Postgraduate Access to Biomedical Engineering
ME Biomedical Engineering
The ME Biomedical Engineering at UCD provides students with a broad background in biomedical engineering, taking the fundamentals of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering developed at undergraduate level and complementing these with modern biomedical engineering techniques. As part of the ME you will study biomedical engineering subjects such as rehabilitation engineering, neural engineering, biomechanics and medical device design. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of modules in physiology and anatomy alongside advanced engineering topics including advanced signal processing, nanomaterials and dynamics.
- 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.
There will be an emphasis on independent learning and research, with the opportunity to participate in a work placement either in the medical technologies industry, a clinical environment or with a research group in UCD. 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 such as BiancaMed. Upon graduation from the Biomedical Engineering Masters degree at UCD you will have the knowledge and experience to position you to follow a career in the medical devices and technologies industry or to pursue PhD research in biomedical engineering.
The ME programme in Biomedical Engineering is designed for students who have completed the BSc undergraduate programme or who hold a good Bachelors Degree (typically II.I minimum) in Engineering.