Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering)

SBEHS offers a Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering) programme by taught course mode. Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits which include at least: (a) five core courses (15 credits), (b) one compulsory university course (3 credits), (c) one university elective course (3 credits), (d) four elective course (12 credits) and (e) dissertation (12 credits).

Project dissertation has a total credit of 12 hours in which it will be divided into 4 credit hours for semester two (Dissertation 1) followed by another 8 credit hours for semester three (Dissertation 2).  Project dissertation has to be submitted at the end of the respective semesters. Course assessment will be conducted via direct (examination, tests, quizzes, assignments) and indirect (peer assessment) methods.

Generic skills will be adapted during teaching and learning process. The programme is expected to produce a practicing professional with high responsibilities in managing an organization within biomedical engineering discipline. A graduate in this master programme will have a capability to continue education through special training, professional licensure, or additional certifications; or engaged in post-graduate study towards a doctoral degree in biomedical field.

General Information

1.   Awarding Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
2.   Teaching Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
3.   Programme Name Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering)
4.   Final Award Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering)
5.   Programme Code MMBC
6.   Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation Malaysian Qualification Agency Engineering Accreditation Council
7.    Language(s) of Instruction English
8.   Mode of Study (Conventional, distance learning, etc) Conventional (Coursework)
9.   Mode of operation (Franchise, self-govern, etc) Self-governing
10. Study Scheme (Full Time/Part Time) Full Time
11. Study Duration Minimum: 1.5 years
Maximum: 3 years

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

Code Intended Educational Objectives
PEO1 Establish themselves as practicing professionals with high responsibilities in biomedical engineering discipline.
PEO2 Function effectively and efficiently in managing an organization through effective communication skills and high ethics within the biomedical engineering network.
PEO3 Continue education through special training, professional licensure, or additional certifications; or engaged in post-graduate study towards a doctoral degree in biomedical field.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

After having completed the programme, graduates should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
Code Intended Educational Objectives
PLO1 Ability to integrate both theory and applications of advanced biomedical engineering principles.
PLO2 Ability to adapt and utilize advanced techniques and scientific thinking skills in solving complex biomedical engineering problems.
PLO3 Ability to carry out forefront research and development biomedical engineering projects through organized and systematic approach
PLO4 Ability to evaluate and make appropriate professional decisions by taking into accounts social and environmental responsibilities, and related ethics.
PLO5 Ability to communicate effectively through rational arguments via oral and written in biomedical engineering field as well as to public
PLO6 Ability to evaluate and make appropriate professional decisions by taking into accounts social and environmental responsibilities, and related ethics

Entry Requirement

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer), Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medical and Health), Medical or other related disciplines from UTM;

OR

  • Other recognized Higher Learning Institution with CGPA ≥ 3.0 or equivalent. For CGPA < 3.0, relevant work experience is needed
  • English Language Requirements (FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)
    An International student candidate is required to have a minimum qualification of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 550 or International English Language Test System (IELTS) of band 6.0 or Malaysian Universities English Test (MUET) of band 4.0. Exemption may be given to those who originate from countries whose native language is English or who graduated from English-speaking countries. Those who do not meet the minimum requirement must attend and pass the Intensive English Programme before they are allowed to proceed with their respective programs of study.

Award Requirements

For the award of Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering), students should achieve a total minimum of 45 credit hours with minimum CPA of 3.00.