1. Background to the Programme

The rapid growth of healthcare systems and the indispensible increasing role of technology in diagnostic, therapeutic, and associated research activities have culminated into increasing demand for skilled biomedical engineers both in Uganda and globally. The proposed Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BSc. BE) programme is aimed at advancing the technology needed to enhance healthcare. The Programme combines traditional engineering expertise with an understanding of biological processes. The Biomedical Engineers so trained are expected to work with physicians, therapists, and other technicians in the design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of sophisticated healthcare equipment and lifesaving devices. The Biomedical Engineering Programme shall equip scholars to use cutting-edge engineering principles to analyze and facilitate the biological and medical technology innovations needed to solve healthcare problems and ultimately, improve the healthcare system.
The proposed BSc. BE curriculum emphasizes education in the fundamentals of engineering sciences that form the common basis of all engineering subspecialties. Education with this emphasis is intended to provide students with a solid engineering foundation for a career in which engineering practice may change rapidly. In addition, elements of bioengineering design are incorporated at every level in the curriculum. This is accomplished by integration of laboratory experimentation, computer applications, and exposure to real bioengineering problems throughout the program. The curriculum also provides for students to work as teams in senior design project courses to solve multidisciplinary problems suggested by industrial and clinical experience.
Graduates of the Makerere University BSc. BE shall be responsible for designing, constructing, implementing and maintaining: Artificial Devices that replace or support body functions, such as pacemakers, prosthetic devices, and artificial organs; Therapeutic Products, such as healthcare-related lasers, and systems that perform critical functions such as tissue fusion, insulin delivery, and muscle repair; Sensors for various patient-monitoring devices and bioelectric and telemetry equipment; Medical Imaging Instrumentation such as magnetic resonance and X-ray tools; and Healthcare Information Systems for Patient Rerecords, Drugs and Stock Management, Laboratory Information Systems among others.

2. Justification for the Programme

Uganda as a nation is increasingly importing complex pieces of equipment to support health and health related research. Most of these pieces of equipment arrive without the accompanying care, maintenance and support. In some cases, the equipment specifications are not suited to the local environment, which affects durability and use of this equipment. The graduates of this program will use their knowledge to reduce the costs of maintenance, wastage, loss of work hours from equipment downtime and other resources due to the current lack of this cadre of trainees on the market. In addition, these graduates will be in position to advice on sourcing, procurement and preventive maintenance correctly specified for our environment thus making further savings to the country.
The graduates of this program will have an in depth understanding of the subject thus create an easy to train group of resource persons. This trainability makes the biomedical engineers an easy group to retool especially with the purchase of new pieces of equipment. This is important given the rapid changes seen in the field of biomedical engineering and the need to keep up with global technology trends. The graduates of this program will benefit from the short stint training support given with most new pieces of equipment. Later they can use the new knowledge they have acquired to develop more in depth training for other less qualified support staffs.
Given the uniqueness of the environment and people in Africa, there is a need to design biomedical equipment that is suited to both. The graduates of this program will participate in research, innovation and design of new devices suited to and in response for the local need of healthcare in low resource settings. The curriculum has different tracks for specialization to enable the graduates to focus on key domains in the biomedical engineering discipline at an early stage. These and other innovations in the program will help grow the discipline and the institutional regional capacity to do basic science research.

3. Objectives and Educational Outcomes

The programme objective is to prepare students for careers in the biomedical industry or for further education in graduate school. The students may go on to design devices to diagnose and treat disease, engineer tissues to repair wounds, develop cutting-edge genetic treatments, or create computer programs to understand how the human body works. The BSc. BE is so designed to produce entrepreneurship-oriented graduates who are capable of propping up new companies, out of the prototypes that they will have developed at the undergraduate level.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of this programme are to:

  • Produce graduates who are able to practice biomedical engineering to serve Uganda and the regional industries, government agencies, or national and international industries.
  • Produce graduates with the necessary background and technical skills to work professionally in one or more of the following areas: medical imaging, health informatics, biomechanics, biomaterial/tissue engineering and medical instrumentation.
  • Prepare graduates for personal and professional success with awareness and commitment to their ethical and social responsibilities, both as individuals and in team environments.
  • Prepare graduates who are capable of entering and succeeding in an advanced degree program in a field such as engineering, science, or business.
Program Outcomes


  • The graduates should be able to apply fundamental knowledge of engineering and biomedical sciences in daily practice.
  • The graduates will possess a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal/cultural context.


