Bio Medical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine -- and improves human health through cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice. Biomedical Engineering combines engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of health care.

Biomedical engineers develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices. Many do research, along with medical scientists, to develop and evaluate systems and products such as artificial organs, prostheses (artificial devices that replace missing body parts), instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems. Biomedical engineers also may design devices used in various medical procedures, imaging systems such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and devices for automating insulin injections or controlling body functions. Some specialties within biomedical engineering are biomaterials, biomechanics, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering, and orthopedic engineering.

Programs Offered

UG Program

B.E Biomedical Engineering (Duration: 4 Years / 8 Semesters)-Established in the year 2013.

PG Program

M.E Biomedical Engineering (Duration: 2 Years / 4 Semesters)-established in the year 2015

The syllabus of each of the above programmes covers the latest developments in the respective streams and designed based on market needs so that employability skills can be improved. The other major priorities include developing entrepreneurship skills and grooming students to become future scientists for the improvement of mankind. Healthy interaction between academia and biotech industry is consistently promoted in the school. Additionally, contract research and commercialization of products development at the university are undertaken as a part of the various programmes.

Vision

To implement science and engineering principles in the broad area of medical instrumentation to improve the healthcare and deliver to humans in association with physicians and surgeons in medical field.

Mission

The primary mission of the Biomedical Engineering department is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system through quantitative and qualitative engineering analysis and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics. A mission of nearly equal importance is to serve advanced society by conducting research works that develop quantitative linkages across scales in the human body and uses that development to build new tools to improve human health in various fields.

Programme Educational Objectives

I. To make the students to understand the mathematical and physical foundations of biomedical engineering and how these are applied to the design of biomedical instruments, the analysis of biological systems and the technological advancement for health care.

II. To prepare the students to evaluate critically alternate assumptions, approaches, procedures and results related to engineering and biological problems.

III. To enhance the skill set of all student to design a variety of electronic or computer based devices and software for applications including biomedical instrumentation, medical imaging, physiological measurement, biomedical signal processing, rehabilitation engineering and medical informatics.

IV. To provide a solid understanding of ethical professional responsibilities by including multi disciplinary subjects like Total quality management, professional ethics, environmental science and engineering etc.,

V. To equip students with application software’s such as ‘C’, VHDL, MATLAB and assembly language etc., and use the knowledge gained as the foundation for lifelong learning.

Programme Outcomes

Biomedical Engineering undergraduates integrate the knowledge core of traditional engineering disciplines and modern biology to solve problems encountered in living systems. Living systems present a number of conceptual and technological problems not encountered in physical systems. This program allows engineers to analyze a problem from both an engineering and biological perspective; to anticipate the special difficulties in working with living systems and to evaluate a wide range of possible approaches to solutions. The graduate should be able to advance both traditional engineering disciplines and biology. Student outcomes after completing a professional degree in Biomedical Engineering

  • 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 a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary 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, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • i. A recognition of the need, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • j. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Career Prospects

Bio-medical engineers and technologists can find job openings in a wide range of global industries which may include.

  • Modern health care
  • Hospitals
  • Medical equipment manufacturing units
  • Industrial firms
  • Educational and medical institutions
  • Pharmaceuticals

Government regulatory agencies and so on. In hospitals, they have to work closely with other healthcare professionals like physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians. They develop customized devices and provide advice for selecting, handling and maintaining medical equipments.

In Industries, Biomedical Engineers use their understanding of living systems and technology to design and test new products. Government positions often involve product testing as well as establishing safety standards for devices. Biomedical engineers are required in institutions engaged in medical research. They are also appointed as technical advisors for marketing department of medical equipment companies.

The fast growing rehabilitation and orthopedic engineering fields apart from computer-assisted surgery and heavy research in molecular, cellular and tissue engineering also need the service of Biomedical engineers.

Enormous opportunities are awaiting Biomedical professionals especially in the field of research and development (R& D), in carrying out advanced research at universities, research institutes and government agencies in India and other countries. They supervise laboratories and equipment, and participate in, or direct research activities in collaboration with other researchers. Bio medical professionals may be employed by companies like BPL, Larsen & Toubro, Wipro Medical and Siemens into their R&D section or into sales and marketing, depending on their skills and preferences.

About the Faculty

Faculty members are from different specialization of biomedical engineering with a good blend of hospital/ industry as well as teaching experience All are highly qualified and have carried out socially relevant research activities.

Their sound technical knowledge helps in guiding the students in recent advances in the broad areas of biomedical engineering.

We teach our students to design creatively, to take an innovative approach to both the development and the application of engineering technology. Our academic staff – many of whom are acknowledged leaders in their fields – provide a stimulating learning environment that extends well beyond the lecture hall.

Our department consists of 10 Teaching faculties in that of 09 assistant professors and 1 associate professor and 01 Non – teaching faculty. All our faculties are experienced in their core areas as

  • Biomedical and Biosensor instrumentation
  • Image processing,
  • Biosensor and instrumentation,
  • Neutral networks,
  • Nano Materials & Tissue Engineering etc;

ProjectPproposal:

i) An UGC proposal for minor research project titles as “Analysis of respiratory mechanics using spectral methods and spirometric investigations” for the fund of 5 lakhs.

ii) For Cognitive science Research initiative, submitted a Interdisciplinary project titles as “context aware emotional intelligent system in healthcare environment” for the fund of 46 lakhs

In the recent years our faculty has done more than 7 national and international Journal publications.

Get In Touch

  • Add: GKM College of Engineering & Technology G.K.M. Nagar Perungalathur (Near Tambaram) Chennai - 600 063 Tamilnadu, India
  • Tel: 044 - 2279 2411, 2279 4023, 2279 4073
  • Email: admission@gkmgroup.in
  • Fax:+ 91 - 44 - 2279 0012
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