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Electrical Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Major (BMT)


Graduates of the program Electrical Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Major are welcomed in hospitals and companies where medical equipment is designed, tested, installed, and operated because of their strong background in electronics and information systems along with knowledge of specialized biomedical equipment.

Graduates of the Biomedical Equipment Major earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to take on the challenging tasks of hospital healthcare technology management, maintaining multi-million dollar equipment, such as MRI, CT, sonogram, X-ray, and other medical equipment. The curriculum also provides an effective foundation for transfer into a related bachelor’s degree program.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Become certified biomedical technicians and advance to senior level positions
  • Design and repair computers
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair biomedical equipment and instrumentation
  • Work on computer networks
  • Work in technical sale
  • Use measuring and software tools to test/maintain equipment
  • After gaining appropriate experience, graduates may elect to take the exam for Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician, Certified Laboratory Equipment Technician, or Certified Radiology Equipment Technician

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Biomedical Information Systems Technician
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Engineering Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$40,000 to $50,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Employment of medical equipment technicians is projected to grow 30 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Greater demand for healthcare services and the use of increasingly complex medical equipment will drive employment growth. Individuals with an associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology or engineering should have the best job opportunities.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati (College of Engineering and Applied Science)
  • University of Toledo

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Bethesda North Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Hill-Rom
  • Masterplan, Inc.
  • Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio
  • Phillips Medical Systems

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr to $15.50/hr


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Electrical Engineering Technology - Biomedical Equipment Major (BMT)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
EET 131Circuit Analysis 1 ( B) 324
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
EET 132Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 324
CIT 190Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 101
EET 121Digital Systems 1 ( T) 233
BMT 161Biomedical Instrumentation 1 ( T) 334
Semester 3  
EET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
NETC 121Network Communications 1 ( B) 223
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
Semester 4  
BIO 117Human Body in Health and Disease ( B) 303
ESET 251Electronics ( T) 324
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)  324
EET 122Digital Systems 2 ( T) 233
Semester 5  
ENG 10X English Elective (G)  303
BMT 262Biomedical Instrumentation 2 ( T) 334
EMET XXX Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective (T)  233
EET XXX Electrical Engineering Technology Elective 1 (T)  233
Semester 6  
EET XXX Electrical Engineering Technology Elective 2 (T)  1402
ECO 10X Economics Elective (G)  303
Total Credits:  5011265


Mathematics Elective8
Take one of the following series:
MAT 125
& MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
and Functions and Calculus
MAT 251
& MAT 252
Calculus 1
and Calculus 2
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Physics Elective
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective3
EMET 240Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics3
EMET 245Laser 13
EMET 270Robotics and Servomechanisms4
Electrical Engineering Technology Electives3
Any EET (2XX level)
or, Any ESET (2XX level)
or, Any PSET
or, Any EMET not used to fulfill the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Elective
Economics Elective
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Ralph Whaley, Jr., PhD
(513) 569-1768
Co-op Coordinator
Kimberly Richards, PhD
(513) 569-1771
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