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Biological Sciences and Bio – Engineering

A biological engineer may study the environment to improve the ways we conserve soil, water and other natural resources. He or she may design new equipment or methods used in medicine or agriculture, or specialize in power systems. The specific talents of a biological engineer may lead her or him into a career involving research, management, sales or production. In all cases, biological engineers combine their skills in math and science to find solutions for many of the problems facing the world today.

Career Options

  • There are three main areas that a bio-engineer may work in: • Industry • The NHS • Research If you choose to go into research
  • your career path will typically involve a PhD in bio-engineering
  • followed by a role at a university or academic institute as a lecturer or researcher. If you wish to work in industry
  • you can move into a job after your degree and start to work your way up. Senior posts may offer roles in: • Management • Marketing • Production • Quality assurance • Research • Technical advice

Educational Qualifications

  • • Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream

Personal Skills

  • • Careful measurement and analytical skills. • Good attention to detail. • A good eye for design. • The creative and technical ability to turn designs into products. • The ability to empathize with patients. • Communication and team working skills.

Courses to be pursued

  • • B.S. / M.S. in Bio-Engineering • B.tech/M.tech in Bio-Engineering

Top Colleges

  • AIIMS, DELHI Address: Lila Ram Market Nearby South Extension part 2, Guneet Kashyap Marg Road, Block A, South Extension II, New Delhi, Delhi 110049 Phone: 098997 87975 http://www.aiims.edu/en.html
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Address: Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016 Phone: 011 2659 7135 http://www.iitd.ac.in/

Working Conditions

Bio-engineers work in offices, laboratories, workshops, manufacturing plants, clinics and hospitals. Some local travel may be required if medical equipment is located in various clinics or hospitals. Most bio-engineers work standard weekday hours.

Top Companies

  • BPL Healthcare Address: Health care business, group BPL Towers, 13, Kasturba Rd.Bangalore-560076 Ph.: 22274990 http://careers.bplmedicaltechnologies.com/
  • P.K.Morgan (India) Pvt.Ltd. Address: 1214, chiranjiv Tower, Nehru Place New Delhi-110019 Ph.: 91 11 6435838

Successful Persons

Chrysta Irolla

Chrysta went to China with Penn’s Global Biomedical Service Program and came back with new goals and ideas. Not only she discovered a passion for prosthetics and orthotics, but she researched and invented a device for below-the-knee amputees, for which she won a PennVention Prize and financial support.

John Buddenberg

He is currently involved in a two year, rotational program building his skill set as a manufacturing engineer and sourcing engineer to pursue continuous product improvements.

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