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The first poly diploma that bridges Engineering and Life Sciences
Acquire in-demand skills in design and development of medical devices and healthcare equipment to help save lives
The only diploma that trains clinical engineering professionals
Access careers in leading medical technology companies and established healthcare institutions
This module provides a foundation in electricity covering basic concepts of electrical circuits and the methods used to analyse them. The module emphasises the understanding of the basic electrical circuit laws (Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws) and network theorems, and their application to electrical network analysis. Topics covered include fundamentals of electricity, network theorems, capacitance, electromagnetic induction and inductance.
This module is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills in mathematics required to solve basic engineering problems. Topics are introduced in an order that is intended to keep abreast of the application requirements in engineering modules. The emphasis in each topic is on simple applications and problem solving. Topics include algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, plane analytic geometry, matrices and complex numbers. Throughout the module, there is appropriate use of a Computer Algebra System.
This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and further enhanced through relevant contextualization. Students will work in teams and undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects. Data analytics will be introduced using case-based approach and applied in the integrated real-world project.Career & Professional Preparation 1 will be incorporated to give students a foundational introduction to their three-year diploma course curriculum and how it prepares them for industry. It will help them to embark on their three-year course with the end in mind, through guided reflection of their personal characteristics, and producing an overall game plan for their future education and career goals.
This module introduces students to the study of external forces in two dimensions and their effect on particles and rigid bodies that are at rest. Students learn the skills to analyse the forces acting on the bodies by drawing free-body diagrams and applying the conditions of equilibrium. Topics include forces and resultants, moments and couples, equilibrium and the concepts of plane friction. This module also aims to equip students with the skills to analyse problems of rigid bodies in motion. Only linear motion in two dimensions will be covered. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of linear motion.
This practice-oriented module equips students with basic knowledge and skills in computer programming using a suitable high-level language. The main topics include basic computer programming concepts and fundamental programming constructs such as sequences, selection and repetition.
English Language Express aims to give you a better grounding in the English Language and to strengthen the written and oral communications skills that you will need in your academic and professional careers. You will be engaged in writing, reading, listening and speaking activities that will develop your ability to speak and write grammatically, coherently and clearly. You will also hone your reading and listening comprehension skills.
This module provides students with basic knowledge of the fundamental principles in electric circuit analysis. The module extends DC network theorems to AC circuits which involve impedances such as capacitance and inductance. The module also includes analysis of simple AC series, parallel and series-parallel combination circuits, concept of AC power and understanding of power factor and its effect on electrical energy usage.
The aim of this module is to lay the foundations in analogue electronics. At the end of this module, students will acquire content knowledge and understanding on the basic concepts of analogue electronics and some applications.
Key topics covered in this module include operating characteristics, working principles and applications of discrete electronic devices such as various types of diodes, MOSFETs and BJTs. Practical circuits will be used to enhance and strengthen the learners’ knowledge so that they will acquire the relevant competencies to move on to more specialized modules.
This module introduces the basic concepts of digital systems. It covers the basics of combinational and sequential logic circuits. Flip-flops and their application in counters and registers will also be discussed. This basic knowledge is essential for students to be able to understand, analyse, and design basic digital circuit system.
This module is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills in mathematics required to solve basic engineering problems. Topics are introduced in an order that is intended to keep abreast of the application requirements in engineering modules. The emphasis in each topic is on simple applications and problem solving. Throughout the module, there is appropriate use of a Computer Algebra System. Topics include trigonometry, differentiation and simple integration with applications.
This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-worlThis module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and understand the relevance and application of the modules learnt. Students will work in teams and undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects at the higher levels. This module will also imbue in students a sense of civic consciousness in the context of engineering and society. It serves to create awareness amongst students about the impact of engineering on society in general. In the process it introduces the application of cultural quotient (CQ) skills and mould students’ disposition to understand and collaborate across diverse cultures in real world settings.
This module aims to equip students with a fundamental in microcontroller and embedded system. Students will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge through a series of practical projects and real-world applications. Students will be able to implement a microcontroller-based system and interfacing with various input/output components as well as sensors.
This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt during the semester, deepen the skills in the previous semester and to lay the foundation for future modules by applying them to projects involving medical electronics. Students will work together to deepen the knowledge relating to prototyping sub-circuits using computer-aided design tools and also will be working individually to undertake the project development in various areas of medical electronics such as amplification and detection of electrocardiogram, heart sounds and optical heart rate detection. On completion of the module, students will be able to apply these skills and develop confidence for tackling projects in medical electronics at higher levels.The Career and Professional Preparation 2 will be incorporated to equip students with skills necessary to seek and secure work. They will also be equipped to communicate their personal brand in a positive way. As students sharpen their communication skills, they will also learn how to market themselves effectively.
