Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Prosthetics & Orthotics), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

In Malaysia, there are about 300,000 disabled people due to various health and diseases problems. From this total, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disabled are in needs of Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) equipments lies about 0.5% from the total people in a country. Therefore, there are a total of 125,000 Malaysians are in needs for P&O services. The P&O services are available in local medical institutions such as Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM), Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM), Pusat Latihan Perindustrian and Pemulihan Orang Kurang Upaya (PLPP) and Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM). There are also about 10 of private companies all over Malaysia that offer P&O services to patients in need.

Until to this day, there is no structured educational program being accredited by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), an international committee in monitoring and regulating services and trainings in the P&O that is recognized by the WHO are available in Malaysia. The P&O services in Malaysia are practiced by technicians that obtained short and brief trainings locally and abroad using the ‘on-the-job training’ approach. The objective of Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Prosthetics and Orthotics) programme is to produce experts in the professional levels along with possessing strong knowledge in the P&O fields with the required international standards and current national requirements. This programme will produce responsible, innovative and proactive graduates in improving the quality of services to patients/clients within their respectively professional care. This programme will be able to improve the position of the current P&O practitioners to be respectable individuals in the society with multi-disciplinary expertise that is being practice in the rehabilitation medicine services. The Department of Biomedical Engineering of University of Malaya will play a major role as the catalyst to the development of the rehabilitation medicine engineering fields in Malaysia. This programme will be accredited by the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and also the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) of Malaysia.

Career Opportunities

  • Prosthetists
  • Orthotists
  • Researchers
  • Consultants
  • Prosthetics
  • Orthotics Engineers

Course Modules

  • Information Skills
  • Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS)
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Basic Entrepreneurship Culture
  • Introduction to Malaysia
  • Fundamentals of English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Professional Writing in English
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Fundamental of Material Sciences
  • Foundations of Engineering Calculus
  • Basic Engineering Algebra
  • Economics, Finance and Engineers
  • Thinking and Communication Skills
  • Moral and Ethics in Engineering Profession
  • Law and Engineer
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Vector Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equation
  • Statics
  • Thermo fluids
  • Human System Anatomy I & II
  • Human System Physiology I & II
  • Introduction to Computer System
  • General Health Education
  • Dynamics
  • Biomechanic
  • Laboratory I, II, III & IV
  • Mechanics of Material
  • Electrotechnology I: Electrical Circuit Analysis
  • Workshop Technology I & II
  • Computer-Aided Drawing
  • Biomechanics of Human Motion
  • Human System
  • Clinical Study I, II, & III
  • Basic Prosthetic and Orthotic
  • Material Science
  • Electrotechnology II: Electronics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biomechanics in Orthotic
  • Biomechanics in Prosthetic
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Clinical Practice I &II
  • Industrial Training
  • Humanistic Sciences
  • Clinical Prosthetic and Orthotic
  • Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Shoe Design
  • Perspective in Health Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Medical Imaging

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

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