Biomedical Engineering is a multi/trans-disciplinary engineering approach aiming to bridge the traditional disciplines of engineering, biology, and medicine. Engineering approach has played an increasing role in the advances of life science and healthcare. Future breakthroughs on these fields are expected to be more and more technology-driven. Biomedical engineering expertise undoubtedly becomes the critical component of such advances, since best engineering practice in this particular setting demands comprehensive understanding of the biological and medical aspects. It essentially applies well-known principles in engineering and physical sciences to study and solve problems in biology and medicine. SEEI ITB foresees the increasing relevancy of educating future engineers with strong affinity to biology and medicine; hence a specialized program in Biomedical Engineering within SEEI is established.
The Biomedical Engineering Program at SEEI ITB is made up of faculty members who are well respected in their areas of research and education. They engage in research activities encompassing a wide range of areas such as electronics and instrumentation, signal processing, computer networks, intelligent system and robotics, machine vision, and biomedical system modeling. The multi/trans-disciplinary nature of the program is demonstrated through the active participation of different faculty and schools at ITB; among others the School of Life Science and Technology, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and the Faculty of Industrial Technology.
Parallel with the advances in biology and medicine, the demands for biomedical engineering expertise will become increasingly popular in the future. The following job titles represent only a handful of the choices available: