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Biomedical Engineering is engaged in a wide range of issues is at the forefront of knowledge in the interface between engineering sciences, medicine and biology, the curriculum also diversified, multi-disciplinary and depth. At first the program puts emphasis on imparting a broad knowledge of science and engineering, combined with the life sciences and medicine. The level of basic courses in mathematics and science high with the intention of giving students a solid foundation that will allow them to specialize, as part of the elective courses, each subject they choose. In the second phase, each student selects courses totaling 30 points from elective faculty.

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More than just academic studies!

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Biomedical Engineering – Developing the next medical technology

What is Biomedical Engineering?

The multidisciplinary nature of Biomedical Engineering is particularly suitable to candidates interested in expanding their horizons and incorporating knowledge in the various fields of Exact Sciences and Medicine. In many cases, Biomedical Engineers serve as a bridge between Engineering and Medicine. Therefore, candidates must be trained to combine analytical thinking with integrative abilities, as well as a significant amount of curiosity, originality and creativity. Biomedical Engineering implements the knowledge and tools of various fields of Engineering to develop methods of diagnosis and treatment along with studying the physiological basis of diseases. With the rise of the standard of living and of the life expectancy worldwide, as well as the increase in demand for varied, high-quality health services, there is a growing demand for innovative medical products and instruments.

What is being developed in the Biomedical industry?

The Biomedical industry includes fields such as: artificial limbs, implanted devices, medical instruments for diagnosis and treatment, equipment for catheterization and imaging, rehabilitation engineering, aids for the feeble and disabled, biochemical engineering and tissue engineering.

In all these fields Biomedical Engineering is characterized by innovation, sophistication and a constant search for new challenges. Past experience shows that our graduates, both from our BSc, as well as our more advanced MSc and PhD programs, have been very successful

in finding employment in the Israeli Biomedical industry and other industries.

 

What happens after graduation?

Demand for graduates of our program is great. Most of our students begin working in the industry during their studies at the Technion. Our graduates hold key roles in the industry in advanced medical equipment development groups, production, marketing and implementation of products in health services and in start-up companies, Biomedical research institutes, academic institutes – anything requiring knowledge in the fields of Engineering, Biology and Medicine.

Why choose the Technion?

 A variety of specializations in the study of the body’s structure and function: starting with the molecular level, through the cellular and organ level and up to biological systems.

 Practical learning: 18 of the most advanced presently existing laboratories allow our students to acquire practical skills through the final project and collaborations with the industry.

What does the program provide?

The Biomedical Engineering program provides its students with a solid basis in fundamental sciences and a broad knowledge in Engineering, Life Sciences and Medicine. This diversified foundation allows our graduates to take a central part in the high-tech industries in various fields, Biomedical institutes, hospitals and governmental and international health organizations.

What specializations are there?

The study program comprises mandatory courses, a wide array of elective courses in our specializations and general elective courses. The mandatory courses are in the fundamental sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Sciences), the life sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cellular Biology and Physiology), the various fields of Engineering, which provide a wide Engineering foundation in Mechanics, Electronics and Control, Materials Engineering and Transport Phenomena, and in faculty subjects in the field of Biomedical Engineering (Bioelectrical Phenomena, Physiological Control, Cell and Tissue Mechanics etc.), which provide students with practical and laboratory experience and encourage creativity (including 4 Biomedical laboratory courses and 2 project courses in which students implement the Engineering knowledge they acquired designing Biomedical implements and systems). In addition, there is a Clinical-Engineering project course in the clinical departments of hospitals, which exposes the student to the clinical work environment and gives rise to Engineering needs requiring solutions.

The elective courses allow students to specialize in specific fields. Each student must specialize in at least 2 fields. The fields are:

  • Medical Imaging and medical signal processing
  • Biomechanics and Fluid Flow
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • In addition, the fields in the combined programs are:
  • Paramedical – for students in the joint Medical and Biomedical Engineering program
  • Nano-Biophysics – for students in the combined Physics and Biomedical Engineering program

The list of electives includes a variety of courses, such as: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Instruments, Non-invasive Techniques, Imaging Techniques, Processing of Signals and Images in Medicine, Physiological Control, Uses of Optics and Ultrasound in Imaging and Treatment, Skeletal, Muscles and Joints Systems, Orthopedic and Rehabilitative Biomechanics, Artificial Organs and Aids, Biological Fluid Flow Systems, Respiratory Systems, Bio-sensor Systems, Biochemical Engineering, Molecular Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Artificial Metabolic Organs, Controlled Drug Delivery.