  • The graduates will show proficiency in the design and conduct biomedical experiments quantitatively analyze, interpret data to solve problems associated with interaction between living and non-living materials and systems.
  • The graduates will show expertise in designing systems, components, or processes to tackle biomedical engineering problems within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, safety, regulation, manufacturability and sustainability.
  • The graduates will apply the phases of design (need identification, problem definition, synthesis analysis, optimization, evaluation, and presentation) in order to propose a feasible solution to a variety of biomedical problems.
  • The graduates will apply information and communication technologies (ICT) for the advancement of biomedical engineering
  • The graduates will be skilled in the recognition of the need for, and have the ability to engage in continuous professional development on contemporary issues related to biomedical engineering.
  • The graduates will be competent in leadership, management, Entrepreneurship, and ethical practice skills to work under minimal supervision

On completion of the program the graduates will,

  • Be able to function in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility required of all engineering, and the unique ethical responsibilities of engineers working in health-related fields.
  • Communicate effectively/scientifically both orally and in writing on technical issues related to biomedical engineering
  • Demonstrate the ability to use and adapt to local settings the knowledge generated by biomedical science research


The target group for this programme will bethe annual outputs of Advanced Level Certificate Education, or its equivalent, and those individuals in the working sector possessing appropriate entry requirement, who desire to acquire further training at Degree level.

5. Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Studies and examinations for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering – B.Sc. (BE) shall be governed by the general regulations and statutes of Makerere University and in addition by the regulations of the College of Health Sciences:

5.1 Admission to First Year

Admission into the first year is through any of the three avenues, the Direct Entry Scheme, the Mature Age Scheme and the Diploma Holders Scheme.

5.2 The Direct Entry Scheme

An applicant must have obtained two advanced level passes, one in Mathematics and one in Physics, at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent. For purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights:

  • Weight 3 - Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Zoology
  • Weight 2 - Best of Economics, Chemistry, or Technical Drawing
  • Weight 1 - General Paper
  • Weight 0.5 - Any other subject.

5.3 The Mature Age Entry Scheme

Admission may also be via the Mature Age Entry Scheme, after the passing of two special mature age University Examinations, one in aptitude and the other in specialised knowledge.

5.4 Diploma Holders Entry Scheme

Holders of the Uganda National Examinations Board Ordinary Technical Diploma or its equivalent can be admitted to the programme. Applicants should have obtained a Credit Class diploma with at least a Credit Pass in Mathematics. Other eligible credit class diplomas with at least a credit pass in Mathematics include

  • Radiographers
  • Anaesthetic Assistants
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Clinical Officers
  • Dispensers
  • Mechanical, Biomedical or Electrical Engineering Diplomas

5.5 Admission to other Years

Admission other than to the first year of the programme shall require a special resolution of the College Board and permission of the Senate. The Departments will work out all appropriate Credit transfers, which shall not exceed 40% of the minimum degree Credit Units. Persons holding Higher National Diploma from a recognised Institution can be admitted to 2nd year, with the provisions that they will be required to take some courses from the 1st year that both the College Board will have identified and deemed mandatory.


6.1 Type of Programme

This programme shall be conducted through Course-work and Examinations. There shall be two types of Programmes, namely, Day Programme (DAY) and afternoon Programme (AFTERNOON).

6.2 Programme Duration

The minimum duration for this programme shall be four (4) years. The course is designated to be taken over a minimum period of eight semesters. The duration of a Semester is seventeen (17) weeks. There shall be university examinations to be conducted in the last two weeks of each semester.

6.3 Course Credits

The programme shall be conducted on credit unit (CU) basis. One credit unit shall be equivalent to one contact hour (CH) per week per semester, or a series of 15 contact hours.
One Contact hour is equivalent to one hour of lectures (LH) or two hours of practical work (PH) or five hours of fieldwork/industrial training (FH).
No course shall carry less than one credit unit.

6.4 Type of Courses

The Course content to be covered in this Programme shall be based on the Curriculum approved by the Makerere University Senate. The method of teaching and examination will adhere to the Senate approved syllabi. This programme shall be composed of a set of prescribed Courses that shall be registered for by every student in order for him or her to qualify for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. Courses in the programme shall be classified as follows:

  • A core course is one which must be registered for and passed by a student in order to obtain a degree.
  • An elective course is one which may be taken to make up the minimum requirements of the degree.
  • An audited course is one which a student attends but is not examined in it.
  • A pre-requisite course is one which must be taken and passed before a related higher level course.

