Programme (Minor)

About the Curriculum

Biomedical Engineering can improve human health through integration of engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences. It has become part of the Life Sciences which is one of the strategic areas of Singapore economic development. The aim of this minor is to enable students to understand how the principles and tools of traditional engineering fields, such as mechanical, materials, electrical, and chemical engineering, can be applied in biology and medicine. It will be suited to students who wish to pursue further career opportunities in hospitals and health care centres, medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and biomaterials industries.

Course Requirements

Students are required to satisfy the following requirements to graduate from the course:

  • To read six minor graded modules and fulfil at least 24 MCs;
  • Students are to read at least ONE module from each of the following 3 options: Bioengineering, Life Science and Engineering Elective;
  • No more than 3 level-1000 modules should be read.

For more information, please refer here.


Only Stage 2 engineering students are eligible to apply for the Minor in Biomedical Engineering Programme. The intake starts in January of each year.

  • Refer to here for general rules pertaining to taking minors.
  • Late applications and/or incomplete application forms will not be considered. 
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications via email within a month from closing date.

The students will then have the opportunity to specialise in one* of these areas.

* Students are required to read at least 16 MCs (modular credits) of prerequisite modules in that specified area.