Biomedical Engineering: Diploma, B.Tech, M.Tech, Courses, Jobs

There is an ocean of opportunities for the applications of the scientific concepts and the relevant principles in real life. The application of the specific concept to solve daily life problems. The biomedical engineering is one of such rising stream which utilizes the engineering knowledge and the respective skills to help find the solutions relevant to such daily medical challenges. Biomedical engineering is the branch of engineering which is a combination of engineering and biology and applies the science of engineering to the medical streamline. Biomedical engineering teaches one to use new methods and techniques to develop diagnostic tools, to create new treatment procedures, medical equipment, ensuring safety procedures and mechanism while handling of devices and makes them experts in any one field.

Highlights:

The highlights for the course study of Biomedical Engineering course areas :
CourseDiploma, B.E/B.Tech, M.E/M.Tech
Duration
2 - 3 years, 4 years, 2 years Respectively
Admission ProcessMerit-Based, Entrance exams
Examination  Type
Semester wise
Course FeeRs 50,000 -  5 lakh rupees per annum
Average Starting SalaryRs 2 - 4 lakh rupees per annum 
Top Recruiting AreasDiagnostic Centres, Research and Development, Healthcare, Marketing, etc.


Areas of Specialization:

The specialization for the course study of Biomedical Engineering are  :

  • Orthopedic Bioengineering
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Biosignal Processing
  • Computational Biology
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Medical Imaging
  • Cellular & Genetic Engineering






Courses & Eligibility:

CoursesDurationEligibilityEntrances
Diploma2 - 3 years 
  • Candidates must have passed Class 10th or +2 with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks and above with Mathematics and Science as main subjects of study from a recognized board
Merit-based
B.E / B. Tech4 years
  • Candidates must pass the 12th or equivalent exam from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% (Relaxation for reserved category). Physics, Chemistry, and Biology should be the major subjects.

JEE Main, OJEE, WBJEE

M.E/ M. Tech2 years
  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering.
  • Candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics as the main subject of study in class 12.
GATE

Top Recruiters:

The top recruiters for the course field of Biomedical Engineering are :

  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • TransAsia Biomedical Ltd
  • GE Healthcare
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Philips Health Care
  • Samsung Health Care
  • Toshiba Medical Systems
  • Abbott
  • Weinmann Medical Technology
  • L & T HealthCare
  • Bayer Health Care-Diagnostics
  • Micro-Lab System
  • Nexus Health Systems Pvt. Ltd


Admission Process:

For Diploma in Biomedical Engineering:
The admission process for Diploma in Civil Engineering generally varies across colleges. Most institutes offer direct admission on the basis of merit list from the academic performance.

For B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering:
Direct Admission: The admission process for the Civil Engineering in some engineering institutes have their own criteria for the admission. They either offer the admission basis of their respective merit list in the qualifying exam which is 10+2 or equivalent to that.  Also, there are some seats reserved in private engineering colleges, while the fee structure is comparatively higher than the others.
Direct Admission for Diploma Holders:  Various engineering colleges of the nation also offers direct admission. These are offered to the ITI diploma holders in the second year of the respective course.
Entrance Exams: There are also entrance exams in India at the respective states and the national level. Among which is the JEE Main which is the most sought for the engineering entrances.

For M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering:
The admission process generally consists of a written examination and an interview thereafter. Most institutes provide direct admission to candidates who have a relatively high percentage in academics in their 10, +2, and B.Tech. But, to apply for IITs, the candidate must have a valid GATE score.

Syllabus:

For Diploma in Biomedical Engineering:
This course is 2 - 3 years of duration having 4 - 6 semesters.
Semester ISemester II
Engineering Chemistry
Human Anatomy
Electronic Components and Practice
Engineering Physics
Engineering Mathematics
Human Physiology
Computer and Information Technology
Basics of Digital Electronics

Semester IIISemester IV
Data Communication and Networking
Analytical and Optical Instrumentation
Medical Electronics
Hospitality Management and Information System
Basic Electronics
Microprocessor and Assembly Language Programming
Medical Sensors and Measurement Techniques
Diagnostic Medical Instrumentation

Semester VSemester VI
Microcontroller Application in Medical Technology
Rehabilitation Engineering
Critical Care Instrumentation
Biomedical Digital Signal Processing
Therapeutic Medical Instrumentation
Elective Work
Medical Imaging Techniques
Project Work
Project Work
-

For B.E/B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering:
This course is of 4 years having a total of 8 semesters.
Semester ISemester II
Mathematics 1
Mathematics 2
Chemistry
Material Science
Physics
Environment Science
Engineering Mechanics
Basic of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Communicative English
Thermodynamics
Basics of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringComputer Programming

Semester IIISemester IV
Mathematics 3
Mathematics 4
Electric Circuit Analysis
Electronic Circuits
Electron Devices and Circuits
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Switching Theory and Logical Design
Electrical and Electronic Instruments
C++ and Data Structure
Dynamics of Biofluids
Strength of Material
Medical Instrumentation 
Practical Lab
Practical Lab

