Biomedical Engineering in NIGERIA

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School of Biomedical engineering Zaria – NIGERIA was established in 1969. Firstly, it was to repair and maintain medical instruments Within Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria and then Six Northern states mainly Kano, Kaduna, Kastina, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Maiduguri. The biomedical training was initially started as an on the Job Training programme. In 1972, the training of the personnel for other health institution in the catchment area was started and the school then offered 2-year certificate course, the Certificate course become formal in 1982. By 1983/1984 academic session, the Diploma course was introduced and the main campus of the school located inside Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shikka Nigeria.

In the year 2009, Federal University of Technology owerri started running the program at undergraduate level and subsequently M.Sc. and Ph.D follow. Also, toward end of year 2016, university of Ilorin produced the first set of graduates of (B.Engr.) Biomedical Engineering.   Currently, we have 6 universities offering the program at degree level while 5 at certificate and diploma level.

Subsequently, BME as a profession of inter disciplinary become necessary in all corner of Nigeria health sector to offer effective and accurate delivery service to patient within and outside cities. Few of medical equipments available across healthcare service provider are not in functional state so these call urgent solution through awareness and establishment of BME across universities in Nigeria.


The area of specialty within BME in Nigeria range from Bioinstrumentation, Nanotechnology, Clinical deformity and rehabilitation engineering, Computational Biomechanics , but only few schools among the listed one that offer postgraduate level at M.Sc. and Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering because the profession itself still remain virgin in the country, due to the fact the highest percentage of the school offering program in BME currently are only in Diploma stationed at various colleges of Health technology and School of biomedical engineering Technology while only few among the private and federal universities offering the courses presently. From year 2010 to date the number of biomedical technicians trained at various school of Biomedical engineering has increased to 25% compared to early year 2000.


To get admission into any of the university or polytechnic, the procedures of admission for intake are based on merit, one has to sit for the Joint admission and matriculation board (JAMB) with not less than 200 point and above similar for the certificate and diploma course entrance exam will also quality a candidate.

For direct entry candidate will have at least five credits in SSCE or its equivalent, which must include English, mathematics, chemistry, and biology not below grade C or OND with upper credit in biomedical engineering, mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering.

Every candidate seeking admission into BME though JAMB must take UMTE subjects: English Language, mathematics, physics and chemistry like for other engineering discipline.


School of Biomedical Engineering Technology

Ahmadu Bello University Teachining Hospital

Shika Zaria Kaduna State.

Coordinator: Engr. H.A Aliyu

Email Adress :

Tel No: 08033461031

University of Ilorin

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Biomedical Engineering Department

P.M.B 1515, Kwara state

Head of Department: Dr. K.A Akande


Tel NO: 08033440849, 08055275597

Bell University of Technology

College of Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

KM 8, idiroko Road, Benja Village, Ota Odeda

Ogun state

Head, College of Engineering (COLLENG):

Engr DR. Adeoye Ojo

UNIVERISTY of Port Harcourt

School of Science Laboratory Technology,

Biomedical Engineering Department

East/ West Road, P.M.B 5323 Chiba

Rivers state

Head of Department: DR. Chika C. Nwankwo,


Tel No: 08033384882

 Kwara State College of Health Technology

Biomedical Engineering Department

P.M.B 430, Offa Kwara State

Head of Department: MR. Abdulasaqi R.Adedeji


Tel No: 08034452483

 College of Science and Technology, ijero Ekiti  

School of Medical Science

Biomedical Engineering Department

KM 1 Epe Street

P.M.B 316 Ijero Eketi State

Head of department: MR. ADE Shina

Tel No: 08102780228

 School of Biomedical Engineering Technology

University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

Edo state

Head of Department: Engr. Nwonkedi ThankGod

Tel No: 08074008660

 Federal University of Technology, Owerri

School of Health Technology (SOHT)

Biomedical Technology Department


Head OF DEPARTMENT:Dr. Gidom I. N Ndubuku

Tel NO: 08056604122

 River State College of Health Science & Technology

Biomedical Engineering Department

Kilometer 4, Ikere road, Rumueme Port Harcourt

Acting Director of the school of BME: UE-LEE EMMANUEL EKEL


Tel No: 08060918118, 08097845742

Achievers University, Owo

College of Engineering and technology

Biomedical Engineering Department

KM 1, Idasen/Uteh Road,

Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.

University of Lagos

College of Medicine, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences,

Biomedical Engineering Department,

Idi-Araba Lagos

The program Coordinator: Solomon Nwaneri Email:

Tel NO: 08035431589

School of Biomedical Engineering Technology

University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Borno state

Prepared by,


Senior Biomedical Technician

461 Nigeria Air Force Hospital

Nigerian Air Force Hospital

Kaduna – Nigeria



About Author

Mr Ibrahim S Usman was born in 1990, attend both Primary and secondary education in Kaduna state, obtained OND in Industrial Chemistry in 2006, graduated from School of Biomedical Engineering Technology in 2015. He was retained at 461 Nigeria Air force Hospital Kaduna after One-year Compulsory industrial experience scheme (SIWES) to oversee the maintenance and repair of the medical equipments within the hospital. And since 2013 he has been working at Hospital service Wing (HSW) as senior Biomedical Technician. He was member, Association of Medical Devices Engineers (AMDE), Student member, Nigerian Institute for Biomedical Engineering (NIBE).