The postgraduate degree programmes are as follows.
(i) The Honours degree in Bioengineering is an engineering degree that follows on a four-year degree in Electronic or Computer engineering. It consists of four fulltime postgraduate modules.The Honours degree is intended to lay the foundation for further research degrees (Masters and PhD) and is tightly integrated with the Masters degree.
(ii) A Masters degree (fulltime). This is a research-based degree in which electronic engineering background is applied to solve complex problems in medicine and biology.
(iii) A PhD (fulltime). This is an advanced research-based degree in which electronic engineering background and research background from a Masters is applied to solve complex problems in medicine and biology.
Postgraduate studies typically commences with a 1 year fulltime B.Eng.(Hons) degree, which entails coursework consisting of four 32-credit modules.
Note that the Honours modules are specifically intended for fulltime postgraduate students working towards a Masters, and are therefore tightly integrated with and presented as part of the Masters degree curriculum.
The honours modules are specifically intended to support a Masters in Bioengineering, i.e. to build the necessary foundation for research in this area. The idea is that the curriculum incorporates a large part of the background and preparatory work required for a Masters and therefore allows students to focus on research during the Masters.
To enter into the Honours programme, a prospective student needs:
Please see the entry requirements above. It is a requirement that a student must complete all three the Bioengineering Honours modules, as well as Introduction to Research 732 (EIN 732), if he or she plans to proceed to a MEng (Bioengineering) degree.
|Bioelectricity and electronics||EBE 732||32|
|Bioelectromagnetism and modelling||EBI 732||32|
|Biosignals and systems||EBB 732||32|
|Introduction to research||EIN 732||32|
Funding is available for fulltime Honours study for South African citizens (among others, through assistent lecturer positions and research assistantships).
An online application needs to be submitted. In addition, kindly discuss your plans with the Group Head, Prof Johan Hanekom ([email protected]) no later than mid-January of the year in which you intend to register for an Honours degree in Bioengineering.
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