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Bachelor of Bioengineering


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 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 health care 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 thecontinual 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 ofEngineering (Bioengineering) programme for students graduating from theprogramme in the academic years of 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11and 2011/12.

With its dynamic faculty from internationally renowned universities, modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, the Division provides students a stimulating learning environment and opportunities to identify and pursue personal and professional goals.


BIE Programmes:

Related Programmes:

  • Double Degree

     -  B. Eng. (Hons) in Bioengineering & B.A (Hons) in Economics

Establishment of Program Educational Objectives (PEO):

To fulfil the mission and realise the vision of the University and School, SCBE’s Bioengineering program is formulated to enable graduates to:

PEO #1
Effectively apply concepts in biological, physical and medical sciences, as well as engineering principles, to the practice of biomedical engineering.

PEO #2
Obtain the knowledge and skills required for employment in the biomedical sciences and health care industries, or for acceptance into graduate programs.

PEO #3
Be prepared for diverse careers in a multi-disciplinary environment, exercise a spirit of enterpreneurship and adopt lifelong learning as a key paradigm.

Establishment of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):

SLO #1
Breadth: Basic competence in a range of technical areas relevant to bioengineering.

SLO #2
Depth: To be able to understand and apply in-depth knowledge in one or more specialised fields within bioengineering.

SLO #3
Application: To be able to design and formulate engineering solutions for applications in bioengineering.

SLO #4
General education: Intellectual broadening beyond the bioengineering discipline.

SLO #5
Communications: A strong ability in oral and written communications.

SLO #6
Professional ethics: An ability to recognise and appreciate the importance of ethical standards in professional work.