BEng in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field. It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to help improve patient health care and the quality of life of individuals. It is an exciting, comprehensive and developing field which combines knowledge of electronics, information technology, mechanical, chemical, and materials engineering with the life sciences including medicine, biology and molecular biology. Examples of applications of biomedical engineering are the development and manufacture of biocompatible prostheses (artificial body parts, such as a leg, a heart, or a breast implant), medical devices, diagnostic devices and imaging equipment and pharmaceutical drugs.
Malawi is facing challenges in designing, manufacturing, adapting and maintaining sophisticated medical equipment. The health delivery system in Malawi needs application of engineering concepts in order to solve the biological and medical problems so as to improve human health standards through cross disciplinary activities that integrate engineering sciences and biomedical sciences. Therefore, this programme will produce high calibre graduates that will apply principles and techniques of biomedical engineering to develop innovative products and undertake the maintenance of medical devises and equipment for quality health care delivery.
Graduates in Biomedical Engineering can work in a number of sectors including hospitals, medical schools, medical equipment manufacturing companies, research institutes and institutions of higher learning such as universities as academician. They can also start their own businesses by manufacturing, selling or repairing medical equipment (entrepreneurship).
-Language and Communication Studies
-Engineering Drawing I
-Algebra and Trigonometry
-Introduction to Computer Applications
-Technical and Business Communication
-Engineering Drawing II
-Introduction to Analysis and Linear Algebra
-Fluid Mechanics I
-Mechanical and Electrical Workshop Practice
-Strength of Materials
-Electronic Devices and Circuits
-Signals and Systems
-Digital Image Processing
-Medical Imaging and Sensing
Work Integrated Learning
-Statistical Methods and Experimental Design
-Control Systems I
-Control Systems II
-Healthcare Technology and Management
-Biomaterials and Artificial Organs
-Engineering and Society
-Business Management and Entrepreneurship
–Instrumentation and Design
Entry in Year 1:
MSCE, “O” Level, IGCSE, GCE at least six credits including; Biology, Physics, Chemistry (or Physical Science), Mathematics and English. In addition the candidate should have a grade of no more than 4 in each of the above subjects
Entry in Year 2:
A-level with at least C grade in the following subject Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, with Biology at ‘O’ level. But must take and pass Drawing 1 and Drawing 2.
Any other related qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning may be assessed by the Admissions Office.