Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (MSc).

Your Course
Combining a substantial research component with instruction through taught modules and a significant project-based learning component, the aim of the programme is to generate the future leaders of the international medical technology industry, academic research and teaching in biomedical engineering. The programme builds on the already highly successful BE and ME programmes in Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway. It combines state-of-the-art graduate level taught modules with modern medical technology research. The programme is closely related to the ME in Biomedical Engineering, but is broader in scope and also includes a substantial one-year 30 ECTS research thesis. The MSc is specifically designed to appeal to Irish and international students with a variety of relevant educational backgrounds, particularly those who have a strong foundation in mathematics and engineering from their undergraduate education.

1. The programme produces top-quality biomedical engineers that meet the needs of the rapidly evolving biomedical device sector.

2. Galway city is a hub for start-up and multinational medical device companies, and there are employment opportunities in these exciting environments.

3. The master's thesis project requires students to derive innovative solutions for healthcare problems through a combination of both engineering and biology.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Entry to the MSc programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (H2.1), in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline, or equivalent, from a recognised university or third-level college.

Factors taken into account in determining admission will include the specific content of the undergraduate degree (with a particular focus on prior learning in engineering/mathematics/ physics), the applicant's performance, and the availability of places.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1 calendar year, full-time.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates will be excellently qualified to pursue new career opportunities in industry, to establish new ventures, or to progress on to PhD-level research. Graduates of this programme are highly sought after both nationally and internationally due to the reputation of the programme, and remuneration packages are equally competitive among our graduates.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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