The School offers a four-year undergraduate degree programme in Bioengineering (BIE). Upon graduation, successful students will be awarded direct honours.
Bioengineering at NTU starts by asking where graduates will be hired and develop a curriculum that combines both engineering and life science with entrepreneurship as key components quite different from other universities. The greatest numbers of bioengineering graduates work in manufacturing industries. Examples will be pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical instrument and healthcare supplies. A significant number also worked for hospitals, government agencies such as HSA and banks where their broad base training are sort after. Uniquely, bioengineering at NTU is a fusion of multiple disciplines applying engineering principles to solve problems in biology and medicine and introduces regulatory affairs as early as the 1st year, exposing them to commercialisation processes and arranging hospital attachments so that they will interact with clinicians to understand medical device implementations and patient care. Medical device design and management are emphasised in the latter year. The program also allows students to specialise in 1) Bioinstrumentation and Bioelectronics and 2) Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, topics essential for local industries in Singapore. Students find their learning outcome and hands-on experience in bioimaging such as MRI and CT, unforgettable.
Our goal is to produce a new generation of bioengineering graduates with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of the biomedical and other emerging industries in Singapore and the region.
The programme blends recent progress made in modern biology with the continual technological advances in information technology, electronics, communications and materials to develop new engineering approaches and tools for biomedical applications.
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore through its EngineeringAccreditation Board has also granted accreditation to our Bachelor of Engineering (Bioengineering) programme for students graduating from the programme since 2007/2008.
With its dynamic faculty from internationally renowned universities, modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, the Division provides students with a stimulating learning environment and opportunities to identify and pursue personal and professional goals.
- B. Eng. (Hons) in Bioengineering & B.A (Hons) in Economics
Establishment of Program Educational Objectives (PEO):
To fulfil the missions and realize the vision of the University and School, and also fulfil the requirement of Singaporean Society particularly in the vision of coming 4-5 years, SCBE’s Bioengineering program is formulated to enable graduates to:
Effectively apply engineering principles along with concepts in biological, physical and medical sciences to the practice of bioengineering.
Obtain the knowledge and skills required for employment in the bioengineering, biomedical sciences and healthcare industries, or for career development in R&D, academia, and related fields.
Establishment of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):
Be prepared for diverse careers in a multi-disciplinary environment, exercise a spirit of entrepreneurship and adopt lifelong learning as a key paradigm.
The programme must demonstrate that by the time of graduation, the students have attained the following graduate attributes:
Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.
Problem Analysis: Identity, formulate, research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
Design/development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
Investigation: Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
The engineer and Society: Apply to reason informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for the sustainable development.
Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.
Communication: Communicate effectively 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.
Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and economic decision-making, and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
Life-long Learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.