The Faculty of Engineering aims to develop and produce the next generation of accomplished engineers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs with strong analytical skills in healthcare industry. Biomedical Engineering is a flagship program, aims to produce engineers having an edge in knowledge and technical skills through enquiry, research and experimentation. The faculty of engineering adapted a globally competitive curriculum incorporating theoretical knowledge with hands-on training, learning and research using state of the art modern equipment. This allows students to solve complex engineering problems and enable them to enhance their technical and research skills in healthcare industry, nationally and internationally. SHU has qualified and experienced faculty to ensure that the program learning outcomes are achieved. Our teaching methodology accentuates on student-teacher interactions for providing optimal learning environment, where strong emphasis is laid on Industry-Academia collaboration for which there is an Industrial Advisory Board that facilitates the development of insights on current trends in healthcare industry by arranging class lectures, seminars, webinars, field visit, and workshops for the students.

Dr. M. Zeeshan Ul Haque
Professor & Chairperson, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dean, Faculty of Engineering


Biomedical Engineering (BME) is the fastest growing interdisciplinary engineering program, combining engineering with medicine that provides innovation to enhance the quality of life. It utilizes problem solving skills to design and develop innovative diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical solutions for healthcare industry. The increasing utilization of technology in healthcare, the demand for biomedical engineers has grown worldwide. Department of Biomedical Engineering (DBME) offers a well-structured Master of Engineering (ME) degree program in Biomedical Engineering. DBME focuses on transforming the theoretical concepts into the real-world solutions to problems, keeping in mind the current challenges and research in healthcare industry. The department is well-equipped to produce young engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs inculcating self-directed learning traits.

Vision

To be recognized nationally as a quality academic, research- driven, innovative and entrepreneurial education provider advancing knowledge and nurturing talent for the benefit of society and healthcare community.

Mission

To provide an optimal learning environment to educate future biomedical engineers utilizing curricula and training opportunities that upskills interpersonal, entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary knowledge to contribute in academia, research centers, healthcare industry and society.

Objectives

The objectives of the DBME is to deliver quality education by:

  • Providing student-centered degree programs ensuring graduates are accomplished in academic, technical and entrepreneurial expertise.
  • Providing graduates with opportunities that fosters professional development, ethical responsibilities and lifelong learning.


Degrees offered

Degree: Master of Engineering (ME) in Biomedical Engineering

Total Credit Hours (course based): 30 Cr. Hr. coursework

Total Credit Hours (Research based): 24 Cr. Hr. coursework & 6 Cr. Hr. research work

Eligibility Requirements

  • Sixteen years of Education or 4-years bachelor’s degree (BS/BE/BSc) after HSSC, A-levels or equivalent board
  • Minimum 128 credit hours completed in BS/B.E./B.Sc. accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (In Biomedical, Mechanical, Electronics, Chemical, Telecommunication, Material, Electrical, Mechatronics, Computer, Software Engineering from HEC recognized Universities/Institutes with at least 2.5 CGPA or 60% marks
  • The students have to clear the SHU entry test with a minimum 50% score in each section (Subject & English).
  • OR
  • If a candidate has already qualified the International (Subject) GRE/GAT/NTS, he/she will be exempted from the SHU entry test. The validity of International (Subject) GRE/GAT (International) is 5 years and that of NTS is two years.

Program Details

Why ME Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering is an Interdisciplinary integrated field of engineering that aims to improve human healthcare through innovative use of technology. The Master of Engineering (ME) is a post graduate degree program designed to provide advanced training in biomedical engineering which requires students to establish the necessary foundation in biology, physiology and mathematics, in addition to advanced biomedical engineering coursework. Additionally, students are required to carry out research work and/or complete an approved project. During the postgraduate studies, students are expected to develop strong understanding of both biological processes and engineering, allowing them to bring improvements in hospitals, clinical setups, medical research centers and healthcare industry.

Program Vision

To produce research-driven, innovative and entrepreneurial expert personnel in the field of Biomedical Engineering by imparting quality interdisciplinary education through high quality academician and researchers for the benefit of society and healthcare community.

Program Mission

To provide students with a dynamic learning, academic environment that encourages excellence in both teaching and research. As a result, assisting in becoming skilled, innovative, and socially responsible professional in the fields of academia, research, the healthcare sector, and the society.

Program Education Objectives (PEOs)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at SHU has adopted the following educational objectives for the postgraduate biomedical engineering program that are consistent with the mission of the University and DBME.

