Technology / Biomedical Engineering


Degree awarded:
  • M.Phil
  • M.Phil/Ph.D
  • M.Sc
  • Ph.D
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Biomedical Engineering
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
  • Professional Master in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Clinical Engineering)
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Biomechanics)
Field of interest:
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Biotechnology and Biomaterials Engineering
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Imaging
  • Modeling of Biomedical Processes
  • Neuro Engineering
  • Not Applicable
Entry requirements:

    General Regulations Governing Admission to Higher Degree Programmes

    • Candidates for admission to higher degree programmes shall normally be graduates of the University of Ibadan or other Universities/Institutions recognised by the Senate. Admission shall be made by the Postgraduate College on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Postgraduate Committee.
    • Candidates without any previous higher degrees in the relevant discipline may be admitted only to either the Degree of Master or the Professional Degree of Master.
    • Candidates with recognised “Research Higher” Degree in the relevant discipline may be admitted to the M.Phil or Ph.D. degree programmes as appropriate, on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Postgraduate Committee.
    • A candidate admitted to the degree of Master of University of Ibadan who obtained a weighted average mark of 55.0 – 59.9%, or a CGPA of between 4.0 and 4.9 may be offered provisional admission to the M.Phil./Ph.D programmes. Such candidates shall be assessed within three semesters of full time and four semesters of part time registration for the M.Phil/Ph.D to Ph.D conversion. This shall also apply to students who graduated from other universities 


    • All University of Ibadan graduates should be admitted to Postgraduate programme with the ordinary level criteria existing at the time their first admission. Candidate who did not fulfill the requirements as at the time of their admission are not eligible for consideration.
    • Special consideration may be given to candidates, who obtained their first degree not less than 20 years from the time of seeking admission to any postgraduate programmes. Such candidates must have been found to possess special skills or abilities and professionally or academically engaged during the period of 20 years.
How to apply:
Apply online

Our Biomedical Engineering programme for higher degree is found in the technology faculty. It combines the principles of engineering, biology, and medicine to develop innovative solutions for healthcare and medical challenges. Our students who are trained to become Biomedical engineers design, develop, and implement technology-driven solutions to improve diagnostics, treatment, and patient care.

  • Overview of Biomedical Engineering: 
  • Students learn about the scope, importance, and applications of biomedical engineering in healthcare.

Medical Terminology and Anatomy: 

  • Courses cover fundamental medical terms and concepts to bridge the gap between engineering and medical disciplines.


  • Students study the properties, characteristics, and applications of materials used in medical devices, implants, and prosthetics.

Tissue Engineering: 

  • Courses focus on designing and developing artificial tissues and organs using biomaterials and cell culture techniques.

Mechanics of Human Body: 

  • Students learn about the mechanics of bones, muscles, joints, and other biological structures.

Biomechanical Modeling: 

  • Courses cover the use of computer modeling and simulations to analyze and predict the behavior of biological systems.

Medical Imaging Technologies: 

  • Students study various medical imaging modalities such as X-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound, and their principles.

Instrumentation Design: 

  • Courses focus on designing medical devices and instruments for imaging, monitoring, and diagnostics.

Signal Processing Techniques: 

  • Students learn how to analyze and interpret biological signals like ECG, EEG, and EMG using digital signal processing methods.

Image Processing: 

  • Courses cover processing and analyzing medical images to extract valuable information for diagnosis and treatment.

Design Principles: 

  • Students study the engineering design process and how it applies to creating medical devices.

Regulatory Considerations: 

  • Courses cover regulations and standards that govern the development and use of medical devices.

Medical Electronics: 

Students learn about electronic systems used in medical devices, such as pacemakers, defibrillators, and infusion pumps.


  • Courses focus on designing and utilizing biosensors to detect specific biomolecules for medical diagnostics.

Healthcare Technology Management: 

  • Students study the management of medical equipment in healthcare facilities, including maintenance and safety.

