Biomedical Device Materials

The MSc programme is designed to produce highly qualified graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of the instrumentation involved in the analysis and characterisation of materials together with a detailed knowledge of Materials Science and Materials Processing. Specialist modules and a specialised research project will allow students to become fully briefed in Biomedical Device Materials and how such materials interact with the human body.

Key Fact
The MSc in Biomedical Device Materials has a strong graduate Key Fact employment record.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a physical science or engineering subject(s) or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
•Structure of Materials
•Advanced Characterisation of Materials 1
•Advanced Materials Processing
•Management Systems Standards

Electives (Choose One)
•Biomaterials Science
•Polymers for Biomedical Devices

Spring Semester
•Advanced Characterisation of Materials 2
•Research Challenges in Materials Science
•Materials Project 1

Electives (Choose One)
• Biomaterials 2
• Biomaterials Science: Polymer Therapeutics
• Engineering Alloys
• Plasticity of Conventional and 3D Printed Metals

Summer Semester
•Materials Project 2

Duration

1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

There are in excess of 250 medical technology companies in Ireland, exporting €7.9bn worth of product annually, making Ireland the second largest exporter of med tech devices in Europe and employing 25,000 people. Future forecasts by the IDA for the industry have identified the need for Materials related expertise in regenerative medicine and bioprocessing, The Irish Medical Devices Association states that "The medical technology industry in Ireland is changing from being predominantly manufacturing to being more complex and driven by R&D" and this new M. Sc. programme is designed to empower individuals to create, and participate in, such change.

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  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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