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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.

Where engineering and medicine meet to make a better world

Biomedical Engineering is the application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to provide for health-related needs. Biomedical Engineering is inherently multidisciplinary (persons from multiple disciplines contribute) and interdisciplinary (expertise from multiple disciplines must be integrated).

There are multiple routes into biomedical engineering at Stellenbosch University. Some of these routes are provided by the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, while the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences also offer routes into biomedical engineering.

The vision of the IBE is to become a lighthouse of excellence, in both the students it graduates and the research it develops, when applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to solving African healthcare problems.