The brain is the most complex organ in the human body and is responsible for our every thought, action, memory, feeling and subjective experience.
Injury Biomechanics is an essential field in the prevention or management of trauma related to injury of the human body.
Where engineering and medicine meet to make a better world
Biomedical Engineering is a cross-functional course that works in tandem with almost all other departments at the University of Stellenbosch. We know that to build a better future you must look at the world through multiple lenses, and that’s why some of the most exciting inventions out there are coming from this field. Our mission is to analyse a diverse set of inter-disciplinary challenges and address them through proven engineering principles.
If surgical robots, artificial hearts, ingestible cameras and connected prosthetics excite you, then this is the field for you. And if you want to have a positive impact on society, remember that game-changing technologies like X-rays, dialysis machines, thermometers and stethoscopes are all products of Biomedical Engineering. It’s one of the few fields where your innovations could enhance the lives of thousands of people.
The IBE’s vision is to become a lighthouse of academic excellence, in both its graduates and its research, and we focus on solving African problems.
The IBE’s vision is to become a lighthouse of academic excellence, in both the students it graduates and the research it develops, with a focus on solving African problems.
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Post Graduate Degrees
Master of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering – Research
This Master of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering research programme is aimed at developing engineering science research...
We Organise Our Research Activities In These Main Research Areas
The Institute For Biomedical Engineering (IBE) grew out of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group (BERG). BERG was housed within the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University. The IBE is dedicated towards the research & development of innovative medical solutions and advancing medical science through fundamental research. However, the research activities stretched much wider. The IBE recognises the multidisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering and works closely with all the other engineering disciplines, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science and industry. The IBE’s excellent collaborative partnerships within Stellenbosch University, nationally in South Africa, and internationally is a big strength and has been pivotal in the tremendous growth of the group since its inception.
Biomedical technology is a broad term that refers to the application of engineering and technology principles to the domain of living or biological systems, with an emphasis on problems related to human health.