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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.

Duration: 3 years

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

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 or 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
  • herapeutic Equipment Design
First year
  • Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology I
  • Introductory Physiology and Environmental Sciences I
  • Chemistry I
  • Engineering Mathematics IA and IB
  • Engineering Physics IA and IB
  • Applied Mechanics for Engineering
Second year
  • Biomedical Statistics and Numerical Methods
  • Electronics I
  • Electric and Magnetic Systems
  • Software Development I
  • Signals and Systems I
  • Microprocessors
  • Electric Circuits
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Mathematics II
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 Physics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.
  • Generally, applicants who achieve 70% in English, Maths and Physical Science stand a greater chance of being accepted.
  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process.
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

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