Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Healthcare Engineering Technology Management Bachelor of Science Degree (BS)


IUPUI (a campus of Purdue University and Indiana University) is offering a Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Healthcare Engineering Technology Management.  The degree has a focus on the practice of medical equipment support in the clinical environment.  The degree can build on a person's associate's degree and many courses are available at a distance.  Purdue University grants the degree.

This program will address a growing need for engineering technicians in the clinical environment who can support the rapidly expanding use of technology in patient care. The students will integrate the technical/electrical/computer aspects of medical equipment with the needs of the medical staff and patients. Graduates will be an integral member of the health care team, demonstrating excellent problem solving skills blended with an emphasis on customer service toward the medical staff to result in safe and effective patient care.

For students who do not have experience or training in the discipline, this degree cannot be earned without attending classes in Indianapolis.

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Demand for Graduates

There are only a handful of universities which have this BS program and yet there are more than 6,000 hospitals in the United States and many medical equipment manufacturers who seek this background.  Graduates are highly sought after and may find sign-on bonuses, moving expenses and excellent salaries.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objective of our department is to produce graduates who will hold these attributes, as measured in the early years of their careers following graduation:

  • Obtain and advance professionally in technicaland multidisciplinary positions that require collaboration and customer service,successfullysupporting the use of technology in healthcare
  • Achieve recognition, professional certification, and/or advancement consistent with education
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge through additional education, certification, or specialized training

HEMT Student Outcomes:
At the time of graduation, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of the electrical and/or computer components of medical equipment systems as encountered in the degree program’s courses.  Demonstrate a working medical vocabulary and knowledge of clinical safety requirements and regulations as encountered in the courses of the degree program.
  2. Use current knowledge of mathematics, science, and emerging technology tools to solve problems and demonstrate solutions.
  3. Identify, analyze, and integrate the technical equipment requirements with the needs of medical staff and patients as required in the courses of the degree program.
  4. Apply and design solutions for issues identified in health care technology as demonstrated in a senior project.
  5. Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments, and assess results.
  6. Function as a member of a 2-4 person team to complete a task in a timely manner.  Demonstrate ability to organize work done by team members.
  7. Write technical reports; present data and results coherently in oral and graphic formats.
  8. Demonstrate skills for continued self-directed learning and professional development.
  9. Demonstrate ethical conduct as described in the university’s Student Code of Conduct.  Demonstrate knowledge of professional code of ethics.
  10. Demonstrate a respect for diversity as described in the university Civility statement.  Recognize contemporary professional, societal and global issues in case studies and course projects.
  11. Demonstrate quality, timeliness, and ability to complete increasingly complex homework and projects throughout the degree experience

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For more information on required courses or this program in general, contact Lacretia Githri (

Online Coursework

Many of the junior and senior level courses are delivered in the virtual Internet classroom, calledOncourse, without concern for a student's geographic location.  The courses follow a typical 15 week college semester and are not "independent study." 

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