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Undergraduate Access to Biomedical Engineering

All undergraduate engineering programmes are accessed through a common entry programme, DN150 - Engineering. Further details on this programme are available on the (opens in a new window)myUCD website.

A four-year Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering is also offered. Further details on this programme are available on the (opens in a new window)myUCD website.

Why is this course for me?

Biomedical Engineering involves the application of traditional engineering principles to healthcare and medicine. We can think of the brain and nervous system as a large communication system, which co-ordinates and transmits signals around the body, and the organs and limbs as sophisticated engineering systems that control functions such as movement, respiration and blood flow.

UCD Biomedical Engineers are educated with a strong foundation in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering, which is complemented by an understanding of physiology and anatomy. This foundation is applied to problems in medicine and healthcare in specialised modules such as Biomechanics, Medical Device Design, Neural Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering and Cell Culture & Tissue Engineering. If you are interested in developing new medical techniques, systems and devices, and you want to be involved in the breakthroughs that are improving the healthcare system for doctors and patients every day, then this is the course for you.

Access to postgraduate programmes in Biomedical Engineering

The undergraduate engineering degree programme allows students to complete a Bachelor's degree, allowing access to a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering. Further details of this route are available on the Postgraduate Programmes section.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Graduates can find employment in:

  • The Medical Technologies Industries
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Medical Device Design
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Device Manufacturing
  • Regulation
  • Engineering Consultancy

Graduates can also pursue a taught or research Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. You can study for a PhD and work with some of the world’s leading experts on ground-breaking research.

(opens in a new window)You can find further in depth information on the course here.

Contact the Centre for Biomedical Engineering

Engineering and Materials Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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