This module intends to presents an understanding of electronic instrumentation and measurements with a focus on physiological signals. Troubleshooting, testing and construction of circuits will be part of the student’s key learning and performance task in this module.
This module provides the fundamental understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body, which is an essential foundation to bridge science and engineering. The cardiovascular, neurological and respiratory systems are emphasized in this module while other systems in the human physiology are covered briefly.
This module aims to introduce cell and molecular biology concepts. It equips students with an understanding of eukaryotic cell biology, including fundamental chemicals necessary for life, structure and function of cells and organelles, cellular transport mechanisms, cell divisions, deoxyribonucleic acid replication, protein synthesis, genetics, principles of inheritance, cell-to-cell interactions and cell development.
This module introduces the roles and functions of a biomedical engineering department in a healthcare establishment. It covers the regulatory and safety aspects of a hospital or clinical environment. Students will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to perform electrical safety testing, preventive maintenance and calibration on medical equipment. Basic analytical skills on healthcare data will also be taught.
This module introduces students to a broad range of biomedical equipment and prepares them to understand and work with common hospital-based equipment that can be diagnostic, therapeutic or clinical monitoring in nature. Students will be taught the principles, functions, features and limitations of these equipment. This will help them better understand and perform the required maintenance, testing and calibrations of these equipment.
This module aims to facilitate students with practical image and signal processing knowledge relevant to medical and healthcare equipment. Through the module, students will be able to integrate the learning from this and other modules and apply image and signal processing skills in medical or laboratory settings. Through practice and research, students will also learn how to incorporate artificial intelligence to enhance the quality of care delivered in the healthcare industry.This module will also imbue in students a sense of civic consciousness in the context of engineering and safety. The module will also imbue in students’ a safety-oriented mindset and develop students’ workplace safety and health (WSH) competencies and raise their safety awareness of self and their surroundings.
This module equips students to apply mechanical engineering principles to perform simple force analysis of the musculoskeletal system. It also provides an appreciation of the kinematics and kinetics of human motion. Rehabilitation engineering, including causation, orthopaedic and prosthetic interventions will be discussed. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of biological materials, biomaterials, implants and tissue engineering. This module complements the students’ training in electronics and electrical engineering.
This module aims to introduce students the different aspects of Information technology as applied in the healthcare environment such as hospitals. Modern hospital systems have been integrated and connected to provide effective and efficient treatment. The involvement of information technology in healthcare is constantly of increased importance. Students will acquire knowledge on the acquisition, use, and storage of health information, electronic health records, clinical data workflow and processes, network infrastructures, and patient data privacy and security. Students will develop configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting skills for managing health information systems through laboratory sessions and activities.
This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to project work. Students will work in teams and undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to develop ergonomic project work related to the wireless connectivity of medical devices in a healthcare environment.This module will also imbue in students a sense of civic consciousness in the context of engineering and sustainability. It will develop students’ competencies in sustainable development, raise their awareness of sustainability in the context of society and the environment, and appreciate the impact engineering solutions may have on the environment.
This module aims to equip students with a basic fundamental in the Internet of Things (IoT). Students will learn the system architecture of a typical IoT system with a good understanding of functionalities of its building blocks. They will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge through a series of practical exercises. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to implement a simple IoT system prototype with off-the-shelf equipment, platforms or services.
The six-month internship will provide students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom to work situations, and demonstrate problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills in a work environment.The programme enables students to hone their ability to work independently and in teams, while they take on one or more practical projects under the supervision of industry practitioners. The objective is to develop a professional approach to work based on the relevant code of practice.
With Singapore fast becoming a global hub for biomedical research and the healthcare industry, you will have bright job prospects in this field. You can look forward to pursuing roles such as assistant engineer, biomedical engineer, field service engineer and research assistant.
As a BME graduate, you can pursue degree programmes offered by Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, as well as Singapore Institute of Technology. You can also gain credit exemptions from overseas universities such as Australia and the United Kingdom.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE O-Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type.
Candidates with severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course. Those with colour vision deficiency may be considered, subject to an in-house test.
Find out more on entry requirements and admissions exercise periods for qualifications such as N(A)-Level, A-Level, ITE, IP, IB and more.
I have many fond memories of my formative years at NP BME; the lecturers were supportive and nurturing, which helped me ignite my passion for biomedical engineering. I have greatly benefited from their mentorship even till today.