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BIOMEDICAL ENGR.

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

 

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM

The Department was established in the year 2010 to provide academic training for prospective Engineers who will integrate the emerging principles of modern biology with other basic sciences and engineering to offer solutions for fundamental and applied problems in biology and medicine. The first coordinator of the Department was the late Dr. K. F. T. Olanlokun and was succeeded by Dr. I.K. Adegun. Dr. K.A. Akande was appointed as the first Acting Head of the Department in August, 2012 followed by Dr. J.F. Opadiji in March, 2013. Dr. K.A. Akande was again appointed as the Acting Head of Department in August 2014, August 2015, August 2016 and August 2017 respectively.

The Department admitted seven (7) students into her B.Eng. programme (100 Level) during 2011/2012 academic session, twelve (12) students during the 2012/2013 academic session, fifteen (15) students during the 2013/2014 academic session, seventy four (74) students in 2014 /2015, forty four (44) students in the 2015/2016, eighty two (82) students in the 2016/2017 and seventy seven (77) students in the 2017/2018  academic session respectively.

The Department operates an academic programme which leads to a B.Eng. (Biomedical Engineering) degree at a duration of five academic sessions for students who gained admission through UTME and four academic sessions for post A-level, OND/ND with Upper Credit / Distinction and three academic sessions for HND with Upper Credit / Distinction for students who gained admission through Direct Entry (DE).

The five-year programme is broken into nine semesters of residence and one semester of industrial attachment which extends into the long vacation of 400 Level.  Each semester is usually fifteen teaching weeks long and instruction is by courses quantified into course credits.  Lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and projects are organized during each semester and every student in the programme is expected to participate fully since the grading system reflects each aspect.     

The Industrial Training aspect of the degree programme is divided into three parts.  The first part is the Student Work Experience Program (SWEP) which holds at the end of the 200 Level session.  During this programme, students are exposed to workshop practice and have a “hands-on” experience of practical engineering. This serves as a channel for integrating entrepreneurial development and skill into the programme. The second and third parts are the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) I and II, which are to be taken during the long vacation at the end of 300 Level and Rain Semester of the 400 Level till the end of the long vacation of 400 Level.

 

AKANDE, KAREEM  ADEYEMI

Dr. Kareem Adeyemi AKANDE, Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Eng., M.Sc.(Louisville, Kentucky.USA), Ph.D. (Prussia, Philadelphia, USA)

Head of Department

Phone Number: +2348033440849 / +2348055275597

E-Mail: akande.ka@unilorin.edu.ng / yemiakande@yahoo.com

 

 

PHILOSOPHY

The programme is hinged on academic training for prospective Engineers who will integrate the emerging principles of modern biology with other basic sciences to provide solutions for fundamental and applied problems in biology and medicine giving broad engineering background in general engineering disciplines in the first two years and in core Biomedical Engineering Courses in the last three years of the programme.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To produce engineering graduates who are trained to use their knowledge http://cialisfrance24.com/ of mathematics, physical sciences, biology, physiology, anatomy, material science and engineering to solve problems at the interface of medicine and engineering.
  2. To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation to be able to function as professional Biomedical Engineer.
  3. To provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas involving medicine.
  4. To empower graduates of Biomedical Engineering with skills that will enable them engage in income yielding ventures as well as increasing their entrepreneurial capacity.
  5. To contribute through research and consultancy services to national development in the fields of engineering, medicine, pharmacy and other related biomedical fields.
  6. To prepare students through industrial training to enter industrial careers in Biomedical Engineering or related engineering field.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

  1. UTME candidates should have five O-Level WASCE/NECO and its equivalent credits in five subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English Language and Biology. Candidates should offer the following subjects in UTME JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATION: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. This is the only accepted JAMB subject combination for B.Eng. Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Ilorin.
  2. Remedial students of the University who passed remedial exams may be absorbed into 100 Level.

 

Direct Entry (DE)

  1. Candidates with Ordinary National Diploma (OND / ND) in Biomedical Engineering or other relevant Engineering disciplines with minimum of Upper Credit. In addition a minimum of one-year post qualification industrial attachment may be considered for admission into the 200 Level of the degree programme.

Relevant Engineering Disciplines include: Biomedical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology, Materials & Metallurgical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Metallurgy and Polymer Technology.

