According to CareerCast.com (USA), the Medical Bioengineer specialty ranks first in the top of the best jobs, taking into account income, growth prospects, work environment, stress and physical effort. Specialists in the field of biomedical engineering are the main link in the merging of medicine with technological advances in the coming years. Advanced procedures regarding health technologies are performed by multidisciplinary teams, including physicians and bioengineers.
Biomedical (clinical) engineering studies the diagnostic, therapy, monitoring and laboratory equipment used in medicine and biology, as well as the principles, methods and techniques that underlie the operation of this equipment. The main role of bioengineers in the clinical field is to train and supervise technicians, doctors who implement medical equipment in their daily work, to select products/services and to ensure their proper installation and use, to provide specialized advice to physicians, administrators and IT specialists. Bioengineers consult manufacturers of medical devices to improve their performance, based on clinical experience, and keep pace with technological progress to prevent the aging of medical devices.
Here are 10 reasons to choose the “Biomedical Engineering” Study Program:
Biomedical Engineering is one of the top specialties of engineering
Biomedical engineering is one of the avant-garde specializations of the Technical University of Moldova. The demand for specialists in the field is constantly growing. In 2017, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection requested a doubling of the number of bioengineers trained annually in order to ensure the needs of medical infrastructure. Being an interdisciplinary field, in collaboration with doctors, physicists, biologists and chemists, Biomedical Engineering develops and promotes engineering innovations and the development/manufacture of new medical devices or accessories. At the same time, Medical Engineering involves not only the production of high-performance biomedical equipment, but also the safety and security of patients and medical staff, as well as the use of equipment in good conditions.
The field of biomedical engineering has several similarities with medicine, including: data collection (patient monitoring); data analysis; decision making (part of the diagnosis); therapy; preventive medicine.
You will be part of UTM and benefit from education services of European standards
At UTM, studies are organized based on the European system of transferable academic credits (ECTS), according to the Bologna Process, engineering diplomas being recognized in European countries, and the national accreditation demonstrates the level of quality, corresponding to national standards.
Within this interdisciplinary specialty, you will receive a multipurpose education
During the eight semesters of study, within the program “Biomedical Engineering”, the following courses are taught:
Fundamentals: Higher Mathematics; Mechanics; Engineering graphics; Physics; Biology and biochemistry; Data structures and algorithms; Human anatomy and physiology; Biophysics; Electronic circuits and devices; Microoptoelectronic devices; Biomaterials; Electronic measurements; Medical electronics.
General: Physical education; Ethics, communication and law; Foreign language; Romanian language (for non-native speakers); Safety of vital activity.
Socio-humanistic: Philosophy/Philosophy of technical culture; Economic fundamentals of the branch/Economic theory and economic integration; Management and Marketing/Entrepreneurship.
Optional: Digital integrated circuits; Analog and conversion circuits; Microprocessors/Microprocessors and interfaces; Biomedical systems modeling/Analysis and modeling of physiological systems; Elements of internal medicine and surgery; Processing of medical signals and images/Advanced techniques for digital processing of biomedical signals; Transducers and biosensors; Medical devices for diagnosis and therapy/devices for internal medicine and gastrology; Medical devices for cardiology and oncology; Medical devices for intensive care and laboratory investigations; Clinical engineering and medical technology management/medical device management.
After completing the program you will have the skills to: design, test and implement new medical procedures assisted by state-of-the-art technological equipment, as well as computers; modification and testing of products, equipment and devices; providing the interface between equipment – medical staff; ensuring the training of medical staff in the safe use of equipment; maintenance of medical equipment; professional training for Master’s courses in the same specialty.
You will learn general programming languages and biomedical engineering-oriented programming languages
The curriculum includes several modern courses in the field of computer science: Computer programming; Data structures and algorithms; Object-oriented programming; Assisted design in medicine; Computer and network architecture; Microprocessors and interfaces; Medical informatics/computerized medical systems; Embedded electronic systems.
You will be able to work in the Student Club “Dedicated electronic systems and applications with microcontrollers”
Within the Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering, there is the Student Club “Dedicated Electronic Systems and Microcontroller Applications”, in which annually, about 30 students are initiated in research activities in the fields of micro-opto-nanoelectronics and biomedical sensor engineering. The objectives of the Club are: attracting students in innovative engineering activities applied in the fields of microelectronics and biomedicine; supporting and promoting the innovative ideas of future engineers; educating the new generation of engineers in a competitive spirit, openly and transparently. Thus, you will benefit from innovative practices, useful for: testing your own innovative ideas; participation with your own works in national and international competitions and exhibitions; exchange of experience with your senior colleagues; completion of the Bachelor’s thesis; employment in the field of biomedical engineering.
You will have the opportunity to participate in student competitions
The International Student Competition “Engineering of microelectronic systems – Sergiu Rădăuţan” is organized annually, where the works of young engineers and students in the fields of electronics, systems and applications with microcontrollers, biomedical devices, are exhibited.
Through the National Nuclear Safety Support Center and the Swedish Radiological Safety Authority, you have the opportunity to participate in summer schools organized in Odessa (Ukraine), Trieste (Italy), etc.
Involvement in cutting-edge scientific research, seminars, international workshops
Among the main focuses of the scientific research of the department are: Semiconductor sensors for biomedicine; Engineering of microelectronic systems and biomedical devices.
Renovated classrooms and specialized laboratories provided with high-performance equipment
Within the MIB Department, there are modern classrooms, equipped with multimedia equipment, teaching and research laboratories, part of the Center for Nanotechnologies and Nanosensors, the National Center for Studies and Testing of Materials, the National Center for Biomedical Engineering, the National Center for Security Support Nuclear, other 5 specialized laboratories of the Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering, laboratories of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”, rooms provided with equipment to reach the creative potential of students, computer rooms connected to the Internet, etc.
You have the chance to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities
University life includes activities other than the courses of your major: sports and arts, for example. The university offers favorable conditions for extracurricular activity within the “Tinereţea” (“Youth”) Folk Dance Ensemble, founded in 1965, under the leadership of Petru Furnică; UTM Marching Band, founded in 1975, under the direction of Vasile Simion; Sports clubs for football, basketball, athletics, etc. The UTM teams participate in all 18 sporting events for the universities in the country, often winning leading places.
You will study in the study block no.3, located in one of the greenest regions of the capital
Study block no.3 – a 7 floor building (mun. Chișinău, 9/7 Studenţilor street), located in one of the greenest areas of the capital, in the vicinity of the student dorms, the student cafeteria (currently the Didactic-Methodical Center and Production), the UTM Leisure and Sports Center, and the Picturesque Dendrological Park – UTM’s Museum of Outdoor Technology
In 55 years, about 85 thousand specialists have graduated from UTM!