Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a multi/trans-disciplinary engineering approach aiming to bridge the traditional disciplines of engineering, biology, and medicine. Engineering approach has played an increasing role in the advances of life science and healthcare. Future breakthroughs on these fields are expected to be more and more technology-driven. Biomedical engineering expertise undoubtedly becomes the critical component of such advances, since best engineering practice in this particular setting demands comprehensive understanding of the biological and medical aspects. It essentially applies well-known principles in engineering and physical sciences to study and solve problems in biology and medicine. SEEI ITB foresees the increasing relevancy of educating future engineers with strong affinity to biology and medicine; hence a specialized program in Biomedical Engineering within SEEI is established.

The Biomedical Engineering Program at SEEI ITB is made up of faculty members who are well respected in their areas of research and education. They engage in research activities encompassing a wide range of areas such as electronics and instrumentation, signal processing, computer networks, intelligent system and robotics, machine vision, and biomedical system modeling. The multi/trans-disciplinary nature of the program is demonstrated through the active participation of different faculty and schools at ITB; among others the School of Life Science and Technology, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and the Faculty of Industrial Technology.

Objectives

  1. Our graduates will have successful careers in their biomedical-related engineering
  2. Our graduates will have strong motivation to be engaged in life-long education, such as indicated by their capability to be admitted in and successfully complete graduate
  3. Our graduates will have excellent communication and cooperation skills, supporting them to take leadership and an active role in the competitive industry, government or education sectors in the Asia Pacific region especially in Indonesia.

Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret
  • 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
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering
  • An understanding of professional and ethical
  • An ability to communicate
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long
  • A knowledge of contemporary
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Career Prospects

Parallel with the advances in biology and medicine, the demands for biomedical engineering expertise will become increasingly popular in the future. The following job titles represent only a handful of the choices available:

  • Research engineers work in the lab, testing and inventing. This job requires a high level of creativity on the part of the engineer, as well as a great deal of patience in dealing with the complex characteristics of biological and medical systems. Keen attention to detail is important for graduates who enter this profession. Research engineers are responsible for the discovery-stage behind any new biomedical
  • Clinical engineers implement the skills of a system engineer for proper installation and maintenance of healthcare instruments in both pre-clinical and clinical settings. Experienced clinical engineers rely on their ability to think holistically about the technical aspects of the system as well as the foreseeable biomedical and biohazard consequences. Clinical engineers are responsible for routine examination and troubleshooting of medical instruments involved in healthcare facilities.
  • Biomedical technology analysts works in medical technology certifying agencies to assess whether a certain technological advancement is worthwhile to be adopted in clinical practice. Biomedical innovations should only be allowed to become parts of clinical routines when a thorough assessment has established its significant benefits over the corresponding costs and medical risks. This way, unnecessary burden and harm to the patients could be alleviated.