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.