Biomedical Engineering Technology is the applications of engineering philosophy and skills to the medical field. It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to help improve patient health care and the quality of life of individuals.
Students shall gain exposure and experience handling various equipment and apparatus, such as patient monitors, electrocardiographs, infusion devices, blood-gas analyzers, patient-care computers and other related technical paraphernalia.
Graduates of this programme are classified as highly skilled engineering technologists who are high in demand in healthcare institutions, including hospitals and clinics.
The main job specifications include maintenance, troubleshooting, repairing and calibration of medical equipments. Within this curriculum, students will learn to repair, calibrate, and maintain most of the standard types of medical equipment, using hand tools, power tools, measuring devices, and knowledge of manufacturers’ manuals, troubleshooting techniques and carrying out maintenance schedules.