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BSc Biomedical Engineering

Direct honours programme focusing on the application of engineering techniques in biological sciences and medicine.

BSc Biomedical Engineering


Overview

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a direct honours programme focusing on the application of engineering techniques in biological sciences and medicine. Students will be trained in core biomedical engineering, and specialised biomedical engineering areas of biomedical instrumentation and medical imaging.

Students in this programme are automatically associate members of The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES). Upon graduation, they may transfer to be members. For more information, please visit www.ies.org.sg.

You may pursue Biomedical Engineering as a single subject or in combination with a Minor.

Refer to Minor Courses for more details.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

BSc Biomedical Engineering

This is a direct honours programme; graduating students who meet the honours eligibility criteria will be awarded the respective honours classification. To graduate, students are required to complete a total of 170 credit units ( cu) of courses, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 100 cu of Compulsory courses;
  • 40 cu of Elective courses;
  • 10 cu Compulsory Capstone Project;
  • 10 cu of General Elective; and
  • 10 cu of SUSS Core courses.

BSc Biomedical Engineering with Paramedicine and Emergency Response Minor
This is a direct honours programme; graduating students who meet the honours eligibility criteria will be awarded the respective honours classification. Students are required to complete a total of 170 credit units ( cu), inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 100 cu of Biomedical Engineering compulsory courses;
  • 10 cu of Biomedical Engineering elective courses;
  • 40 cu of Paramedicine and Emergency Response courses;
  • 10 cu Compulsory Capstone Project; and
  • 10 cu of SUSS Core courses.

BSc Biomedical Engineering with Minor
This is a direct honours programme; graduating students who meet the honours eligibility criteria will be awarded the respective honours classification. To graduate, students are required to complete a total of 170 credit units ( cu) of courses, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 100 cu of Biomedical Engineering compulsory courses;
  • 10 cu of Biomedical Engineering elective courses;
  • 40 cu of Minor courses (Analytics, Business, Communications, Digital Media, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, International Trade Management, Management, Marketing, Military Studies, Mobile Application Development, Organisation Management, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Procurement Management, Psychology, Public Sector Service Management, Security Studies, Sociology, or Supply Chain Management)
  • 10 cu Compulsory Capstone Project; and
  • 10 cu of SUSS Core courses.

The curriculum is structured such that:

  • Level 1 courses consist of basic sciences and engineering;
  • Level 2 covers core biomedical engineering courses such as biomaterials, biomechanics, ethics, and healthcare related topics;
  • Level 3 covers advanced biomedical engineering courses such as biomedical devices, biomedical instrumentation and systems, rehabilitative and assistive engineering
  • Elective courses are available in areas of advanced biomechanics, advanced biomaterials, medical imaging, genomics, cardiovascular bioengineering.
  • Level 4 – Capstone Biomedical Engineering Project
Module Types
SUSS CORE COMPULSORY
10 Credit Units
COMPULSORY
110 Credit Units
ELECTIVE
  • Students to complete 40 Credit Units of elective, with at least 10 Credit Units of level 3 courses.
40 Credit Units
~ GENERAL ELECTIVE ~
10 Credit Units
The programme is suitable for practising professionals who are currently working in medical and healthcare industries or related areas and wish to upgrade his/her academic qualifications from diploma to degree.
Graduates from this programme are suitable for employment in the medical device/electronics industry, hospitals, private research organisations, and positions involving direct contact with healthcare, rehabilitation, and human performance.
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