Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Biomedical Engineering (International Program)

Course Structure

YEAR 1

In your first year, you will take a wide-ranging curriculum that will be foundation courses in mathematics, science and engineering for further study in Biomedical Engineering. . These courses are supported by individual and group project work and laboratory work. The foundation courses for science include physics, chemistry and organic chemistry. The foundation courses include engineering drawing, engineering mechanics, engineering material and engineering programming. The calculus and advance in calculus will lay the foundation in mathematics for biomedical engineer. By the end of the year, student will have a glimpse in Biomedical Engineering with the Principle of Biomedical Engineering course. That will be used do their decision to choose Biomedical Engineering track in their junior year.

YEAR 2

You will study further the foundation course in engineering and foundation course in  biomedical engineering The courses include electrical circuit, measurement and instrument, digital electronic and microcontroller, thermodynamic, biochemistry and molecular biology, computer-aids design for biomedical engineer

YEAR 2 (Summer period)

Students who decide to take a dual-degree KMITL and Glasgow University will take two adjustment courses including fluid mechanics and biomaterial. They will leave for studying Biomedical Engineering program after the end of this summer term.

YEAR 3

In the third year, students choose their studying tracks including biomedical instrumentation, healthcare information technology, medical sciences and biopharmaceutical engineering.

Biomedical Instrumentation track, BME-BMI, emphasizes on maintenance and calibration of medical devices, medical device administration and medical device design and development. Students interested in this track can pursue their careers as hospital biomedical engineer, as service engineer, product specialists and sale representatives in medical device private company and as R&D medical device engineer. The core courses for this track include advance electrical circuit, advance biomedical Engineering, maintenance and calibration for medical devices, etc.

Healthcare information technology ,BME-HIT, emphasizes on hospital information technology, networking in hospital, picture archive communication system (PACS), biomedical signal and image processing and physiological modeling. This tracks suits for students who prefer BME-related software rather than hardware and want to pursue career in IT engineering in healthcare industry and/or to pursue their study in graduate studies. The core courses for this tracks includes principle of healthcare information technology, medical image processing, database system, computer communication network, etc.

Bio-pharmacueutical Engineering, (BME-PHA) emphasizes on drug delivery, drug design, drug preparation, purification and characterization. The core courses for this track also includes Pharmacokinetics and Drug Delivery, Medicinal Chemistry, Introduction to Chemical Engineering and Analytical Methods.

In the Medical Science track (BME-MS), the top ranked students will study courses with our colleges in the Faculty of Medicine (see description below) that will give the students the opportunity of accelerated entry into the medical degree program in the Faculty of Medicine on completion of their B.Eng. degree. This track will generate the new generation medical doctor who can conduct research in BME engineering. Student can acquire two degree (BME degree and MD degree) in 8-9 years. The core courses in this track includes Brain and Mind Sex, Gender, Reproduction and Healthy Living, Human Genetics, Growth and Development, Body Energy Homeostasis, Body Regulatory and Defense, etc.

Besides taking customized courses for each track, the fundamental core courses for all tracks are Biomedical Instrumentation and Biostatistics.

 YEAR 3 (Summer internship)

Student will have opportunity to join the summer training in private biomedical engineering company and private and government hospital.

YEARS 4

Student will conduct project in biomedical engineering under the supervision of faculty members. The research-based project will normally take place in industry, at a hospital or at another university. Students will also choose engineering and biomedical elective engineering courses from advanced subjects such as energy in biological systems, biomaterial, biomechanics,  Smart Sensors and Actuators in Medicine,  Artificial Organs and core business function.

Entry Requirements

Standard academic entry requirements:

Admitted applicants are expected to satisfy all of the admission requirements specified in the Regulation of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang on Undergraduate Study B.E. 2559 (Appendix A). In addition, they are required to satisfy all of the following:

  1. Having graduated from a high/secondary school (or equivalent) with a qualification that is considered equivalent to Mathayom 6 according to the relevant announcements on the equivalence of academic qualifications by the Ministry of Education of Thailand

– OR-

Transferring from another program of study (in some other institute of higher education) that is of the same academic level

  1. Having good skills of mathematics
  2. Having good skills of English for academic purposes

 

Minimum academic entry requirements:

Applicants should submit test results from at least one of the following standardized tests. Please upload the score report online and have the original documents available during the interview.

  1. SAT – For SAT, our Designated Institution (DI) code is 7803. We recommend the applicants to submit scores for the following tests:

 

SAT: recommended score is 1100 (out of 1600) for new SAT, or at least 1600 (out of 2400) for old SAT

SAT Subject tests (optional): Math Level II; and Physics or Chemistry

or 2. ACT

Recommended composite score is at least 23.

 

or 3. International Baccalaureate (IB)

Recommended IB Diploma Programme (predicted) points score is at least 29 points. Students should have at least 4 in Mathematics or Physics. Special consideration will be given for students taken STEM-related courses, computer science, and design technology.

