Singapore University of Social Sciences

Essentials of Bioelectronics

Essentials of Bioelectronics (BME102)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1529.14 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


BME102 covers an introduction to biomedical equipment technology, involves the application of electronics in the measurement of bio-signals such as the basic principles of various types of signals, electrodes and transducers, the need for the bioelectric amplifier, differential amplifier and the principle of electrocardiogram and ECG amplifier. Students will study the basics of Fourier series and its application to different waveforms, understand the concept of noise and its relationship with the signal, the problems associated with the acquisition of biopotentials. They will also learn different bioelectric amplifier configurations and the fundamentals of an electrocardiogram recording.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Semiconductor Theory
  • Transistor Theory
  • Digital Electronics
  • Signals, Noise and Filters
  • Electrocardiography
  • Signal Conditioning

Learning Outcome

  • State basic theoretical principals in physics on bio-electricity and biomedical instrumentation.
  • Discuss the problems associated with the acquisition of biopotentials and different types of electrodes used to acquire the biopotentials.
  • List the various types of transducers used to measure the physiological measurements such as the concept of the blood pressure and its measurement.
  • Explain the requirements for a bioelectric amplifier.
  • Describe the basic principle of operational amplifiers and different bioelectric amplifier.
  • Apply key mathematical concepts, methods, theories and governing equations necessary to support the areas of biomedical engineering students study.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electronics in the measurement of bio-signals.
  • Use practical skills (e.g. related combined heat transfer software tools) relevant to the area of study
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