M.E. Medical Electronics

The postgraduate programme on Medical Electronics will help students to learn and apply the principles of physical and engineering sciences to the practical problems of biomedicine and clinical practice. The students will:

  • Gain hands-on experience in proper usage of sensors and measurement of vital physiological parameters,
  • Learn in theory and practice about the various signal and imaging modalities in hospitals,
  • Learn and apply basic and advanced processing techniques for biomedical signals and images,
  • Learn and understand the working principles of assist devices,
  • Apply the knowledge gained for research, design and development of biomedical devices

The Programme is established in the Department of Biomedical Engineering for the current year and will prove to be tremendously successful in producing graduates equipped for careers in the healthcare professions. The curriculum is designed to bridge the physical and engineering sciences with biomedical science and clinical practice and the students will learn to apply the principals of these fields to the practical problems of biomedicine. The curriculum broadly focuses on medical electronics, physiology, physiological measurement techniques, and design and safety of biomedical instruments. The added advantage of the programme is that no previous biomedical knowledge is required and the students learn in theory and gain hands on experience in working with biomedical instruments in laboratories and hospitals. Students can broaden their knowledge of both electronic engineering and physics, encompassing the aspects of both disciplines as applied to medicine. Students can effectively acquire the medical vocabulary they need to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues. In addition to lectures, students will individually work on research projects including design and development of medical instruments, speech, signal and image processing modalities and acquire key skills in research techniques and project management. The programme prepares the students for professional appointments as engineers and scientists in the field of healthcare and enables them to make their own contribution to the maintenance and improvement of the standard of service to the patients.

Why study your M.E. in Medical Electronics at SSNCE?

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at SSN College of Engineering (SSNCE) undertakes research of exceptional quality, in diverse fields of medicine and healthcare. The department has 14 well-qualified staff members with 7 doctorates, and others on the verge of submitting their thesis. Staff members are working on diverse areas of research including Cognitive Neuro-computing, Medical Signal and Image Processing, Speech Processing, Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomaterial associated infections and Tissue Engineering. This research feeds into teaching the students, helping them to develop into extremely well qualified professionals with opportunities for employment in leading industries as well as in pursuing successful research. Both research and teaching are well established and the department has close association with a number of healthcare companies and research laboratories to enable students in pursuing a successful career upon completion.

Facilities

Our postgraduate students will enjoy a range of excellent resources, including:

  • Comprehensive computing facilities with several high-performance PC clusters and an extensive network of Windows and Linux workstations.
  • A well established pathology and microbiology laboratory, housing cell culture labs with standard and advanced biochemical/cell biology analysis equipments. The lab accommodates state-of-art equipments including Fluorescence Microscopes and Deep freezers for proper storage and analysis of microorganisms and samples.
  • The department has a well equipped Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipment laboratory with state-of-art equipments and advanced software including Mimics™ for 3D design and modeling. This software can be used to create 3D surface models from stacks of 2D image data that can be used for a variety of engineering applications including 3D measurements and analyses, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computer Aided Design, Rapid Prototyping, Surgical simulation and customized implant design, which students make use of, during their regular academic sessions and research activities.
  • Exclusively furnished Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory with state of art equipments and advanced software including the BIOPAC data acquisition and analysis systems that provides a flexible tool for research labs. The lab also accommodates advanced wireless systems including physiology monitoring devices for ECG, EEG, EGG, EMG, EOG, Respiration, Temperature, Pulse, and Impedance Cardiography. These Biopac ® systems offer an integrated platform that allows students to record data from their own bodies, animals, or tissue preparations.
  • Dedicated library which the students can use to enhance their knowledge and the availability of I-Cell that students utilize to pursue their project and research activities.
  • Highly qualified faculty with diverse areas of expertise available to assist the students round the clock and help them pursue a successful career in biomedicine and healthcare.

Curriculum

The curriculum for M.E. in Medical Electronics covers the following:

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Biosignal Processing

Biomedical Instrumentation

Biomedical Equipments

Applied Medical Image Processing

Medical Imaging and Radio Therapy

Medical Informatics

Human Assist Devices

Tissue Engineering

Genetic Analysis

Biomaterials

Medical Ethics and Standards

Biomedical Optics

BioMEMS

Nanotechnology and applications

Bio Mechanics

Finite Element Analysis

Rehabilitation Engineering

Advanced Neural Computing

Electives

Project Work and Research Opportunities

Students undertake projects under various streams, a few are mentioned herewith and benefit from successful placements and research openings in universities abroad.

Biosignal Processing

Biomedical Image Processing

Biomedical Instrumentation

Biochemistry

Biomaterial associated infections

Biomechanics

Physiological Modelling

Biocontrol Systems