Biomedical Engineering Degree : WITS Biomedical Engineering Courses

 to solve problems in medicine and biology.

The course develops an appreciation for living systems as complex machines amenable to engineering analysis, as well as facilitating a thorough understanding of diagnostic and therapeutic instrumentation.  Most importantly, graduates will receive a thorough training in general science, making them highly adaptable for many careers paths in science and technology.

This degree has been specially designed to enable students to become doctors, electrical engineers or physicists, with a minimum of additional study. The details of these options can be viewed on the link called follow-on options. (Please note that some of these options are competitive and automatic entry is not guaranteed).   In addition, students who are more research oriented may choose to follow this degree with any of a number of postgraduate degrees in the sciences. In view of these options, prospective students are discouraged from seeing this degree as an end in itself.

In short, this degree will serve as a key step in producing doctors, engineers, physicists and other scientists who will be equipped to become leaders in their respective fields.

The BME programme takes a minimum of three years to complete Each academic year of the degree programme is divided into two terms. Courses last for one or two terms.

Biomedical Engineering Programme : The following is a summary of courses in each year of the Biomedical Engineering degree program

Year 1

Subject 

Duration

Course code

Chemistry full year (1) CHEM1012
Electric Circuits full year (1) ELEN1000
Physics I full year (1) PHYS1014
Mathematics I full year (1) MATH1014
Introductory Life Sciences full year (1) BIOL1000
Mechanics full year (1) PHYS1015
Vacation design    

Year 2

Subject 

Duration

Course code

Electronics 1 half year (1/2) ELEN2001
Microprocessors half year (1/2) ELEN2002
Software development 1 half year (1/2) ELEN2004
Electric and Magnetic Systems half year (1/2) ELEN2003
Signals and Systems 1 half year (1/2) ELEN005
Mathematics II full year (1) MATH2014
Physics II (Electrical) half year (1/2) PHYS2007
Molecular and Cell Biology half year (1/2) HAEM2001
Biomedical Statistics and Numerical Methods half year (1/2) APPM2013
Vacation work    

Year 3

Subject 

Duration

Course code

Signals & Systems IIA Half year (1/2) ELEN3012
Biomedical Signals, Systems and Control Half year (1/2) ELEN3014
Physiology & Medical Biochemistry 1 full year (1) PHSL2004
Biomedical transport phenomena half year (1/2) CHMT3017
Biomedical Measurement, Instrumentation and Imaging half year (1/2) ELEN3008
Anatomy I full year (1) ANAT2020

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