  1. Candidates who have three ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / Biology with minimum of 10 points are considered for direct entry admission into 4-year degree programme in Biomedical Engineering.
  2. Candidates who have Higher National Diploma (HND) with Upper Credit / Distinction in Biomedical Engineering may be considered for admission into the 300 Level of the programme and must have at least 1-year post qualification experience.
  3. In addition, candidates for direct entry admission must possess five ‘O’ Level WASCE / NECO and its equivalents credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

 

 

STAFF LIST

Academic Staff

S/N

NAME OF ACADEMIC STAFF

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

STATUS

QUALIFICATION

1

 K.A. Akande

Biomedical Instrumentation: (Monitoring

and Diagnostic), Simulations,  Modelling,

Systems  Science, Engineering and

Healthcare Management

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. M. Eng. M.Sc. (Louisville), Ph.D. (Prussia),

AMNIBE, MAMDE,  HMSS (Indiana)

2

H. D. Olusegun

Design and Fabrication of Machines. Effects of Vibration on Machines. Hydro Turbine Technology

Adjunct Professor

B.Sc., (London), M.Sc., (Brunel)

Ph.D., (Brunel), R. Eng. (COREN)

3

A.A. Toye

Animal Production and Molecular Biology

Senior Lecturer

B.Agric., M.Sc. (Ilorin), Ph.D. (Sydney)

4

I.K. Adegun

Fluid Flow, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and air-conditioning.

Reader

B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(Ilorin), MNSE, R.Eng.(COREN)

5

O.Akinola

Pharmacology and Therapeutic

Lecturer II

B. Sc., (UNAAB), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Ibadan)

6

O.B. Akinola

Anatomy

Reader

B.Sc. (Ilorin), M.Sc. (Lagos), Ph.D. (Ilorin)

7

L.A. Olatunji

Anatomy and Physiology

Reader

B.Sc. (Ilorin), M.Sc. (Ilorin), Ph.D. (Ilorin)

8

J.O. Aweda

Mechanical behaviour of Materials, Iron Steel Manufacture and Corrosion

Reader

M.Sc.(Rostov), Ph.D.(Ilorin), MNSE, R.Eng. (COREN)

9

J.F. Opadiji

Computer and Control

Senior Lecturer

B.Eng., M.Eng.(Ilorin), Ph.D.(Kobe, Japan), MNSE, R.Eng.(COREN)

10

J.K. Odusote

Materials characterization and selection,

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Ife), M.Sc. (Ibadan), Ph.D. (Wits), R.Eng. (COREN)

11

M.O. Ibitoye

Bio-Signal Processing, Bioinstrumentation and Telemedicine

Lecturer II

B.Eng. (Ilorin), M.Eng. (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), R. Eng. (COREN)

12

L.J. Jilantikiri

Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomechanics, Genomic Coding

Lecturer II

B. Eng., M. Eng. (Bradford),    R. Eng. (COREN)

13

S.A. Yahaya

Biomechanics and Robotics

Lecturer II

B.Eng.(ATBU), M.Eng (Ilorin) MNSE, R. Eng. (COREN)

14

S. C. Eze

Rehabilitation Biomechanics, Tissue Mechanics, Simulation and Biomedical Instrumentation

Assistant Lecturer

B.Eng., (Nsukka), M.Sc., (Strathclyde)

15

S. Saminu

Bio- Signal Processing, Medical Instrumentation and Medical Imaging

Assistant Lecturer

B.Eng., (KUST- WUDIL),   MSc., (YASAR), MNISET.

16

T.M. Ajibola

Instrumentation and  Controls

Assistant Lecturer

B.Eng. (Ilorin), M.Eng (Ilorin)

17

O. I. Muniru

Bio- Signal Processing, Medical Instrumentation and Medical Imaging

Assistant Lecturer

B.Eng. (LASU), M.Eng (UTM)

17

  1. K. Yusuf

Instrumentation and  Controls

Assistant Lecturer

ND (Kwarapoly), B.Eng. (Ilorin), M.Eng (Ibadan)

 

 

Non- Academic Staff

 

NAME OF NON- ACADEMIC STAFF

QUALIFICATION

POSITION

K.E. Are

B. Tech. (FUT Minna)

Technologist I

B.S. Adekunle

HND (Idahpoly)

Technologist II

 K.O. Salaudeen

ND. (Kwarapoly), B.Eng. (Ilorin)

Technologist II

 M.A. Opakunle

 HND (Yabatech)

Technologist II

A. Omosidi

NABTEB

Laboratory Assistant

 

Administrative Staff

Mrs.Ajarat. T. Gambari                                                                         Executive Officer

Mrs. Deborah. B. Towoju                                                                      Secretariat Assistant II

Mrs.Bilikis. W. Abdulwahab                                                                 Caretaker