Risk Assessment: 

  • Courses cover assessing risks associated with medical devices and ensuring their safe use.

Ethical Considerations: 

  • Students learn about the ethical implications of biomedical engineering, such as patient privacy and research ethics.

Regulatory Affairs: 

  • Courses focus on navigating regulations and approvals for medical devices and technologies.

Medical Robotics: 

  • Students study the use of robotics in surgery, patient care, and rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation Engineering: 

  • Courses cover designing devices and technologies to assist individuals with disabilities and improve their quality of life.

Few/Some of the Course Content


TBE 743Numerical Methods in Bioengineering
TBE 732Mechanics of the Human body
TBE 723Regulatory Requirements for Biomedical Technology
TBE 722Comprehensive Biomaterials Science
TBE 721Cellular and Tissue Engineering
TBE 715Biocompatibility
TBE 711Engineering in Medicine and Biology
TBE 705Statistical Methods for Biomedical Engineers
TBE 700Practical Exposure to Specialized Fields in Healthcare
TBE 701Research Seminar
EMS 726Basic Research Methods
TBE 748Design and Application of artificial organs
TBE 752Clinical Engineering
TBE 757Polymers in Biomedical Engineering
TBE 799Project
TBE 737Modelling Organs Tissues and Devices
TCE 707Advanced Public Health Engineering
TBE 701Research Seminar
TBE 700Practical Exposure to Specialized Fields in Healthcare
TBE 705Statistical Methods for Biomedical Engineers
TBE 711Engineering in Medicine and Biology
TBE 715Biocompatibility

Entry Requirement


Career Path

Graduates from Biomedical Engineering programmes have diverse career opportunities in healthcare, medical device industry, research institutions, and more. They play a pivotal role in developing technology-driven solutions to improve patient care and medical diagnostics. Here are some common career paths for graduates:

Biomedical Engineer: 

  • Graduates can work in hospitals, research institutions, or industry to design and develop medical devices and technologies.

Medical Device Designer: 

  • Many graduates work for companies designing and improving medical devices like imaging equipment, prosthetics, and assistive devices.

Clinical Engineer: 

  • Graduates can manage medical equipment in healthcare facilities, ensuring their safe and effective use.

Research Scientist: 

  • Some graduates conduct research to advance medical technologies, develop new biomaterials, or study biomechanics.

Regulatory Affairs Specialist: 

  • Many graduates work on obtaining regulatory approvals for medical devices, ensuring compliance with standards.

Biomechanics Engineer: 

  • Graduates can work on analyzing and improving human movement for applications in sports, rehabilitation, and ergonomics.

Medical Imaging Specialist: 

Some graduates focus on developing and maintaining medical imaging equipment and technologies.

Bioinformatics Analyst: 

  • Graduates can work with large biological datasets, analyzing and interpreting biological information for medical applications.

Healthcare Technology Consultant: 

  • Many graduates provide expertise to healthcare organizations on adopting and integrating new medical technologies.

Clinical Research Coordinator: 

  • Graduates can manage clinical trials and studies to evaluate the safety and efficacy of medical devices.

Medical Sales Representative: 

  • Some graduates work in sales and marketing for medical device companies, promoting and selling their products.

Rehabilitation Engineer: 

  • Graduates can design and develop technologies to assist individuals with disabilities in improving their functional abilities.


  • Many graduates start their own companies to develop and market innovative medical technologies.

Academic Educator: 

  • Graduates can become educators, teaching biomedical engineering and related topics at universities and colleges.

Healthcare IT Specialist: 

  • Some graduates work on developing and implementing IT solutions for healthcare systems and electronic health records.

Biomedical Engineering graduates contribute to the advancement of medical technology, healthcare delivery, and patient well-being. Their interdisciplinary expertise is essential for addressing the complex challenges at the intersection of engineering and medicine.



Get estimated fee for this programme using this Link

Apply now