6.5 Course Assessment

(a) Each course shall be assessed on the basis of 100 total marks with proportions as follows:
• Course Work 40%
• Written Examination 60%
(b) Course work shall consist of laboratory work and progressive assessment (assignments/tests) each component assessed at 20%.
(c) For a course without laboratory work, progressive assessment shall carry 40%.
(d) A minimum of two coursework assignments/tests shall be required per Course.

6.6.1 Normal Semester Course Load

The minimum number of Credit Units per Semester shall be fifteen (15). The maximum number of Credit Units per Semester shall be twenty one (21).

6.6.2 Maximum Semester Course Load
The maximum number of Credit Units per Semester shall be twenty eight (28) to cater for students who have courses to retake or those who are able to complete the requirements for their respective Academic Awards in less than the stipulated minimum duration.

6.7 Board of Examiners

  • There shall be a school Board of examiners, composed of external and internal examiners appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the College of Health Sciences Board and chaired by the Dean of the school of Biomedical Sciences.
  • The Board of Examiners shall receive, consider and recommend to the School Board the examination results of each candidate.
  • The School Board shall recommend the results of examinations to the College Board for consideration and approval.
  • In an emergency, the Dean may act on behalf of the School Board or the Board of Examiners but must report the action taken to the next Meeting of these Boards. In so doing the Dean shall, however, act in consultation with the relevant head of Department.

6.8 Grading Of Courses

Each course shall be graded out of a maximum of 100 marks and assigned appropriate letter grades and grade point average as follows:
Table 1: Course Grade Criteria
Marks % Letter Grade Grade Point
90.0 – 100.0 A+ 5.0
80.0 - 89.9 A 5.0
75.0 - 79.9 B+ 4.5
70.0 -74.9 B 4.0
65.0 - 69.9 C+ 3.5
60.0 - 64.9 C 3.0
55.0 - 59.9 D+ 2.5
50.0 – 54.9 D 2.0
45.0 - 49.9 E+ 1.5
40.0 - 44.9 E- 1.0
Below 40.0 F 0.0

6.9 Progression

Progression of a student shall be classified as Normal, Probationary or Discontinuation.
6.9.1 Normal Progress
Normal Progress shall occur when a student has passed all the specified Courses. This occurs when a student passes each course taken with a minimum grade point (GP) of 2.0.
6.9.2 Probationary Progress
This is a warning stage and it will occur if:
• A student fails the Core or Compulsory Course.
• A student obtains the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of less than two (2) at the end of any semester.
• When the Grade Point Average of a student goes up in the following semester after the student has retaken and passed the failed Courses, then the probation shall be removed.

6.9.3 Discontinuation.

(a) When a student accumulates three consecutive probations based on CGPA he/she shall be discontinued;
(b) A student who has failed to obtain at least the Pass Mark (50%) during the Third Assessment in the same Course or Courses he/she had retaken shall be discontinued from his/her studies at the University;
(c) A student who has overstayed in an Academic Programme by more than Two (2) Years shall be discontinued from his/her studies at the University.

(a) A student shall retake a Course when next offered again in order to obtain at least the Pass Mark (50%) if he/she had failed during the First Assessment in the Course or Courses.
(b) A student who has failed to obtain at least the Pass Mark (50%) during the Second Assessment in the same Course he/she has retaken shall receive a warning.
(c) A student may retake a Course when next offered again in order to improve his/her Pass Grade(s) got at the first Assessment in the Course were low.
(d) While retaking a Course or Courses, a student shall:
(i) Attend all the prescribed lectures/tutorials/Practicals/Fieldwork in the Course;
(ii) Satisfy all the requirements for the Coursework Component in the Course; and
(iii) Sit for the University Examinations in the Course.
(e) A student shall not be allowed to accumulate more than five (5) Retake Courses at a time.
(f) A final year student whose final Examination Results have already been classified by the relevant College/Faculty/School/Institute Board and has qualified for the Award of a degree/Diploma/Certificate, shall not be permitted to retake any Course.
(g) When a student has retaken a course, the better of the two Grades he/she obtained in that Course shall be used in the computation of his/her Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
(h) Whenever a Course has been retaken, the Academic Transcript shall indicate so accordingly.
A student who does not wish to retake a failed Elective Course shall be allowed to take a substitute Elective.

