Bachelor of Engineering ( Bio-Medical )

The Bachelor of Engineering (Bio-Medical) is offered on a full-time basis. There is a growing demand for technical professionals who can effectively integrate the fields of biomedical science and engineering. Professionals who are capable of understanding medical problems within the context of engineering sciences will be able to solve problems that are of interest to both engineers and medical practitioners.

This new field of biomedical engineering has made significant contributions to technological advancement in various fields of medicine and healthcare.  These include the creation and production of artificial human parts, communication aids and assistive tools for people with disabilities, new diagnostic and therapeutic tools that lead to new medical procedures, etc. Technology in medicine has advanced so much that, today, there are countless medical devices specifically designed for home use.

The Biomedical Engineering bachelor programme is a mixed curriculum of engineering and biomedical sciences. The course contents for 1st year and 2nd year are geared towards the principles and fundamentals of biomedical engineering and sciences, such as Introduction to Biomedical Engineering and Basic Anatomy & Physiology; while also learning general engineering courses such as Engineering Mathematics and Digital Electronics. Students are also required to take general university courses such as Academic English Skill and Islamic & Asian Civilization.

In the 3rd year students will be exposed to more specialised courses such as Biomedical Instrumentation & Measurement, Clinical Engineering, and Biomedical Materials. In the final 4th year, students will be further reinforced in the field of biomedical engineering through courses like Biomedical Systems Design, Biochemistry for Biomedical Engineers and Biomedical Signal Processing. Students will also be required to take three elective courses such as Rehabilitation Engineering, Biosystems Modelling, and Medical Informatics. In addition, students in the final year are required to complete a Final Year Project (FYP), Professional Practice in Biomedical Engineering and Entrepreneurship. All these courses are designed and structured to produce a competent and reliable biomedical engineer.

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.

General Information

1.   Awarding Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
2.   Teaching Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
3.   Programme Name Bachelor of Engineering (Bio-Medical)
4.   Final Award Bachelor of Engineering (Bio-Medical)
5.   Programme Code SMBE-03
6.   Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation Malaysian Qualification Agency Engineering Accreditation Council
7.    Language(s) of Instruction English and Bahasa Melayu
8.   Mode of Study (Conventional, distance learning, etc) Conventional
9.   Mode of operation (Franchise, self-govern, etc) Self-governing
10. Study Scheme (Full Time/Part Time) Full Time
11. Study Duration Minimum: 4 years
Maximum: 6 years

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

Code Intended Educational Objectives
PEO1 Graduates with competency to work in biomedical industry
PEO2 Graduates with leadership positions in the biomedical engineering sector
PEO3 Graduates embrace professional development through biomedical engineering practice and life-long learning
PEO4 Graduates who conduct their professional work ethically and contribute towards societal responsibilities.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

After having completed the programme, graduates should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
Code Intended Educational Objectives
PLO1 Apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals to the solution of complex biomedical engineering problems.
PLO2 Identify, formulate and solve complex biomedical engineering problems through structured literature research and scientific approach using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
PLO3 Design solutions for complex biomedical engineering problems with consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental needs.
PLO4 Conduct investigation into complex Biomedical Engineering problems using research-based knowledge and methodology to provide scientific conclusions.
PLO5 Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern medical engineering and IT tools, to complex biomedical engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
PLO6 Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues to professional biomedical engineering practice.
PLO7 Understand the role of biomedical engineers in society regarding social, cultural, environmental and global responsibilities for sustainable development.
PLO8 Ability to evaluate and make appropriate professional decision by taking into account ethical principles, social and environmental responsibilities.
PLO9 Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities through written, oral, visual and graphical forms to colleagues and society at large.
PLO10 Develop leadership attributes and be committed in achieving common goals in multi-disciplinary setting using good team working skills.
PLO11 Ability to adapt with the latest development within the biomedical engineering field for life-long learning and continuous knowledge improvement.
PLO12 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management and financial aspects of biomedical engineering and develop entrepreneurship skills.

Entry Requirements

The minimum qualifications for candidates who intend to do a Bachelor of Engineering (Bio-Medical) are as follows:

Note : Year of entry and duration of study will be based on the credit exemptions or credit transfer awarded by the university.

Category

Specific Requirements General Requirements

Malaysian High School Certificate (STPM)

Minimum results based on the Malaysian High School Certificate (STPM) (results would be based on the general requirements as well as other conditions as the pre-requisites for the programme set by the university).

  • Passed with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent
  • Obtained at least a Grade B- (CGPA 2.67) Biology at Matriculation/Foundation level
  • Passed with at least Grade C+ (2.33) in Matriculation/Foundation in any TWO (2) the following subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • Not having any health problems that will prevent student from taking up practical work
  • Passed Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July paper
  • Passed MOEM Matriculation/UM Science Foundation with CGPA of at least 2.00
  • Obtained at least a Band 2 in Malaysia University English Test (MUET).
Matriculation Certificates (KPM) / Asasi Sains UM
Fulfil the general requirements set by the university as well as other conditions of the programme.
  • Passed with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent
  • Obtained at least a Grade B- (CGPA 2.67) Biology at Matriculation/Foundation level
  • Passed with at least Grade C+ (2.33) in Matriculation/Foundation in any TWO (2) the following subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • Not having any health problems that will prevent student from taking up practical work
  • Passed Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July paper
  • Passed MOEM Matriculation/UM Science Foundation with CGPA of at least 2.00
  • Obtained at least a Band 2 in Malaysia University English Test (MUET)

Certificates/Diplomas

Fulfill the general requirements set by the university as well as specific requirements of the programme.

  • Obtained a Diploma related to the applied course from UTM or equivalent with at least CGPA 2.50

or

  • For those who obtained a CGPA 2.50 but have at least TWO (2) years working experience in related field are eligible to apply; and
  • Passed with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level

or

  • Obtained at least Grade C in any of Mathematics subjects
  • Passed Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July paper
  • Obtained a Diploma or equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government and approved by the Senate,

or

  • Passed STPM examination in 2009 or before and obtained the following:
  • Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in General Paper; and
  • Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in TWO (2) other subjects

or

  • Passed Matriculation Examination in 2009 or before and obtained at least CGPA 2.00
  • Obtained at least a Band 2 in Malaysia University English Test (MUET)

 

 

 

International Students

Fulfill the general requirements set by the university as well as specific requirements of the programme.

      • Passed General Certificate of Education (GCE), ‘A’ Level, Diploma in related field or other equivalent pre-university examinations

        or

      •  Any other certificate that is recognized by Senat of the University equivalent to the above;

        or

      • participate in the bridging program organized by the university

        and

      • Score at least 5.5 in IELTS, 500 in TOEFL or 79 in IBT.

      Award Requirements

      To graduate, students must:

      • Attain a total of not less than 138 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 0.
      • Professional Skill Certificate (PSC)
      1. How to Get Yourself Employed (HTGYE)
      2. ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System Requirement (ISO)
      3. Occupational Safety and Health Awareness (OSHA)
      4. How to Manage Your Personal Finance (HTMYPF)
      5. Test of English Communication Skills for Graduating Students (TECS):

      (i)      TECS 1001 (Paper I – Oral Interaction)
      (ii)     TECS 1002 (Paper II – Writing)