Semester VSemester VI
Control System Engineering
Embedded systems in medicine
Microprocessor and its applications
Principles od Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipment
Linear Integrated Circuits
Medical Informatics and Expert Systems
Signals and Systems
Digital Image Processing
Biomechanics
Biomedical Signal Processing
Medical Instrumentation 2
Elective Subject 1

Semester VIISemester VIII
Principles of Radiological equipment
Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation
Biomaterials
Biotelemetry
Hospital Safety and Management
Engineering Economics
Elective Subject 2
Elective 3

For M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering:
This course is of duration 2 years comprising of 4 semesters.
Semester ISemester II
Sensors and transducers in healthcare
Advances in molecular imaging
Biomedical devices
Cell technology
Scientific computing
Clinical immersion
Biomechanics
Seminars
Introduction to brain and neuroscience
Independent research protocol
Cellular physiology
Digital signal processing
Systems physiology
Elective IV, V, VI
Clinical healthcare care
-
Biomaterials
-
Elective I, II, III-

Semester IIISemester IV
Thesis IThesis II

Skills Required: 

The skills required for the course study of Biomedical Engineering, or the skillset for any Biomedical Engineer are :
  • Students who have problem-solving skillset and possess an analytical mindset.
  • Students with multi-disciplinary studies interest.
  • Students pursuing or aiming for a career fieldset in the medical equipment industry in the mind.
  • Students aiming for higher studies into the domain for the medical field can also opt for the course.


Career & Job Prospects:

Biomedical Engineering is the branch that is very useful due to its application in disease treatment, medicine production with new and advanced effects, diagnostic equipment, tissue culture, and many more. You will get a wide range of job scopes and opportunities in this field. You can work with a public or private medical firm, hospitals, research centres, diagnostic centres, etc. The salary you will get in this field ranges from Rs. 2-7 lakhs per annum and this can increase up to Rs. 10-12 lakhs per annum according to your specialization and experience.
There is an ocean of opportunities for the course study of Biomedical Engineers. Ranging from the options to choose from the terms of their career, one can opt for the prospects such as :

Job PostJob descriptionAverage Salary per annum
Bio-medical Engineer
Biomedical Engineers are responsible for carrying out a range of laboratory and scientific tests on tissue samples and fluids to help clinicians diagnose and treat diseases. They also evaluate the effectiveness of treatments.
3 lakhs to 7 lakhs
Instrument Engineer
The job involves designing, testing, and updating of various medical instruments that are used for diagnosis and treatment.
1 lakhs to 2 lakhs
Installation Engineer
The job involves the installation of high-end medical equipment (with a team of technicians) manufactured by the respective companies effectively in the health establishments.
1.5 lakhs to 3 lakhs
Researcher
The job of a researcher involves Research and Development in the domain to bring out innovative solutions to the existing issues in the domain.
2 lakhs to 3 lakhs
Packaging Officer
Packaging Officers are responsible for plans and direct activities concerned with the design and development of protective packaging containers. They analyze engineering drawings and specifications of the product to determine physical characteristics, special handling, and safety requirement, and type of materials required for containers.
3 lakhs to 5 lakhs


FAQs

Q: Can a medical school be pursued with a biomedical engineering degree?

A: The postgraduate options are flexible with a biomedical engineering degree. As the medical school is likely to choose for the pre-med biomedical engineers. Candidates can take the MCAT and apply to medical school like other students.


Q: What companies hire biomedical engineers?

A: There are certain companies which hire biomedical engineers such as :

  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • TransAsia Biomedical Ltd
  • GE Healthcare
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Philips Health Care


Q: What do Biomedical Engineers do?

A: Biomedical Engineers are responsible for carrying out a range of laboratory and scientific tests on tissue samples and fluids to help clinicians diagnose and treat diseases. They also evaluate the effectiveness of treatments.


Q: What are the top recruiting areas for Biomedical Engineers?

A: Biomedical Engineers are generally recruited at Diagnostic Centres, Research and Development, Healthcare, Marketing, etc.


Q: What is the basic eligibility criteria for B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering?

A:  The basic eligibility for B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering requires candidates t0 pass the 12th or equivalent exam from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% (Relaxation for reserved category). Physics, Chemistry, and Biology should be the major subjects.


Q: What is the admission process of M.tech in Biomedical Engineering?

A: The admission process generally consists of a written examination and an interview thereafter. Most institutes provide direct admission to candidates who have a relatively high percentage in academics in their 10, +2, and B.Tech. But, to apply for IITs, the candidate must have a valid GATE score.


Q: What are the top entrances I could give to get admission into B.tech of Biomedical Engineering?

A: The top entrances for admission into B.tech of Biomedical Engineering are:

Q: What is the average salary of a Biomedical Engineer?

A: The average salary of a Biomedical Engineer ranges from 3 - 7 lakh rupees per annum


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