Biomedical Engineering Technology - Equipment and Devices | St. Clair College

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 1
4
BME311
Anatomy And Physiology
4
BME318
Dialysis 1
3
EET134
Computer Applications For Ee
3
BME309
Biomedical Electronics 1
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
BME407
Biomedical Equipment 2
4
BME410
Healthcare Technology Management 1
3
BME433
Biomedical Electronics 2
4
BME412
Customer Service And Support
2
BME409
Computer Programming And Microcontrollers
4
BME421
Dialysis 2
3
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
BME506
Biomedical Engineering Technology Project 1
4
BME511
Healthcare Technology Management 2
3
BME513
Medical Imaging 1
4
BME521
Biomechanics For Biomedical Engineering Technologists
2
BME533
Biomedical Equipment 3
4
BME517
Lean For Engineering Technology
2
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
BME600
Biomedical Engineering Technology Project 2
4
BME607
Medical Imaging 2
4
BME610
Prosthetics
2
BME614
Biomedical Equipment 4
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
BME621
Risk Management Patient Safety Standards And Ethics
2

Your Investment

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

2019-2020 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.

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.