Biomedical Engineering (MSc)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Biomedical Engineering at Newcastle University

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 two specialist streams to suit your individual needs, background and career aspirations:

  • Bioelectrical
  • Biomechanical

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
  • maths
  • physics
  • or a related scientific discipline.

What you'll learn

The taught part of the course covers major biomedical engineering themes, including:

  • bioengineering
  • bioelectronics
  • medical technology innovation 
  • biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • orthopaedic engineering
  • design for human-systems integration

Project work

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.

Course delivery

The course is delivered by the School of Engineering. The taught component of the course combines delivery methods:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • laboratory work
  • seminars

Assessment is by written examination and submitted in-course assignments.

The research project (worth 60 credits) is undertaken throughout the duration of the Master's course. Project work 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.

Facilities;

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.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in mechanical engineering or a related discipline, such as:

  • automotive, aeronautical or design engineering
  • mathematics
  • physics

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry:  IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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