ADMISSIONS 2019

Overview

The post-graduate program in Biomedical Engineering aims to integrate technology with the medical sciences in such a manner that the synergistic relationship between them can help evolve better support systems for medical diagnosis and treatment. It is also expected that the student of the program would be able to come up with algorithms for the successful and objective interpretation of biological data. It is intended to equip the engineer with the skills, knowledge and jargon required to interact knowledgeably with medical practitioners so that both professions may benefit. It goes without saying that the program is interdisciplinary, drawing content from a variety of areas like chemistry, medicine, physics, electronics and mechanical engineering, to name a few. A student of the post-graduate program in biomedical engineering can expect to have bright career prospects, be it in the industry, academia or research. Amrita University, with its world-class facilities, multi-disciplinary programs, highly qualified, diverse and motivated faculty, is ideally equipped to offer an advanced program in this cutting-edge area of technology.

Specializations

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Image Processing
  • Biomaterials
  • Biosensors
  • Biomechanics
  • Drug Design and Delivery

Highlights and Facilities

  • International Program Opportunities
  • Excellent Infrastructure
  • Fully Equipped Laboratories
  • Prototype Development - Experience in Developing Biomedical Circuits
  • Amrita Center for Biomedical Engineering (AMBE)
  • Active Collaboration with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
  • World Class Curriculum
  • Expert Faculty
  • Publications & Patents
  • Seminars/Expert Lectures

Placements

Internships

  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.
  • Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), DRDO, Hyderabad
  • Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) , CSIR
  • lndian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Healthcare Technology Innovation Center (HTIC), Chennai

International Programmes

Centre for International Programmes facilitates foreign internship with scholarship and higher education.

Few programs that have benefitted our students:

  • EUREKA – KTH, SWEDEN
  • INDIA4EU – University of Bologua, Italy

Career Abroad

  • Ms Geethu Chandran - Emerson, Norway
  • Ms Renuka R Gupta - Genomic Institute, Singapore

Higher Studies

  • Ms Geethu Chandran - Emerson, Norway
  • Ms Renuka R Gupta - Genomic Institute, Singapore

Biomedical engineering is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary field that combines engineering and life sciences. Advanced technological developments in health care is mainly due to the integrated contribution of engineers, mathematicians, physicians, computer scientists and other professionals. The major applications include development of biocompatible prostheses, diagnostics and therapeutic medical devices ranging from clinical equipment to micro-implants.

Due to the advanced developments in electronics and computing domains, medical sciences and its allied areas are being explored to a new paradigm of technological breakthrough.Computational aspects associated with medical equipment have resulted inmoresignificant information to predict and diagnose the progress of diseases in a well-defined manner. Biomedical engineering is playing an important role in interfacing the computational infrastructure with medical domainto supports physicians in decision making.

It is envisaged that at the end of the program, the student would be in a position to understand the fundamental biological and engineering processes involved as well as to develop creative ideas for the early detection and identification of various biological signals. It is also expected that the student of the program would be able to come up with algorithms for the successful and objective interpretation of biological data. The course deals with biomedical electronics, the quantitative and analytical skills required to interpret the data acquired and the processing of medical data including imaging and enhancement techniques. It is intended to equip the engineer with the skills, knowledge and jargon required to interact knowledgeably with medical practitioners so that both professions may benefit.

It is expected that at the end of the program, the student would be equipped with the knowledge and the skills required to embark on a career in the industry or to undertake independent research.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO1 :  Ability to apply the knowledge and design skills of Electronics, Instrumentation and Computation in solving complex problems in Biomedical systems.
  • PEO2 :  Ability to adapt to the dynamic challenges in Biomedical technology to support industry, allied healthcare sectors and academia.
  • PEO3 :  To exhibit professional competence and leadership qualities with harmonious blend of ethics leading to an integrated personality development.

The Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • PO1     :  An ability to independently carry out research/investigation and development work to solve practical problems.
  • PO2     :  An ability to write and present a substantial technical report/document.
  • PO3     :  Students should be able to demonstrate a degree of mastery over the area as per the specialization of the program. The mastery should be at a level higher than the requirements in the appropriate bachelor program.
  • PO4     :  An ability to work in a team to take up the challenges in the fields of instrumentation, signal processing, computation and biosensors, giving due consideration to societal, environmental, economical and financial factors.
  • PO5     :  An ability to maintain lifelong learning and research by way of participating in various professional activities with a higher level of commitment.

