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Biomedical Engineering

ME Biomedical Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
When studying on this programme, you will work with staff and researchers at UCD who have extensive experience in ground-breaking biomedical engineering research. You will also develop a knowledge of how the medical device industry is regulated and how new products are introduced to the market, drawing from experience within UCD which includes pioneering companies. For more information visit www.ucd.ie/biomedicalengineering/

- Students choose from a wide range of engineering, anatomy/physiology and biomedical engineering modules

- Students will work with staff and researchers at UCD who have extensive experience in ground-breaking biomedical engineering research as this programme is delivered by a research active, internationally recognised faculty.

- This programme offers a 6-8 month work placement and superlative employment opportunities.

Course Description
-The programme is delivered by engineers and clinicians with international reputations in the field and who have all made a significant contribution to the development of their fields.

-There is an emphasis on independent learning and research, with the opportunity to complete a work placement in the medical technologies industry, with a clinical group or with a research laboratory in UCD or abroad.

-As part of the ME students will study Biomedical Engineering subjects such as Rehabilitation Engineering, Neural Engineering, Biomechanics, Cell and Tissue Engineering and Medical Device Design. They will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of modules in physiology and anatomy alongside advanced engineering topics including Advanced Signal Processing and Dynamics.

-The year starts with a two-week, intensive, course in Basic Medical Sciences delivered by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The ME Biomedical Engineering is designed to allow mathematically strong engineers who hold a primary (Bachelors) degree in Engineering to specialise at Masters level in Biomedical Engineering. It is targeted at engineers who are seeking a professional career in the emerging field of Biomedical Engineering.

Programme Outcomes
-Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the mathematics, sciences, engineering sciences and technologies underpinning Biomedical Engineering
-Identify, formulate, analyse and solve complex engineering problems, specifically problems related to physiological and medical/healthcare systems
-Perform detailed design of a novel system, component or process using analysis and interpretation of relevant data, including data from living systems
-Design and conduct experiments and to apply a range of standard and specialised research (or equivalent) tools and techniques of enquiry
-Understanding the need for high ethical standards in the practice of Biomedical Engineering, including the responsibilities of the engineering profession towards people
-Ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multidisciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning
-Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the clinical and engineering communities and with society at large

Vision and Values Statement
The UCD M.E. Biomedical Engineering degree prepares students to become leaders in applying advanced engineering skills to solve problems related to human health. This interdisciplinary programme employs the principles of mechanical and electronic engineering to understand human performance, analyse physiological systems and design innovative medical devices and technologies. Students learn through a combination of lectures, laboratories, group discussion and research and applied clinical projects, delivered by internationally recognised faculty with active research programmes in Biomedical Engineering. Students complete a professional work-placement in either the medical technologies and devices industry, in a clinical environment or with a research group in the first year of the programme, followed by a major Biomedical Engineering research project in the final year. Assessment is carried out through a mix of examination, continuous assessment of laboratory and project work, student presentations and the final year research project.

Entry requirements

- An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme is required.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

2 Years Full Time

Number of credits

120

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
The Irish Medtech Sector is robust and career opportunities upon graduation from this programme are exemplary. There are currently 250 medical technology companies in Ireland, exporting €12.6b worth of product annually and employing 25,000 people, the highest number of people working in the industry in any country in Europe, per head of population. Exports of medical devices and diagnostics products now represent 8% of Ireland's total merchandise exports and growth prospects for the industry globally remain good. Many of the world's top medical technology companies have invested significantly in Ireland and a number of exciting, research-based, indigenous companies are emerging and competing internationally.

The Irish government has identified the medical technology sector as one of the key drivers of industrial growth for the future and provides a wide range of supports to encourage and foster this growth. The medical technology industry in Ireland is changing from being prominently manufacturing to being more complex and driven by R&D. Prospective employers include Boston Scientific, ResMed, Shimmer, Bio-Medical Research, Abbott, Stryker and De Puy.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katie O'Neill
Contact Number: +353(0)1 716 1781

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Med. Sciences for Biomed.Engin
ANAT20090

Cell Culture & Tissue Eng
CHEN40470

Bioinformatics
COMP40400

Software Engineering (ME)
COMP41670

Electromagnetic Waves
EEEN30030

Signal Processing: Theory and Applications
EEEN30050

Communication Theory
EEEN30060

Signals and Systems
EEEN30110

Analogue Electronics
EEEN30120

Biomedical Signal Processing
EEEN30160

Bioinstrumentation
EEEN30180

Control Theory
EEEN40010

Wireless Systems
EEEN40050

Digital Communications
EEEN40060

Neural Engineering
EEEN40070

Radio-Frequency Electronics
EEEN40150

ME Biomed Prof Work Exp Short
EEEN40160

ME Biomed Prof. Work Exp. Long
EEEN40170

ME Biomed Project
EEEN40220

Entrepreneurship in Engineering
EEEN40300

Rehabilitation Engineering
EEEN40350

Biomedical Thesis - 90 Credit
EEEN40390

Optimisation Techniques for Engineers
EEEN40580

Biomedical Imaging
EEEN40620

Optoelectronics
EEEN40640

Applied Dynamics II
MEEN30010

Mechanics of Solids II
MEEN30020

Mechanical Engineering Design II
MEEN30030

Mechanics of Fluids II
MEEN40020

Manufacturing Engineering II
MEEN40030

Materials Science and Engineering III
MEEN40040

Computational Continuum Mechanics I
MEEN40050

Fracture Mechanics
MEEN40060

Advanced Metals/Materials Processing
MEEN40070

Technical Ceramics
MEEN40080

Computational Continuum Mechanics II
MEEN40150

Materials Thermodynamics and Kinetics
MEEN40160

Mechanics of Solids III
MEEN40170

Nanomaterials
MEEN40180

Research Skills and Techniques
MEEN40560

Medical Device Design
MEEN40600

Biomechanics
MEEN40620

Biomaterials
MEEN40630

Technical Communication
MEEN40670

Biomechanics of Cells & Tissues
MEEN41010

Nanomechanics - from single molecules to single cells
PHYC40430

Introduction to Neurophysiology and Endocrine Physiology
PHYS20020

An Introduction to Physiology: Organs and Systems
PHYS20030

An introduction to Physiology: Human cells and tissues
PHYS20040

Cardiovascular Physiology
PHYS30010

Introduction to Image Analysis in Matlab
RDGY30440

Predictive Analytics I
STAT30240

Monte Carlo Inference
STAT40400

Comment

Student Internships
The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student's academic and career interests with practical work experience for a 6-8 month period.

The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:
ME Biomedical Engineering FT (T160)
Duration
2 Years
Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Course fee

ME Biomedical Engineering (T160) Full Time
EU Year 1 - €7830
EU Year 2 - €7830 aa
nonEU Year 1 - €24800
nonEU Year 2 - €24200 aa

Second Year Fee applies to Students in 2nd Year in 2019 and who were a 1st Year Student on the programme in 2018/19

***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see www.ucd.ie/international/scholarships.

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see: www.ucd.ie/eacollege/study/noneuscholarships

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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