Biomedical Engineering is defined as the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology. This field aims to understand, modify, or control biological systems, as well as design and build products that are capable of monitoring physiological functions and assisting in diagnosing and treating patients. Biomedical Engineering seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine: it combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with the medical and biological sciences in order to improve healthcare diagnosis, monitoring and therapy.
Recently, biomedical engineering has emerged as its own discipline. Most of the work done by biomedical engineers focuses on research and development, covering a wide range of subfields, such as: biomedical electronics, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, tissue and genetic engineering, clinical engineering, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering, systems physiology, bio nanotechnology, and neural engineering.
- College of Engineering
- Years of study
- 5 (Including 1 preparatory)
- Credit hours