Medical engineering is a fast evolving field, which has been at the forefront of many medical advances in recent years. As such, it is a research-led discipline, which sits at the cutting edge of advances in medicine, engineering and biology. It is highly interdisciplinary in nature and requires engineers who are flexible, able to acquire new skills, and who have a broad knowledge base. In particular there is demand for engineers who can work effectively in a research-led environment and who can push forward technological boundaries. Consequently, there is a need for people with advanced knowledge and skills, who have a good appreciation of developments in the clinical and biological fields. The programme of study is designed to provide an advanced medical engineering education and to give students an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and understanding in specialist subject areas. In particular, the course contains a large project component which allows students to develop advanced knowledge and research skills in their specialist area.
This masters course has grown out of in the internationally recognised research activity of the Medical Engineering Research Team (rated 5 in RAE in 2001), which has a long and established record of delivering Bachelors level teaching in the medical and healthcare field. As such, the course draws on the broad range of expertise within the Medical Engineering Research Team and integrates this in a coherent programme of study.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission