BS Manufacturing Engineering and Management with specialization in Biomedical Engineering
Degree Codes: Program- BSMEM Plan - BSMEM-BME

The BME prepares students in the areas of medical instrumentation, medical and clinical equipment management, biomaterials engineering, information management. Students trained in the only biomedical engineering program in the country would fill those demands in local and regional medical industry for competent biomedical engineers and managers.

The Mission Statement of the Manufacturing Engineering and Management with Specialization in Biomedical Engineering (MEM-BME) Program is to:


Nurture highly-competent interdisciplinary biomedical engineers, imbued with La Sallian values, who will spearhead the technological advancement in the healthcare sector of the Philippines, thereby improving the delivery of healthcare services.

Promote synergistic development between the healthcare sector and the academe by exposing the healthcare professionals to the new technology and research thrust of DLSU-Manila.

Ensure that the Biomedical Engineering education of DLSU-Manila will be sensitive to the requirement of the healthcare sector.

By the following this mission statement and the mission statement of the university, the MEM-BME program envisions itself to achieve the following:

  1. Provide healthcare sector with Biomedical Engineering graduates in both the Masteral and Baccalaureate levels. These engineers will have competence in the fields of engineering that covers design and fabrication of biomedical products, clinical instrumentation and devices for therapeutic purposes. These engineers are technologically competent in the most modern healthcare technologies in the organization and management of hospitals as well as medical and clinical networks.
  2. Have outputs of research which are readily useful for the healthcare sector and are of high quality and value, thus will improve the delivery of healthcare services.
  3. Encourage its members to develop themselves in every chosen field of interest, whether within the field of engineering or otherwise, to the best of their abilities, thereby tapping into the special strengths of each individual

The BME prepares students in the areas of medical instrumentation, medical and clinical equipment management, biomaterials engineering, information management. Students trained in the only biomedical engineering program in the country would fill those demands in local and regional medical industry for competent biomedical engineers and managers.

Advanced Mathematics for MEM
Matrix operations, Eigen values, maxima and minima in several variables, transformation of multiple integrals and their applications; matrix vector methods, spherical, cylindrical coordinates robot jointed-arm robots, Lograrican analysis of a manipulator.

Engineering Measurement
Use of measuring equipment, both basic and high technology, in the control of manufacturing processes such as the coordinate measuring machine (CMM) emphasizing the standards that provide the technical criteria needed for consistent quality and the rationalization of processes and methods of operation.

Analog Electronic Circuits
This course will introduce to the students various electronic devices and its application in electronic circuits. The students enrolled should have knowledge in basic linear circuit analysis. The course is accompanied with a laboratory class so as to have hands-on experiments regarding the topic.

Digital Electronics
This course will introduce to the students the fundamentals of digital electronic design, which includes Boolean algebra, logic gates, function representation and reduction, logic design, and sequential machines. The A laboratory course is also offered to further enhance the understanding of the students regarding the subject.

Industrial Electronics
This course deals on the study of industrial electronic equipments such as Programmable Logic Controllers, industrial sensors, semiconductor devices, transistors, motors, operational amplifiers and introduction to process control systems. The course is supplemented with a laboratory class for the students to apply the theories they learned in the lecture class.

Controls Engineering
This course is an introduction to modeling and analysis of dynamic systems and the design of controllers for mechanical and electrical systems. The course has a laboratory class for the students to experience how controls engineering is applied to real life technologies.

Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems
This course introduces MEM students to the world of embedded systems, which are essentially non-PC based microprocessor-enabled systems. The ubiquitous 8-bit 8052 microcontroller will be used to demonstrate how embedded systems are designed, programmed and tested. The course begins by discussing basic computing architectures; programming using C programming language; and culminates with interrupts and serial communications. Advance topics include meeting real-time constraints using hardware timers, interrupts, state machines, and real-time operating systems. This lecture course is complemented by a laboratory course where actual programming and hardware design is experienced.

Advance Computer Programming
This laboratory programming course introduces the object oriented features of C++ and early emphasis in using the standard library containers and algorithms. The course highlight is on creating objects and object oriented solutions to problems. In the second half of the course, windows programming is introduced by first using the Win 32 API and later using the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) library in conjunction with the Visual Studio environment. Common GUI elements such as menus, buttons, scroll-bars, check boxes are used in various programming projects.

Computer Graphics
This laboratory programming course builds on the object-oriented programming and windows programming experience gained from previous courses. Graphics programming is introduced using the GDI. Later, 3D graphics is main entrée by teaching OpenGL or DirectX. By the end of the course, the students are expected to have learned how to use 3D graphics library for simulation of mechanisms and objects.

Artificial Intelligence
The course deals with the discussion and application (through programming) of the concepts of the three most common and widely used artificial intelligence techniques namely Expert Systems, Fuzzy Logic, and Neural Network.

Applied Robotics
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of applied robotics using CIM systems. Pegasus revolute robot arm is the main tool in hands-on training.

Theoretical Robotics
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of robotics including spatial descriptions and transformations, manipulators kinematics and inverse kinematics, and Jacobians.

Kinematics and Mechanical Drafting
This course with the study of linkages, velocity and acceleration analysis, cams, Bodies in Pure Rolling contact, Bolts and Pulleys, gears and trains.

Design of Machine Elements
This course is designed to familiarize students with design for strength and rigidity, impact, and fatigue life and to introduce related analytical and computer tools. This course provides a bridge between several engineering science and mechanics courses (mechanics of materials, dynamics, and material science) and applied machine design. Additionally, it incorporates the study of how mechanical components fail due to static and dynamic loading.

