B.E. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

SCOPE & OPPORTUNITIES

Biomedical Engineering is one of the emerging fields which combines Engineering expertise with the needs in the medical industry for the growth and development of the healthcare sector. It is the unique branch of Engineering in which the concepts, knowledge, expertise and skills are designated and applied to the field of biology and medicine in order to meet the daily challenges. Pakistan has a growing biomedical industry with the increased development of surgical tools, update of instrumentation in the hospitals and spending of large budgets on the research & development.

A biomedical Graduate is able to:

  • Design biomedical equipment and devices, such as artificial internal organs, replacements for body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems
  • Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment
  • Train clinicians and other personnel on the proper use of biomedical equipment
  • Research the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists
  • Prepare procedures, write technical reports, publish research papers, and make recommendations based on their research findings
  • Present research findings to scientists, nonscientist executives, clinicians, hospital management, engineers, other colleagues, and the public

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO’S)

  • PEO 1: Able to solve complex biomedical engineering problems using fundamental principles of technical, basic and health sciences.
  • PEO 2: Able to compete in the field of research and development by incorporating life-long learning using modern tools and techniques and responsive to the demands of society in ethical, professional and safe manner.
  • PEO 3: Able to possess leadership and communication skills essential for the project management and entrepreneurship to serve the healthcare industry in the best possible way.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOS) /GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

Program learning outcomes are the knowledge, skills, and capabilities students should possess by the time of graduation. The ZUFEST Electrical Engineering program prepares students to attain the educational objectives by ensuring that students demonstrate achievement of the following student outcomes.  Electrical Engineering student will demonstrate the following attributes by the time they graduate:

PLO 1: Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of computer science, software engineering fundamentals, applied mathematics, management science and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex software engineering problems. 

PLO 2: Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature and analyze complex software engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using software engineering principles, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PLO3: Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex software 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. 

PLO 4: Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis, and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions. 

PLO 5: Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations. 

PLO 6: The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems. 

PLO 7: 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. 

PLO 8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice. 

PLO 9: Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings. 

PLO 10: Communication: 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. 

PLO 11: Project Management: ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

PLO 12: Lifelong Learning: ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

Note: These PLOs are published on the faculty’s webpage. Furthermore, they are prominently displayed on several notice boards around the department.

 Scheme of Study

Semester – I Semester – II
CodeCourseCr. Hr.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
BS-121Applied Physics2+1HS-102Pakistan Studies2+0
CS-111Introduction to Computing2+1BS-114Calculus & Analytical Geometry3+0
EE-112Basic Electrical Engineering3+1BM-112Physiology I2+1
NS-105Basic Mathematics4+0EE-112Circuit Analysis3+1
NS-104Basic Biology4+0CS-112Object Oriented Programming2+1
BM-101Introduction to Biomedical Engineering1+0BM-113Human Anatomy2+1
HS-101Islamic Studies2+0   
HS-204Ethics2+0   
Total =17Total =18

*For Non-Muslims

Semester – III Semester – IV
CodeCourseCr. Hr.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
BS-211Complex Variable & Transformation3+0BM-213Biomedical Electronics3+1
BM-211Physiology II2+1EE-212Digital Logic Design3+1
BM-202Biochemistry2+1BS-212Linear Algebra & Differential Equation3+0
EE-211Basic Electronics3+1BM-214Biomechanics3+1
CS-201Computer Aided Engineering Drawing0+1EE-213Signals & Systems3+1
HS-201Communication Skills2+0   
Total =16Total =19
Semester – V Semester – VI
CodeCourseCr. Hr.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
BM-311Biomedical Instrumentation 13+1BM-313Biomedical Instrumentation II3+1
BS-311Probability & Statistics3+0BM-XXXElective I3+0
BS-312Numerical Methods3+0BM-314Biomedical Control Systems3+1
EE-311Microprocessor & Interfacing2+1CS-311Modeling& Simulation2+1
BM-312Biomedical Signal Processing3+1BM-315Biomaterials3+1
Total =17Total =18
Semester – VII Semester – VIII
CodeCourseCr. Hr.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
MS-401Engineering Management3+0BM-XXXElective IV3 + 0
BM-411Medical Imaging2+1HS-402Professional Practices & Ethics3 + 0
BM-XXXElective II3+0BM-XXXElective V3 + 0
BM-XXXElective III3+0BMP-402Biomedical Engineering Project (Phase II)0 + 3
S-401Technical Report Writing3+0MS-402Entrepreneurship3 + 0
BMP-402Biomedical Engineering Project (Phase I)0+3   
Total =18Total =15

Total Credit Hours = 17 + 18 + 16 + 19 + 17 + 18 + 18 + 15 = 138

DURATION OF STUDIES

 

ProgramDuration (Minimum)Duration (Maximum)
BE Biomedical Engineering4 years7 years

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The criteria for students seeking admission to BE Biomedical Engineering are as follows:

  • Minimum 60% marks in HSC (Pre-Engineering or Pre-Medical Group)/ A Level or an equivalent qualification, DAE in Biomedical/Electrical or Electronic Technology with 60% marks in the relevant discipline are required for admission.
  • Students are required to appear for a written test and interview.

FEE STRUCTURE

Fee/Credit hour + Exam feeNo. of credit hoursSemester Registration feeTotal SemesterTotal Program fee
550013650008788,000

Admission fee: Rs. 25,000/-

Security Deposit: Rs. 25,000/- (refundable)

Student activity fee: Rs. 2,000/- (per semester)

Note: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian.

The University reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.

At the time of admission, selected candidates will be required to deposit fee either under Option 1 or Option 2. Therfore monthly or semester fee will be deposited by students within two weeks of commencement of every semester in advance accoring to the official notification on the notice board. 2% surcharge per month will be levied on outstanding fees after the due date.

The students claiming exemptions from any course or courses will be required to pay exemption fee @ Rs. 2,500/- per subject in the beginning of semester.

Fees once deposited are not refundable, except security deposits, for any reason whatsoever.