(a) If the Board of the school of Biomedical Sciences found out that a student has no justifiable reason for having been absent from a Particular examination, such a student shall receive a fail (F) Grade for the Course(s) he/she had not sat the examination in. The Course(s) in which the Fail (F) Grade was/were awarded shall also account in the calculation of the CGPA.
(b) If the Board of the School of Biomedical Sciences is satisfied that a student was absent from a final examination due to justifiable reason(s) such as sickness or loss of a parent/guardian, and then a Course Grade of ABS shall be assigned to that Course(s). The student shall be permitted to retake the final examination when the Course would be next offered or at the next examination season, if the Lecturer concerned can make the appropriate arrangements for the examination.

A student shall be responsible for keeping a record of her/his practical experience in a log record book, which should be duly signed by the student, practical supervisor and course lecturer; for presentation to the Head of Department, before a certificate of due performance can be issued. Attendance of classroom, clinical, labwork and fieldwork shall constitute 20% of the Progressive (ITPA) mark.
A candidate will be denied a Certificate of Due Performance in any course, if attendance and performance in class, clinical and practical's are deemed unsatisfactory or when student who does not have coursework marks and will not be allowed to sit the University Examinations.

6.13 Withdrawal

A student can apply to the Board of the School of Biomedical Sciences for permission to withdraw from studies at any time of the semester.
A student will be allowed only a maximum of two withdrawals in an Academic Programme and each withdrawal shall be a maximum of one academic year only.

6.14 Approval 0f Examination Results

Approval of all examination results will be by the Board of the School of Biomedical Sciences, but the results shall not be regarded as final until they are confirmed by Senate on submission of Appropriate Pass Lists to Senate.

6.15 Publication of Examination Results

The relevant faculty shall publish Provisional Examination Results of candidates in every examination soon after the meeting of the departmental Examinations Committee. The Examination Results shall be arranged and published in a manner as prescribed by the Senate.

6.16 Appeals

Any student or candidate aggrieved by a decision of the Board of the school of Biomedical Sciences may appeal to the Senate Examinations Committee for reversal or moderation of the decision of the Board.

6.17 Change Of Course

A student may be permitted to change course(s) in an Academic Programme in order to substitute the Course(s) failed. The substitute Course(s) should be within the specified Course(s) for that Academic Programme.

6.18 Change of Academic Programme

      • A student may be permitted to change from one Academic Programme to another on condition that:

(i) He/She had satisfied the admission requirements for the Academic Programme applied for;
(ii) He/She should not have been attending lectures/tutorials and other academic activities of the Academic Programme he/she would want to change from for more than one-half of the duration of the Programme;
(iii) He/She had not been previously dismissed on disciplinary grounds from the University.

  • A student permitted to change his/her Programme may be allowed to transfer the Credits from the previous Academic Programme to the new Academic Programme, provided that the Credits being transferred are relevant to the new Academic Programme.

6.19 Payment of Fees

(a) Privately-sponsored students are required to pay registration fees within the first three (30 weeks at the beginning of an academic year in order for him/her to be registered and issued with the University Identity Card.
(b) A privately-sponsored student who fails to pay the registration fee at the end of the third week of the beginning of an academic year shall forfeit his/her place in the University in case the student is in the first year or be deregistered in the case of a continuing student.
(c) Tuition and other University fees are due on the first day of the academic year. Privately-sponsored students who can not pay full fees at the beginning of the academic year are required to pay at least 40% of the fees by the end of the sixth week of a semester and to complete payment of all tuition fees by the end of the twelfth week of a semester.
(d) A privately-sponsored student who shall not have paid at least 40% of the fees by the end of the sixth week shall be de-registered.
(e) A privately-sponsored student who shall not have completed paying fees by the end of the twelfth week will not be allowed to sit for University examinations.

6.20 Refund of Tuition Fees When a Student Has Withdrawn From Studies

A student who has been permitted to withdraw from studies shall be refunded the Tuition Fees already paid according to the following schedules:
The time at which a Student Percentage of the Tuition Fees already
has withdrawn in a Semester paid to be refunded to the Student
(a) By the end of the First week of a Semester 100%
(b) By the end of the Second week of a Semester 80%
(c) By the end of the Third week of a Semester 60%
(d) By the end of the Fourth week of a Semester 40%
(e) By the end of the Fifth week of a Semester 20%
(f) After the fifth week 0%
Fees for Residence, Application, Faculty requirements, registration, Examinations, Identity Cards and the Guild charges are not refunded.
In case an Academic Programme to which a student has been admitted is not conducted in a particular academic year, the University will refund the full tuition fees paid by the student.