Fluid Mechanics
The course deals with the study of the mechanics of fluid flow. It includes a study of the application of fluid flow analysis to fluid machineries and transport equipment such as pipes, conduits, pumps, compressors, fans, blowers and hydraulic turbines. It also covers a study of the selection and specification of fluid machineries.

Vibration Engineering
This course is an introduction to the science of engineering vibration. The different types of mechanical systems and its behavior under different parameters discussed. Both conservative and non-conservative systems will be taken up. Multi-bodied systems will also be presented and studied. Analytical treatments to vibration problems with emphasis on matrix, modal methods, frequency response and numerical will also be included.

Materials Engineering
The course deals with the study of engineering materials, its properties and behavior, and how they affect manufacturing and manufactured products. The fundamentals of manufacturing processes is taken a look at in such a way as to give the student a descriptive introduction to a wide variety of options, emphasizing how each process works and its relative advantages and limitations. The course also offers a laboratory class which studies the different testing methods of engineering materials.

Finite Element Analysis
It is an introductory course to Finite Element Method and programming techniques. The theory of MEM is discussed and formulated in the lectures. The application and programming is done in the computing labs with specific case studies given. One dimensional to three dimensional problems in engineering solid mechanics and machine design are included.

Machine Tools, Processes and Practice 1
Safety engineering, basic hand tools, basic machine tools, basic measuring tools and machine shop practices, with exercises in bench work using the basic hand tools such as files, hacksaws, layout tools, drill presses and lathe machines.

Machine Tools, Processes and Practice 2
Machine shop operations, principles governing the operation of typical machines such as the lathe machine and shaper and the basic components and parts of these machines and training in skills to operate these machines through actual projects.

Engineering Materials & Testing
Properties and characteristics of different engineering materials, e.g. ferrous and nonferrous materials, plastics, polymers and composite materials as well as mechanical processes such as forging, rolling and drawing, extrusion, etc. Emphasis is on how the properties of these engineering materials are affected by mechanical processes.

CAD Design
This course deals with the study of computer aided design. This course teaches the students how to do 2-D and 3-D modeling using AutoCAD and CATIA packages.

Product Design
This course would develop the skills of students in solving a design problem through the application of knowledge gained on the design process, engineering science, manufacturing processes and materials. The course is complemented with a laboratory course which would familiarize students in creating an actual product in CATIA V5 from creating each individual parts of the product in the Part Design Workbench of CATIA V5, to assembling the components in the Assembly Design Workbench of CATIA V5 to complete the product. It is aimed that the student will have an appreciation and understanding on how products around them are created.

Computer Numerical Control Lecture
The course would provide the student with a basic understanding of the concepts and procedures associated with numerical control (NC) and computer numerical control (CNC) technologies used in today's manufacturing industries. The course is supplemented with a laboratory class for the students to have hands-on experience on CNC machining processes.

This course starts with a basic knowledge of fundamental topics essential to a proper understanding of ergonomics. This includes psychology, anatomy and physiology, work organization and industrial sociology, statistics and applied mathematics, design and evaluation methods. This basic information is integrated to consider the effect of the task and environment on people. The course is accompanied by a laboratory course which integrates and applies the concepts learned in the lecture class.

Professional Courses

Biomechanics 1 and 2
This course will deal with motion control, orthopedics and injury mechanics, the rheology of biological solids, biomechanics of the muscular and skeletal systems, viscoelastic properties of tissue and kinematics of joint movements.

Biomedical Signal and Systems Analysis
This course covers structure of biological systems and their signals. Fundamental properties of discrete and continuous signals and system. Probability and stochastic processes. Numeric filters. Digital methods for the acquisition, processing and storage of biomedical signals.

Biomedical Sensors, Measurements, and Biomedical Instrumentations
This course will emphasize measurements in biomedical field: realization of a measurement, transducers, biomedical sensors, physical sensors, chemical sensors, electrodes for biopotential measurements and biosensors. Specialist instrumentation for diagnostics, instrumentation for imaging, surgery, therapeutics and rehabilitation.

Biomedical Imaging Systems
The course places emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging, CAT scanners, medical ultrasonic, x-ray systems, high-speed arterial imaging and PET scanners.

Medical and Bio Informatics
Definition and structure of bio-images, design and management of systems for image and data collection. Computer networks and communication protocols in medicine, computer languages for processing of bio-images.

Health Resource System and Design
Organization and management in healthcare systems. Databases and their application. Image automation. Data management and design of clinical systems.

Health Resource System and Design
Organization and management in healthcare systems. Databases and their application. Image automation. Data management and design of clinical systems.
Pre-requisite: Junior Standing

Engineering Biochemistry
Proteins and nucleic acids. Principle of molecular association. Enzyme kinetics. Bioenergetics and metabolic strategies. Principles of catabolism, degradation of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Membrane transport, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation. Enzymology of DNA replication and repair. The molecular basis of information flow from DNA-RNA proteins.

Introduction to Physiology
Physiology of excitable cells. General properties of neural cellular circuits. Physiology of the senses, the motor system, the central nervous system and the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive and endocrine systems. Mechanics of homeostatic regulations.

Transport Phenomena
The course deals with the study of molecular transport mechanism and differential mass, heat and momentum balances. It includes a study of the equations of change and turbulent-transport mechanisms. It also covers a study of the fundamentals of transfer mechanisms and inter-phase transfer.