Overview: IUPUI (a campus of Purdue University and Indiana University) is offering a Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Biomedical Engineering Technology. The degree has a focus on the practice of medical equipment support in the clinical environment. The degree can build on a person's associate's in BMET (or related area) degree and many courses are available at a distance. Purdue University grants the degree.
This program will address a growing need for engineering technicians in the clinical environment who can support the rapidly expanding use of technology in patient care. The students will integrate the technical/electrical/computer aspects of medical equipment with the needs of the medical staff and patients. Graduates will be an integral member of the health care team, demonstrating excellent problem solving skills blended with an emphasis on customer service toward the medical staff to result in safe and effective patient care.
For students who do not have experience or training in BMET, this degree cannot be earned without attending classes in Indianapolis.
Demand for Graduates:
There are only a handful of universities which have this BS program and yet there are more than 6,000 hospitals in the United States and many medical equipment manufacturers who seek this background. Graduates are highly sought after and may find sign-on bonuses, moving expenses and excellent salaries.
Many of the junior and senior level courses are delivered in the virtual Internet classroom, called Oncourse, without concern for a student's geographic location. The courses follow a typical 15 week college semester and are not "independent study."