Biomedical engineering is a new and rapidly emerging field of engineering that relies on a multidisciplinary approach to research and development by applying the principles of science and engineering to biological and clinical problems. Specialists in this area face problems that differ significantly from the more traditional branches of engineering. Nevertheless, the biomedical engineer relies on methodologies and techniques developed in more traditional engineering fields, which are further developed and adapted to the particular complexities associated with biological systems. These applications vary from the design, development and operation of complex medical devices used in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, to the characterisation of tissue behaviour in health and disease, to the development of software products and theoretical models that enhance the understanding of complex biomedical issues.
This programme aims to prepare specialists with advanced skills in experimental and numerical techniques, computational modelling and in-depth understanding of engineering approaches to biological problems, allowing you to participate in the advancement of knowledge and technology in this field. Case studies are provided throughout the programme involving a range of clinical disciplines including orthopaedics, cardiovascular medicine, urology, radiology and rehabilitation.
The MSc in Biomedical Engineering is organised by a team of Medical Engineers within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, which has an internationally leading reputation in research, working closely with collaborators in Europe, US and Asia, on exciting research and development projects in this field.
The programme includes three core modules, five optional modules and a research project.
Mechanics of Continua
Research Methods and Experimental Techniques
Medical Ethics, Law and Regulatory Practice in Bioengineering
Research Project (four modules)
Module options may include:
Advanced Biofluid Mechanics
Tissue engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Functional Materials in Medical Engineering
Principles and Applications of Medical Imaging
Biomedical Engineering of Urology
Implant Design and Technology