The Department was established in the year 2010 to provide academic training for prospective Engineers who will integrate the emerging principles of modern biology with other basic sciences and engineering to offer solutions for fundamental and applied problems in biology and medicine. The first coordinator of the Department was the late Dr. K. F. T. Olanlokun and was succeeded by Dr. I.K. Adegun. Dr. K.A. Akande was appointed as the first Acting Head of the Department in August, 2012 followed by Dr. J.F. Opadiji in March, 2013. Dr. K.A. Akande was again appointed as the Acting Head of Department in August, 2014.

 The Department admitted seven students into her B.Eng., programme (100 Level) during 2011/2012 academic session, twelve students during the 2012/2013 academic session, fifteen students during the 2013/2014 academic session and seventy four in the 2014/2015 academic session. Candidate for admission into 100 Level of the B.Eng. degree in Biomedical Engineering must possess a minimum of five credits in Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Candidate for Direct Entry admission into 200 Level of the B.Eng. degree in Biomedical Engineering must possess at least five credits in SSCE or its equivalent, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. They must also possess GCE ‘A’ Level or its equivalent in Physics, Mathematics and Biology/Chemistry not below grade ‘C’ or OND with a minimum of upper credit in Biomedical engineering or Electrical engineering or Chemical engineering or Mechanical engineering.

Candidate for Direct Entry admission into 300 Level of the B.Eng. degree in Biomedical Engineering must possess at least five credits in SSCE or its equivalent, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. They must also possess HND with a minimum of upper credit in Biomedical engineering or Electrical engineering or Chemical engineering or Mechanical engineering.

Every candidate must take UTME subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry like for other engineering discipline.

Remedial students of the University who pass remedial exams may be absorbed into 100 Level.

The Department operates an academic programme which leads to a B.Eng. degree at a duration of five academic sessions for students who gained admission through UTME; and four academic sessions for post A-level, OND with upper credit and three academic sessions for HND with upper credit direct entry.

The five-year programme is broken into nine semesters of residence and one industrial attachment.  Each semester is usually fifteen teaching weeks long and instruction is by courses quantified into course credits.  Lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and projects are organized during each semester and every student in the programme is expected to participate fully since the grading system reflects each aspect.         

The Industrial Training aspect of the degree programme is divided into four parts.  The first part is the Student Work Experience (SWEP) Program is held at the end of the 200-level just after the end of-session break in the Faculty’s Workshops.  During this programme, students are exposed to workshop practice and have a “hands-on” experience of practical engineering. This serves as a channel for integrating entrepreneurial development and skill into our programme in-house.

PHILOSOPHY

The programme provides academic training for prospective Engineers who will integrate the emerging principles of modern biology with other basic sciences to provide solutions for fundamental and applied problems in biology and medicine. In the first two years, students are given broad engineering background like students in other engineering disciplines. The courses in the last three years are from all engineering disciplines and core Biomedical Engineering Courses.

 AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  1. To produce engineering graduates who are trained to use their knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, biology, physiology, anatomy, material science and engineering to solve problems at the interface of medicine and engineering.
  2. To contribute through research and consultancy services to national development in the fields of engineering, medicine, pharmacy and other related biomedical fields.
  3. To prepare students through industrial training to enter industrial careers in Biomedical Engineering or related engineering fields.

  

 RATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION

The programme is compatible with the mission of institution on human resources development, research and community service. Graduates of the programme will help fill the human skills gap in engineering, medical establishments and other areas of human endeavour. In the long run, the Biomedical Engineering programme will help to improve the healthcare delivery system in Nigeria and thereby reduce the need for people to travel out of the country for medical attention.

 DEPARTMENTAL FOCUS

The Biomedical Engineering undergraduate programme focuses the attention on three major areas which include

   i.  Biomedical  Instrumentation and Micro/Nano Systems

  ii.  Cell and Tissue Engineering

 iii.  Computational Bioengineering

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that is concerned with the use of engineering principles and medicine to biological and medical problems. It involves the application of concepts, knowledge, and approaches of almost all engineering disciplines to solve healthcare related problems. Career prospects for the biomedical engineering graduate are numerous as they stand at the fore front to improve the quality of life. There are opportunities in both the academic and the healthcare industries.