About the Biomedical Engineering Division
The Biomedical Engineering Division (BmED) is the largest group of professional biomedical engineers in the UK.
Biomedical engineering, also known as medical engineering or bioengineering, is a diverse, exciting and relatively new area within the ﬁeld of engineering.
It is the integration of professional engineering with medical knowledge of the human body, such as hip replacements, pacemakers, computer simulations, artiﬁcial limbs, rehabilitation devices, robotic surgery, medical devices, assistive technology, sports engineering, independent living and modelling of biological systems.
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The ﬁeld is rapidly evolving; there is a huge need for engineering input and there are excellent career prospects
for graduates. Our members are typically working within companies working on the design, development and manufacture of medical devices, in hospitals or healthcare
looking at providing non-clinical services, with government regulatory agencies and government or academic research facilities.
What we do
BmED collaborates widely with other engineering institutions and related organisations. We organise joint events, work to agree common standards for degree courses and professional competency, promote biomedical engineering careers and encourage students.
- Seminars, lectures and conferences, often jointly organised with other organisations to offer a programme that spans our discipline and raises awareness of our subject
- The high-proﬁle journal Engineering in Medicine
- The Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology
- A monthly Medical Newsletter; to receive it you need to select Medicine and Health or one of its subsets in the Industry category of your profile
- The highly successful annual Student Project Competition, jointly run with the IET.