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Department of Biomedical Engineering, NTU


Established in January 1979, National Taiwan University's Biomedical Engineering Department was originally a reseach branch of the National Taiwan University Hospital dedicated to engineering novel and innovative medical technologies. It was only on August 1987 that an internal restructuring between the College of Medicine and the College of Engineering took place, and re-estabilshed the research center into the joint engineering institute it is today.

The department enrolled its first class of bachelors students in 1987, followed closely by the masters and doctoral classes in 1988 and 1990. Since then, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has excelled in providing students in the training and education of medical techologies in the fields of:

1. Biomedical Materials,

2. Biomechanics,

3. Medical Electronics,

4. Clinical Engineering,

5. Bioinformatics

6. and Bio-Optoelectronics

Encompassing a large spectrum of research disciplines including a non exhaustive list of synthetic and organic medical polymers, nanomaterials, ceramics and composite materials, the department also hosts a bevy of internationally renowned scientists and engineers with expertise in computational, mechanical, and electronical engineering applied to human motion analysis, computer-assisted surgery, prosthetics and orthotics, medical instrument and microsensor design, medical imaging, biochip data analysis, and medical database processing.

Our goal is to expose students to knowledge in biology, basic medicine, clinical medicine, and engineering science, to help students to solve interdisciplinary issues in medicine through integration of novel technologies. Upon graduation from our program, students are expected to have practical knowledge of biology, medicine, and engineering with the ability to draw upon these disciplines to overcome problems in healthcare.

We are a department dedicated to:

1. Developing a model cross-disciplinary biomedical engineering curriculum to cultivate talent in medical engineering

2. Leading biomedical engineering research through hand-on clinical experience to foster opportunities for new applications, innovatations, materials, research, and techniques

3. Promoting cooperation and communication between clinicians, engineers, and medical personnel

4. Training clinicians and engineers with the latest instrumentation, materials, and treatment methods

5. Creating new biomedical engineering industries and employment opportunities to preserve the welfare of the people

Our graduate program boasts about 280 graduate students. and our faculty is 24 members strong, composing of 18 full-time teachers, 5 adjunct teachers, and 1 part-time honorary professor with a record of publishing ground-breaking research in high-ranking academic journals at home and abroad.  Since 1993, we have also been the publisher of the medical engineering journal: Biomedical Engineering - Applications, Basis, Communication and the four-time consecutive recipient of the National Science Council's Excellent Journal Award.