Biomedical Engineering is the use and development of innovative technologies in the field of medicine and health sciences. Better and effiecient machines and tools are developed for better diagnosis, surgery and devices for the welfare of mankind. Biomedical Engineers also develop artificial organs such as robotic hands, robotic legs, hearing aid, and artificial limbs for those who have lost their precious organs in any accident or due to any illness.
What do biomedical engineers do?
Design and build machinery used in hospitals and laboratories
Develop machines and devices to examine the health of individuals
Develop devices and sensors to measure blood chemistry, such as iron, haemoglobin, sugar and sodium.
Design and Develop artificial organs for example pace maker, artificial legs, robotic hand etc..
Work on stem cell engineering and the 3-D printing of biological organs
Design the instruments and devices for the therapeutic uses for example the device for the eye surgery.
Scope of Biomedical Engineering in Pakistan
Scope of biomedical engineering is limited in Pakistan. Number of job opportunities is less. But with the advancements in the profession in Pakistan and new hospitals and diagnostic laboratories being built in every city of Pakistan, the demand of the innovative tools, technology and machinery is increasing day by day which will definitely increase the opportunities for bio-medical engineers.
Education and Eligibility Criteria of Biomedical Engineering
4years BSc engg degree is offered for Biomedical engineering. B.Tech Biomedical Technology and Diploama in Associate Engineering is also offered in Pakistan for those who have low marks.
FSc Pre-medical or Pre-engineering
60% Marks in Matric and FSc
Job Market of Biomedical Engineering:
Medical Equipment Manufacturing firms
Cellular, tissue and genetic industry
Medical imaging industry
Related fields of Bio-Medical Engineering
B.Tech or BS Technology in Biomedical Technology
After completing degree in any of the above fields, student can enter into bio-medical industry or also can go for MS in Biomedical Engineering
Universities for Bio-medical Engineering in Pakistan