Biomedical Engineering Overview
- Category: Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering: Opening new frontiers of Medicine and Engineering Fields
A Biomedical Engineer uses traditional engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine, providing an overall enhancement of health care. Students choose the biomedical engineering field to be of service to people, to partake in the excitement of working with living systems, and to apply advanced technology to complex problems of medical care. The biomedical engineer works with other health care professionals who include physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians
B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering at BVRIT
- Established in 1997
- First private college to start BME in A.P.
- Autonomous, NBA and NAAC Accredited
- Approved by AICTE and affiliated to JNTU-H
- Experienced and well qualified faculty
- Well-equipped labs
To create and nurture competent engineers and managers who would be enterprise leaders throughout the world with a sound background in ethics and societal responsibilities.
We are committed to providing a positive and professional learning environment where all students are inspired to strive for excellence in becoming competent engineers, technology innovators and leaders in a global society through a cohesive network of parents, students, college staff and industry.
PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOS)
P1. To develop the concepts of engineering in design and product realization to meet the needs of industry and organizations.
P2. To demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a responsible professional in a team and as an individual.
P3. To have an understanding of the importance of life-long learning and professional development with a background that allows to pursue advanced studies in BME or related fields.
PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (POS)
The students at the end of the program are expected to have attained the following:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. An ability to design and realize a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. An ability to communicate effectively
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
l. Focused experience through Hospital training and undergraduate projects in one or more areas of advanced research.
Work Activities of a Biomedical Engineer:
- Artificial organs (hearing aids, cardiac pacemakers, artificial kidneys and hearts, blood oxygenators, synthetic blood vessels, joints, arms, and legs).
- Automated patient monitoring (during surgery or in intensive care, healthy persons in unusual environments, such as astronauts in space or underwater divers at great depth).
- Mapping the human genome, robotics, tissue engineering, and in Nanotechnology Advanced therapeutic and surgical devices (laser system for eye surgery, automated delivery of insulin, etc.).
- Application of expert systems and artificial intelligence to clinical decision making (computer-based systems for diagnosing diseases).Design of optimal clinical laboratories (computerized analyzer for blood samples, cardiac catheterization laboratory, etc.).Medical imaging systems (ultrasound, computer assisted tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, etc.).
- Computer modeling of physiologic systems (blood pressure control, renal function, visual and auditory nervous circuits, etc.).Biomaterials design (mechanical, transport and biocompatibility properties of implantable artificial materials).
- Biomechanics of injury and wound healing (gait analysis, application of growth factors, etc.).
- Sports medicine (rehabilitation, external support devices, etc.)
Employment Opportunities for Biomedical Engineers:
- Biomedical Industry
- Hospitals (provide advice on the selection and use of medical equipment, as well as supervising its performance testing and maintenance)
- Research facilities of educational and medical institutions
- Government regulatory agencies (involve product testing and safety)
- Technical advisors for marketing departments of companies
Interaction with External Organizations:
The department of biomedical engineering at BVRIT has developed relationships for student projects and training with various hospitals & organizations such as CARE, Medwin, Apollo, DRDL, DMRL, NIMHANS, MNR, Centronix, ATI-EPI, NSIC, NIMS, Sweekar & Upkar and Elico Ltd
Short-term training of 1-2 months is arranged for the students in order to give them an opportunity to get familiar with various instruments used in multi-specialty hospitals and Research Institutions.
- A separate Computer lab with 35 P4 systems for advanced biomedical research applications including signal and image processing
- Department Library with IEEE Journals & Magazines
- 24x7 Internet
- Placement cell
- Department website
- Foreign Universities data base to facilitate the selection of the schools for graduate studies
- Assistive Technologies Lab in association with UMass, Lowell, USA
The BME alumni is continuing further studies at various reputed universities in India & abroad such as MIT, AKRON, LATECH, UTA, WAYNE STATE, MEMPHIS, UTAH, KECK, (USA), NTU (Singapore), LATROBE (AUS) and is also working at various corporate hospitals & organizations such as Apollo, Mediciti, OZONE Biomedicals, Ranbaxy, GE Medicals, Wipro, L&T, etc.
Mr. Kranthi Kiran Vistakula (BVRIT-BME-1997-2001) has been rated as one of the top 20 Innovators in India this year 2010. (Source: April, 26th 2010 INDIA TODAY.)