The Biomedical Engineering MSc enables you to widen your biomedical engineering knowledge and skills. You develop these to a postgraduate level with the opportunity to undertake in-depth studies through your research projects.
The Biomedical Engineering MSc has three specialist streams to suit your individual needs, background and career aspirations:
- Regulatory Sciences.
It is intended for students with an honours degree (or international equivalent) in:
- mechanical or mechanical-related engineering, eg biomedical, materials or design
- electrical or electronic-related engineering
- other engineering disciplines
- or a related scientific discipline.
What you'll learn
The taught part of the course covers major biomedical engineering themes, including:
- medical device regulation
- biomaterials and tissue engineering
- orthopaedic engineering
- design for human-systems integration.
Your project is chosen from an extensive range of subjects. Project work can range from fundamental studies in areas of basic biomedical engineering science to practical design, make and test investigations.
Recent projects include:
- investigations of bone cutting
- assessment of finger splints
- design of assistive technology
- testing of artificial shoulder joints
- design of a rig to flex spinal segments
- investigation of nanoparticles
- testing of spinal implants.
Some research may be undertaken in collaboration with industry.
The course is delivered by the School of Engineering. The taught component of the course combines delivery methods:
- laboratory work
Assessment is by written examination and submitted in-course assignments.
The research project (worth 60 credits) is assessed by dissertation and oral/poster presentations. You will be allocated, and meet regularly with, project supervisors.
The School has an established programme of research seminars. These are delivered by guest speakers from academia and industry (both national and international), providing excellent insights into a wide variety of engineering research.
Effective communication is an important skill for the modern professional engineer. This course includes sessions to help develop your ability, both through formal guidance sessions dedicated to good practice in report writing, and through oral/poster presentations of project work.
The School of Engineering has both general and specialist laboratories and workshop facilities. These are used for training, course delivery and the manufacture of materials/components needed to support project work.
We have multiple networked computer clusters on campus (120+ PCs), which supports all of the specialist software introduced and used within the course.
There are dedicated biomaterial and biotribology labs in the School where appropriate projects may be undertaken.