Biomedical Engineering (BME) is an interdisciplinary field integrating engineering with medicine, bioscience, computer science and information technology. It provides innovation to advance the quality of life and utilizes problem solving skills to design and develop innovative diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical solutions for healthcare. With the increasing utilization of technology in healthcare, the demand of biomedical engineers has rapidly increased, making it the fastest growing engineering discipline.

A Biomedical Engineer uses traditional engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine, providing a tremendous enhancement in the quality and effectiveness of healthcare.

A Biomedical Engineer contributes towards better healthcare in a wide range of capacities such as designing instruments and devices, providing knowledge for developing new procedures, advancing scientific research, and conducting research to analyze and solve clinical problems.

The BE program provides students with opportunities for:

  • Device based learning’ conducted by foreign qualified faculty
  • Two six-week summer internships
  • Project based learning to gain valuable practical insight into the field
  • A commercial focus to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in our students
  • Broad-based curriculum which includes social science subjects for the holistic development of our student

Program Objectives

To prepare graduates with required knowledge, skills and aptitude to:

  • Apply knowledge of sciences and engineering disciplines to design and develop, conduct research experiments, analyze, interpret data, identify, formulate and solve healthcare problems using an interdisciplinary engineering approach
  • Utilize engineering problem-solving skills to overcome challenges in the healthcare industry.
  • Optimize healthcare delivery by working with clinical engineering departments
  • Conduct R&D and propagate medical device production industry in Pakistan based on international standards

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Engineering Biomedical Engineering
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Semesters: 8
  • Credit Hours: 138

Entry Requirements

The applicant should:

  • Have 60% marks in HSC (Pre-Engineering*or Pre-Medical), DAE or equivalent qualification
  • Qualify the Aptitude Test and Interview

Internship Opportunities

  • Healthcare centers, research laboratories, medical device industry and pharmaceutical industry

Career Prospects

Graduates will find opportunities in:

  • Healthcare biomedical departments in hospitals
  • Academics and higher education.
  • Medical device manufacturers’ representatives
  • Government regulatory institutions
  • R&D organizations involved in analyzing, modeling and designing medical devices, systems, components or processes

At BHU you can choose from the following tracks to discover your calling:

  • Bioinstrumentation: Designing devices for monitoring, diagnosis and therapeutic purposes in healthcare settings
  • Biomechanics: Applying principles of mechanics to biological systems to understand and overcome their limitations
  • Biomaterials: Discovering suitable tissues and materials to interact with biological systems for repair, growth and augmentation
  • Physiological Modeling: Understanding functions of living organisms and their systems using mathematical modeling and simulation
  • Rehabilitation Engineering: Exploring and developing techniques for assisting people with disabilities and for recovery after an injury

Year 1

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MTH101 Basic Mathematics* 0 (4)
BIO101 Biology-I* 0 (4)
ENG101 Functional English 2
PST101 Pakistan Studies 2
CHM101 Introduction to Chemistry 3
PHC101 Applied Physics 3
CSC101 Introduction to Programming 3
ELE101 Basic Electrical Engineering 3
Total 16 (20)

*Non-credit: BIO101 Pre-Engineering/MTH101 for Pre-Medical

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ENG102 Communication and Writing Skills 2
IST101 Islamic Studies 2
MTH102 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3
BCM101 Biochemistry 3
ANA102 Anatomy 3
ELE102 Basic Electronics 4
Total 17

Year 2

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MTH201 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 3
BME201 Biophysics 3
BME202 Biomedical Electronics 4
BME203 Computer Aided Drawing 1
ELE201 Circuit Analysis 4
PHY201 Physiology-I 3
Total 18

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MTH202 Complex Variables and Transforms 3
BME204 Biomechanics 3
ELE202 Signals and Systems 3
ELE203 Digital Logic Design 3
PHY202 Physiology-II 3
PSY201 Psychology 3
Total 18

Year 3

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BME301 Biosignal Processing 3
BME302 Biofluid Mechanics 3
BME303 Bioinstrumentation-I 4
ELE301 Microprocessors and Interfacing 3
MTH301 Statistics 3
MTH302 Numerical Analysis 3
Total 19

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BME304 Rehabilitation Engineering 3
BME305 Bioinstrumentation-II 4
BME306 Modeling and Simulation 3
BME307 Biomedical Control Systems 3
ELE302 Electromagnetism 2
MGT305 Economics and Healthcare Management 3
Total 18

Year 4

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ENG401 Technical Report Writing and Presentation Skills 3
BME401 Biomaterials 4
BME4XX* Elective-I 3
BME4XX* Elective-II 3
BME405 Final Year Design Project-I 3
Total 16

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
BME402 Medical Imaging 3
BME403 Neurosciences and Neural Networks 4
BME404 Professional Practices 3
BME4XX* Electives – III 3
BME406 Final Year Design Project-II 3
Total 16

*Course code for the electives is subject to the course offered

Note: This curriculum plan conforms to the current guidelines of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) for the program. These are subject to change by the HEC.