Biomedical Engineering Technology (Co-op Fast Track) 3437

About Centennial
Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 3437
School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Type: Fast-track program
Program Length: 2 years/ 6 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556


Qualified college or university graduates with an electronics background gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of the three-year program and receive their technology diploma in two years (four semesters plus two work terms).

In the biomedical equipment industry, engineering and scientific disciplines merge, resulting in innovations within the healthcare system that benefit society as a whole. Currently, there is a great need for qualified professionals in biomedical engineering. The program integrates various principles including electronics, computers, embedded microcontrollers, chemical, biology, medicine, health, and product engineering in the design of medical equipment, rehabilitation and health improvement devices

The Biomedical Engineering Technology Program will prepare you for a challenging career with the latest technology, while continuing to evolve to reflect the ever-growing innovations.

This program provides an optimum balance between theory and hands-on labs with ever-present technical problem-solving. Students will be guided towards future Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and Certified Biomedical Engineering Technologist (CBET) certifications.

Academically-qualified students enhance their education with the co-op component as paid employees in the field. The experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but also provides valuable contacts for future careers.

The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.




 

Combine engineering with medicine. Start transforming lives. Artificial organs, prostheses and medical instruments wouldn’t exist without biomedical engineering. In Centennial’s Biomedical Engineering Technology program, you’ll gain an optimal balance between theory and hands-on labs. This program integrates various biomedical engineering principles including electronics, micro-controllers, computers, chemistry, biology, medicine, health, and engineering in the design of medical equipment, rehabilitation and health improvement devices,
all while using technical problem-solving skills.

Semester 3 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BTEC-106 Biomedical Physiology Progress Campus
BTEC-211 Medical Signal Processing Progress Campus
BTEC-212 Microbiology & Infection Control Progress Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
ETEC-201 Electronics 2 Progress Campus
ETEC-204 Electronic Communication Systems Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
 


Semester 4 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BTEC-221 Medical Instrumentation Progress Campus
BTEC-222 Dialysis & Water Treatment Progress Campus
BTEC-313 Medical Imaging Systems Progress Campus
COOP-221 Employment Preplacement Progress Campus
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus
ETEC-202 Microcontrollers 1 Progress Campus
ETEC-203 Measurement & Instrumentation Progress Campus
ETEC-221 Electronics 3 Progress Campus
 


Semester 5 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BTEC-227 Biomedical Research & Development Progress Campus
BTEC-312 Biomechanics Progress Campus
BTEC-314 Biophotonics Progress Campus
BTEC-322 Advanced Dialysis Technology Progress Campus
ETEC-222 Microcontrollers 2 Progress Campus
ETEC-224 Data Communications & Networks Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
 


Semester 6 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BTEC-311 Computer Networking in Healthcare Progress Campus
BTEC-321 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering Progress Campus
BTEC-325 Biomedical Product Sales & Service Progress Campus
BTEC-327 Biomedical Capstone Project Progress Campus
ETEC-306 QA and Project Management Progress Campus
ETEC-324 Wireless Networks & Applications Progress Campus
 

Program Highlights

  • Instruction from biomedical industry professionals
  • Hands-on experience is gained with a wide range of high-tech equipment
  • A strong focus is placed on hands-on labs to enhance classroom learning
  • The program is part of an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • The program has its own Biomedical Student Club
  • Opportunity exists for paid co-op work

CTAB Nationally Accredited Program
The Biomedical Engineering Technology program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technologist
OACETT (The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) recognizes the Biomedical Engineering Technology program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technologist category.


The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with selected universities. These partnerships allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study.

Our partners are:

  • Lakehead University, Engineering degree
  • Cape Breton University, Engineering Technology degree



Opt for co-op experience and gain first-hand experience through three paid co-op work terms that take place in hospitals, medical equipment companies, pharmaceutical companies and rehabilitation facilities. You’ll get the real world experience you’re looking for. Co-op starts in semester four.

Eligibility
  • College diploma or university degree in science, engineering or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial degree or diploma and relevant work experience
Additional Requirements

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Career Outlook
Healthcare technology professionals work in settings such as:
  • Hospitals
  • Medical equipment companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Rehabilitation facilities



Graduates will find numerous career opportunities including: health care technology professions in hospitals, medical equipment companies, pharmaceutical companies, and sales and customer service.

Graduates eligible for CET and/or CBET Certifications.

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