Department of Biomedical Engineering
Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering
There is an endless demand in modern healthcare for technologies to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of health problems. To meet this demand, the Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) has a strong focus on health in its research and education programs and has a department devoted entirely to this socially vital area: Biomedical Engineering.
Biomedical engineering is the application of the principles and problem-solving techniques of engineering to biology and medicine. This is evident throughout healthcare, from diagnosis and analysis to treatment and recovery, and has entered the public conscience through the proliferation of implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers and artificial hips, to more futuristic technologies such as stem cell engineering and the 3-D printing of biological organs.
Biomedical engineers combine engineering approaches and principles with a rigorous knowledge of the biological and health sciences, working toward the embracive goal of improving human health. Career paths in biomedical engineering tend to be driven by the interests of the individual: the huge breadth of the field allows biomedical engineers to develop specialties in an area that interests them, be it biomaterials, neuromodulation devices, orthopedic repair, or even stem cell engineering. Biomedical engineers often combine an aptitude for problem-solving and technical know-how with focused study in medicine, healthcare, and helping others. It is this hybridization that has led to so much innovation—and so much opportunity—in biomedical engineering.
From the outset, the curriculum of our education programs integrates the natural sciences and engineering disciplines with biology and pathophysiology. It is designed to meld seamlessly with the research in our department.
Dr. Quazi Delwar Hossain