Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes within the healthcare industry.
A recent study projects the UAE healthcare market to grow 12.7% to AED71.56 billion and the number of hospital beds to increase to 13,881 by 2020. Biomedical Engineers are needed to sustain such growth by maintaining and improving the quality of healthcare services in the country and reducing their cost through the use of smart technologies. The program supports five of the nine pillars that will form the architecture of Abu Dhabi’s social, political, and economic future in the healthcare sector.
Through this program, designed to meet international ABET standards, you will study courses in biomedical instrumentation, biosensors and transducers, medical imaging, medical device design, AI in medicine, physiological modelling, mobile medical applications, and magnetic resonance imaging. You will learn how to apply biomedical engineering knowledge and skills to solve problems, design biomedical experiments, and use, maintain and create medical devices and equipment. You will design biosystems or processes taking social, economic, and environmental concerns into account and gain a thorough understanding of the ethical and professional responsibilities of this field. You will also have the opportunity to hone your research skills – the cornerstone of a knowledge-based economy.
Developed in collaboration with the Bioengineering Department of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, USA, the program benefits from an international research laboratory dedicated to applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to create computer-aided diagnosis systems to support medical doctors in fighting diseases, improving the quality of life, and shaping the future of smart healthcare. The program is the first in the UAE to focus on the roles of AI, wearables, mobile applications, and the Internet of Things in healthcare.
The professors here nurture your passion and talent for biology, medicine, and engineering and push you to excel.
My experience in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department has been incredible. I have very much enjoyed and learned a lot from my biomedical courses. I now work on designing machine learning algorithms to detect diabetic retinopathy using optical coherence tomography scans. I feel that I am making a real difference.
All the labs are equipped with cutting-edge equipment to ensure the best practical experience for students. The Bioimaging Research Lab is affiliated with the University of Louisville’s Bioimaging Lab, which makes it one-of-a-kind in the UAE. The professors’ doors are always open. They make you love the courses and they are supportive of working students. ADU also provide many scholarship opportunities.
You will have many diverse career opportunities in the following fields:
Within these fields, you will be fully equipped to undertake the following: