Neural Engineering

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

Injury Biomechanics is an essential field in the prevention or management of trauma related to injury of the human body.

Orthopaedic Engineering

Developing solutions for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders is a challenging yet exciting field of research.

Choose from four different degrees.

Five main research areas.

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

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.

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Post Graduate Degrees

PhD in Biomedical Engineering

This doctoral programme (PhD in Biomedical Engineering) is aimed at developing specialist researchers in biomedical engineering, with particular ability to develop...

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...

Master of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering – Structured

The Master of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering programme comprises postgraduate modules and a research project...

Post Graduate Diploma – Engineering Sciences

The Post Graduate Diploma – Engineering Sciences programme is aimed at bridging graduates from 3-year BSc programmes to the masters’ programmes...

PHD Engineering

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Master of Engineering

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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.

RESEARCH AREAS

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 Signal Processing

Research in Biomedical Signal Processing concerns the measurement and analysis of signals and images related to living beings.

Biomedical Technologies

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.

Injury Biomechanics

Injury Biomechanics is an essential field in the prevention or management of trauma related to injury of the human body.

Neural Engineering

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body and is responsible for our every thought, action, memory, feeling and subjective experience.

Orthopaedic Engineering

Developing solutions for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders is a challenging yet exciting field of research.

BERG is committed to being the leading biomedical engineering research group in South Africa, that is recognised internationally for its excellence, innovation, unique approach, and solution driven performance. BERG strives to advance knowledge in service of society.

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The latest from IBE, BERG & the Biomedical Egineering industry

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Shortcourse: Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for Food & Pharmaceutical Products, dates: 12 – 13 September 2019

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Short course: Aseptic Processing in the Manufacture of Biotech & Pharmaceutical Products

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Medical Device Regulation 2-week short course

The IBE in partnership with the Western Cape Medical Device Cluster will be presenting a Medical Device Regulation 2-week duration...