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. It offers a four-year undergraduate degree program in Biomedical engineering recognized by the Pakistan Engineering Council.

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 and learning using state of the art modern equipment. This allows students to solve complex engineering problems and enable them to enhance their technical 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 four-year undergraduate degree program and has extended its focus on the Outcome Based Education (OBE) system. This will provide students with the core foundation in engineering principles and promotes their skills through device-based learning using state-of-the-art laboratories for improved learning outcomes.

A broad spectrum of technical and professional skills is offered through research and internship opportunities.

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.

Additionally, DBME has constituted an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) with representatives from hospitals, research centers, medical-device manufacturing industry and academia.

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 department of biomedical engineering 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: Bachelor of Engineering (B. E.) in Biomedical Engineering

Duration: 4 Years

Semesters: 8

Credit Hours: 138

Eligibility requirements

  • 60% marks in HSSC (Pre-Engineering or Pre-Medical)/ A-levels, relevant B. Sc., DAE, B. Tech (Hons.) / B. Sc. Engineering Technology or equivalent qualification
  • Qualify the Aptitude Test and Interview

Program Details

Why Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering is a popular career choice, as it offers an opportunity to serve people and to participate in the working with living systems. Biomedical Engineers work closely with multidisciplinary engineers, scientists, physicians, nurses and allied health-professionals.

Salient Features

  • Fulltime foreign qualified and experienced faculty
  • Standard international curricula
  • Implementing Outcome Based Education (OBE)
  • Device-Based Learning and hands-on practice
  • Research and internship opportunities
  • PEC registered engineer upon graduation
  • Industrial Advisory Board

Program Mission

The mission of the Program is to provide students with an optimal learning environment and multidisciplinary education. The Program utilizes curricula, training and research opportunities to contribute in academia, research centers, healthcare industry and society with their profound analytical and design capabilities.

Recognition of Biomedical Engineering Program with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

Bachelor of Engineering (B. E.) in Biomedical engineering was launched after a successful PEC Zero Visit ref: PEC/AD/SHU-K-BIO-MEDICAL/Zero/2017 dated August 04, 2017 granting permission to launch the program. Student induction started in the year 2017, followed by successful Interim Visit ref: PEC/EAD/SHU-K/BIOMED/RL-2019 dated July 16, 2019 by the Pakistan engineering council.

Transformation into Outcome Based Education (OBE) System

Department of Biomedical Engineering has implemented outcome based education (OBE) system as per PEC requirement with well-defined Program Education Objectives (PEOs) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs).

Program Education Objectives (PEOs):

PEOs are designed in accordance with the vision and mission of the department exhibiting the accomplishments that the graduates are expected to accomplish. It serves an important function in designing the curriculum, PLOs and subsequently CLOs.

  • Career Development The program enables Biomedical engineering graduates with the ability to apply integrated knowledge of mathematics, biosciences, information technology, engineering and management to identify and solve complex engineering problems and generate novel concepts for the professional and technological development in the health care industry.
  • Professional Development To enable BME graduates to effectively work in multidisciplinary team environments; communicating with a variety of audience, making decisions that are socially and ethically responsible for exhibiting their interpersonal, management and leadership skills.
  • Life-long Learning Biomedical engineering graduates who will build and expand upon their undergraduate foundations of knowledge and ethical values by engaging in life-long and continuous learning opportunities for advance career and professional training.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

In B. E. BME program, twelve (12) PLOs have been adopted from the graduate attributes for engineers defined in the PEC OBA manual, 2019. The following are the twelve PLOs adapted for the program:

  • Engineering Knowledge An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem Analysis An ability to identify, formulate, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design/Development of Solutions An ability to solve complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Investigation An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analyzing and interpreting experimental data, and synthesizing information to derive valid conclusions.
  • Modern Tool Usage An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The Engineer and Society An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practices and solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Environment and Sustainability An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practices.
  • Individual and Team Work An ability to work effectively, as an individual or as a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project Management An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or team leader, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Lifelong Learning An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

Consistency of Vision and Mission of DBME with Vision and Mission of SHU

SHU Vision DBME Vision
SHU Mission DBME Mission
Mapping of PEOs with DBME Vision and Mission Statements
PEO 1 Career Development PEO 2 Professional Development PEO 3 Lifelong Learning
DBME Vision
DBME Mission
Mapping of PLOs and PEOs
Engineering Knowledge
Problem Analysis
Design/Development of Solutions
Investigation
Modern Tool Usage
The Engineer and Society
Environment and Sustainability
Ethics
Individual and Team Work
Communication
Project Management
Lifelong Learning

Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Design

The curriculum is designed to provide knowledge, analytical and leadership abilities, critical thinking and ethical values to cope with technological challenges. Complex Engineering Problems (CEPs), Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Open Ended Labs (OELs) are also included in relevant courses to equip the students for lifelong learning as guided by OBE. The management courses provide students an insight of entrepreneurship and management skills.

