Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

  • Total # of Credit hours
    141

Program Overview

Mission

The mission of the biomedical engineering program is to bridge the gap between conventional engineering and life sciences. Graduates of the BME program are well-equipped with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for pursuing a successful professional career in the healthcare industry. The program also prepares its students for graduate studies.

Objectives

Biomedical Engineering program educational objectives are as follows:

Biomedical engineering graduates are:

  1. Successful in applying theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
  2. Gainfully employed in the healthcare industry.
  3. Successful in postgraduate studies.
Admission Requirements

A minimum High School Average of 75% for Elite Track, or 80% for Advanced Track or equivalent in Standardized International Systems is required. For other requirements and information please refer to the university admissions policy.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to work in the following areas:

  • Healthcare facilities: biomedical engineering graduates are ideally suited to work as design and maintenance engineers for healthcare facilities such as hospitals and clinics
  • Manufacturer’s representatives and sales engineers: biomedical graduates have the technical knowledge required to communicate with a variety of health-care professionals, which enables them to act as representatives for manufacturers and suppliers of medical equipment and services
  • Design and development: biomedical engineering graduates can work in companies on the design, development and testing of medical devices and systems.
  • Management: program engineering graduates background in technology will allow them to be trained as managers in organizations dealing with healthcare and biological products
  • Consultancy: biomedical engineering graduates are able to join consultancy agencies which provide advice for healthcare authorities regarding standards and quality evaluation of clinical facilities and services.
Graduation Requirements

The Bachelor of Science Degree is awarded upon the fulfillment of the following:

  • Successful completion of all courses in the curriculum
  • Successful completion of the equivalent of four months of engineering training
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA of at least 2.

Program Learning Outcomes

 

The BME Program Learning Outcomes are the ABET outcomes for Engineering Programs which are listed as follows: 

New ABET Outcomes 

Old Outcomes 

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics 

(a),  (e)  ,  (k) 

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors 

(c) ,  (k) 

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 

(g) 

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts 

(f)  ,  (h)  ,  (j) 

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives 

(d) 

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions 

(b)  ,  (k) 

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies 

(i) 

8. broad knowledge in the field of biomedical engineering 

(l) 

 

 Mapping of BME Program Learning Outcomes with Level–7 of the UAE’s Qualifications Framework.

Descriptor Codes

QF Emirates Descriptor Statements (Level 7)

Related BME Program Outcome Codes

Knowledge

K1

Specialized factual and theoretical knowledge and an understanding of the boundaries in a field of work or discipline, encompassing a broad and coherent body of knowledge and concepts, with substantive depth in the underlying principles and theoretical concepts.

(1)

K2

an understanding of allied knowledge and theories in related fields of work or disciplines and in the case of professional disciplines including related regulations, standards, codes, conventions

(4), (8)

K3

understanding of critical approach to the creation and compilation of a systematic and coherent body of knowledge and concepts gained from a range of sources

(8)

K4

a comprehensive understanding of critical analysis, research systems and methods and evaluative problem-solving techniques

(1)

K5

familiarity with sources of current and new research and knowledge with integration of concepts from outside fields

(4)

Skills

S1

technical, creative and analytical skills appropriate to solving specialized problems using evidentiary and procedural based processes in predictable and new contexts that include devising and sustaining arguments associated with a field of work or discipline

(2)

S2

evaluating, selecting and applying appropriate methods, procedures or techniques in processes of investigation towards identified solutions

(6)

S3

evaluating and implementing appropriate research tools and strategies associated with the field of work or discipline

(1), (2), (6)

S4

highly developed advanced communication and information technology skills to present, explain and/or critique complex and unpredictable matters

(3)

Aspects of Competence

Autonomy and responsibility

CA1

can take responsibility for developing innovative and advanced approaches to evaluating and managing complex and unpredictable

work procedures and processes, resources or learning

(7)

CA2

can manage technical, supervisory or design processes in unpredictable, unfamiliar and varying contexts

(7)

CA3

can work creatively and/or effectively as an individual, in team leadership, managing contexts, across technical or professional activities