  • Postgraduates with an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, biomedical sciences, IT, engineering and management to solve complex engineering problems and will continue developing the necessary skills to obtain leadership positions and other positions of increasing responsibilities.
  • Postgraduates capable of effectively working in multidisciplinary team environments and communicate to a variety of audiences, making decisions that are socially and ethically responsible and exhibiting their interpersonal, management and leadership skills.
  • Postgraduates capable of generating innovative concepts and novel research in biomedical engineering for the professional and technological development in the healthcare industry.

Postgraduate Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Design

The ME Biomedical Engineering program has been designed in accordance with the HEC’s stipulated semester credit hour requirement and is in complete compliance with the HEC/PEC NCRC 2017 curriculum guidelines. The semester-wise curriculum breakup for ME in Biomedical Engineering is given below:

ME Biomedical Engineering (Course-Based)
Semester 1
S. No. Course code Course title Credit hours
1 BME-701 Research Methodology 3+0
2 BME-703 Modeling & Simulation of Physiological Systems 3+0
3 BME-704 Advanced Biomedical Signals & Systems 3+0
4 BME-705 Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation 3+0
Total semester credit hours 12+0
Semester 2
S. No. Course code Course title Credit hours
5 BME-7xx Elective-I 3+0
6 BME-7xx Elective-II 3+0
7 BME-7xx Elective-III 3+0
Total semester credit hours 9+0
Semester 3
S. No. Course code Course title Credit hours
8 BME-7xx Elective-IV 3+0
9 BME-7xx Elective-V 3+0
10 BME-7xx Elective-VI 3+0
Total semester credit hours 9+0
Total ME credit hours 30+0
ME Biomedical Engineering (Research-Based)
Semester 1
S. No. Course code Course title Credit hours
1 BME-701 Research Methodology 3+0
2 BME-703 Modeling & Simulation of Physiological Systems 3+0
3 BME-704 Advanced Biomedical Signals & Systems 3+0
4 BME-705 Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation 3+0
Total semester credit hours 12+0
Semester 2
S. No. Course code Course title Credit hours
5 BME-7xx Elective-I 3+0
6 BME-7xx Elective-II 3+0
7 BME-7xx Elective-III 3+0
8 BME-7xx Elective-IV 3+0
Total semester credit hours 12+0
Semester 3 and onwards
S. No. Course code Course title Credit hours
9 BME-799 Master Thesis 0+6
Total semester credit hours 0+6
Total ME credit hours 24+6

List of Elective Courses

  • BME 712       Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • BME 722       Embedded Systems & Applications
  • BME 723       Design of Medical Devices
  • BME 724       Medical Microsystems
  • BME 725       Biomedical Sensors
  • BME 731       Advanced Rehabilitation Engineering
  • BME 732       Invasive and non-Invasive Brain Computer Interfaces
  • BME 733       Neural engineering
  • BME 741       Medical Informatics
  • BME 742       Biostatistics
  • BME 751       Advanced Biomaterials
  • BME 752       Biomaterials and Drug Delivery
  • BME 753       Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BME 761       Advanced Biomechanics
  • BME 771       Operations Management
  • BME 772       Pattern Recognition
  • BME 773       Telemedicine System
  • BME 774       Advanced Medical Image Processing
  • BME 775       Advanced Medical Imaging
  • BME 781       Ultrasonic Instrumentation and Imaging
  • BME 782       Advances in Tissue Engineering
  • BME 783       Advanced Bio-Fluid Mechanics

  • A minimum of 9 credit hours of deficiency courses may be taken by the MPhil/MS/ME students, who wish to conduct their research in a related field but they lack specific knowledge/expertise in the new field. If required, additional deficiency courses should be offered decided by the Chairperson/Supervisor/Student.
  • Any pre-requisite (deficiency) courses will be treated as credit course and must complete before offering credit-based courses.
  • The department may offer core/elective courses from the given list (but not limited to) according to the availability of resources.

Placements and Careers Prospects

  • Biomedical equipment management
  • Biomedical consultant and entrepreneur
  • Biomedical scientist and researcher
  • Product development
  • Equipment testing and validation
  • Senior biomedical engineer
  • Biomedical quality assurance manager


Dr. M. Zeeshan Ul Haque

Dean

Professor & Chairperson, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Email: muhammad.zeeshan@shu.edu.pk

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Engr. Dr. Munsif Ali Jatoi

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Muhammad Wasim Munir

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Engr. Hassan Ali

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Engr. Gul Munir

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