Curriculum (2018 Regulation)

Semester I

Course Code Type Course L T P Cr
18MA602 FC Mathematical Methods for Engineering
(Common for VLSI Design, Communication Engineering & Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering)
3 0 2 4
18CE601 FC Signal Processing
(Common for Communication Engineering & Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering)
3 1 0 4
18BM611 SC Anatomy and Physiology* 3 0 0 3
18BM612 SC Biomedical Instrumentation 3 1 0 4
18BM613 SC Bioinformatics 3 0 0 3
18BM614 SC Principles of Biosensing 2 0 0 2
18BM615 SC Microstructural Sensors 1 0 0 1
18BM631 SC Biomedical Engineering Lab - I 0 2 1
18HU601 HU Amrita Values Program**       P/F
18HU602 HU Career Competency I**       P/F
    Credits       22

* Online/video lecture based
**Non-credit course

Semester II

Course Code Type Course T P Cr
18BM616 SC Biomedical Image Processing 0 0 3
18BM617 SC Biomaterials 3 0 0 3
18BM618 SC Medical Ethics 1 0 0 1
  E Fractal Elective 1 1 0 0 1
  E Fractal Elective 2 1 0 0 1
  E Fractal Elective 3 1 0 0 1
  E Live-in Lab /Elective 1 3 0 0 3
  E Elective 2 / Open Elective# 3 0 0 3
18RM600 SC Research Methodology 2 0 0 2
18BM632 SC Biomedical Engineering Lab – II 0 0 2 1
18HU603 HU Career Competency II 0 0 2 1
    Credits         20

# Courses can also be taken from other departments

Semester III

Course Code Type Course Cr
18BM620 SC Internship 2
18BM798 P Dissertation 10
    Credits 12

Semester IV

Course Code Type Course Cr
18BM799 P Dissertation 10
    Credits 10
    TOTAL CREDITS (22+20+12+10) 64

Foundation Core

Course
Code

 

Course

 

L  T  P Cr

 

18MA602

 

Mathematical Methods for Engineering 30 2 4
18CE601 Signal Processing 3 10 4

Subject Core


Course Code
Course

 

L  T  P

 

Cr

 

18BM611

 

Anatomy and Physiology

3  0  0 3
18BM612 Biomedical Instrumentation 3  1  0 4
18BM613 Bioinformatics 3  0  0 3
18BM614 Principles of Biosensing 2  0  0 2
18BM615 Microstructure Sensors 1  0  0 1
18BM616 Biomedical Image Processing 3  0  0 3
18BM617 Biomaterials 3  0  0 3
18BM618 Medical Ethics 1  0  0 1
18RM600 Research Methodology 2  0  0 2
18BM620 Internship   2
18BM631 Biomedical Engineering Lab - I 0  0  2 1
18BM632 Biomedical Engineering Lab - II 0  0  2 1

Regular Electives

Course Code

Course

L  T  P

Cr

Biomedical Signal Processing

   
18BM701 Special Topics in Biosignal Processing 3  0  0 3
18BM702 Special Topics in Biomedical Image Processing 3  0  0 3
18BM703 Medical Imaging Techniques 3  0  0 3
18BM704 Biostatistics 3  0  0 3
Biochemical Systems    
18BM711 Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications 3  0  0 3
18BM712 Drug Designing and Delivery Systems 3  0  0 3
Biomechanics and Allied Systems    
18BM721 Biomechanics 3  0  0 3
18BM722 Biofluid Mechanics 3  0  0 3

Fractal Electives

Course Code

Course

L

T P

Cr

Biomedical Instrumentation

 

 

     

 

18BM731

 

Laser Instrumentation in Biomedical Application

1 0 0 1
18BM732 Virtual Instrumentation for Medical Systems 1 0 0 1
18BM733 BioMEMS 1 0 0 1
18BM734 Biomedical Equipment and Safety 1 0 0 1
Computational Biomedical Systems        
18BM735 Dynamic Mathematical Models 1 0 0 1
18BM736 Reaction Networks 1 0 0 1
18BM737 Gene Regulatory Networks 1 0 0 1
18BM738 BiomolecularModeling and Simulation 1 0 0 1
Artificial Intelligence        
18BM739 Machine Learning Techniques 1 0 0 1
18BM740 Medical Robotics 1 0 0 1
Healthcare Systems        
18BM741 Essentials of Telemedicine 1 0 0 1
18BM742 Electromagnetics for Biomedical Engineering 1 0 0 1

Project Work


Course
Code

Course

Cr

18BM798

Dissertation

10

18BM799

Dissertation

10

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Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campuses: 
Coimbatore