To meet growing needs in the healthcare sector, Lawrence Tech University announced the launch of its new bachelor’s degree program in biomedical engineering technology, a first in Michigan.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts the need for biomedical engineering technicians will increase by 27% by 2018. LTU’s curriculum will offer a combination of classical engineering education and practical application in biomedical technologies, with an additional emphasis in project management and network systems administration.
“Biomedical engineering technologists develop, calibrate and repair critical medical instruments such as surgical robotics, patient monitoring systems and imaging devices, including X-ray and MRI machines and CAT scanners. By ensuring electrical equipment meets safety standards, they also contribute to keeping staff and patients safe,” said Nabil Grace, dean of Lawrence Tech’s College of Engineering.
Find out more about LTU’s new degree program here.