Whats the difference between biomedical engineering and bioengineering?
Bioengineering is a broad term for the general field of engineering materials, devices and systems that interact with biological systems. Biomedical engineering is part of that. Biomedical engineering is about designing, making and delivering medical device technology so that health care providers (e.g. doctors) have the tools to treat people. For example, pacemakers, catheters, imaging systems, diagnostic equipment, stents, artificial hearts, dialysis machines, artificial joints, and vascular grafts are some of the devices that biomedical engineers help produce. A Biomedical degree comprises basic engineering courses plus basic medical courses such as physiology, anatomy, and biocompatibility. Engineering is a great field. Lots of opportunities to branch into related high paying and rewarding jobs even if you don’t like pure engineering. Biomedical is particularly good. It is a growth field and is one of the most recession proof areas of the economy. Amazing that some people think the