Healthcare Engineering Technology Management

About the healthcare engineering technology management major

Professionals in the field of healthcare engineering technology manage and support the manufacturing and use of existing medical devices and technology in patient care. They also work on project management, helping hospitals and other facilities plan their technology needs and train practitioners. You can pursue either an associate or bachelor’s degree in this field. IU Indianapolis’s campus is connected to four hospitals, and most students complete an internship as part of their degree program.

Studies and abilities this major develops: critical thinking and problem solving, communication skills, teamwork, use of technology, attention to detail, and knowledge of healthcare systems.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Applied human biology for BMET
  • Biomedical electronic systems
  • Calculus for technology
  • Digital fundamentals
  • Healthcare devices and systems
  • Introduction to circuit analysis
  • Introduction to imaging modalities

Possible careers

  • Area general manager
  • Biomedical equipment technician
  • Clinical engineer
  • Field service technician
  • Imaging service engineer
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative


Where could I work?

  • Educational institutions
  • Hospitals 
  • Medical equipment manufacturers

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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