Department of Biomedical Engineering


Room O1-412
Tel: (08) 3724 4270 Ext. 3236


Biomedical engineering is an emerging multidisciplinary field that involves the application of state-of-the-art technology to the creation of methodologies and devices for human welfare and for a better understanding of human biological processes. It brings the synergy between traditional engineering technologies, life sciences and medicine. It includes the study of medical instrumentation, bioinformatics, biomechanics, regenerative medicine, and biotechnology, and it requires expertise in applied and basic sciences as well as engineering. The BME Department was conceived from the Vietnamese roots and Western approaches to address the urgent needs of the country and global research in the life sciences. It is attractive for foreign students who look for an outstanding education abroad with a dimension that they cannot find elsewhere.

  1. Medical Instrumentation focusing on the design of homecare devices for outpatients, point-of-care devices for telemedicine, and advanced medical equipment for rapid and reliable diagnostics. Research in clinical engineering allows students to work alongside with engineers, medical doctors and patients.
  2. Biomedical Signal and Image Processing focusing on the developments of new research methodologies and algorithms to investigate human biological processes and provide an early detection of diseases. It includes modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, medical photonics and brain-computer interface.
  3. Pharmaceutical Engineering focusing on the investigations of the mechanism of drug delivery using nanotechnology to enhance the efficacy of the treatment of tumors and reduce side effects, and microtechnology for the development of new drug delivery devices.
  4. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine focusing on the development of new biological and bioinductive materials, and the use of stem cells, genes to repair or replace damaged tissues and organs and to use in biological implants.
  5. Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering focusing on the developments of effective methods to bring into the market medical devices newly developed in academic laboratories, to build a medical device industry appropriate for Vietnam and developing countries, and to manage healthcare settings.

In Education: Our 4 year Bachelor degree curriculum focuses on practice and research. Hence, our graduates will be equipped to become:

  • An outstanding engineer who understand the functioning of modern medical equipment using in the hospitals to collaborate with medical doctors in clinical treatment and research; or
  • A great entrepreneurs capable of transforming ideas into commercial products, managing healthcare units and establishing startup companies; or
  • A visionary leader in an educational environment, capable of disseminating emerging science, engineering and technology; or
  • A rounded educator in life and health sciences; or
  • A practical and resourceful person who knows how to transform his/her dream into vision and transform the vision into action.

Specific characteristics of the programs: The curriculum is designed to nurture students to be:

  • Excellent in both theory and practice,
  • Able to carry advanced scientific research and medical device design,
  • Capable of developing and putting on the market new medical devices.

Job opportunities: Our graduates can:

  • Work in hospitals to assist physicians in clinical treatments and in advanced research,
  • Take the lead in health private sectors and establish startup companies,
  • Pursue higher education in Vietnam or abroad in embarking on research at the interface between technology and health science.