Biomedical Engineering


Dec 6, 2012 (5 years and 7 months ago)


Sean Healy

Principles of Engineering Project

November 15, 2011

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering uses
engineering along with biological
sciences and medicine to improve the
quality of human health .

This type of engineering focuses on
understanding of the living systems
through research and development of
technology for creating advanced
medical devices

Biomedical Engineers Developed

hip joint replacement / artificial joints

magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

heart pacemakers, angioplasty

bioengineered skin

release drug delivery

kidney dialysis.

Areas of Specialization

Area 1: Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
research and technology to develop tissues

Area 2: Development and use of medical
devices to cure, treat, or prevent a disease.

Area 3: Clinical engineering to implement
these medical devices or technology

Biotechnology and

Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals are
integral in studying the uses biological or
living systems to develop tissue for

knee replacement surgery

a replacement heart valve

Medical Devices

Medical devices includes pace makers,
heart lung machines, medical imaging to
dental implants are just a few examples.

Clinical Engineering

Develop products and services to
implement these medical devices or
technology of how to use it in doctor’s
offices and hospitals.

Clinical engineers provide equipment
installation, training or act as consultants
in the purchasing of new equipment

College Preparation

Biomedical Engineering requires 4 years of
colleges and the following courses:

Calculus I, II, III and IV


Physics I

Intro to bioengineering

Molecular biology

Cell biology

Biomechanics and Biomaterials

Physiology or human physiology

Bioengineering labs about living systems and

Bioengineering lab I and II

BE Quantitative depth electives

Expected Salary, Duties, and

Biomedical engineers held about 16,000 jobs in
pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical
instruments, and as independent consultants.

Projected growth in this field is expected to be
faster than other occupations through 2018.

By earning a bachelor’s degree in biomedical
engineering your starting salary will average about
$45,000 a year.

If you earn a master’s degree, the average starting
salary is $52,355 a year.


In conclusion, the field is a combination of
skills utilizing computers, problem solving,
and the research necessary to design and
develop new products for the medical field.


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Sean Healy

Principles of Engineering Project

November 15, 2011