Big Challenges being addressed by this programme – motivation

  • Human health and quality of life is one of the most critical challenges facing humanity.
  • The challenge is all the greater due to a rapidly increasing1 and rapidly aging global population that now exceeds 7 billion.
  • Biomedical Engineering addresses these issues directly, with engineers innovating, analysing, designing and manufacturing new medical implants, devices and therapies for the treatment of disease, injuries and conditions of the human body, to restore health and improve quality of life.
  • CNN lists Biomedical Engineering as No. 1 in the “Best Jobs in America” 2013.

Programme Objectives & Purpose


The objective of the programme is to generate graduates with a sound grounding in engineering fundamentals (analysis, design and problem solving), but who also have the multi-disciplinary breadth that includes knowledge of human biology and clinical needs and applications, to be able to make an immediate impact in the field on graduation, in either the academic research or medical technology industry domains. Ultimately the programme aims to generate the future leaders of the national and international medical technology industry, and of academic research and teaching in biomedical engineering.