(5)

CA4

can express an internalized, personal view, and accept responsibility to society at large and to socio-cultural norms and relationships

(5), (4)

Role in context

CB1

can function with full autonomy in technical and supervisory contexts and adopt para-professional roles with little guidance

(5)

CB2

can take responsibility for the setting and achievement of group or individual outcomes and for the management and supervision of

the work of others or self in the case of a specialization in field of work or discipline

(5)

CB3

can participate in peer relationships with qualified practitioners and lead multiple, complex groups

(5)

CB4

can take responsibility for managing the professional development and direct mentoring of individuals and groups

(5)

Self-development

CC1

can self-evaluate and take responsibility for contributing to professional practice, and undertake regular professional development and/ or further learning can manage learning

(7)

CC2

can manage learning tasks independently and professionally, in complex and sometimes unfamiliar learning contexts

(7)

CC3

can contribute to and observe ethical standard.

(4)



Program Structure and Credit Hours

Degree Requirements

The B.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering requires the completion of 141Cr. Hrs. classified as follows:

Type of Courses

Credit hours

1. University General Education Requirements

 

(a) University Required Courses

15

(b) University Elective Courses

9

2. College Required Courses

30

3. Specialization Required Courses

74

4. Specialization Elective Courses

9

5. Engineering Training

4

Total Credit Hours

141

 

UNIVERSITY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
(a) University Required Courses (15 Cr.Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ORN111

Orientation

1

0

0

0

-

ISL114

Islamic Culture

3

0

1

3

-

ARB111

Communication Skills in Arabic Language

3

0

0

3

-

STA112

Statistics

2

2

0

3

-

COM111

IT Fundamentals

2

2

0

3

-

INN311

Innovation and Enterpreneurship

3

0

0

3

-

 
(b)University Elective Courses ( 9 Cr.Hrs.)

The student will take three of the following University Electives as approved by the academic advisor.

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ISL113

The Miraculousness of the Holy Koran

3

0

0

3

-

RES211

Research Methodology

3

0

0

3

-

ACR211

Principles of Architecture & Art

3

0

0

3

-

DES211

Principles of Interior Design

3

0

0

3

-

SOC211

Modern Technology and Society

3

0

0

3

-

INT211

Internet Concepts

3

0

0

3

-

INF212

Introduction to Information Systems

3

0

0

3

-

ECO211

Economic Concepts

3

0

0

3

-

ENT211

Entrepreneurship Development

3

0

0

3

-

ISH111

History of science in Islam

3

0

0

3

-

PIO211

Scientific pioneering

3

0

0

3

-

PSY111

General psychology

3

0

0

3

-

MTH111

Principle of mathematics

3

0

0

3

-

ARB113

The Art of Expression and writing

3

0

0

3

-

EMS111

Emirates Society

3

0

0

3

-

EDT211

Education Technology

3

0

0

3

-

CHM111

General chemistry

3

0

0

3

-

NUT111

Fundamental of Human Nutrition

3

0

0

3

-

AID111

First Aid

3

0

0

3

-

GIS211

Applications of Remote sensing

3

0

0

3

-

ETH111

Principles of Ethics

3

0

0

3

-

BIO111

General Biology

3

0

0

3

-

ORH211

Oral Health

3

0

0

3

-

EPI111

General principles of Epidemiology

3

0

0

3

-

CPR111

CPR-Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

3

0

0

3

-

ENG111

Communication Skills

3

0

0

3

-

SOC111

Introduction to Communication Sociology

3

0

0

3

-

INF211

Information Society

3

0

0

3

-

LAW211

Legal Culture

3

0

0

3

-

ENV111

Environmental Science

3

0

0

3

-

  1. College Required Courses (30 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ELE202

Logic Design

3

2

2

4

COM111

MTH121

Engineering Mathematics I

3

0

2

3

-----

MTH122

Engineering Mathematics II

3

0

2

3

MTH121

PHY121

Engineering Physics I

3

2

2

4

-----

PHY122

Engineering Physics II

3

2

2

4

-----

CHE101

Chemistry for Engineers

2

2

0

3

-----

MTH221

Engineering Mathematics III

3

0

2

3

MTH122

MTH222

Engineering Mathematics IV

3

0

2

3

MTH221

ELE301

Report Writing and Presentation

3

0

1

3

BME101

Specialization Required Courses (74 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

