MSc in Biomedical Engineering

This program is aimed to alleviate the challenges on shortage of technical manpower for design, development, the operation, maintenance, and management of biomedical devices and systems that help to improve the quality of healthcare sectors in the country. Based on this general principle, the faculty has designed a graduate program of study in Biomedical engineering to meet the following objectives.
  •  Train biomedical engineers who carry out research in the areas of biomedical engineering and relevant to the needs of the country.
  •  Train biomedical engineers who can design, develop, operate, install and manage biomedical devices and systems.
  •  Prepare graduates with the capability to follow the current and future developments in the field and related applications.
  •  Enable graduates to participate in the current research and encourage continuous learning and improvement in Biomedical engineering so that the graduates feel confident enough to face the challenges of the rapidly changing global scenario.
  •  To upkeep the highest values of professionalism and ethical attitude and nurture the ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context.
Program Profiles
 Mode of Delivery
 The program will run regular full-time and extension. The extension breakdown shall be prepared later as needed.
 Admission Requirements
 The applicant must have:
  • BSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering from recognized institutions after successful completion of one-year bridge courses. Bridge courses are administered with undergraduate programs and details shall be decided by FGC.
  • BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Pass an entrance examination administered by the Faculty
 The admission and screening criteria shall follow the Bahir Dar Institute of Technology masters guideline.
 Duration of the Study
The maximum duration of the program is two academic years of full-time study for graduates of the biomedical engineering program. Candidates from other disciplines need to take the bridge courses which add a maximum of one more year. Under exceptional conditions, the Graduate Committee may extend the duration by one year.
 Teaching Learning Methods
The basic teaching method is lecture supported by tutorial, design projects, practical laboratory exercises, and simulation. Audio-visual aids are also used to support lectures. Students are assigned to work on design projects to enable them to enhance innovative and independent working abilities. The practical attachment and educational visits to relevant institutions is also an integral part of the teaching-learning process.
 Assessment and Evaluation
Course assessment depends on the type of the course: lecture type, practical type, or independent project. Assessment for lecture courses is based on a paper review, one mini research paper/project work and presentation, and final examination. Group and/or individual reports of practical activities are evaluated and count towards the final grade. Evaluation for independent projects such as thesis is based on oral examination and report submitted.
 Grading System
The final grading policy of the students is carried out as per the legislation of the Bahir Dar University, Institute of Technology.
 Graduate Requirements
Candidates from other engineering programs must complete and pass 29 credit hours of bridge courses. Then, successful completion of 35 Cr. Hr course works, 1 Cr. Hr seminar, 1 Cr. Hr practical attachment in a recognized healthcare institution, and successfully defend and pass MSc thesis as per the university regulation are the requirements for graduation
Contact person
Tadie Birihan
Phone: +251-902720743