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.

 

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Graduates from the Engineering programs in the Faculty of Engineering are expected to attain or achieve the following Program Educational Objectives within a few years of graduation:
  • A reputation as a source of innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Serve the community as ethical and responsible professionals
  • Pursue advanced study and research in engineering
  • Have developed life-long learning skills and abilities
  • Have developed essential (soft) skills to engage technical and non-technical audiences 
  • Guided by the principles of sustainable development and global interconnectedness, will understand how engineering projects affect society and the environment.

Last modified: April 8, 2019

 

COURSES:

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

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DEGREE OUTLINE:

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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (STUDENT OUTCOMES):

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. 

 

ACCREDITATION:

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus is accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). 

Enrollment and graduation data by programme is available at mona.uwi.edu/engineering/enrollment.

 

TUITION & REQUIREMENTS:

Admissions

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

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