BME202

Biochemistry

2

2

0

3

CHE101

BME102

Biology

3

2

0

4

-----

BME101

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

1

0

2

1

-----

BME103

Computer Programming

3

0

2

3

COM111

BME201

Circuit Analysis

3

2

2

4

MTH121, PHY122

BME205

Electronic Circuits

3

2

2

4

BME201

BME203

Human Anatomy

2

2

0

3

BME102

BME204

Human Physiology

2

2

0

3

BME203

BME301

Microcontrollers and Computer Interfacing

3

2

0

4

ELE202

BME305

Electrophysiology

2

2

0

3

BME204

BME304

Biomaterials Basics and Applications

3

0

2

3

CHE101, BME203

BME308

Bio-mechanics

3

0

2

3

PHY121, BME203

BME302

Medical Electronics

2

2

2

3

BME205, BME204

BME307

Medical Instrumentation I

3

0

0

3

BME302, BME305

BME303

Signals and Systems

3

0

2

3

MTH221

BME309

Biomedical Design

2

2

0

3

BME302

BME403

Medical Instrumentation II

3

2

0

4

BME307

BME306

Biomedical Imaging Systems. I

3

0

2

3

BME204

BME402

Biomedical Imaging Systems. II

3

2

0

4

BME306

BME401

Bio-Signal Processing

3

2

2

4

BME303

BME404

Directed Study in Biomedical Engineering

3

0

2

3

Senior Standing

BME491

Biomedical Design Project I

1

4

0

3

BME309

BME492

Biomedical Design Project II

1

4

0

3

BME491

Specialization Electives Courses (9 Cr. Hrs.)

The student will take three of the following Specialization Electives as approved by the academic advisor.

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

BME452

Physiological Modeling and Control Systems

2

2

0

3

BME204

BME455

Bio-fluid Mechanics

3

0

0

3

BME308

BME453

IT and Computer Networks in Health-care

3

0

2

3

BME301 

BME456

Artificial Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic

3

0

2

3

MTH222

BME457

Biomedical Image Processing

2

2

0

3

BME303

BME451

Artificial Organs

3

0

0

3

BME204

BME458

Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering

3

0

0

3

Senior Standing

BME454

Rehabilitation Engineering

3

0

0

3

BME307, BME204

Internship (4 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

BME499

Engineering Training

4

0

0

4

 

Courses Descriptions

BME102 Biology (3-2-0,4)
Cell biology, cell membrane, mediated transport system, bulk transport, cytoplasm and nuclear cell biology, cell cycle and cell division, meiosis and gameto-genesis, primary tissues, connective tissues, muscle tissues, nerve tissues.

BME101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (1: 0: 2, 1)
History of biomedical engineering, disciplines of biomedical engineering, role of biomedical engineers in health care sector, challenges and future directions in biomedical engineering, moral and ethical issues in biomedical engineering, visits to hospitals, student seminars Pre-

BME201 Circuit Analysis (3: 2: 2,4)
Basic circuit variables, elements and Kirchoff’s law, resistive circuit analysis and theorems, network theorems, time domain analysis, AC analysis, frequency characteristics of electric circuits, magnetic coupled circuits and two port elements. Pre-requisite: Engineering Physics II

COM111 Computer Application (2: 2: 0,3)
Introduction to information technology, operating systems, information systems, graphics and multimedia, networks and their uses, internet and information retrieval, electronic mail and news, computers and society, ethical issues, computer security issues.