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Year 1
Semester - I
PHC101 Applied Physics 2+1
BME102 Introduction to Computing 2+1
ELE101 Basic Electrical Engineering 3+1
MTH 101/ BIO-101* Basic Mathematics / Biology 3+0
BME101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 1+0
IST101 Islamic Studies 2+0
ENG101 Functional English 0+0
Credit Hours 16
Semester - II
PST101 Pakistan Studies 2+0
ENG103 Communication Skills 2+0
MTH103 Calculus & Analytical Geometry 3+0
BSC102 Biochemistry 2+1
CSC103 Object Oriented Programming 3+1
ELE102 Basic Electronics 3+1
Credit Hours 18
Year 2
Semester - III
MTH201 Linear Algebra & Differential Equation 3+0
PHY201 Physiology I 2+1
ELE201 Circuit Analysis 3+1
BME201 Computer Aided Engineering Drawing 0+1
ANA201 Human Anatomy 2+1
BME202 Biomedical Electronics 3+1
Credit Hours 18
Semester - IV
MTH202 Complex Variable & Transformation 3+0
ELE203 Digital Logic Design 3+1
BME203 Biomechanics 3+1
PHY202 Physiology II 2+1
BME204 Biomedical Instrumentation I 3+1
Credit Hours 18
Year 3
Semester - V
BME301 Biomedical Instrumentation II 3+1
ELE302 Signals & Systems 3+1
MTH301 Statistics 3+0
MTH302 Numerical Analysis 3+0
ELE301 Microprocessor & Interfacing 2+1
Credit Hours 17
Semester - VI
BME303 Bio-signal Processing 3+1
BME304 Modeling & Simulation 2+1
BME305 Biomedical Control Systems 3+1
XXXxxx*** Elective I 3+0
BME306 Biomaterials 3+1
BME300** Internship Seminar 0+0
Credit Hours 18
Year 4
Semester - VII
MGT401 Entrepreneurship 3+0
MGT402 Engineering Management 3+0
ENG401 Technical Report Writing & Presentation Skills 3+0
XXXxxx *** Elective II 3+0
XXXxxx *** Elective III 2+1
BME449**** Final Year Design Project –I 0+3
Credit Hours 18
Semester - VIII
BME449**** Final Year Design Project –II 0+3
BME401 Medical Imaging 2+1
BME402 Professional Practices & Ethics 3+0
XXXxxx*** Elective IV 3+0
XXXxxx *** Elective V 3+0
Credit Hours 15
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
Instrumentation Tissue Engineering and Molecular Bioengineering Biomedical Computing
Biomedical Engineering Systems Biophysics Telemedicine Systems
Medical Device Quality System and Standards Biofluid Mechanics & Bioheat Transfer Medical Data System
Medical Device Regulatory Affairs Tissue Engineering Computational Fluid Dynamics
Power Electronics Genetic Engineering Artificial Intelligence
Medical Robotics Nano Biotechnology Bioinformatics
Rehabilitation Engineering DNA Computing Medical Image Processing
Bioelectricity Regenerative Medicine Hospital Information System
Drug Delivery Systems
Neuroscience

  • Basic Mathematics for pre-medical students and Biology for pre-engineering students.
  • Non-credit
  • Elective courses are selected from the suggestions of IAB, followed by the approval of statutory bodies.
  • Final year project marks calculated in 8th semester

Internship Opportunities

  • Healthcare centers
  • Research laboratories
  • Medical device industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry

Career Prospects

Graduates will find opportunities in:

  • 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

Activities

Seminars/Webinars/Workshops

DBME plan, organize and put into effect various seminar/webinar/events in order to enlighten and enhance students learning in the field through interaction with professionals.


Industrial Visits/trainings/collaborations

DBME arranges various industrial visits for students to bridge the gap between academia and industry providing an opportunity for active/interactive learning experiences in class and outside the classroom environment. This enhances interpersonal and communication skills of the students.


Dr. M. Zeeshan Ul Haque

Dean

Professor & Chairperson, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Email: muhammad.zeeshan@shu.edu.pk

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