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Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying

College of Business and Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology

The four year Bachelor of Science degree concentration in Biomedical Engineering Technology is designed to prepare hospital-based technologists.


Technical instruction places emphasis in six areas:
  • Inspection, performance testing and calibration of equipment
  • Instruction, consultation, and medical staff assistance
  • Equipment installation and modification
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Equipment Repair
  • Management

To enable the student to carry out the responsibilities and duties of a Biomedical Engineering Technologist, the program provides instruction in mathematical, scientific, and communications skills that allow the graduate to function at a professional level in a modern hospital. The student develops a knowledge of modern electronics and biomedical instrumentation, including the principles on which they work.

The BIOM program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Student Outcomes – Engineering Technology Programs

Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas: 

  1. an appropriate mastery of the knowledge techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines;
  2. an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology;
  3. an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives;
  5. an ability to function effectively on teams;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  9. an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities;
  10. a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Program Specific Outcomes Criteria -Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

  1. the application of circuit analysis and design, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, bioengineering systems, and safety in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of biomedical equipment;
  2. the applications of physics, chemistry, and biological sciences to building, testing, operation, and maintenance of biomedical equipment in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry;
  3. the ability to analyze, design, and implement bioengineering systems;
  4. the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of bioengineering systems; and
  5. an understanding of the clinical application of biomedical equipment.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Produce graduates that possess the technical and professional skills to have successful careers in regional, state, or national industries related to their discipline.
  2. Pursue life-long learning so the BMET graduates can become the experts, advisors, or managers in their profession.

Biomedical Engineering Technology Faculty



To graduate from ETSU with a degree in Biomedical Technology a student must complete a total of 128 hours. These hours contain:

General Education

ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing
ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation
Oral Communication (choose 1)
Literature (choose 1)
Fine Arts Elective (choose 1)
ENTC 3020 Technology & Society
Social and Behavioral Sciences (choose 2)
HIST 2010 The United States to 1877
HIST 2020 The United States since 1877
MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus
PHYS 2010 General Physics I Noncalculus
PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I
CSCI 1100 Using Information Technology

Technology Core Requirements
ENTC 1510 Student in University
ENTC 3030 Technical Communication
ENTC 4017 Industrial Supervision
ENTC 4060 Project Scheduling
ENTC 4600 Technology Practicum
Biomedical Concentration

ENTC 2310 Electrical Principles
ENTC 2320 Electronics I
ENTC 2330 Network Systems
ENTC 3310 Circuit Analysis
ENTC 3320 Electronics II
ENTC 3331 RF Fundamentals
ENTC 3370 Electronics-Digital Circuits
ENTC 4277 Instrumentation and Process Control
ENTC 4337 Microprocessors
ENTC 4347 Digital Signal Processors
ENTC 4350 Biomedical Instrumentation I
ENTC 4370 BMET Instrumentation II
ENTC 4390 Medical Imaging Equipment Technology
HSCI 2010/11 Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture and Lab)
HSCI 2020/21 Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture and Lab)
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry)
MATH 1840 Analytical Geometry and Differential Calculus
MATH 1850 Integral Calculus for Technology

An internship program is provided to help develop the ability to function knowledgeably and with confidence in a hospital situation. At the present time, several local clinical sites are used for the two biomedical internships, ENTC 4360 and ENTC 4380. Students must furnish evidence of sufficient personal liability insurance, evidence of a completed background check, evidence of a recent (within 12 months) TB test, and evidence of a flu shot during flu season. Students may also be required to submit a health examination.
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