. Post graduation courses include Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Technology in Biomedical Engineering and Master of Business Administration in Hospital Management. One can pursue their Post Graduation courses in India as well as abroad.
A Biomedical Engineer with knowledge in traditional engineering principles along with life science can design, develop and maintain medical devices. It is quite evident from the advanced technologies now in use in the medical field, that the biomedical engineers has surely made an impact in the Healthcare area. However a Biomedical engineer’s role cannot be limited to just one field but can be extended to Bioinformatics, Biophotonics, Bio-nano Engineering, Genomics and Genetic Engineering, Systems Physiology, Pharmaceuticals and so on. Thus a Biomedical Engineer is one who responds to the needs of society and works on providing the better solution to engineer a healthier society.