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Bachelor of Engineering (Bio-Medical)(SWB)

 

Introduction


Application of engineering techniques in bio-medical sciences is gradually expanding. Today, with the ever increasing complexity of medical technology, there is a growing demand for technical professionals that could inter-relate the fields of bio-medical and engineering. Personnel that are capable of understanding a medical problem in terms of engineering sciences will be able to solve problems that are of interest to engineers and medical practitioners. This new field of Bio-Medical Engineering has made significant contributions in the technological advancement in the field of medicine, such as the creation and production of artificial human parts, communication aids and assisstive tools for the handicapped, new diagnostic and therapeutic tools that lead to new medical procedures, etc. The use of equipment and devices in modern medicine is so prevalent that we cannot imagine a situation without it. It has even come to the stage where there are now medical devices for home use.


Besides that, the Government of Malaysia will be introducing the Medical Devices Act in the very near future. This act will put in place a more comprehensive and stringent set of regulations to ensure the safety of patients and personnel when using medical devices. Suppliers of medical equipments and health centers/hospitals will be made to be more responsible when dealing with medical devices. Devices will have to be properly maintained and calibrated in accordance with established regulations and standards. Authorized body set by the Government to oversee the Act will require qualified staff in this area. In addition, R&D in this field will have to be aggressively pursued if Malaysia does not want to be left behind. Therefore, there exists a need for qualified bio-medical engineering personnel to undertake the tasks indicated above.

 


Programme Educational Objectives (PeO)


PEO1     Can achieve competitive positions or entry into programme of advanced study in areas of their interest.
PEO2     Are competent and productive in Biomedical Engineering and related practice.
PEO3     Shall continue to develop professionally through both practical experienced and life-long learning.
PEO4     Shall communicate and lead effectively.
PEO5     Practice high standards of ethical conduct and societal responsibilities



Programme Outcomes (PO)

 

PO1

Ability to think critically, logically, and analytically in applying knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering within the domain of biomedical. (problem solving).

PO2

Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

PO3

Ability to identify, formulate and solve biomedical engineering problems.

PO4

Ability to adapt and utilize various techniques, skills, and modern equipments in solving current biomedical engineering problems.

PO5

Demonstrate the ability to understand and utilize system design principles for sustainable development and evaluate operational performance.

PO6

Capable of accomplishing given tasks relevant to the field of biomedical engineering independently and presenting the results with confidence and positive attitude i.e. able to handle challenges, comments, and criticisms.

PO7

Ability to communicate effectively through written, oral, visual and graphical forms among colleagues and outside communities.

PO8

Ability to work in a team not only as a committed individual but also as a leader in achieving common goals.

PO9

Ability to create awareness on the importance and needs for lifelong learning and pursue expertise in the field of Biomedical Engineering.

PO10

Demonstrate the understanding of discharging responsibilities ethically and with integrity in view of social, economic, cultural, global, environmental and contemporary issues.




Mapping Of PO To PeO

 

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PEO 5

Can achieve competitive positions or entry into programme of advanced study in areas of their interest.

Are competent and productive in Biomedical Engineering and related practice.

Shall continue to develop professionally through both practical experienced and life-long learning.

Shall communicate and lead effectively.

Practice high standards of ethical conduct and societal responsibilities

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Programme Structure


The number of credits required for graduates to be awarded with the bachelor degree are 132 credits. Allocation of total credits according to category of subjects are as follow:


The program is a mix of Electrical and Electronic Engineering curriculum with Bio-medical. The course content for year one and two is the same as Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with the addition of a couple of core subjects from Bio-medical Engineering, such as Physiology and Biomaterials. The third year will see more core subjects from Bio-medical Engineering such as Bio-medical Measurement, Biomechanic and Biophysics. In the final year, students will be further reinforced in Bio-medical Engineering through subjects like Medical Imaging, Bio-medical Signal Processing, Bio-medical Instrumentation, and Biomedical Engineering and Practice. Students will also be required to choose elective subjects in Biomedical Engineering or Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Among the subjects offered include Rehabilitation Engineering, Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Photonic in Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, Sensor Technology, and Machine Learning.
In addition to the above, students in the final year are required to complete a design project or research study in the area of Biomedical Engineering.
Students must also undergo a compulsory industrial attachment program of at least 10 weeks, either in the private sector or government agencies, during the short semester in Year Three. This will give students an exposure of the work environment in the industry as well as prepare them with practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering.

 

Career Prospects


Graduates of this course can find work opportunities in hospitals, companies involve in biomedical products, either manufacturing them, sales and service, or R&D, Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and any other party interested in health care.
Among the job opportunities available to the biomedical engineer are:

  • Government regulators to oversee the implementation of the Medical Devices Act when it is enacted.
  • Engineers in hospitals or medical centers responsible for the procurement, maintenance and usage of medical devices.
  • Sales engineer of biomedical devices.
  • Engineers involve in R&D in biomedical engineering.
  • Engineers to perform test and calibration services.
  • Engineers involve in the manufacturing of medical devices.
  • Engineers in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, responsible for the planning, management and operation of the engineering services of the public health care sector.