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In a nutshell, biomedical engineers use the principles and problem-solving techniques of engineering in the fields of biology and medicine. Biomedical engineers have been responsible for the development of things like stem cell engineering, implantable medical devices, pacemakers, prosthetic limbs, hip replacements, dental implants and so much more!
This is a career where your work and discoveries could enhance, improve and change the lives of thousands of people worldwide!
In this field, various aspects of engineering (like mechanical, electrical, chemical engineering and computer science) are applied to the medical field combined with human biology in their quest to improve human health.
To become a biomedical engineer in South Africa, you will need the following qualifications:
All the tertiary institutions offering this qualification have varying entry requirements, but in general, you will need your NCS or NC(v) certificates with high marks in:
Biomedical engineers in South Africa typically study for more than 4 years.
There are plenty of employment opportunities for biomedical engineers in South Africa who often work in the following places:
Some biomedical engineers are self-employed if they have the necessary experience to set up a business to design and manufacture devices. They can also set up a consultancy business.
University of Cape Town:
University of Pretoria:
University of Stellenbosch:
Tshwane University of Technology: