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Biomedical Engineering Apply engineering and other quantitative sciences to solving medical and biological problems, such as, developing sophisticated X-ray imaging systems, artificial organs, image recognition systems, and medical devices, and provides a quantitative understanding of disease processes.
Biomedical Engineering Apply engineering and other quantitative sciences to solving medical and biological problems, such as, developing sophisticated X-ray imaging systems, artificial organs, image recognition systems, and medical devices, and provides a quantitative understanding of disease processes.

Qualification: BEngSc (BME)

Faculty: Engineering and the Built Environment

Duration: 3 years

School: Electrical and Information Engineering

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

Programme Code: EBA00

The three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering BEngSc (BME) combines subjects in science, engineering, medicine, and biology, as well as specific biomedical engineering courses.

It is a pre-professional qualification, thus, the graduate is not eligible for any professional registration based on this degree alone. 

After you graduate, there are various routes you can take to obtain a professional qualification, such as Medicine (MBBCh), BSc(Eng) in Electrical or Information Engineering, and BSc(Hons) in Physics.

You can apply for admission into the third year of BSc(Eng) in Electrical/Information Engineering. However, the entry requirements for MBBCh and BSc(Hons) in Physics are competitive and may vary.

Physicist, Electrical Engineer or Medical Professional working in the development of:

  • Artificial Organs
  • Information Technology for Healthcare
  • Medical Imaging System Design (e.g. ultrasound or CT scanning)
  • Modelling and simulation of physiological states and disease
  • Therapeutic Equipment Design
First-year
  • Introductory Physiology and Environmental Sciences I
  • Chemistry I
  • Engineering Mathematics IA AND IB
  • Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology I
  • Engineering Physics IA AND IB
  • Applied Physics I
Second-year
  • Electric and Magnetic Systems
  • Software Development I
  • Signals and Systems I
  • Microprocessors
  • Electronics I
  • Electric Circuits
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Mathematics II
  • Physics II (Electrical)
Third-year
  • Anatomy
  • Biomedical Transport Phenomena
  • Biomedical Measurement, Instrumentation and Imaging
  • Signals and Systems IIA
  • Biomedical Signals Systems and Control
  • Physiology and Medical Biochemistry I

APS 42+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5

Mathematics
Level 5

Physical Sciences
Level 5

Wait-listing

Students with English, Mathematics and Physical Science at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability. Generally, applicants who achieve 70% in English, Mathematics and Physical Science stand a greater chance of being accepted.

Application Closing Date: 30 September 2022 | Residence Applications: 30 September 2022

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Wits Plus applicants, applications can only be done online. We will be in contact with you should we require additional documentation.

Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place at the University. The University has a specific number of places for first year undergraduates, approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

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Wits Plus applicants: terms of payment are in accordance with University regulations, and students are not eligible for University bursaries/NSFAS or residential accommodation.