PHILOSOPHY OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING.

To provide excellence in knowledge acquisition, management and usage of health diagnostic and therapeutic tools; explore the frontiers of technology and provide solutions to various problems in Biomedical Science and Engineering; provide intuitively relevant scientific and innovative focus on application of engineering principles, methodologies and techniques to the medical fields, and, combine the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve overall healthcare diagnosis and treatment.

Objectives:

The general objectives of our undergraduate programme are to produce graduates that are resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and able to perform the following functions:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand what impact engineering solutions have in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice in medical practices.

RATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION

For a well-trained and conscientious biomedical engineer, challenging and interesting job opportunities abound in Nigeria as well as overseas.  This ranges from the design, development, production, operation, installation and maintenance of hospital and general instruments & equipment to management of healthcare. The time has come when the design and production of medical devices should be left to experts who have clear understanding of the physiological phenomena, the pathogenesis and patho-mechanisms of physiological presentations of diseases. The roles of genomics, bioinformatics and deep knowledge of molecular biology coupled with the contributions of other basic medical sciences cannot be over-emphasized in medical products conceptualization and actualization. The B. Eng. programme in Biomedical Engineering would provide the pedestal for the aforementioned concept. It would therefore be an additional asset to the College of Medicine and the University at large to train personnel that will be employed by Hospitals, Medical equipment manufacturers, Universities, Medical Research Organizations as well as any other fields as may be applicable to healthcare industry.

UTME Admission into 100 Level

Candidates must possess five O/Level credit passes (SSCE/GCE or its equivalent) at one sitting in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Further Mathematics. A candidate is also required to have a credit pass in Biology at SSCE.

Direct Entry into 200 Level:

  • Candidates must possess at least 3 A-Level passes or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology. In addition, Direct Entry Students must satisfy the O/Level requirement above.
  • Candidates with National Diploma (ND) in any Engineering discipline, Science Laboratory Technology or Any other related discipline from a recognized polytechnic or its equivalent with at least an Upper Credit pass may apply for Direct Entry admission into the 200-Level of the degree programme. In addition, Candidates must satisfy the O’Level requirements above.

To be eligible for the award of the degree, a student must pass a minimum total of 172 Units in a five-year programme inclusive of the University course requirements.

To be eligible for the award of the degree, a student who got admission into the 200 Level of the B. Eng. (Hons) programme must pass a minimum total of 136 Units in a four-year programme inclusive of the University course requirements.