What to Expect
The Biomedical Engineering Technology program provides students with the skills of an electronic technologist while focusing specifically on biomedical equipment technology.
In addition to courses in basic electronics, computer systems, industrial electronics, digital communications and control systems, the program includes courses in three major areas of medical equipment application:
- biomedical instrumentation,
- X-ray and diagnostic imaging equipment and
- medical laboratory instrumentation.
Supplementary courses in anatomy and physiology and medical equipment management complete the medical specialization.
Fourth-semester field practice placements and clinical guest lectures at hospitals in the region are integrated with a one-month practicum to provide students with a practical foundation for employment in the field.
Classroom & Study Hours
You can expect to spend on average:
- 30 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester
- 30 hours per week studying, completing class assignments and doing research
Is This Program For You?
Successful graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Technology program have the following attributes:
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Logical thinking
- Quick and efficient learning ability
- Excellent communication skills
- Exceptional ability to be a team player
Within the School of Applied Sciences and Technology, you will find modern attractive facilities, leading edge technology and equipment, well structured classes, state-of-the-art laboratories, self-paced learning, distance learning and a variety of other learning environments, supported by friendly, caring staff. All this is designed to guide you to success and for you to be well prepared for employment in the Province, within Canada and elsewhere in the world. Students and faculty in the School of Applied Sciences and Technology work with a variety of partners to solve applied research challenges.
Instructors bring not only expertise in teaching but also industrial experience, business knowledge and artistic flare to the classroom. Further, they have the opportunity to refresh their industrial and commercial knowledge by engaging with local, national and international industrial activities in a variety of ways. Students can be sure they will get the benefit of both modern teaching techniques and a wealth of relevant industrial experience.
Women in Technology and Trades
The Biomedical Engineering Technology program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.