Bachelor of Engineering ( Bio-Medical )

Degree Awarded : Bachelor of Engineering ( Bio-Medical )

Application of engineering techniques in bio-medical sciences is gradually expanding. Today, with the ever increasing complexity of medical technology, there is a growing demand for technical professionals that could inter-relate the fields of bio-medical and engineering. Personnel that are capable of understanding a medical problem in terms of engineering sciences will be able to solve problems that are of interest to engineers and medical practitioners. This new field of Bio-Medical Engineering has made significant contributions in the technological advancement in the field of medicine, such as the creation and production of artificial human parts, communication aids and assisstive tools for the handicapped, new diagnostic and therapeutic tools that lead to new medical procedures, etc. The use of equipment and devices in modern medicine is so prevalent that we cannot imagine a situation without it. It has even come to the stage where there are now medical devices for home use. Besides that, the Government of Malaysia will be introducing the Medical Devices Act in the very near future. This act will put in place a more comprehensive and stringent set of regulations to ensure the safety of patients and personnel when using medical devices. Suppliers of medical equipments and health centers/hospitals will be made to be more responsible when dealing with medical devices. Devices will have to be properly maintained and calibrated in accordance with established regulations and standards. Authorized body set by the Government to oversee the Act will require qualified staff in this area. In addition, R&D in this field will have to be aggressively pursued if Malaysia does not want to be left behind. Therefore, there exists a need for qualified bio-medical engineering personnel to undertake the tasks indicated above.

Programme Objectives
  • Achieve competitive positions or entry into programme of advanced study in areas of their interest
  • Are competent and productive in Biomedical Engineering and related practice
  • Able to continue to develop professionally through both practical experience and life-long learning.
  • Able to communicate and lead effectively
  • Practice high standards of ethical conduct and societal responsibilities
Programme Learning Outcomes
  • Apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals to the solution of complex biomedical engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate and solve complex biomedical engineering problems through structured research literature and scientific approach using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design solutions for complex biomedical engineering problems with consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental needs.
  • Conduct investigation into complex Biomedical Engineeering problems using research-based knowledge and methodology to provide scientific conclusions.
  • Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern medical engineering and IT tools, to complex biomedical engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues to professional biomedical engineering practice.
  • Understand the role of biomedical engineers in society regarding social, cultural, environmental and global responsibilities for sustainable development.
  • Ability to evaluate and make appropriate profesional decision by taking into account ethical principles , social and environmental responsibilites.
  • Communicate effectively on complex engineering activites through written, oral, visual and graphical forms to colleagues and society at large.
  • Work in a team not only as a committed individual but also as a leader in achieving common goals in multi-disicplinary settings.
  • Ability to adapt with the latest development within the biomedical engineering field for life long learning and continuous knowledge improvement.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management principles in biomedical engineering and be aware of the importance of entrepreneurship.
Entry requirement
Programme Name : Bachelor of Engineering (Bio-Medical)
Final Award : Bachelor of Engineering (Bio-Medical)
Study Scheme (Full Time/Part Time) : Full Time
Study Duration : Full-time : Minimum : 4 years: Maximum : 6 years
Type of Semester :
No. of Semesters No. of weeks per semester
Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time




Entry Requirement : Fulfill the University and the Program Requirement as the following:Matriculation Programme, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MOHE)/ ‘Sains Asasi’ (UM)

  1. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with credit in Bahasa Melayu.
  2. Pass Matriculation MOHE with PNGK of at least 2.00 and also pass all the specified subjects.
  3. Sat for Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
  4. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level or equivalent with credit in Mathematics.
  5. Pass Matriculation Program with at least ‘B’ (3.00) in Mathematics, Physics or Biology and Chemistry.
  6. Candidates who fulfill the requirement in Biology at Matriculation Programme have to pass at least a ‘3B’ in Physics at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia.
  7. Not having any health problem which will prevent them from doing practical work.

