The production and health service industry need personnel equipped with knowledge and skills in biomedical, mechanical and electrical engineering, who can design, build, control, and maintain a wide range of engineering processes, products and medical systems, equipment and devices. Mechatronics reflects the integration of mechanical, electrical, electronics and automation. The inclusion of biomedical engineering brings about a unique integration of mechanical, electrical, electronics, physical sciences and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), biological and life sciences with a wide employment opportunity for the graduates.
As the industries and services became more specialized, and the role of the engineer expanded, the need for specialized personnel in the areas of biomedical, electrical, mechanical, and electronics superseded the generality for mechatronics and biomedical engineering. Many Universities in various countries all over the world offer these programmes independently. In modern industry and the health sector there is a high demand for human resource to manage multi-disciplinary automated systems. As a result, programmes in mechatronics and biomedical engineering will go a long way in addressing some of the challenges encountered in the production industry and medical field.
- Programme code: BMBE
- Level of Study:Undergraduate
- Mode of study: 4 years day and evening
- Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Location:Kyambogo University Campus, Faculty of Engineering
Program in brief
The four year program in BMBE combines courses from five fields of study i.e. Engineering Sciences and Mathematics (76%), humanities and Social Science (5%), Life Sciences (10%) and Biomedical Engineering (9%).
In your four years of study, you will be able to cover infection control and hospital waste management, functional anatomy and physiology, medical physics and electronics, biomechanics and biomaterials. You will also cover bioinstrumentation, design of medical systems, medical imaging and sensing, nuclear medicine and other modules.
You will go through hospital training/industrial trainingduring the recess terms at the end of first, second and third year. You will participate in a group project in third year and you will carry out an individual project in your last year of study.