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.
- 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 as 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)
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
- Human factors engineer
- Capital planner
- Biomedical IT specialist
- Biomedical project manager
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.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Bio-medical Engineering Technology (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 61303)
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Build and interpret electrical and electronics circuits, as well as passive and active electronics components, utilizing measurement equipment in order to troubleshoot medical equipment.
- Repair, troubleshoot, and perform maintenance activities on biomedical equipment and devices in accordance with relevant operational and
safety standards and guidelines.
- Select, analyse, and use computer and networking systems (hardware and software) in the design, development and implementation of medical equipment to enhance functionality.
- Generate, prepare, and maintain records and documentation for reporting of the status of biomedical equipment and devices in compliance with established policies, procedures, regulations and ethical, quality and safety standards.
- Integrate fundamental scientific and biomedical principles to design, build, and modify biomedical equipment and devices.
- Co-ordinate and conduct quality control and quality assurance measures to ensure that biomedical equipment is operating to nstitutional, national, and manufacturers’ specifications.