Biomedical Engineering (BME) is the amalgamation of engineering technology and biological sciences to improve the quality of healthcare thereby improving human life. It is one of the latest fields of engineering unlike the other fields like mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Biomedical engineers help in developing and designing the latest medical devices that help in efficient diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and ailments. Artificial limbs, prosthetics, body imaging devices are some of the examples of innovations in the biomedical engineering field.
The foundation of Biomedical Engineering are the core science subjects –Physics, Chemistry & Biology and Mathematics, so if you are interested in pursuing a course in Biomedical Engineering you have to have an interest in the basic sciences. It is a highly interdisciplinary field with subjects from diverse fields such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering etc. Biomechanics, Instrumentation, Imaging are some of the sub disciplines of the field.
The scope of Biomedical Engineering is rapidly expanding with the demand increasing in recent years. With the excellent integration of research centers and hospitals there has been some tremendous breakthroughs. Researchers, scientists and surgeons work together to solve the complex problems in healthcare and find better solutions. Biomedical engineers can find employment in the service and maintenance departments or can work in research centers and labs. You can also pursue your Masters and PhD either in India or abroad. Some of the companies that hire Biomedical Engineers are L&T, Philips Healthcare, Siemens etc.
Alpha College of Engineering a top engineering college in Chennai, offers Biomedical Engineering course along with other engineering disciplines. The college has 9 university rank holders and 100% placement in Biomedical Engineering. For the first time Alpha has introduced the B.E Plus Programme. Where the students get trained in the best industry practices in tandem with the engineering program. It provides exposure to the students about the happenings in various industries through institute-industry collaboration. Students get to understand the dynamic industrial environment and stay technically updated. At end of the course the students are completely job ready with the necessary skills to work in the relevant industry.