With a qualification in biomedical engineering you can create innovative health care solutions by applying engineering techniques to medical problems.
What is biomedical engineering?
Biomedical engineering bridges clinical medicine and the technology that supports it by providing solutions that can enhance and improve the lives of people affected by medical conditions.
By applying engineering techniques and analysis to healthcare, biomedical engineers can find solutions to a wide range of problems.
What do biomedical engineers do?
- Design systems and devices that impact on the medical world such as cardiac monitors, artificial hearts, contact lenses and wheelchairs.
- Collaborate with doctors and medical scientists on complex medical issues.
- Use lasers and micro-computers to create equipment to diagnose or monitor medical conditions.
Where do biomedical engineers work?
- Hospitals where they manage equipment including CAT scanners and pacemakers
- Medical facilities working with surgeons to design and fit artificial limbs
- Universities, government departments or independent facilities undertaking research
- Private medical and pathology laboratories
What type of person do I need to be?
A career in biomedical engineering may be for you if you:
- Can tackle complex situations
- Are interested in studying a range of areas
- Want to use technology to improve people’s lives
- Enjoy subjects like maths, physics, biology and computing.