Since September, 2015, Biomedical engineering (BME) degree program is intended to be Launched in Gondar University under the institute of technology. And on march, 2016, the first Curriculum draft is developed for the newly intended Biomedical Engineering degree program. The program has a duration of 5-years and prepares graduates for careers as professional engineers in such areas as Bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, Rehabilitation Engineering, Hospital engineering and management and so on.
The aim of the program is to fulfill the demand of innovative, highly skilled, practically-oriented, entrepreneurial, and ethical human resources in the various fields of Biomedical Engineering such as Biomechanics, Medical Imaging, and Bioinstrumentation. The students will have options to further specialize in any of the three basic divisions. A successful graduate of the program will not only be globally competent but will also have an active and decisive role in the health care system of the country.
The general objectives of the establishment was to train biomedical engineers who can design, develop, install, operate, and maintain biomedical equipment and thereby improve health care system in the country. It also aimed to train biomedical engineers to carry out research in the areas of biomedical engineering relevant to the needs of the country.