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Applied Engineering Technology - Biomedical Design & Manufacturing

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The Associate of Science (AS) in Applied Engineering Technology-Biomedical
Design & Manufacturing degree program will prepare students for a career in Biomedical Device Manufacturing at either a technician level, or advance to an applied engineering level. Drawing heavily on industry representative feedback, this unique program of study includes an introduction to biomedical manufacturing technology and industry-specific software and hardware training. Along with a strong general education core including a solid science and math foundation, students will participate in coursework that strengthens their communication and critical thinking/problem-solving abilities. For assistance in program planning, or to explore additional transfer options, students should schedule a time to meet with an academic advisor. This degree may transfer in part or in its entirety to baccalaureate institutions.
Students should meet with a representative of the transfer institution when planning their program. For additional information about our programs, visit our website at

Developmental Courses 

Some students may need preparatory courses in the areas of English, mathematics or reading. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward this degree.

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Apply mathematical, physical and biological foundations to the solution of biomedical engineering problems.
    2. Incorporate techniques, skills, and tools necessary for achieving robust engineering solutions.
    3. Develop a comprehensive awareness of constraints that challenge the design and manufacture of biomedical devices.
    4. Demonstrated capacity to participate on multi-disciplinary teams to achieve desired results.
    • A minimum of 60 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • Satisfy residency requirements. 
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
    • Completion of specific degree requirements.
    • To complete your program, please submit the appropriate application found here.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.


    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.

  • 28 credits

    AENG 2225 Digital Electronics 3
    AENG 2230 Electromechanical Devices 3
    AENG 2235 Instrumentation & Control 3
    BMED 1100 Introduction to Biomedical Devices and Industry 2
    BMED 2100 Design and Manufacturing in the Medical Device Industry 3
    BMED 2200 Introduction to Medical Device Regulations Ethics  3
    BMED 2300 Introduction to Quality Assurance 3
    BMED 2520* Technical Writing for Regulated Industries 3
    BMED 2600 Fundamentals of Dimensional Metrology 2
    ENGR 1111* Engineering Graphics 3
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
  •  32 credits

    Complete at least 32 credits in courses from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), including all courses listed. You must complete at least one course in six of the ten goal areas. One course may satisfy more than one goal area, but the course credits may be counted only once.

    1.  Communication 
      ENGL 1120* OR ENGL 1121* 4
      CMST 2251 3
    2.  Critical Thinking (met by ENGL 1120/1121)
    3.  Natural Science
      BIOL 1104  4
      PHYS 1317* 5
    4.  Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
      MATH 1114* 4
      MATH 1200* 3
      MATH 1201* 4
    5.  History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
    6.  Humanities/Fine Art
    7.  Human Diversity 
    8.  Global Perspective
    9.  Ethical/Civic Responsibility 
    10.  People and the Environment

    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.

  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Applications Engineering Technician
    • Biomedical Engineering Technician
    • Biomedical Equipment Specialist
    • Calibration Technician
    • Clinical Research Coordinator
    • Clinical Research Specialist
    • Equipment Maintenance Technician
    • Field Service Technician
    • Manufacturing Technician
    • Medical Device Lab Technician
    • Medical Equipment Repairer
    • Production Technician
    • Quality Assurance Specialist
    • Quality Inspector
    • Quality Technician

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