About the Department and its Programs:
The College of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS), being one of thirteen colleges at Majmaah University (MU) was established in 2009 to meet the need in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for skilled healthcare professionals. Since its establishment, it has been playing a significant role in providing both the private and the public health sectors with highly competent professional graduates who are equipped with the most recent knowledge and skills in their respective health care fields. CAMS currently operates six various undergraduate programs running under six academic departments. The Biomedical Equipment Technology Program, BMET, was established in the year 2009. BMET was established in order to cover the need to specialists and technologists in biomedical equipment technology that is needed in all healthcare institutions and companies. The establishment of this biomedical program came at a critical time while healthcare systems have been witnessing increase in the utilization of sophisticated equipment, in screening, diagnosis and therapy of diseases. Currently, the department is offering Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET) and Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Engineering. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET) program since its inception, it has an intention to help not only the University and surrounding community, but also the country by preparing researchers and technologists to innovate and meet the challenges of sustainability in this competitive age of globalization.
Biomedical Equipment Technology program is a multidisciplinary in nature wherein quantitative, analytical, and integrative methods are applied down from the molecular level, up to the entire organism and body, to solve persisting problems in biology and medicine. This broadens understanding of basic biological processes, also enables specialists to develop innovative approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. For this reason, the program has been developing well-trained and highly skilled biomedical equipment technologists in this field. The curriculum covers all major and well-established subdivisions of the biomedical engineering discipline, such as bioinstrumentation, bio signals and systems, biomechanics medical imaging and biomaterials with its state of art laboratories. Its curriculum is equipped with the most demanding and influential topics that can attract national, regional and international students and was reviewed and approved by highly experienced local, regional, and international experts’ reviewers. In addition, stakeholders in the advisory committee at BMET believe that, the program can meet the present and future needs of the Biomedical Equipment Technology domain. Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET) program (BSc) was reviewed by ABET team during November 17-19, 2014 in 2014-2015 cycle and was granted accreditation retroactively from 1 October 2013. Final statement of accreditation letter dated 7 August 2015 was issued to University by ABET.