Want to combine medical science with engineering?
Why not do both now with a degree in Biomedical Engineering?
We are here to guide you on how to get admission in Biomedical Engineering!
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering is also known as clinical engineering.
Biomedical engineers design and maintain medical equipment and machines in the healthcare industry.
With the rise of the medical and healthcare facilities, Biomedical Engineers are in great demand and there are wide job opportunities for them.
Many healthcare clinics, hospitals, private research firms, pharmaceutical companies and educational establishments hire biomedical engineers.
They are responsible for manufacturing, developing and designing equipment that will be used by doctors and patients such as:
- Testing equipment
- Artificial limbs, joints and heart valves
- Walking/hearing aids
- Optical instruments
- Medical scanners, monitoring machines
- Imaging systems (X-rays/Ultrasounds etc)
Skills of Biomedical Engineers:
- An analytical mind
- Good with computing technology
- Interests in Biostatistics/Bioinformatics
- Teamwork and communicative abilities
Eligibility Criteria for Biomedical Engineering:
You should have at least 60% minimum marks in your SSC and HSSC (having Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics as the core subjects) or Equivalent examinations to get admission in Biomedical Engineering at Bachelor degree program.
Remember 40% of merit is calculated from the admission test and interview at the university you are applying at.
A minimum of 2.5 CGPA out of 4.0 in your Bachelor’s degree for admission in MS/MPhil level degree in Biomedical Engineering.
A minimum of 3.0 CGPA out of 4.0 in your Master’s degree for admission to the PhD level degree in Biomedical Engineering.
What are the Academic Qualifications required in this field?
At the Matric and Intermediate levels, the basic subjects should be Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Followed by a Bachelor (B.Sc.) in Biomedical Engineering.
At the Masters and Doctorate level, you would need to specialize in Biomedical Engineering or Biotechnology, Bioinformatics or as your interest goes.
Steps to become a Biomedical Engineering:
Do FSC (Pre-medical or Pre-engineering) or A-Level with subjects of Chemistry and Physics with either/additional Mathematics/Biology.
Enroll in a University that offers Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering (e.g., NEDUET Karachi or Mehran University Jamshoro).
Do internships in biotech research firms and healthcare clinics.
Pursue a Postgraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related research area.
Find a job in the biomedical engineering research, educational or healthcare department.