About the department

 

"Biomedical Engineering" is an application of all classical 'engineering principles' to solve clinical problems in medical and surgery. Biomedical engineers work with other healthcare professionals as members of a team. Employment opportunities for biomedical engineers exist in industry, government, universities, medical schools and hospitals.

The Department was established in the year 2004 with active clinical/industry partnership in association with our sister institution, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Kattankulathur. Since then, the department has been actively engaged in diversified research and teaching. Its main objective is to provide a knowledge-based, timely, cost effective and high quality service to clinicians in a professional and responsible manner, in order to improve and enhance patient care by supporting all aspects of care related technology. The department  offers B.Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D programmes in Biomedical Engineering. The  students  of our department make a visit periodically to various departments of our sister medical institutions, and get a deep  knowledge about the existing medical devices and instruments. Further, the students carry out in-plant training at prestigious medical industry/institutions, located at various part of India, during their vacation. The Department has signed a MoU with IGCAR(Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research),kalpakkam  and Bharat Scans Pvt Ltd, Chennai for R& D Programmes

Vision of the Department:

To implement science and engineering principles in the broad area of medical instrumentation to improve healthcare delivery to human in association with physicians and surgeons;

Mission of the Programme:

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of various medical devices for cost effective diagnosis and treatment of various ailments.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO - 1 Expertise using their mathematical and scientific knowledge to solve emerging real-world problems, design and create novel products and solutions related to Medical Electronics and Instrumentation System Design that are technically sound, economically feasible and socially acceptable
PEO - 2 Broad knowledge to establish themselves as creative practicing professionals, locally and globally, in fields such as design, research, testing and manufacturing of Medical Electronics and Instrumentation Systems
PEO - 3 Communication skills (in both written and oral forms) and critical reasoning skills in bridging the divide between advanced technology and end users in the practice of BioMedical Engineering
PEO - 4 Sustained learning and adapting to a constantly changing field through graduate work, professional development, self-study and collaborative activities
PEO - 5 Leadership and initiative to ethically advance professional and organizational goals, facilitate achievement of others, and obtain substantive results
PEO - 6 Ability to work productively as individuals and in groups (teamwork) of diverse cultural and multidisciplinary backgrounds

Student Outcomes

The curriculum and syllabus for B.Tech programs conform to outcome based teaching learning process. In general, ELEVEN STUDENT OUTCOMES (a-k) have been identified and the curriculum and syllabus have been structured in such a way that each of the courses meets one or more of these outcomes. Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. Further each course in the program spells out clear instructional objectives which are mapped to the student outcomes.

The student outcomes are:
a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) an ability to communicate effectively
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
 

Academics

This program combines the academic & practical exposure required to pursue a career in the bio-medical field. Modules of this program train the student to plan, design, install, operate, and maintain complex systems that help medical practitioners in diagnosis and treatment of varied diseases.

Faculty

The department consists of a good number of faculty members, who have experience in teaching, industry and research. The faculty members are well versed with current trends and technologies in the industry. Their sound technical knowledge helps in guiding the students in recent advances in the broad areas of biomedical engineering.

Research

The thrust areas of Research for the Department of Biomedical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) are:

  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Nanotechnology in Healthcare 
  • Computational Intelligence and Cognitive Science
  • Translation Research
  • Diagnostic Techniques for Communicable & Non-Communicable diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques for Sustainable Healthcare
Major Events & Achievements
The department conducts seminars, short-term training programs, workshops, conferences and Social welfare camps regularly. Recently the department conducted the National conference on Recent Trends in science and Technology NCRTBME'17. A National Workshop, “Bioyantra 2012(September 6-8) and MED Expo” that connected the Academia, hospitals and industry, a National Seminar on “Medical thermography”, a National Conference titled "Improving Healthcare Using Sophisticated Biomedical Equipments" and a National Workshop on "Bone Densitometry" were also conducted. Renowned resource persons in various streams of biomedical engineering across India participated and delivered enlightening lectures. Under the 'Semester Abroad Program', Many students have been sent to the University of California - Davis, USA, Harvard University, University of Sheffield etc.
 
Industrial training
Students are encouraged to undergo industrial training during the course of their study. Eminent resource persons from Industrial Units and institutions of higher learning are periodically invited to the Department for special lecturers on topics of current interest. The department also has an active clinical/industry partnership program that builds rapport with industry sources and focuses on maintaining contact with them. These contacts ensure students have no trouble when they seek practical exposure.
Careers
According to the recent survey in IEEE's Spectrum Magazine, "Biomedical Engineering is one of the best areas to work in". Biomedical engineers are expected to have employment growth that is much faster than the average for all other occupations. "The aging of people and the focus on health issues will drive demand for better medical devices and equipments designed by biomedical engineers". Students can look forward to many exciting careers in the manufacturing units of medical equipment companies, medical R&D institutions, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. The annual package offered to students placed in the biomedical industry is about 7000 USD, on an average.