Chairman's Message

  During the last 100 years, hospitals throughout the world have substantially grown in number and in functionality. The new hospitals comprise increasingly newer expertise in assorted new fields of diagnostics, medicine, pharmaceutics, immunization, surgery, therapy, and rehabilitation. Technological innovation in the field of medicine and healthcare is also accelerating at an enormous pace, introducing technological marvels like telemedicine, radiosurgery, laser surgery, organ transplants, prosthetics, endoscopy, lithotripsy, ultrafast CT, MRI and AI-based intelligent diagnostics.

All this technological innovation in the medical and healthcare industry is the result of bringing biomedical engineers into the scene. Side by side with the developed world, the hospitals in Pakistan are also transforming into technologically sophisticated healthcare facilities. As the hospitals are emerging into organizations of enormous scales, the importance of hospital management systems has grown significantly, presenting the challenges of patients’ record management, infection control, and hospital waste management, where comes in the role of biomedical engineers.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology aims to produce engineers who can serve as advanced drug designers, prosthetic device engineers, biomedical equipment designers, maintenance engineers, sales managers, after-sale service managers, telemedicine engineers and researchers. To achieve these transdisciplinary goals, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has a team of faculty members from multiple disciplines with specialization in Biomedical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Signal and Image Processing, Computer Systems Engineering, Bionics, Telemedicine, and Food Engineering.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has all the necessary infrastructure to support its vibrant academic, research and extra-curricular activities, including spacious and airy edifice, seminar library, adequate laboratory equipment, efficient administrative staff, free internet (both Ethernet and WiFi), and the printing and scanning facilities.

Students of the Department are trained in the industry, hospitals and other national and international healthcare institutions, through study visits and internships. We are actively involved in guiding the students on their research projects with close interaction of the industry, to have them the right feel of the current issues in the field and looking for the solutions to the problems facing the society. The Department has also signed the Memoranda of Understanding with Atomic Energy Commission of Pakistan, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Hashmani Hospital Karachi alongwith many others (https://www.muet.edu.pk/departments/biomedical-engineering/industrial-linkages/mous).

Currently, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is in the process of getting accredited under Outcome Based Education system with the Pakistan Engineering Council. For this, I applaud the efforts of my team who helped devise Program Educational Objectives, devise Course Learning Outcomes, map them to the Program Learning Outcomes, work out rubrics for OBE assessment, work out key performance indicators, and prepare the Self-Assessment Report. I would like to express my gratitude to all our faculty members and other experts of this field in particular for their valuable suggestions in updating the curriculum and laboratories for making this program successful.

Dr. Ahsan Ahmad Ursani

PhD (France), Signal and Image Processing

Chairman, Biomedical Engineering