Biomedical Engineering Technology - Equipment and Devices | St. Clair College
Program Code: T755
Status: Closed
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Starts: September

Temporary Delivery Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Fall 2020 Program/Course Delivery

Contact:
James Linton
519-972-2727 ext. 4803

Program Overview

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.

Program Highlights

  • 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)

Career Opportunities

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
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Human factors engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Capital planner
  • Biomedical IT specialist
  • Biomedical project manager

Admission Requirements

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.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
MTH128
Technical Mathematics I
5
BME111
Biomedical Sciences
3
BME103
Computer System Configuration
4
BME118
Introduction To Biomedical Engineering Technology
3
ERT201
Digital Fundamentals
4
ELT103
DC Fundamentals
4
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
MTH228
Technical Math II
3
COM204
Technical Workplace Writing & Presentation Skills
2
BME204
Networking Fundamentals For Biomedical Engineering Technologists
4
ELT204
AC Fundamentals
5
BME211
Medical Terminology
1
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
BME307
Biomedical Equipment I
4
BME311
Anatomy And Physiology
4
BME318
Dialysis I
3
EET134
Computer Applications For Ee
3
BME309
Biomedical Electronics I
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
BME407
Biomedical Equipment II
4
BME410
Healthcare Technology Management I
3
BME433
Biomedical Electronics II
4
BME412
Customer Service And Support
2
BME409
Computer Programming And Microcontrollers
4
BME421
Dialysis II
3
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
BME506
Biomedical Engineering Technology Project I
4
BME511
Healthcare Technology Management II
3
BME513
Medical Imaging I
4
BME521
Biomechanics For Biomedical Engineering Technologists
2
BME533
Biomedical Equipment III
4
BME517
Lean For Engineering Technology
2
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
BME608
Biomedical Engineering Technology Project II
4
BME607
Medical Imaging II
4
BME610
Prosthetics
2
BME614
Biomedical Equipment IV
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
BME621
Risk Management Patient Safety Standards And Ethics
2

Past Cohorts:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
MTH128 Technical Mathematics I 5
PHY179 Physics 4
BME103 Computer System Configuration 4
BME104 Introduction To Biomedical Engineering Technology 2
BME101 Digital Systems I 3
BME102 Electrical Circuits I 3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
MTH228 Technical Math II 3
COM204 Technical Workplace Writing & Presentation Skills 2
BME204 Networking Fundamentals For Biomedical Engineering Technologists 4
BME202 Electrical Circuits II 3
BME203 Digital Systems II 3
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
BME305 Biomedical Equipment I 4
BME301 Anatomy And Physiology I 4
BME304 Computer Programming 3
BME201 Biomedical Engineering Statics 4
BME402 Biomedical Electronics I 4
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
BME404 Biomedical Equipment II 4
BME401 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BME505 Biomedical Electronics II 4
BME303 Biomedical Engineering Dynamics 4
BME403 Microcontrollers 4
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
BME506 Biomedical Engineering Technology Project I 4
BME501 Biomedical Signal Analysis 4
BME503 Computer & Math Applications 4
BME507 Biomechanics For Biomedical Engineering Technologists 4
BME508 Biomedical Equipment III 4
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
BME608 Biomedical Engineering Technology Project II 4
BME601 Medical Imaging 4
BME602 Biomaterials 4
BME604 Biomedical Equipment IV 4
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2020-2021 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

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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:

  1. Build and interpret electrical and electronics circuits, as well as passive and active electronics components, utilizing measurement equipment in order to troubleshoot medical equipment.
  2. Repair, troubleshoot, and perform maintenance activities on biomedical equipment and devices in accordance with relevant operational and
    safety standards and guidelines.
  3. Select, analyse, and use computer and networking systems (hardware and software) in the design, development and implementation of medical equipment to enhance functionality.
  4. 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.
  5. Integrate fundamental scientific and biomedical principles to design, build, and modify biomedical equipment and devices.
  6. Co-ordinate and conduct quality control and quality assurance measures to ensure that biomedical equipment is operating to nstitutional, national, and manufacturers’ specifications.