ELE202 Logic Design (3: 2: 2,4)
Basic theorems and properties of Boolean Algebra and boolean functions. Simplification of Boolean Functions: Karnaugh Map and Tabulation (Quine-McCluskey) Method. Product of Sums (POS) and Sum of Products (SOP) forms. Combinational logic circuits: design and analysis procedures. Decoders, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, ROM, PLA and PAL. Sequential logic circuits: Flip Flops (RS, D, JK, T), design procedure for clocked sequential circuits, counters. Registers and shift registers. Pre-requisite: Computer Applications

BME103 Computer Programming (3: 0: 2,3)
Flow charts and problem solving, data types, input output statements, C++ basics, functions, arrays and strings, pointers structures and unions, C++ preprocessor, MATLAB programming. Pre-requisite: Computer Applications

BME203 Human Anatomy (2: 2: 0,3)
An Introduction to the human body, the skeletal system, the axial skeleton and ribs, the appendicular skeleton, joints, the muscular system, thorax, abdomen, upper limb, lower limb Pre-requisite: Biology

BME204 Human Physiology (2: 2: 0,3)
Cell physiology, nervous system, muscles, cardiovascular systems, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, endocrine system. Pre-requisite: Human Anatomy

BME305 Electrophysiology (2: 2: 0,3)
Basics of electro-physiology, membrane models, resting potential, action potential, bio electrodes, the electrophysiology of bio potential signals- ECG, EEG, EMG, EOG, ERG etc. Pre-requisite: Human Physiology I

BME205 Electronics Circuits (3,2: 2,4)
Semiconductors and PN Junction, bipolar junction transistor (BJT) DC analysis, bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) AC analysis, junction field effect transistor (JFET), biasing and amplifiers circuits. Pre-requisite: Circuit Analysis

BME301 Microprocessors and Microcontrollers (3: 2: 0,4)
The 8086 architecture and programming modes, assembly programming, the 8086 microprocessor instruction set, memory interface and I/O interface, interrupt processing, microcontrollers and applications. Pre-requisite: Logic Design

BME302 Medical Electronics (2: 2: 2,3)
Amplifiers and filters, bio-potential amplifiers, design of power system in medical electronics, oscillator circuits, Analog to digital converter (ADC), digital to analog converter (DAC) and data acquisition circuits. Pre-requisite: Electronic Circuits, Human Physiology I

BME308 Biomechanics (3: 0: 2,3)
Basics of anatomy and mechanics, applications involving forces and moments, statics and dynamics, Applications to human joints, Properties of deformable bodies, kinematics and kinetics, applications from real-life problems, contemporary issues: Motion analysis. Pre-requisite: Engineering Physics I, Human Anatomy

BME202 Biochemistry (2: 2: 0,3)
Structural organization and function of the major components of living cells, metabolism and energy production, and biosynthesis of small molecular weight compounds and macromolecules. Pre-requisite: Chemistry for Engineers

BME303 Signals and Systems (3: 0: 2,3)
Continuous- and discrete-time signals and systems. Basic system properties. Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) systems. Properties of LTI systems. Convolution sum. Fourier series of periodic signals. Amplitude, phase, and power spectra. Fourier transform of non-periodic signals. Laplace transform, analysis of continuous-time LTI systems using Laplace transform. Z-Transform. Pre-requisite: Engineering Mathematics III

BME307 Biomedical Instrumentation I (3: 0: 0,3)
Introduction to biomedical instrumentation, biomedical sensors and transducers, basic concepts of measurements and instrumentation, bio potential electrodes, clinical laboratory instrumentation. Pre-requisite: Medical Electronics, Human Physiology II

BME304 Biomaterials (3: 0: 2,3)
Introduction to biomaterials, structure and properties of materials, crystalline and non-crystalline materials, properties of biologic materials, biocompatibility, Metallic implant materials, ceramic implant materials, polymeric implant materials, composite implant materials. Pre-requisite: Chemistry for Engineers, Human Anatomy

BME401 Bio-signal Processing (3: 2: 2,4)
Nature of biomedical signals, frequency response, DFT, FFT, DCT, design of digital filters, nonlinear models of biomedical signals, DSP applications of bio-signals. Pre-requisite: Signals and Systems, Human Physiology II

