Biomedical Engineering Technology Degree Program
Help advance the technology needed to enhance today's healthcare technology by earning a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMET) from DeVry University. Combining traditional engineering expertise with an understanding of biological processes, Biomedical Engineering Technology degree holders work with physicians, therapists, and other technicians in the design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of sophisticated healthcare equipment and lifesaving devices. BMET graduates can play essential roles on the biomedical team, typically designing and implementing hardware and software solutions to complex biological or medical problems.
With a Biomedical Engineering Technology degree from DeVry University, you'll be equipped to use cutting-edge engineering principles to analyze and facilitate the biological and medical technology innovations needed to solve these problems, and ultimately, improve the healthcare technology system.
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology
Graduation Requirements: 9 full-time semesters, 139 credit hours
Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering Technology
Biomedical Engineering Technology Courses
Focusing on applying concepts and skills to real-world situations, DeVry's BMET curriculum may include these career-enhancing courses:
- Introduction to Bioengineering – Students in this biomedical engineering course analyze biological and biomedical problems using fundamental concepts and tools, including electrodes, biopotential measurements, electrocardiogram equipment, pacemakers, defibrillators, and ultrasonics. Applications of engineering in medicine and healthcare are introduced and focus on acquiring, monitoring, and analyzing biological signals.
- Biomedical Instrumentation Systems – This course covers principles of medical instrumentation, and includes study of medical diagnostic instruments as well as techniques for measuring physiological variables in living systems. Product liability and safety issues are also discussed.
- Computer Techniques in Medical Imaging – In this biomedical engineering course, students use computer tools to design and implement data and image acquisition, as well as analysis systems in biomedical environments. The physics of producing images in applications such as X-ray, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonic imaging are covered.
- Signal Processing – After exploring analog signal processing (ASP) and digital signal processing (DSP), students in this lab course will program ASP and DSP chips for applications in communications, control systems, digital audio processing, and digital image processing.
- Microprocessor Interfacing – Introducing microprocessor interfacing to peripheral devices, this course covers basic input/output operations and specific peripheral devices, including A/Ds, D/As, keyboards, displays, and serial and parallel communication channels. Software (high-level and assembly) and hardware aspects of these devices are developed.
From career-focused programs to our results-driven career services team, our focus is on preparing you for your chosen career. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 90% of DeVry University Biomedical Engineering Technology graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation at an average salary of $45,281.*
* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.