Engineering - Biomedical-Engineering

  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Program Description

Chairperson Ziad Osman.
Professors Soubhi Abou Chahine, Ali Haidar.
Associate Professors Mohamad tarnini, Mohammad Ayache,  Hamza Issa.
Assistant Professors Abdallah El Ghaly, Alaa Daher, Amira Zaylaa, Hiba Halabi, Manal Fattoum, Ziad Doughan, Majeed Abdul Rahman.
Lecturer Hiba Bazzi, Iman Haidar, Youssef Ajra, Oussama Dankar.

The educational mission of Biomedical Engineering (BME) Program is to deliver high quality undergraduate education which combines balanced theoretical and practical topics in Biological, Medical and Electrical systems. Graduates of the program will have a mastery of fundamental knowledge in a variety of Biomedical Engineering fields, management, and entrepreneurial skills. Graduates will be qualified to pursue successful careers in their profession or graduate studies in different areas.

The educational objectives of the program are determined to support career advancement of the graduates as they pursue their career goals. The graduates will:

  1. Design, biomedical systems in tune with community needs and environmental concerns
  2. Be able to develop and integrate new technologies as they emerge
  3. Engage in a technical/managerial role in diverse teams
  4. Pursue entrepreneurial initiatives and launch startup companies

Upon completion of the program graduates shall be able to:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + IC3 + 30 credits transferred from Lebanese Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Biomedical engineers are responsible for the creation of artificial organs, automated patient monitoring, blood chemistry sensors, advanced therapeutic and surgical devices, application of expert systems and artificial intelligence to clinical decision making, design of optimal clinical laboratories, medical imaging systems, computer modeling of physiological systems, biomaterials design, and biomechanics for injury and wound healing, among many others.

The Student’s Study Plan is given to every BME student upon his/her enrollment. The BME curriculum consists of the following components:

Common Requirements Credits
General University Requirements 20
Basic Sciences and Mathematics 26
General Engineering topics 9
BME Program-Specific Requirements Credits
Engineering Topics from Outside the Major 2
Basic Electrical, Computer and Communications Engineering 35
BME Core 41
BME Technical Electives 12
Final Year Project 4
Internship 1

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  • Communication Laboratory
  • Microprocessor Laboratory
  • Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Electronic Circuits Laboratory Measurements Laboratory
  • Electric machines and drives Laboratory
  • Electric power and protection Laboratory
  • Control and Automation Laboratory
  • Power electronics Laboratory
  • Biomedical Imaging Lab
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Lab



Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
ENGR002 Introduction to Engineering 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MATH281 Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MATH282 Calculus 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE213 Dynamics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
PHYS281 Electricity and Magnetism 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. CUR
Second Semester
COMP208 Programming I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) GE
COMP225 Digital Systems I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec, 2Lab) ETOS
MATH283 Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
PHYS282 Material Properties and Heat 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
POWE212 Electric Circuits I 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) ETOS
Summer I
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Cr.:3 Lec) BSMC
ENGL211 Advanced Writing 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Third Semester
BIOL231 Biology I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) BEPC
COME212L Electric Circuits Lab 1 (1Cr.:0Lec,2Lab) CEECC
COME214 Electric Circuits II 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) CEECC
COME221 Electronic Circuits I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CEECC
COMP226 Digital Systems II 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec, 2Lab) CECC
POWE271 Electromagnetic Fundamentals 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) EPMECC
Fourth Semester
COME222 Electronic Circuits II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CEECC
COME222L Electronic Circuits Lab 1 (1Cr.:0Lec,2Lab) CEECC
ENGL300 Speech Communications 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
INME221 Engineering Economy 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
MATH284 Numerical Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
MATH381 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
Summer II
CHEM405 Solid State Chemistry 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) BSMC
ENGR001 Engineering Ethics 1 (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab) GEC
MGMT002 Entrepreneurship I 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab) GEC
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Fifth Semester
BIME441 Biomedical Sensors 3 (3Crs.:2Lec) BEPC
BIMExxx Technical Electives 1 3 (3) E
BIOL334 Cell and molecular biology 3 (3Cr.:3Lec) BEPC
COME381 Signals and Systems 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CEECC
COMP335 Microprocessors for Biomedical Engineering 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec, 2Lab) ETOS
HESC201 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3 (3Cr:2Lec,2Lab,0Tut) BEPC
Sixth Semester
BIME310 Biomedical Instrumentation I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) BEPC
BIME336 Machine learning for medical applications 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) BEPC
COME384 Digital Signal Processing 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) CEECC
HESC202 Health Care Profession & Bio Ethics 1 (1Cr:1Lec,0Lab,0Tut) BEPC
PHYS352 Biophysics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) BEPC
POWE342 Control Systems I 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
Summer III
BIME499 Internship 1 (1Cr) BEPC
Seventh Semester
BIME411 Biomedical Instrumentation II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) BEPC
BIME411L Biomedical Instrumentation Lab 1 (1Cr: 3 Lab) BEPC
BIME413 Biomedical image processing 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) BEPC
BIME421 Biomedical Imaging I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) BEPC
BIME500 Research Methodology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec, 0Lab) BEPC
BIME501 Final Year Project I 1 (1Cr.) BEPC
BIMExxx Technical Electives 2 3 (3) E
Eighth Semester
BIME422 Biomedical Imaging II 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) BEPC
BIME422L Biomedical Imaging Lab 1 (1Cr, 3Lab) BEPC
BIME432 Biologiocal Materials 3 (3Crs.:2Lec) BEPC
BIME502 Final Year Project II 3 (3Crs.) BEPC
BIMExxx Technical Electives 3 6 (6) E