Bridging the gap between Engineering and Medicine
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Biomedical Engineering in UTAR is an EAC (Engineering Accreditation Council) accredited programme. This programme aims to equip students with strong foundation in the principles of engineering, focusing on the use of engineering knowledge in the medical related industries. It serves as a bridge to many different industries where biomedical engineering graduates are highly desirable.
Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering science and technology to the solution of problems in medicine and biology. It is also crucial in the design and development of medical equipment, connected health system and IT solution in the Healthcare Industries. Some of the applications include designing and producing artificial prosthesis and organs. This programme aims to produce biomedical engineering graduates in engineering design; biomedical treatment (engineering) and diagnostics; mathematical modelling; computational techniques and programming which include web and database skills and bioformatics; biomedical signal processing; medical imaging; biomechanics and biomaterials and biology for biomedical engineering applications in the clinical and healthcare industries.
Biomedical engineers may have job responsibilities such as designing new medical monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, specifying setting-up and maintaining biomedical equipment, evaluating the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of equipment, planning data processing services and the development of associated computing programmes, analysing new medical procedures to forecast likely outcomes, designing and delivering technology to assist people with disabilities, and designing and developing equipment for medical imaging to display anatomical details or physiological functions. Biomedical engineers have the prospects of being advisors for marketing departments of companies and even hold management positions.
Department of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering
The Department of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering (DMBE) at the Faculty of Engineering and Science is a department that focus on developing engineers and researchers in the area of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering.The departmental labs are equipped with state of the art facilities including Mechatronics labs, tissue engineering laboratory, human physiology simulation laboratory, dialysis machine for artificial organ module among others.
Under the Department of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering, there is a centre known as the Centre of Healthcare Science and Technology which consists of a few sub-research groups build up from members from the Faculty of Engineering and Science and other faculties in UTAR.
DMBE offered two undergraduate programs, one Master in research program and one PhD program.
Student from Biomedical Engineering completed the My STEM MCO Challenge.