Biomedical engineers are the leading players in the innovative processes of technologies and products in the life sciences areas, for example, they can be involved in the following activities:
- to improve the knowledge of biological systems both in the healthy and pathological conditions;
- to develop new devices, equipments, procedures and systems for prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation;
- to conceive and develop new prostheses, artificial organs, life support systems, aids and prostheses for disabled;
- to study and search for advanced and innovative materials, cellular behaviour for reconstruction and remodelling of biological organs and tissues;
- to explore new advanced bio-and nano-technologies;
- to identify structures and services for the management of health systems, mostly from the technological and organisational point of view;
- to define the most correct and safe methodologies and technologies in the health system;
- to reduce costs via the optimal usage of resources
The Biomedical Engineering combines competencies in the engineering field and knowledge in the medical and biological areas. Typical professional areas could be: management of medical devices, management of hospital system, project and production of medical devices and medical systems, technical and commercial assistance about products sold by firms in the biomedical area, technical consultancy
Professional status conferred by the title
The graduate in Biomedical Engineering has acquired a broad base of scientific, technological and engineering knowledges integrated with the typical disciplines of Biomedical Engineering.
The first level degree in Biomedical Engineering allows be enrolled – after passing an exam – in the Register of Engineers (Section B) in Information sector or in the Industrial sector, with the title of Junior Engineer. The choice of the track at the third year doesn’t commit the student to apply for the Industrial or Information sector.
The second level degree in Biomedical Engineering allows to be enrolled – after passing an exam – to the Register of Engineers (Section A) in Information sector or in the Industrial sector, with the title of Senior Engineer.