6.21 Other Specific Examinations Regulations

Subject to General University Examinations Regulations, there are other specific regulations pertaining to this programme, details of which can be sought from the Faculty of Technology or Office of the Academic Registrar.
The following additional letters shall be used, where appropriate:
• W - Withdrawal from Course
• I - Incomplete
• AUD - Audited Course Only

  • CP - Conceded Pass

• The Course Pass Grade Point is 2.0
• No Credit Unit shall be awarded for any Course in which a student fails.


7.1 Graduation Requirements

The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering shall be awarded to a Candidate who obtains a minimum of 158 credit units, gained from 43 Courses. Of these, 34 shall be core courses and 4 shall be electives as indicated in Table 1.

Table 1: Requirements for Graduation
Year Core Courses Electives Courses
ONE 13 0
TWO 11 0
FOUR 6 3
Total Courses 38 5
The minimum requirements for graduation is 158 Credit Units

7.2 Classification of a Degree

The degrees obtained in the school of Biomedical Sciences shall be classified according to the CGPA as follows:-
First 4.40 - 5.0
Second, Upper Division 3.60 - 4.39
Second Lower Division Pass 2.80 - 3.59
Pass 2.0 - 2.79


The B.Sc. (BE) Programme shall have the following structure:





Lecture Hours
Practical Hours
Tutorial Hours
Contact Hours (CH) Credit Units (CU)




All Core Courses



Engineering Mathematics I

45 00 30 60 4


Information and Communications Technology

30 60 00 60 4


Communication Skills

30 00 30 45 3


Biomedical Engineering Profession

45 00 00 45 3


Cell Biology

45 30 00 60 4



45 30 00 60 4 22



All Core Courses



Engineering Mathematics II

45 00 30 60 4


Analytical Chemistry

45 30 00 60 4


Circuit Analysis

45 30 00 60 4



45 00 30 60 3


Genetics and Embryology

30 00 00 30 2


Nervous and Endocrine Systems

45 30 30 75 4 21



Workshop Practice(Core Course)

00 300 00 30 2 2




All Core Courses



Engineering Mathematics III

45 00 30 60 4


Electronic Devices and Circuits

45 30 00 60 4


Digestion Metabolism and Excretion

45 30 00 60 4


Cardio Respiratory Blood and Body Fluids

45 30 00 60 4



45 00 30 60 4 20



All Core Courses




45 30 30 75 4


Biomedical equipment

45 30 00 60 4


Foundations of Behaviour Science

45 00 00 45 3


Applied Probability and Statistics

45 00 30 60 4


Computer Programming Fundamentals

45 30 00 60 4 19



Biomedical Engineering Internship I (Core Course)

00 300 00 30 2 2




All Core Courses



Biomedical Engineering Design I

15 60 00 45 3


Clinical Chemistry

45 30 00 60 4


Electromagnetic fields

45 30 00 60 4


Instrumentation and Control System Engineering

45 30 00 60 4


Software Engineering

45 00 30 60 4 19



Core Courses



Biomedical Engineering Design II

15 30 00 45 3


Clinical Engineering

45 30 00 60 4



45 30 00 60 4

Elective Courses (At Least two)



Computer Based Medical Systems

45 30 00 60 4


Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology

45 30 00 60 4


Database Systems

45 30 00 60 4


Biomedical Modeling and Simulation

45 30 00 60 4


Biomedical Optics

45 30 00 60 4


Principals of Accounts

45 00 30 60 4 19



Biomedical Engineering Internship II (Core Course)

00 300 00 0 2 2




Core Courses



Research Methods

45 00 30 60 4


Principles of Management

45 00 00 45 3


Signal Processing and Analysis

45 30 00 60 4

Elective Courses (At Least Two)



Intelligent Systems

45 00 00 45 3


Embedded Systems Engineering

45 00 00 45 3


Computer Networks

30 30 00 45 3


Human Factor Engineering

45 00 00 45 3


Engineering Law

45 00 00 45 3 17



Core Courses




60 00 00 60 4


Research Project

00 120 30 60 4


Nuclear and Radiological Equipment

45 30 00 60 4

Elective Courses (At Least One)



