Biomedical engineering, also known as medical engineering or bioengineering, is a diverse, exciting and relatively new area within the ﬁeld of engineering. Biomedical engineering is the integration of professional engineering with medical knowledge of the human body, such as:
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.
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.
Our future plans include the development of specialist centres in geographical areas where there are concentrations of biomedical engineers. The first of these are now established in Cambridge and Southampton, and we plan to grow other centres in the UK and internationally:
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