Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineer. Department of Biomedical Engineering. Faculty of Technological Applications. Technological Educational Institute of Athens.


- They have a coherent and integrated body of knowledge, which includes data from the scientific or other cutting-edge developments and understand the concepts, methods and practices of the scientific and technological knowledge field of Biomedical Engineering to deepen, broaden and augment previous knowledge .
- They have a perception of the evolutionary dynamics of the scientific subject area of Biomedical Engineering and current and / or innovative applications in the field.
- Possess analytical and advanced knowledge of the subject of Biomedical Technology, including critical understanding of theories, basic concepts, principles and methodologies of scientific and applied scientific field of Biomedical Engineering.

- Analyse and adapt the knowledge acquired to apply them to a variety of topics of the scientific and professional field of Biomedical Engineering, as well as acquire new knowledge.
- Correctly apply the right tools and appropriate analytical techniques in exploring key issues of the scientific field of Biomedical Technology.
- Resolve complex or new problems of the scientific field of Biomedical Technology, developing integrated and creative or innovative solutions and approaches, while supporting the solutions and their views with a scientific and methodical manner.
- Using scientific sources or sources specialized in theoretical, technical and professional issues, collect, analyse and choose with a critical and responsible manner ideas and information for the elements of concern.
- Develop issues, especially within the cognitive and professional field of Biomedical Technology based on scientific evidence and form valid judgments, which take into account the appropriate relevant social, economic, cultural and ethical dimensions of the issue in question.
- Communicate with specialized and non-specialised groups and with the public to convey verbally, in writing and by other means, information, ideas, problems and solutions to specific issues.

- Plan, manage and implement research projects under supervision within the scientific field of Biomedical Technology, both individually and collectively.
- Carry the knowledge and skills they have acquired in a professional or business context and apply them with autonomy and in a way that shows professionalism and social responsibility, in order to plan and manage complex technical or professional activities or operations.
- Take decisions, evaluate and assume their responsibility in complex professional and business frameworks that are changing and evolving.
- Able to undertake, within established frameworks, the responsibility for the development of knowledge, skills and abilities of individuals and groups.

Further Information

The purpose of the Curriculum of the Department of Biomedicine Engineers, of Technological Education, is to provide, with the completion of their studies in the Department, a complete grasp of the knowledge, competences, and skills related to the scientific and professional field of Biomedical Technology, as such are analytically presented in the learning outcomes of the Curriculum.
The studies of the department include the theoretical and applied technological courses of the interdisciplinary branch of Biomedical Technology. This branch refers to any application of technology for the provision of health services, from the level of basic research in Medicine and Biology, to clinical practice. This branch covers the cognitive subjects included firstly in the Engineering Sciences, such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, and secondly, Natural Sciences. It also includes details about the approach, in terms of technology applications, of the Medical Sciences and of the Administration and Economy Sciences.
The duration of studies in the department is eight (8) semesters. Each semester includes 30 credits, as per the ECTS system. During the first seven (7) semesters, the studies include theoretical teaching, laboratory practices, manufacturing of devices, study groups, seminars, visits to hospitals, and the conduct of work with emphasis on case studies and teamwork. The last (8th) semester includes practical training in productive organisations of the public or private sector.
The studies in the Department aim for the teaching of the theoretical and applied technological principles in the following fields of the cognitive subject of Biomedical Technology:
Technological applications and theoretical principles of operation of the in vivo and in vitro Diagnostics, which include the devices for capturing bioelectrical and non-electrical biosignals, the modules of medical imaging, and sample analysers.
Technology for Intensive Care and for the Operating Theatre, which include, among others, the support machinery for vital functions.
Technological applications and theoretical principles of operation of Therapeutic Modules, which include, among others, the modules for radiation therapy and electrical therapy modules.
Restoration Technology, i.e. the technological applications and theoretical principles for the operation of the Rehabilitation Modules for Physical Functions. It includes, among others, the use of technology to improve the conditions of life for persons with specific problems and for the creation of artificial limbs and organs.
Bioengineering, which includes theories of engineering, applied to the systems of the human body.
Clinical Engineering, which includes the technology and the techniques for issuing medical decisions and managing the Biomedical Technology, with the purpose of supporting and improving the healthcare systems.
In addition, a supplementary purpose of the studies is to allow the graduates to obtain knowledge on the following:
The organisation, quality control, and quality assurance of Biomedical Technology.
Research methodology, data collection and analysis, writing of studies and composite works, and manufacture structures.
The application of the knowledge obtained, with a suitable practice in work areas.
The practical training in the 8th semester is performed in areas producing medical machinery in private businesses, in hospitals, and in other public or private organisations, in work areas of the relevant specialty, with the purpose of consolidating the knowledge obtained in the previous semester, the provision of the ability to take the initiative, as well as the ability to develop competences for resolving problems and for working in a team.
Finally, the dissertation before graduation allows the student to obtain the experience of in-depth studying for the specialty, either through a manufacturing or a combination work, along with suitable literature review, with emphasis on the development of the student's personal competences.

Relation To Employment

1. Graduates of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Technological Education (Formerly Department of Medical Instruments Technology) in the School of Applied Technology (STEF) of the Technological Education Institutions, upon graduating, based on their specialized scientific and technical knowledge, are engaged in the private and public sectors, either independently or in cooperation with other scientists, with the study, research and application of technology on modern and specific areas of biomedical technology, the procedure producing devices, systems, arrangements, equipment and biomedical materials, as well as with the marketing, maintenance, repair and commissioning thereof, with the collaboration possibly of other specialists (doctors, radiophysicists, biochemists).
2. The Department's graduates can be employed in the following fields:
a) Production or marketing of any kind of devices, systems, arrangements, equipment and biomedical materials.
b) Repair, maintenance, reconstruction of all kinds of devices, systems, arrangements, equipment and biomedical materials.
c) Ensuring in hospitals, perhaps working with other specialists such as doctors, radiophysicists, biochemists, of the readiness for use of devices and instruments, while being responsible for the maintenance, repair, and inspection thereof.
d) Participation in the evaluation of tenders for the supply of all kinds of devices, systems, arrangements, equipment and biomedical materials.
e) Preparation and supervision or participation in studies for the establishment, organization and operation of units producing devices, systems, arrangements, equipment and biomedical materials.
f) Specialized works for the installation and commissioning of medical equipment, laboratory equipment, and Hospital departments (operating theatres, radiology departments, etc.), which are entered in the Experience Register for Manufacturers (M.E.K.).
g) Conduct, as executives of the State, of audits to respective large industries and small industries, including private laboratories and clinics to grant the relevant operation license.
h) Any other occupation, included in the subject of their expertise, based on the development of technology, in accordance with the provisions of the applicable legislation.
3. The graduates of the Department progress within the administrative and technical hierarchy relative to the fields of Biomedical Technology. They can also undertake the positions of the officials provided for by the legislation in force about the operation of units using or producing devices, systems, arrangements, equipment and materials of Biomedical Technology.
4. The Department's graduates can be employed in education in accordance with the pertinent legislation in their field of expertise. They can also be employed as members of research groups on subjects of their expertise.


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.