STPM Candidates

  1. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with good grades.
  2. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia
  3. Sat for Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  4. Pass STPM or equivalent at one time with at least:
    1. Grade ‘E’ in General Studies / General Paper AND
    2. Grade ‘E’ in TWO other subjects
  5. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level or equivalent with credit in Mathematics  Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level or equivalent with at least grade ‘C’ in the following subjects:
    1. Mathematics or Additional Mathematics
    2. Physics
    3. Chemistry
  6. Not having any health problem which will prevent them from doing practical work.
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Programme Structure
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Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBE 1513 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 3
SMBE 1012 Introduction of Biomedical Engineering 2
SMBE 1023 Circuit Theory 3
SSCE 1693 Engineering Mathematics 1 3
ULAB 1412 English For Academic Communications 2
UHAS 1172 Malaysian Dynamics 2
*UHAS 1012 Malay Languange Communication 3

Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBE 1523 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3 SMBE1513
SMBE 1313 Statics and Dynamics 3
SKEU 1223 Digital Electronics 3
SSCE 1793 Differential Equations 3
U***2**2 Individual Development, Community

Development & Globalization
UQKR 1**1 Co-Curriculum 1 1
UICI 1022 Islamic and Asian Civilization 2
*UHAS 1162 Art, Custom and Belief of Malaysian 2

Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SKEU 2073 Signals and Systems 3
SKEU 1063 Electronic Devices 3
UHAS 2122 Creative and Critical Thinking 2
SMBE 2712 laboratory 1 2
SSCE 1993 Engineering Mathematics 2 3
ULAB 2112 English For Advanced Academic Communications 1
SMBE 2032 Computer Programming for Biomedical Engineer 2

Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBE 2413 Biophysics 3
UICI 2022 Science, Technology and Human 2
SMBE 2043 Electromagnetic Field Theory 3 SSCE 1993
SSCE 2193 Engineering Statics 3
SKEU 3133 System Modeling and Analysis 3
SMBE 2513 Basics Rehabilitation 3

Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SKEU 3063 Electronic Circuits and Systems 3 SKEU 1063
SKEU 3533 Communication Principles 3 SKEU 2073
SMBE 3712 Laboratory 2 2
SMBE 3313 Biomedical Materials 3
SSCE 2393 Numerical Methods 3
UQKR 1**1 Co-curriculum 2 1
ULAB3**2 English Elective 2

Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBE 3323 Solid Mechanics 3
SMBE 3023 Biomedical Imaging 3
SMBE 3423 Clinical Engineering 3
SMBE 3722 Laboratory 3 2
SMBE 3033 Microprocessor Systems 3
SMBE 3043 Instrumentation and Measurement in Bomedical 3

Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBE 4915 Industrial Training (HW) 5

Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBE 4313 Biomedical Systems Design 3
SMBE 4413 Biochemistry For Biomedical Engineers 3
SMBE 4712 Laboratory 4 2
SMBE 4812 Project Part I 2
SMBE 4023 Biomedical Signal Processing 3 SKEU2073
SMBE 4**3 Elective 1 3

Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBE 4824 Project Part II 4 SMBE 4812
SMBE 4**3 Elective 2 3
SMBE 4**3 Elective 3 3
UHAS 3012 Entrepreneurship 2
SHAS 4542 Engineering Management 2
SMBE 4032 Professional Biomedical Engineering Pratice 2

Elective Subjects
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBE 4043 Biomedical Image Processing 3
SMBE 4053 Biosystem Modeling 3
SMBE 4063 Advanced Biomedical Signal Processing 3
SMBE 4073 Biosensor And Transducers 3
SMBE 4083 Artificial Inteligence 3
SMBE 4423 Biomedical Informatics 3
SMBE 4433 Biomedical Instrumentation Management 3
SMBE 4513 Rehabilitation Engineering 3
SMBE 4523 Sports Technology in Excersice Rehabilitation 3
SMBE 4323 Biomedical Devices 3
SMBE 4333 Biologically-inspired Devices 3
SMBE 4343 Cell and Tissue Engineering 3
Career Prospects

Graduates of this course can find work opportunities in hospitals, companies involve in biomedical products, either manufacturing them, sales and service, or R&D, Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and any other party interested in health care. Among the job opportunities available to the biomedical engineer are:

  • Government regulators to oversee the implementation of the Medical Devices Act when it is enacted.
  • Engineers in hospitals or medical centers responsible for the procurement, maintenance and usage of medical devices.
  • Sales engineer of biomedical devices.
  • Engineers involve in R&D in biomedical engineering.
  • Engineers to perform test and calibration services.
  • Engineers involve in the manufacturing of medical devices.
  • Engineers in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, responsible for the planning, management and operation of the engineering services of the public health care sector.