Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (BBEng), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Biomedical Engineering involves the application of the latest advances in engineering and scientific knowledge for biomedical use. Our undergraduate programme prepares students for positions in biomedical engineering industries or to pursue advanced postgraduate studies. During the first and second years of study, you will focus upon core electrical and mechanical engineering and biology-based topics giving you a firm foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree program. To enhance your soft skills a Critical Thinking and Communication course is provided all students.

The third year moves engineering topics to a more advanced level as well as incorporating an industrial placement module, bringing both a higher level of practical expertise and engineering exposure which will benefit students throughout the rest of the programme and in their future careers. Prior to industrial placement, students have an opportunity to interact with medical specialists at the University of Malaya Medical Centre that adds further depth to their work. This provides student an opportunity to suggest solutions to overcome the problem faced by UMMC.

The final year is dominated by the final year thesis project and elective topics. The elective components permit students to shape their own direction as preparation for a future career. Due to diverse specialties of our lecturers, students have opportunity to specialize in a wide range of fields. At the end of the thesis project, the students are obliged to present and defend their project. The Department organizes visits to industry every year to expose students to a commercial working environment. There are also lectures from the industry in every semester to enable students to hear first hand from prominent biomedical engineers.

Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biomedical Equipment Engineer
  • Medical Science Officer
  • Researcher

Course Modules

  • Information Skills
  • Thinking and Communications Skills
  • Moral and Ethics in the Engineering Profession
  • Economics, Finance and Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Law
  • Management, Entrepreneurial and Engineering
  • Basic Engineering Calculus
  • Basic Engineering Algebra
  • Normal Differential Equations
  • Vector Analysis
  • Statics
  • Human System I & II
  • Thermofluid I & II
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Workshop Technology
  • Dynamics
  • Basics of Digital Logic Design
  • Biomechanics I & II
  • Computer Assisted Drawing
  • Electric Circuits Analysis
  • Electrical Machines and Drivers
  • Computer and Programming
  • Mechanic Materials I & II
  • Electronics
  • Microprocessing Systems
  • Medical Electronics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Basic Biomaterials
  • Control Systems
  • Mechanical Machines
  • Biomedical Statistics
  • Signals and Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering Safety
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Artificial Organs and Biotransportation
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomedical Engineering Imaging
  • Perspective in Medical Technology

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University of Malaya Contact Details

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 4580 / 4581
Fax: +6(03)7967 4579