Medical Engineering has become one branch of engineering that is in demand in Malaysia to support the growing needs of the health industry. With the growing numbers of new private and governmental hospitals, the amount of equipment involved is massive along with the need to operate and maintain it. Since 1997, the number of medical equipment has significantly increased in all private and government hospitals. Most of the equipments are high technology medical instrumentation devices that require specialists to operate and provide proper maintenance. These factors contribute towards the shortage of graduates and the growing need in Malaysia for medical electronics engineers.
Universiti Kuala Lumpur - British Malaysian Institute has launched the Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Medical Electronics in 2008. This has not only provided academic qualification upgrading to our Diploma graduates, but also has become the fundamental Degree for those who are interested to explore the field of medical electronics as well as medical engineering technologies.
In addition, Universiti Kuala Lumpur-British Malaysian Institute also offers Master and PhD program (with thesis) in Medical Electronics fields of study. The research program in Universiti Kuala Lumpur-British Malaysian Institute is expanding with the financial supports from both public and private agencies.
The programmed provides students with the unique opportunity to achieve understanding, knowledge and skills in both electronics and medical engineering technologies and. This enables them to make an immediate contribution in electronics and clinical aspects of their work.