University Of Cape Town Biomedical Engineering

University Of Cape Town Biomedical Engineering

Welcome to the web pages of the Division of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.
The Division is home to the Medical Imaging Research Unit, the South African Research Chair in Brain Imaging, the South African Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Innovation, and a number of research groupings. We invite you to discover our research and post-graduate programmes in Biomedical Engineering, Health Innovation and Healthcare Technology Management. Meet our enthusiastic staff members and students who make up the division. Explore opportunities to join us at the medical school at UCT, and ranked 48th in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health (THE World University Rankings 2014-2015).
Interests in the Division of Biomedical Engineering cover a wide range including medical imaging, medical devices, musculo-skeletal biomechanics, cell and tissue mechanobiology, biomechatronics, signal processing, rehabilitation engineering, healthcare technology management, and health innovation.
Our focus is on biomedical engineering that addresses health in Africa, yet is globally relevant

Forty Five Years of Biomedical Engineering at UCT

The history of biomedical engineering at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital can be traced back to the 1950s, when the first activity in the field was the work in nuclear medicine by Allan Cormack that eventually led to computer assisted tomography and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1979.
In 1969, the Department of Biomedical Engineering was established owing to the increasing importance and contribution of this field to medical research and health care.
2014 marks the 45th anniversary and our commitment to biomedical engineering relevant to health and wellbeing of all South Africans is as strong today as it was in 1969.

 

Overview of Programmes

The Division of Biomedical Engineering offers a number of postgraduate programmes which include:

Information on the programmes can be accessed through the side menu. No programmes are offered at undergraduate level.