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Career as a Biomedical Engineer



Biomedical Engineering is a branch of engineering that studies biological processes and incorporates these methods to come up with different methods to solve several problems. Biomedical engineers primarily study a variety of disciplines in engineering. This varied set of skills proves to be remarkably useful especially in this technological age. A biomedical engineer studies and creates answers to biological and medical challenges to enhance the quality and efficacy of patient treatment. Biomedical engineers are in higher demand than ever before, owing to the overall move toward the daily use of equipment and technology in all parts of life. They may build items in the industry that need a thorough grasp of biological technological systems. Electrical connections, technology to control surgical devices, and computer programs to evaluate new medicinal regimens are all designed by biomedical engineers. Artificial body parts are also designed and built by some to restore damaged limbs.

Eligibility Criteria:


  • Must possess at least 50% aggregate from a recognized institution in 12th, from any board PUC/CBSE/ICSE/ISC, etc. However, the cut-off margin varies with the selection process of different colleges.
  • Should procure a valid score in entrance exams such as JEE-Main, KIITEE, SRMJEE, CEE, HITSEE, CET, etc. Different colleges offer their own entrance exams if you don’t have a satisfactory score in JEE or other competitive exams – colleges like NMIMS, Symbiosis International University, XUB, Andhra University, LPU, etc. Every state offers their own entrance exam as well.
  • One must earn a degree in B.Sc/B.Tech or a Diploma to become a Biomedical Engineer. This is a basic qualification you must require to enroll in this line of work.
  • An M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering can also prove to be helpful while looking for a higher degree and better learning.
  • Conducting experiments alongside biochemists, life scientists, chemical engineers, etc., on finding the mechanical process of different Biomedical components of plants, animals and human beings.
  • Conducting an analysis on the functionality of Biomedical equipment in terms of their efficiency, precision and safety.
  • Involved in the development of different models or running computer-based simulations to understand the effects of medicines, toxins, vaccines or mutations conducted on animals before running real life simulations.
  • Consulting personnel involved in the research and manufacture to see if the product is appropriate and free of problems.
  • Collaborating with staff that are in charge of verifying the quality of the product to meet specific conditions required for its operation.
  • Creativity – Capable of providing different designs in terms of making equipment, working principles and appliances required to produce accurate blueprints, sketches, and plans.
  • Management – Procuring different principles to aid in conducting proper resource allotment, quality of production, proper collaboration between people, clear plan of action, etc.
  • Biological Knowledge – Awareness and a brief understanding of the working principles behind different genera and species of animals and plants, their interaction with the environment, relationship with the ecosystem, etc.
  • Medical Expertise – Brief understanding of procedures and methods to identify and attend to injuries, diseases, disorders, etc. This also includes alternate treatments to offer to the subject, symptoms seen, drugs used to reduce or cure sickness and offer preventive measures to reduce its circulation.
  • Physics – Understanding the properties of physics, its application, the laws it abides by, knowledge of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, comprehension of quantum particles and structures and other working principles associated in this field of work.
  • Focus – Ability to centralize attention on a single task for a specific period of time without getting distracted or losing concentration.
  • Compliance – Ability to create or use methods that vary and incorporate them in different ways to understand the functioning of complex problems.
  • Sequential Instruction – Ability to arrange different figments of information or actions in specific arrangement or a pattern to acquire a specific result.
  • Oral Communication – Ability to address information with clear and intricate details involved in the production, manufacture or repairs of nanotechnology.
  • Visual Interpretation – Ability to understand the placement of an object before physically moving to a designated location.

Once you acquire the required qualifications for becoming a Biomedical Engineer, myriads of options are open to you. There are multiple projects you can undertake throughout this line of work, and there are many other fields you can branch out to as well.

  • Biomedical Engineer: Biomedical Engineers are mainly involved in design and production of equipments and appliances like prosthetic replacements for missing or deformed limbs, replacing organs and machines to accurately pinpoint the sickness. They also deal with conducting repairs, installations, repairs of medical appliances.
  • Research Scientist: Research Scientists are in charge of managing and devising new methods to synthesize information derived through research, investigation, trial and errors, etc. There are various research labs you can work in from supporting government organizations, commercially aided research, or universities to gather a better understanding of new or existing concepts
  • Biomedical Technician: Biomedical Technicians are primarily involved in assisting different scientists involved in the field of biomedicine, by ensuring that the laboratory and alternative health care instrumentality in a sensible operating order. They help installing, conducting tests and assessments and repairing different kinds of apparatus, and additionally teach how it operates.
  • Engineer: As engineering professionals, engineers are professionals who develop, design, evaluate, construct and test devices, complex systems, structures, gadgets and materials, while taking into account the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, protection and expense, to fulfill functional goals and requirements.
  • Biomedical Scientist: A biomedical scientist (biomedical doctor) is a Biomedically trained scientist, especially in the medical field. These scientists work by creating innovative diagnostic methods or novel therapeutic techniques to obtain understanding of the core concepts of how the human body functions and to discover new approaches to cure or treat illness. The research carried out by biomedical scientists is known as biomedical research.

Career opportunities


Biomedical Engineers can opt for various fields of work in the companies listed below:

  • Abbott
  • Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Maquet
  • Smiths Medical
  • KLS Martin
  • GE Healthcare
  • Skanray Medical
  • Hamilton Medical
  • Agfa
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • CareFusion

Colleges offering courses


  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Kelambakkam
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Parul University, Vadodara
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
  • Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Thrissur
  • College of Engineering, Anna University, Guindy
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

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