Project Management

45 00 00 45 3


Pattern Recognition

30 30 00 45 3


Tissue Engineering

30 30 00 45 3


Medical Imaging Systems

30 30 00 45 3


Environmental Engineering

45 00 00 45 3






I Tuition Fees
Total Admission Number 50
Number of Government-sponsored Students under DAY Programme 35
Number of Government-sponsored Students under DAY Programme 10
Number of Privately-sponsored Students under Afternoon Programme 05
Total Number of Privately-sponsored Students under both Programmes 50
Number of semesters 2
Amount Payable per Privately-sponsored Student per semester 1,500,000/=
Total Amount per Semester 75,000,000/=
Total Amount per Year 150,000,00 /=
Faculty (35%) 52,500,000/=
Central Activities (65%) 97,500,000/=
Total 150,000,000/=

Faculty allocation 52,500,000/=
I Teaching Expenses
Lecture/tutorials/practical hours @50,000 x 1200 CH ............ /=
II Administrative Activities
Faculty Activities (Administration/Cleaning, Furniture, etc.) ............../=
III Teaching Materials






Highest Quali-fication


Dept./ Faculty



S. S. Tickodri-Togboa




Computer Engineering, Engineering Mathematics,


M. K Musaazi


Senior. Lecturer


Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics


JB Kirabira


Senior Lecturer


Mechanical Engineering


MAE Okure


Assoc Prof


Mechanical Engineering


Adam Sebbit


Senior Lecturer


Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering,


Ms. D. Okello




Telecommunications Engineering


L.L. Kaluuba


Senior Lecturer


Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering


D. Nsubuga Mubiru




Telecommunications and Electronics


PI Musasizi




Computer Systems Engineering


P. Lating-Okidi



Part- Time

Mechanical Engineering and ICT


SK Mwanje


Assistant Lecturer


Telecommunications and Electrical Engineering


IGK Munabi


Assitant lecturer

Full time

Human anatomy


ES Mwaka


Senior lecturer

Full time

Human anatomy


CB Ibingira


Senior lecturer

Full time

Human anatomy


J Kasolo


Senior lecturer

Full time



P Waako


Senior lecturer

Full time



J Ochieng



Full time

Human anatomy


R Lukande



Full time

Human pathology


S Luboga


Associate Prof

Full time

Human Anatomy


R Baingana


Senior lecturer

Full time




B. Equipment and Facilities

Physical facilities:
The program will use the facilities that exist within the school of biomedical sciences and the faculty of technology.

  • The Anatomy lecture theatre for lectures,
  • The Histology laboratory for practical demonstrations, and lectures.
  • The Anatomy dissections room for prosections demonstrations,
  • The physiology laboratories for practical physiology
  • Davis lecture theatre for lectures on some occasions
  • Anatomy seminar room
  • Histology preparation laboratory
  • The biochemistry laboratory
  • There is adequate furniture in the department of human anatomy
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering workshops
  • Animal house for experiments
  • Mulago hospital engineering department
  • in the long term a biomedical engineering laboratory is planned in the school of biomedical sciences

Specimens and teaching material:
The department of anatomy has cadavers, microscopic slides.
The department of human anatomy has microscopes, dissection kits, and computers. There is equipment in the biomedical science departments of physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, surgery medicine radiology and a computer lab with recommended software for teaching biomedical engineers in the faculty of technology. The following equipment and facilities are available and will be provided by the Faculty:

  • Telecommunications and Electronics Labs,
  • ICT labs for undergraduates and graduates (with a total of over 150 computers connected to the internet through Fibre-Optics network system (backbone) and hence ensuring faculty-wide Internet connectivity).
  • Text books, Transport facilities for field visits and Industrial training, Faculty library,
  • Lecture rooms.
  • N.B.: Owing to the characteristically hands-on-nature of the Programme, students will be very much encouraged to acquire personal lap-top computers. Furthermore, because of the high rate of turn-out of literature in this area and the rather long time the process of acquiring literature through the University Library Book-bank system often takes, students will be advised to adopt intensive usage of internet resources. Occasionally this will require them to purchase some of the most current publications that will emerge during their Course as additional text-books.

How to Apply
Application forms are available at 5th floor Senate building or online from the website for the School of Graduates Studies