The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to help develop the next generation of biomedical engineers, researchers and technicians which are required in the coming years as Thailand seeks to transition towards an innovative, knowledge economy (Thailand 4.0). This course provides a strong foundation to gain employment within the bioelectronic, biomedical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or pursue further academic research.
All undergraduate student spend the first 2 years in Biomedical Engineering studing core engineering, science and mathematics courses we offer a diverse range of study tracks in years 3-4 including Biomedical Instrumentation, Healthcare IT and Bio-pharmaceutical Engineering. Students also have the option of continuing their study in years 3-4 at the Department of Biomedical Engineering Glasgow University, thereby graduating with two degrees, one from KMITL and one from Glasgow. Alternatively, students may spend years 3-4 with our colleagues at the College of Medicine. Completion of the latter B.Eng. track allows for accelerated graduate entry to the medical degree program.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is now accepting new applications for the 2018 intake of undergraduate BME students (B.Eng. International program). Please click here for further details.
We are also accepting applications for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in 2018. Please check out our primary research themes and the pages of our individual researchers for further details.
It is our mission to develop graduates with the necessary engineering, scientific and medical skills. In the B.Eng. program, students undertake a common set of basic science, mathematics and engineering courses in the first two years. Students then choose 1 of 5 degree tracks to study on in their final two years.
Teaching within the department makes use of the latest “active-learning” techniques including, flipped classrooms, electronically enabled teaching lessons, hands on engineering and scientific laboratory demonstration and field trips to partner hospitals, biomedical industry and biomedical research centers in Thailand.
Research in BME
Research within the Department of Biomedical Engineering can be grouped into 4 research themes, Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomedical imaging, Biophotonics & Nanomaterials and Pharmaceutical Engineering.
Research varies from the development of devices such as wheelchairs for quadriplegics, or those to detect for osteoporosis, endoscopic imaging instruments and new assay imaging technologies, to the synthesis and testing of anti-cancer and anti-malarial compounds, and the computational simulation of biochemical reactions.