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Medical Electronics Engineering


Medical Electronics engineers develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices. Many do research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, to develop and evaluate systems and products such as artificial organs, prostheses (artificial devices that replace missing body parts), instrumentation, medical information systems, health management and care delivery systems. Medical Electronics engineers also design devices used in various medical procedures, imaging systems such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and devices for automating insulin injections or controlling body functions.

Medical Electronics is a specialized discipline that advances knowledge in Engineering and Medicine, through cross-disciplinary activities that integrates the Engineering sciences with the Bio-medical Sciences and Clinical Practice. Most engineers in this specialty need a sound background in another engineering specialty, such as mechanical or electronics engineering, in addition to specialized bio-medical training. Some specialties within medical electronics engineering include bio-materials, bio-mechanics, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering, and orthopedic engineering.

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Scope :

Engineering jobs in large hospitals, Labs, Chemical plants, Food industries etc.

Eligibility & Admission Process :

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E). The duration for the course is 4 years.

Colleges :

  1. BMS College of Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering in Medical Electronics.
  2. Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore (DSCE-B) – Bachelor of Technology in Medical-electronics.
  3. Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Engineering in Medical Electronics.
  4. MVJ College of Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering in Medical Electronics Engineering.
  5. Sri Krishna Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Engineering in Medical Electronics Engineering.

Job Prospects & Salaries :

Bio-medical engineering is one of the recognized professional career options made by students in India. Biomedical engineers and technologists can seek employment in various industries such as hospitals, medical institutions, manufacturing units, medical equipment, government agencies and pharmaceuticals. Bio-medical engineers develop modified devices and provide advice for handling and maintaining medical equipment’s. Individuals also can seek employment in medical equipment companies as technical advisers.

There are ample opportunities for bio-medical engineers in the field of research and development at research institutes, government agencies in India, universities and other abroad countries. Bio-medical engineers are employed in various companies such as Larsen & Toubro, BPL, Wipro Medical and Siemens into their R&D section or into sales and marketing, depending on their skills and preferences. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries.

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Some job profiles :

  • Clinical Engineers.
  • Bio-materials Engineers.
  • Patent Analyst.
  • Business Managers.
  • Professors/Teachers.
  • Research Scientists.
  • Technical Writers.
  • Bio-mechanics Engineers.
  • Bio-instrumentation Engineer.

Remuneration :

Bio-medical engineering is one of the highly rewarding field. A beginner working in hospitals and health care centers can earn his initial salary around Rs. 10,000-15,000 every month. Graduates engaged in research activities and teaching line can get their income between Rs. 15,000 – 20,000 per month. Individuals working in government sector can earn their initial income around Rs. 20,000 – 25,000 per month. Bio-medical engineers working in medical equipment’s production firms can earn around Rs. 20,000 – 30,000 every month at the beginning stage.