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.
St. Clair College graduates from the Biomedical Engineering Technology Equipment and Devices Program (T755) (MTCU 61303) are eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Biomedical Engineering Stream program at the University of Windsor with an expected completion time of 12 months (3 semesters).
- 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)
All students will be eligible to apply for BME 605 - Work Placement. This is a 200-hour course, which is completed at a partnering company's site during the month following Semester 6. These may be paid or unpaid positions and all placement "hiring" is at the discretion of the partner organization’s hiring manager. St. Clair staff will work to assist students in resume building and interview skills and provide potential placement locations. This course is NOT mandatory, but highly encouraged. Students in their 5th/6th semester will need to express interest to the Biomedical staff in order to be eligible.
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
- Human factors engineer
- Capital planner
- Biomedical IT specialist
- Biomedical project manager
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.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Please be aware that although a COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend St. Clair College, some of our placement sites may require students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be eligible to attend. Unfortunately, we cannot predict if a placement site will begin to require full vaccination and as such, we are encouraging all students to consider vaccination. If the requirement of your placement site changes at any point, you will be notified immediately by the College.
It is important to note that if placement sites do require students to be fully vaccinated to attend their place of business, students who are not fully vaccinated cannot be provided with a placement for their program and therefore will not be able to complete their programs.
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, please contact our St. Clair College Health Centre at 519-972-2727 ext. 4484 (in Windsor) or 519-354-9100 ext. 3729 (in Chatham).
Program Physical Demands Analysis
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:
- Build and interpret electrical and electronics circuits, as well as passive and active electronics components, utilizing measurement equipment in order to troubleshoot medical equipment.
- Repair, troubleshoot, and perform maintenance activities on biomedical equipment and devices in accordance with relevant operational and
safety standards and guidelines.
- Select, analyse, and use computer and networking systems (hardware and software) in the design, development and implementation of medical equipment to enhance functionality.
- 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.
- Integrate fundamental scientific and biomedical principles to design, build, and modify biomedical equipment and devices.
- Co-ordinate and conduct quality control and quality assurance measures to ensure that biomedical equipment is operating to nstitutional, national, and manufacturers’ specifications.