The Faculty of Biomedical Engineering offers programs leading to Master and Doctor degrees.
Research and Study Areas:
- Biomechanics and biorheology
- Tissue mechanics
- Rehabilitation engineering
- Gait analysis
- Functional electrical stimulation of paralyzed muscles
- Electrophysiology and analysis of biological signals
- Sleep and vision studies
- Medical imaging
- Biomaterials and biocompatibility
- Blood detoxification and substitutes
- Stimulation, monitoring and dynamic control of physiological systems with emphasis on the cardiovascular system
- Medical instrumentation
Admission to the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering requires a BSc degree in engineering or in physical or life sciences.
Requirements include a thesis or an engineering project, and 20 credit points of graduate level courses. Of these, 6 credit points are required in compulsory courses, while the rest are chosen following consultation with the student’s advisor.
Students holding an undergraduate degree in engineering are required to study 8 credit points of introductory courses, in addition to the regular requirements. Students with background in life sciences are required to study supplementary courses determined by the Graduate Studies Committee, on an individual basis.
A doctoral candidate will be assigned a study program consisting of at least 6-9 credit points. Additional optional course work is subject to student’s previous background. Students with insufficient prior knowledge in life sciences are required to study at least 8 additional credit points. Students with a non-engineering background will be required to take a supplementary course program of 30 points.
The main research areas include:
Blood flow and control in the cardiovascular system; Mechanics of the heart system; Mechanics of tissues; Artificial limbs; Mechanics of joints; Artificial joints; Gait analysis; Mechanics of the brain.
Signal analysis in the visual system; Clinical neurophysiology (EEG, EMG, ECG); Functional electrical stimulation of paralyzed limbs.
Development of new methods for computerized tomography (CT); Ultrasonic imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); Applications for cardiac and breast imaging.
Artificial organs for metabolic support (artificial kidney and liver); Blood substitutes; Physiologically controlled drug delivery systems; Biochemical engineering; Biochemical logic systems; Molecular electronics.
Registration: 972-4-8292693, 972-4-8292739
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering