WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$808 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor Of Mechatronics And Biomedical Engineering
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering
Campus:Kyambogo Hill Campus
Application Deadline: May 2021
Programme Overview

The BMBE academic programme is composed of two parts; Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering. Mechatronics reflects the integration of mechanical, electrical, electronics and automation. The inclusion of biomedical engineering brings about a unique integration of mechanical, electrical, electronics, physical sciences and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), biological and life sciences with a wide employment opportunity for the graduates.

In modern industry and the health sector, there is a high demand for human resource to manage multi-disciplinary automated systems. As a result, programmes in mechatronics and biomedical engineering will go a long way in addressing some of the challenges encountered in the production industry and the medical field. The production and health service industry need personnel equipped with knowledge and skills in mechanical and electrical engineering, who can design, build, control, and maintain a wide range of engineering processes, products and medical systems.

In response to these needs, Kyambogo University in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) is jointly running a Diploma programme in biomedical engineering. The diploma programme cannot address all the high-level needs in industry and healthcare systems in Uganda. However, the BMBE programme offers the opportunity for the diploma graduates and training of more target groups to build the requisite capacity. Hence in order to build more capacities to manage and maintain existing industrial systems and medical equipment, the BMBE programme enhances the existing initiatives to address the persistent challenges in the industry and health sector in the region.

Program in brief
The four-year programme in BMBE combines courses from five fields of study i.e. Engineering Sciences and Mathematics (76%), humanities and Social Science (5%), Life Sciences (10%) and Biomedical Engineering (9%).

In your four years of study, you will be able to cover infection control and hospital waste management, functional anatomy and physiology, medical physics and electronics, biomechanics and biomaterials. You will also cover bioinstrumentation, design of medical systems, medical imaging and sensing, nuclear medicine and other modules.

You will go through hospital training/industrial training during the recess terms at the end of the first, second and third year. You will participate in a group project in the third year and you will carry out an individual project in your last year of study.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry Requirement
Holders of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE),
Holders of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) should have at least two principal passes in both Physics and Mathematics at the same sitting and at least a credit pass in Chemistry at the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or the equivalent.

The weight of subjects for UACE holders shall be as follows:
Essential Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics
Relevant Technical Drawing
Desirable General paper, and Subsidiary Mathematics,

Diploma Entry Requirement
Category 1: First Year Entry
To make an entry in the First year, the applicant should be a holder of;
– At last a pass in an Ordinary Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
– At last a pass in an Ordinary Diploma in Electrical or Computer or Telecommunication Engineering.
– At least a Diploma or Ordinary Diploma Mechanical Engineering or Ordinary Diploma Science Technology (Physics option) from a recognized institution.
– Other Diplomas approved by the University to be equivalent to any of those states in part (a) and (b) above.

Category 2: Second Year Entry
With the multi-disciplinary nature of the Programme, there will be exceptions in the implementation of second-year entry. Exemptions will be given appropriately according to the recognition of prior learning.

To make an entry in the Second year he/she should be a holder of;
– At least a Credit Diploma in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or the Equivalents.
– At least a Pass Higher Diploma or the equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering and Diploma in Physical Sciences or the Equivalents.

Category 3: Third Year Entry
To make an entry in the Third year he/she should be a holder of at least a Credit in Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, Telecommunications Engineering, and Computer Engineering or their equivalents will also be given exceptions appropriately according to the recognition of prior learning.

Category 4: Other Entry Requirements
For Degree Holders of Physical Sciences or Other relevant Degrees shall make an entry in the Second year with exemptions given based on the recognition of prior learning.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan and East African Community Students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $30

How To Apply
To apply online, the students need to do the following:
– Make sure they have the relevant documents need.
– Have and Email Address and Internet Connection.
– Visit the Admission Portal =

** All Applications are done Online
** An Application fee of 50,000 UGX for local students and 110,270 UGX for International Students has to be paid.
** Applications begin in March and end in May.

Career Opportunities

Mechatronics and biomedical engineering students have a variety of career goals. Some students with mechatronics options can work in the production and service industry as engineers immediately following graduation in areas such as automotive manufacturing, tunnelling and drilling, consumer packaging, food and beverage production, urban transit, power generation, and industrial equipment production, and maintenance service provision.
For students considering biomedical engineering option, the curriculum is designed to train engineers for work in a variety of biomedical environments such as research hospitals, biomedical industries, and regulatory agencies, biomedical device and sensor design and development, medical imaging, bioinformatics, and maintenance services.
Others can choose to utilize their quantitative and problem-solving skills in areas such as consulting, entrepreneurship or finance. Some students will continue their studies to postgraduate level in separate fields of mechatronics and biomedical engineering.

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan and East African Community Students: $808
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,211

Tuition fees for Ugandan Students = 3,000,000 UGX
Tuition fees for International Students = 4,500,000 UGX
– Students from other countries in the East African Community (EAC) pay the same amount as local students. The EAC countries include; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.
– There are other functional fees and other costs that you might incur while studying. These include costs for internship, research, medical fees and other expenses that you might include such as photocopying, printing, buying specialized equipment and tools.

Relevant Contact

Mr Niwareeba Roland
Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Office
For Department's Enquiries