Department of Bioscience and Engineering - Biomedical Engineering Course

About Bioscience and Engineering

With a basis in mechatronics, which combines mechanical engineering with electrical and electronic engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Course involves studies related to efforts to develop and methods of manufacturing robots that provide support in welfare and medical care, devices used in rehabilitation, artificial organs, and other equipment for life support and recovery of functions, as well as various devices and support systems to help older people lead healthy lives.

Research Domain

Life support engineering, artificial organs, tissue engineering, cell engineering, patient care robots, medical support robots, organs for rehabilitation, measuring biological functions, mechatronics, remote medical care, surgical training simulators, masterslave robots, diagnostic devices, welfare devices


Objectives in Education and Research

A major issue facing society in the 21st Century is that of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and cultural activities. A number of avenues are being explored to address this and include, establishing a series of preventative methods, treatments, and rehabilitation services for diseases that afflict the elderly such as cancer, circulatory diseases, and diabetes, as well as developing a preventative and control system of degenerative conditions present in the elderly. In other words, it is of importance to build an active society involving the elderly, and healthy ageing by exploiting scientific knowledge. Therefore, the Department is structured to foster individuals having a systematic approach in the comprehension of life, medical care, and welfare. The Department exposes students to understand the complexities of life, life phenomenon, and individual living functions, thereby having a greater insight into age-associated healthy living. The research activities involve an understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of ageing-associated degenerative changes that have yet to be understood thoroughly, and establish preventative methods based on scientific findings and diagnosis methods for biological dysfunctions developing with the onset of disease. Additionally, R&D is conducted towards medical and welfare apparatus, including advanced systems and methods that will allow for recovery from the onset of biological dysfunctions or control the condition.


The graduates are highly sought after in the companies specialized in diverse sectors including medical equipment, clinical testing equipment, welfare equipment, rehabilitation equipment, healthcare equipment and hospital facilities, in addition to product development sector in mechanical engineering and electric engineering fields. Employment opportunities are not only limited to researcher and engineering professions since roles also exist in product and technology sales, and product planning. It is recommended that graduates take post-graduate studies to further strengthen their expertise.