College of Engineering & Information Sciences
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 BMET 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
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 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 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.
At DeVry University, everything we do is focused on your career success. The proof is in the numbers. For the year ending with the October '11 graduates, 81% of U.S. DeVry Biomedical Engineering Technology graduates were employed in their field at an average salary of $43,568. (Of graduates who actively pursued and obtained employment and those who were already employed in education-related careers within 180 days of graduation.)