B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering UWI, Mona

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field in which engineering techniques are applied to solve problems in medicine and healthcare technologies. Biomedical engineers use microcomputers, lasers, and other materials to develop and improve medical research equipment that are used to diagnose or treat health problems. They may be involved in the design and engineering of medical products and equipment, for which they must have a firm understanding of biomechanics and neurophysiology. Areas of specialization are usually pursued at the graduate level and include the following areas: Bioinstrumentation; Biomechanics; Clinical Engineering; Systems Physiology; Biomaterials; and Rehabilitation engineering:

This 3-year BSc. Biomedical Engineering programme has a strong focus on the design, operation and maintenance of biomedical instruments, particularly those frequently used in our health care institutions. The types of instruments used for treatment has evolved rapidly, and includes radiotherapy machines, pacemakers, cardiac-assist devices, intelligent drug delivery systems, and lasers for surgery. Biomedical engineers serves as an interface between traditional engineering disciplines and living systems. They may specialize in either aspect - applying the patterns of living organisms to engineering design or engineering new approaches to human health.

This programme strongly emphasize teaching laboratories and project designs. The practical application and testing of the concepts presented in the theoretical classes for that semester will be explored in these laboratory sessions. Engineering students learn through a combination of design and laboratory work. This mix of theory and practical application allows students to think things through and then apply their ideas in a variety of real life situations. Students also learn to diagnose problems and develop a variety of solutions.



The overall educational objectives for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering are to produce graduate who can:

  • Embark upon diverse career paths, serve the medical device/pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries, and use their education in a variety of related endeavors including medicine, dentistry, law, business, government, and other engineering/scientific fields.
  • Apply their technical, critical thinking and interpersonal relationship skills to work professionally in one or more of the following areas: biomedical electronics, medical instrumentation, medical devices / pharmaceutical / biotechnology industries, medical imaging, biomedical signal processing, rehabilitation engineering, and medical informatics.
  • Advance their skills through professional growth and development opportunities provided by participation in a professional society, continuing education, or graduate study in engineering or other professional fields.
  • Publish papers, reports, patents and/or technical presentations at local, national, international meetings or within the professional organization/company that they are affiliated with.



The programme's courses are separated into three levels, click on the link for more details on the courses: 

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The Degree Outline contains the information required for students to complete their degree. Click on the link for more details on the degree outline: 

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Students successfully completing the BSc Biomedical Engineering programme should have the ability to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering principles to solve problems in biomedical engineering;
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data from biomedical systems;
  • design a biomedical system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  • function on multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
  • identify, formulate, and solve biomedical engineering problems;
  • demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • communicate effectively via oral and written media;
  • demonstrate and understanding and appreciation of the impact of biomedical engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • articulate the need for life-long learning in the biomedical engineering profession and engage in such activities;
  • exhibit a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for biomedical engineering practice. 



Biomedical Engineering  Admission Data Graduation data
Academic Year 2017-18 n/a n/a
Academic Year 2018-19 10  




Applicants must meet the University’s matriculation requirements and the Department's entry requirments.


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