Biomedical Engineering Technology - Equipment and Devices
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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics C or U (MCT4C Recommended)
  • Recommended: Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Biomedical students using a machine

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The management of healthcare technology is a vital part of every healthcare system, which has led to a large demand for those coming into the profession and a constantly growing field of branching career options for Biomedical engineering technologists. This program is a great place for those who want to help others, have an interest in technology and enjoy a career where no two days are the same. As an interdisciplinary program BMET teaches students the principles of engineering and how to integrate them with healthcare concepts. Students can expect to learn about various pieces of hospital equipment including how to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain that equipment. This will be reinforced by providing students with ample hands-on opportunities and virtual reality training sessions. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Biomedical engineering leads all engineering disciplines in the percentage of degrees awarded to women at all levels: according to the American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Over the next 10 years, the Biomedical Engineering Technology profession is expected to grow 61.7% (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Students will be given opportunities to perform work on a wide array of medical ranging from CT Scanning equipment to Dialysis equipment and everything in between via hands-on learning as well Virtual Reality.
  • Job satisfaction is high as >80% in the field are happy with their jobs, pay, and benefits. (source: AAMI’s 2012 Employment Survey)
  • BMETs have one of the best jobs in America (source: CNN Money, 2012 List of Great Careers)
Biomedical students fixing a machine

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Students who graduate from the BMET program can expect to be ready for any positions within the healthcare field that integrates medical technology, financial stewardship and patient safety. Some examples of the expected entry level positions are...
  • Biomedical engineering technologist (Level I-IV)
  • Renal biomedical engineering technologist
  • Diagnostic imaging biomedical engineering technologist
  • Healthcare technology management
  • Field service representative
  • Field service engineer
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Human factors engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Capital planner
  • Biomedical IT specialist
  • Biomedical project manager

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2019-2020 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
MTH128
5
Technical Math I
PHY179
4
Physics
BME103
4
Computer System Configuration
BME104
2

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Technology
BME101
3
Digital Systems I
BME102
3
Electrical Circuits I

Semester 2
MTH228
3
Technical Math II
COM204
2

Technical Workplace Writing and Presentation Skills
BME204
4

Networking Fundamentals for Biomedical Engineering Technologists
BME202
3
Electrical Circuits II
BME203
3
Digital Systems II
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Semester 3
BME305
4
Biomedical Equipment I
BME301
4
Anatomy and Physiology I
BME304
3
Computer Programming
BME201
4
Biomedical Engineering Statics
BME402
4
Biomedical Electronics
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
BME404
4
Biomedical Equipment II
BME401
4
Anatomy and Physiology II
BME505
4
Biomedical Electronics II
BME303
4
Biomedical Engineering Dynamics
BME403
4
Microcontrollers



Semester 5
BME506
4

Biomedical Engineering Technology Project I
BME501
4
Biomedical Signal Analysis
BME503
4
Computer and Math Applications
BME507
4

Biomechanics for Biomedical Engineering Technologists
BME508
4
Biomedical Equipment III


Semester 6
BME600
4

Biomedical Engineering Technology Project II
BME601
4
Medical Imaging
BME602
4
Biomaterials
BME604
4
Biomedical Equipment IV
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective