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Engineering - Biomedical Engineering

Your course
These programmes are designed to give you an advanced educational experience in biomedical engineering, focusing on developing advanced technical knowledge and skills, coupled with real-world implementation through research and innovation. The programmes combine a substantial research/design project component with instruction through taught modules and a significant project-based learning component. The programmes are designed around three thematic areas: biomechanics/medical devices, biomaterials and bioelectronics. For the ME, students perform a substantial 20 ECTS project on clinically driven medical device innovation and design. The ME programme is specifically designed to satisfy the educational criteria of Engineers Ireland for Chartered Engineer professional accreditation, and achieved full accreditation in 2015. The MSc is broader in scope and more research focused, and students perform a substantial 30 ECTS project on a state-of-the-art topic in medical technology research. In addition to the thesis project, in both programmes, students can choose from a range of advanced taught modules, covering discipline specific and transferable skills topics.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Entry to the ME programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours, Grade 2 (H2.2), 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, the applicant’s performance, and the availability of places.

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.

Duration

9 months, full-time (ME), 1 calendar year, full-time (MSc).

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Graduates will be readily employable in the medical technology and cognate high-tech industries (e.g., microelectronics, pharmaceuticals). In the medical technology industry in particular, employment roles will include research and development (R&D), design assurance, manufacturing and production, quality assurance and regulatory affairs. Graduates will also be ideally qualified to undertake PhD-level research, leading to employment in the academic and industrial research sectors.

Further enquiries

Ms. Jane Bowman
T: +353 91 492 723
E: jane.bowman@nuigalway.ie

Comment

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. The programme is designed to build on the already highly successful BE and the Structured PhD programmes in Biomedical Engineering (BMERM) at NUI Galway.

2. It combines state-of-the-art graduate-level taught modules with modern research in medical technology.

3. The MSc aims to generate the future leaders of the national and international medical technology industry, and of academic research and teaching in biomedical engineering.

Application date

WHEN TO APPLY:
NUI 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.

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