 

Graduate Testimonials

My name is Ilana Katz, and I am a MSc Student at the Department of Bio-Medical Engineering at the Technion.

Debating which major to choose? If you’re looking to incorporate Medicine and Engineering, want to expand your horizons and be part of a multidisciplinary faculty, the Biomedical Engineering program is the place for you. I decided to study this major during my military service, when I heard of the establishment of the Biomedical Engineering BSc program at the Technion. During my high school studies I participated in a project in the field of diabetics during which we developed a simulator calculating the amount of insulin that individual diabetic patients needed to inject. During this period, I knew that this was the field I would like to focus on – a field that combines Medicine and Engineering, and the new faculty opened at the Technion offered exactly that combination. Although the Technion isn’t the only institution to propose this unique BSc program, I was truly impressed by the atmosphere and the challenging studies, after visiting an open day at the Technion. The studies in the department combine theoretical and practical issues and adequately prepare students for a successful career in the Biomedical industry. During my undergraduate studies I worked part-time in the industry, and after my graduation I continued working at the same company as an engineer. Although my work in the industry was fascinating, my interests in research and expanding my knowledge in the field led me to return to academia and continue graduate studies in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The department, along with being among the leading faculties in the Technion, with rigorous application requirements, a high level of academic studies, and students with outstanding academic achievements, is also a small and intimate department where each student receives personal attention. The department has a family atmosphere, and the students create a unified learning environment, which turns the challenging studies into an enjoyable experience. Today, I’m studying for my MSc under the supervision of Associate Professor Haim Azhari. The field of my research is Medical Imaging and our goal is to investigate the feasibility for detecting lesions in woman’s breast using ultrasound coded signals.

 

For outstanding students in Biomedical Engineering – a dual degree with dual advantages

Dual Degree: Biomedical Engineering-Medicine

Graduates of this program receive both an MD and a BSc

Students in this program will be:

students accepted to study in the Faculty of Medicine who are interested in studies with an emphasis on Engineering;

students interested in this dual degree, but were not accepted by the Faculty of Medicine with appropriate grades (above *will be updated each year by the Faculty of Medicine*).

General description of the program:

In the first two years students will learn the fundamentals of Exact Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences and Medicine. Advancement to the third year is conditional on acceptance into the Faculty of Medicine based on accomplishments in the first two years, with an emphasis on subjects in the fields of Life Sciences and Medicine. Students not accepted to the Faculty of Medicine will finish a degree in Biomedical Engineering and their surplus courses will be accepted as specialization courses. In the third year of the program students will make up all the courses of the first two years of Medicine, concurrently with their Engineering studies. In the fourth year students will return to the Technion campus for a year wholly comprised of Engineering studies, in order to finish the Engineering degree. At the end of the third year in the program, students may continue with their studies in Medicine and finish after 3 years, or continue to a fourth year in Biomedical Engineering and then continue with their studies in Medicine.

In order to complete the program ( double degree) students must accrue 172.0 points broken down as follows:
Compulsory subjects 149.5 points
Track faculty elective courses 22.5 points
Free elective courses _ _ points

from the Biomedical Engineering program.

Program advisor: Associate Professor Amir Landesberg  amir@bm.technion.ac.il (04-829 5502; 04-8294140)

 

Dual Degree: Biomedical Engineering-Physics

This is a joint program between the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Physics. It is a four year program for a BSc in Physics. A student studying this dual degree receives a wide basis in the field of Nano-Biophysics.

In order to complete the program (double degree) one has to accumulate 176.5 points broken down as follows
Compulsory subjects 136.5 points
Track faculty elective courses 30 points
Free elective courses 10 points

At least one of the specializations from Biomedical Engineering must be completed according to the rules of the specialization.

Program advisor: Associate Professor Dvir Yelin yelin@bm.technion.ac.il (04-829 3832)