Departments & Centers

Engineering Technology (ENT)
Biomedical Engineering Technology

Associate Professor B. Christe (Program Director)

Associate of Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology

This two-year program consists of a combination of courses in basic electrical circuits, analog and digital electronics, microprocessor fundamentals, mathematics, physics, medical instrumentation, human anatomy, and human physiology. The program is enhanced by the department's interaction with the Indiana University Hospital on the IUPUI campus and with other area hospitals.

The biomedical engineering technology (BMET) curriculum enables graduates to find employment as biomedical equipment technicians, medical equipment sales personnel, medical equipment servicing/maintenance technicians, and research technicians.

The curriculum satisfies the educational requirements of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician Examination. Courses are offered in the day, evening, and online.  Not all courses are offered in all formats.

Graduates of this program may choose to work toward the Bachelor of Science degree program in biomedical engineering technology. Approximately two additional years of study are necessary to complete the requirements for the B.S. in Biomedical Engineering Technology.

Freshman Year

First Semester (14 credit hours)

  • BMET 10500 Introduction to Biomedical Electronics Technology: 1 credit
  • ECET 10900 Digital Fundamentals: 3 credits                                                                               
  • MATH 15300 Algebra and Trigonometry I: 3 credits   
  • ENG W131 Elementary Composition I: 3 credits   
  • TECH 102 Discovering Technology: 1 credit
  • TECH 105 Introduction to Engineering Technology: 3 credits

Second Semester (16 credit hours)

  • ECET 10700 Introduction to Circuit Analysis: 4 credits 
  • BMET 22000 Applied Human Biology: 3 credits
  • ECET 15500 Digital Fundamentals II: 3 credits  
  • COMM R110  Fundamentals of Speech Communication: 3 credits   
  • MATH 15400 Algebra and Trigonometry II: 3 credits      
Sophomore Year

Third Semester (16 credit hours)

  • ECET 15700 Electronics and Circuit Analysis: 4 credits
  • BMET 20900 Introduction to Microcontrollers: 2 credits   
  • BMET 24000 Introduction to Medical Electronics: 3 credits
  • MATH 22100 Calculus for Technology I: 3 credits   
  • PHYS 21800 General Physics: 4 credits   

Fourth Semester (17 credit hours)

  • CIT 20200 Network fundamentals: 3 credits
  • BMET 32000 Biomedical Electronics  Systems: 4 credits   
  • BMET 29000 BMET Practicum: 4 credits   
  • CIT 17600 Information Technology Architectures: 3 credits
  • PSY B110 Introduction to Psychology: 3 credits   
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology

Building on the foundational coursework completed in the first two years of study in Biomedical Engineering Technology, students focus on developing skills to support technology used in patient care.  Students integrate the technical/electrical/computer aspects of medical equipment with the needs of the medical staff and patients. Graduates will be  integral members 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.  Some graduates may elect to work directly for medical equipment manufacturers, investigating device design, integration, sales or support.

Program Educational Objectives for Biomedical Engineering Technolgy

The program educational objectives of our department are to produce graduates who will hold these attributes, as measured in the early years of their careers following graduation:

  1. Obtain and advance professionally in technical and multidisciplinary positions that require collaboration and customer service, successfully supporting the use of technology in healthcare.
  2. Achieve recognition and/or advancement consistent with education.
  3. Continue growth in professional knowledge through additional education, certification, or specialized training.
Junior Year

Fifth Semester (15 credit hours)

  • BMET 31000 Intro to Radiography Systems: 3 credits
  • MATH 22200 Calculus for Technology II: 3 credits
  • BUS A200 Foundations of Accounting: 3 credits
  • TCM 22000 Technical Report Writing: 3 credits
  • IET 15000 Quantitative Methods for Tech: 3 credits

Sixth Semester (16 credit hours)

  • CIT 20200 Network Fundamentals: 4 credits
  • BMET 42000 Techn & Patient Populations: 3 credits
  • TCM 32000 Written Comm for Sci & Industry: 3 credits
  • Communication, Humanities, and Social Science Elective: 6 credits
Senior Year

Seventh Semester (16 credit hours)

  • CIT 40200 Design & Implem Local Area Network: 3 credits
  • BMET 44000 Codes Reg & Patient Safety: 3 credits
  • BMET 49000 Project Planning & Design: 1 credits
  • BMET 49300 Ethics and Professionalism for BMET: 1 credits
  • CHEM C110  and C115  The Chemistry of Life: 3 & 2 credits
  • TCM 38000 Tech Comm in the Healthcare Prof: 3 credits

Eighth Semester (14 credit hours)

  • BMET 47000 Special Topics in BMET: 3 credits
  • BMET 49100 Techinical Project: 2 credits
  • OLS  Elective: 3 credits
  • OLS  Elective: 3 credits
  • Communication, Humanities, and Social Science Elective: 3 credits