 

or 4. National higher education or board exam results

Students may submit other national or board exam results for consideration (including GAT/PAT, IGCSE, GCE A-Level, Gaokao, or equivalent). Thai students may submit scores from GAT and PAT1 and/or PAT3

 

English language proficiency requirements:  

English Proficiency Test

Please upload your English proficiency test score report online and have the original documents available during the interview. Applicants must should submit test results from at least one of the following standardized tests.

  1. TOEFL – Our Designated Institution (DI) code is B658. The minimum acceptable score for TOEFL is 79 for internet-based test (iBT), 550 for the paper-based test(PBT) or 213 for the computer-based test (CBT).
  2. IELTS – The minimum acceptable score for IELTS is 6.
  3. IB – The minimum acceptable score for IB  is 4 for English A1 or A2 (HL or SL),or 5 for English B (HL).
  4. English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

* If the applicant cannot fulfill the above requirement, he or she will be required to enroll in additional ESL courses at KMITL (additional fees may apply)

 

Fees & Funding

Scholarships for the program are available for our exceptional students. New applicants who would like to be considered for scholarships should indicate so on their application. There are 2 types of scholarships available. The scholarship will be granted annually in the form of tuition fee-waiver only, no payment will be made to the students. Scholarship students graduated from the program can pursue their own careers without any obligation. Note that the following guidelines are just the minimum requirement. The application score will be considered from various factors, including but not limited to the students’ achievements, leadership, service and community contribution and academic performance.

  • Type 1: 100% tuition fee-waiver (Full Scholarship: 180,000 Baht per year, 90,000 Baht per semester)
  • Type 2: 50% tuition fee-waiver (Half Scholarship: 90,000 Baht per year, 45,000 Baht per semester)

Scholarship recipients must maintain accumulative GPA (GPAX) of 3.25 in order to be eligible for tuition fee-waiver in the next semester. If the student has GPAX lower than 3.25, he/she will not be eligible for tuition fee-waiver in the next semester. In addition to the minimum academic requirement, existing scholarship recipients must re-apply for the scholarship and present their past performance in the annual scholarship review date to be considered for next year’s eligibility.

The following terms and conditions apply for both types of scholarships

  • The student must pursue B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering (International Program) at KMITL.
  • Transferring to another program or receiving any suspension notice will result in scholarship termination.
  • The maximum duration of the scholarship is 4 years (8 regular semesters).
  • The student must enroll for at least 15 credits when the semester completes (except for their 4th year of study)
  • The student must abide to the university’s rules and regulations.
  • The student must be available to assist in the program’s activities or assigned duties.
  • The student must participate in external events or designated competitions requested by the program.
  • The student must uphold academic integrity and professional ethics. Any reported activities determined by the program committee as academic dishonesty, criminal, or lack of professional ethics will result in scholarship termination.
  • The scholarship will be granted in the form of tuition fee-waiver (or appropriate refund) only, no cash or check payment will be made to the student.
  • Scholarship recipients whose the scholarship terms have been terminated by the following conditions do not have to pay back the scholarship back to KMITL:
    • Graduation from the program
    • Death
    • Determined as unfit to pursue the study due to serious mental condition, health condition, and/or disabilities. The conditions must be accompanied by a medical certificate.
  • Scholarship recipients whose the scholarship terms have been terminated by the following conditions must pay the waived tuition fee back to KMITL if scholarship recipients exhibited inappropriate behaviors and expelled from the institution.

Scholarship Application and Selection Process

  • Faculty of Engineering reserves the rights to determine scholarship recipients.
  • Availability: The number of available scholarships is about ten percent of the total number of students.
    • 5% of students will be eligible for Type 1 scholarships
    • 5% of students will be eligible for Type 2 scholarships
  • Criteria:
    • Academic Performance requirement
      • New students: achieve at least 75 percentile rank in academic qualification (GAT/PAT, SAT, ACT, other standardized tests; and the applicant’s school rank).
      • The students must specify that they would like to be considered for scholarship in the application.
      • Scholarship recipients must deposit the full tuition to confirm their seats in the first semester. The faculty will refund the amount of waived tuition fee based on type of scholarships after the recipients sign the scholarship contract.
      • Existing students: maintain accumulative GPA of at least 3.25 throughout the years
    • Leadership: The students must submit a 1,000-word essay describing their leadership qualities, their demonstrated experience in being a leader throughout the year. They may describe a leader who inspired them, what they learn from the leader and what qualities they want to develop. The students should describe their most meaningful leadership achievements. What inspires them to motivate, lead, achieve and serve others and reflect on qualities of leadership they want to develop.
    • Achievements: The students should submit an online portfolio indicating their national or international achievements which align with the program educational objectives while pursuing the degree program. This include academic achievement/technical awards, accomplished activities, innovation, or entrepreneurship experience.
    • Service and Community Contribution: The students should submit a portfolio indicating their services and contribution to their community, including KMITL and beyond. We recommend the applicants to submit a nomination letter from community members.