BME403 Medical Instrumentation II (3: 2: 0,4)
Design procedure of medical equipment, bio-potential recording systems, blood pressure, flow and volume instrumentation systems, blood gas analyzers, pace-makers and defibrillators, electro-surgical, physiotherapy instruments, respiratory systems instruments Pre-requisite: Medical Instrumentation I

BME309 Biomedical Design (2: 2: 2,3)
Amplifiers and filters, bio-potential amplifiers, design of power supplies, oscillator circuits, and biomedical data acquisition circuits, mini projects related to biomedical engineering applications. Pre-requisite: Medical Electronics

BME491 Biomedical Design Project I (1: 4: 0,3)
Teams of three to four students shall design, implement, test and demonstrate their graduation project in two semesters. Biomedical design Project I is to be completed in one semester and includes a literature survey, action plan, design of complete project taking into account realistic constraints, computer simulation (if applicable). Pre-requisite: Completion of 100 Credit Hours

BME492 Biomedical Design Project II (1: 4: 0,3)
It is continuation of biomedical design project I in the second semester. Students will complete the implementation and testing of remaining part of their design. They will integrate the complete project, test it, and prepare a PCB. Report writing, oral presentation, poster presentation, and project demonstration. Pre-requisite: Biomedical Design Project I

BME306 Biomedical Imaging System I (3: 0: 2,3)
Radioactivity, X -ray physics and imaging techniques, Computed tomography (CT imaging), introduction to SPECT and PET imaging techniques, biological effects of radiation and safe handling. Pre-requisite: Engineering Physics II, Human Anatomy

BME402 Biomedical Imaging System II (3: 2: 0,4)
Medical ultrasound imaging techniques, modes of operation, magnetic resonance imaging techniques (MRI), principles of operation, components of MRI machines, computer based reconstruction, biological effects of magnetic fields, static magnetic fields, radio frequency fields, gradient magnetic fields. Pre-requisite: Medical Imaging System I

BME499 Engineering Training: 4Cr. Hrs
Pre-requisite: Approval of Academic Advisor

BME452 Physiological Modeling and Control (2: 2: 0,3)
Physiological modeling, static analysis of physiological systems, time domain analysis, frequency domain analysis, stability analysis. Pre-requisite: Human Physiology II

BME451 Artificial Organs (3: 0: 0, 3)
Major types of artificial organs, artificial blood. artificial skin and dermal equivalents. artificial pancreas. Prosthetics and orthotics; artificial limbs, major joint implants, dental implants. Pre-requisite: Human Physiology II

BME455 Bio-fluid Mechanics (3: 0: 0, 3)
Fundamentals of fluid mechanics. Flow properties of blood, applications describing flow of air in the airways and flow of blood in large arteries. Pre-requisite: Biomechanics

BME453 IT and Computer Networks in Health-care (2: 2: 0,3)
Types and classification of computer networks, networks topology and wiring type, OSI layering model, design process of computer network, hospital information system, and modern application of computer networks in health-care. Pre-requisite: Microprocessors and Computer Interfacing

BME454 Rehabilitation Engineering (3: 0: 0, 3)
Introduction to rehabilitation engineering, disability, rehabilitation engineering technology, assistive devices, physiological and biomedical measurement techniques, disability assessment, application of rehabilitation engineering, prosthetics and orthotics. Pre-requisite: Medical Instrumentation I

BME456 Artificial Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic (3: 0: 0,3)
Fuzzy logic fundamentals, fuzzy sets, types of membership functions, linguistic variables, creation of fuzzy logic rule base, fuzzy logic operations, neural network fundamentals, neural type learning process, single layer perception, artificial neural networks architectures, training algorithms, genetic algorithms and evolution computing, neuro-fuzzy technology, fuzzy control systems and applications related to biomedical engineering. Pre-requisite: Engineering Mathematics I

BME457 Biomedical Image Processing (2: 2: 0,3)
Digital image fundamentals, image transforms image enhancement, image restoration, image segmentation, representation and description, recognition and interpretation, image compression. Pre-requisite: Signals and Systems