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Tuition Fees:$364 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Engineering Sciences
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Biomedical Engineering involves the application of concepts, knowledge, and approaches of virtually all engineering disciplines (examples: Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Materials and Computer Engineering) to solve specific healthcare- related problems. The multidisciplinary nature of this field makes specialisation at the undergraduate level impractical. The core curriculum is, therefore, designed to introduce students to all aspects of Biomedical Engineering. Highly motivated students may acquire areas of speciality by selecting electives from other departments of the School of Engineering.

Biomedical Engineers often need to bring together knowledge and techniques from different engineering fields, as well as information from the life sciences. As a result Biomedical Engineering is usually described as a bridge between engineering and the life sciences. Additionally, creativity is valued and design experience is incorporated throughout the curriculum.

In order to enhance medical care, there is a shift from discrete devices to connected technologies. In view of this, Biomedical Engineers ensure that medical systems function with reliable and efficient machinery and equipment. Innovations in Biomedical Engineering include the development of artificial joints, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the heart pacemaker, arthroscopy, angioplasty, bioengineered skin and kidney dialysis and heart-lung machines.

Biomedical Engineers predict that advances in electronics, optics, materials and miniaturisation will push development of more sophisticated devices for diagnosis and therapy such as imaging and virtual surgery. With this enhanced ability to incorporate molecular-level information into complex models, it might be possible to diagnose and treat diseases ranging from osteoarthritis to Alzheimer’s disease.

The Programme generally aims to;
• Provide solid fundamental knowledge in life sciences and engineering.
• Encourage creativity, selflearning and innovation (design of devices, components or processes that meet desired needs in Biology or Medicine).
• Develop awareness of the wealth of possibilities available to Biomedical Engineering graduates.
• Prepare students for careers in post-graduate schools, Biomedical Engineering practice in industry and even opportunities unforeseen.
• Produce graduates for leadership roles in a rapidlychanging environment.
• Foster an appreciation of how economic, ethical, political and social factors affect the practice of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering.
• Produce individuals who can work well either independently or in a team.

Curriculum

The core curriculum is designed to introduce our students to all aspects of Biomedical Engineering and is structured around four major areas: Biological Systems Engineering, Biocomputational, Sensors, Microsystems and Bioinstrumentation and Biomaterials and Regenerative Engineering. These areas are carefully chosen to apply concepts, knowledge, and approaches from virtually all engineering disciplines to solve specific healthcare-related problems.

Biomedical Engineers often need to bring together knowledge and techniques from different engineering fields, as well as information from the life sciences. As a result Biomedical Engineering is usually described as a bridge between engineering and the life sciences. As no bridge can stand without a firm foundation at both ends, the primary guiding principle for this programme is that the curriculum must be firmly rooted both in Engineering as well as Life Science. Additionally, creativity is valued and design experience is incorporated throughout the curriculum.

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:dicated below shall not exceed 24.

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science &a Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in Further Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics or Biology.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

International Baccalaureate:

At least Grade 4 in three (3) HL subjects comprising:
Mathematics and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.
In addition, applicants must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), and at least C in a science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Biomedical Engineers apply their expertise in a multiplicity of areas including:
• Industry
• Hospitals
• Research facilities of educational and medical institutions
• Teaching
• Government regulatory agencies

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $364
Tuition Fees for International students: $7,715

Lecturers

Anderson Mon (PhD)
Associate Professor

Bernard O. Asimeng (BSc, MSc, PhD (Kumasi))
Lecturer
boasimeng@ug.edu.gh

Claude Fiifi Hayford (BSc (Legon), MSc (Trondheim))
Assistant Lecturer
CHayford@ug.edu.gh

Elsie A. B. Effah Kaufmann (BSE MSE PhD (Pennsylvania))
Senior Lecturer
eeffahkaufmann@ug.edu.gh

Elvis K. Tiburu (BSc, (Kumasi), MSc/MPhil (Indiana), PhD (Miami))
Senior Lecturer and Head of Department
etiburu@ug.edu.gh

Henry Ato Ogoe (BSc (Kumasi), MSc (Åbo Akademi), PhD (Pittsburgh))
Lecturer

John Kwaku Kutor (BSc, MSc (Cape Coast), PhD (Zheziang))
Senior Lecturer
jkutor@ug.edu.gh.

Kwabena Kan-Dapaah (BSc (KNUST), MSc (Lübeck), PhD C(AUST))
Senior Lecturer
kkan-dapaah@ug.edu.gh

Peter Agbekoh (BSc (Ghana),MRes (UK))
Assistant Lecturer
pagbekoh@ug.edu.gh

Samuel Kojo Kwofie (BSc, (Kumasi), MSc (UCT), PhD (UWC))
Senior Lecturer
skkwofie@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

 
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Responsible for admission inquiries
Dr
Elvis K. Tiburu
Head of Department