What is Biomedical Engineering?

The world of medicine is experiencing an unprecedented surge. The global increase in life expectancy and the simultaneous effort to improve quality of life situates the fields of biomedical engineering and medicine at the very forefront of research and development.

As an area of pivotal convergence, biomedical engineering stands at the interface of science, engineering and medicine.

The biomedical field integrates knowledge and approaches from different engineering spheres in order to develop methods, devices, medical accessories, medical diagnosis and treatment systems, and tools to study the physiological basis of diseases. The biomedical industry encompasses areas such as artificial organ development, implant aids, diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment, imaging systems, rehabilitative engineering and tissue engineering.

The Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion has the distinction of being the first such faculty in Israel to grant graduate degrees (since 1968) and undergraduate degrees (since 1999).

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Faculty Research Areas

The areas of specialization in the Faculty are numerous, incorporating many scientific fields which seek to provide engineering solutions to medical problems in order to improve quality of life and individual wellbeing.

Industry Relations and Employment Prospects

The biomedical engineer serves as a bridge between the worlds of engineering and clinical medicine. S/he is called upon to apply acute analytical thinking and integrative ability, in addition to keen curiosity and targeted innovation.

The Faculty provides its graduates with a rich toolbox to facilitate their entry into prominent positions in a variety of high-tech industries, start-ups, biomedical research institutes, hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Our Faculty graduates play key roles in development, quality control, application and marketing teams in various markets. Our graduates have a significant presence and impact in startup companies worldwide.