M.Sc. in Bioengineering is the Postgraduate Course of the Year in Engineering for 2012
27 April 2012
The School of Engineering’s M.Sc. in Bioengineering was amongst the winners at the Gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards announced on Wednesday, 25th April at a gala dinner held in The Mansion House in Dublin. Voted for by students and judged by an independent panel of industry experts, these awards recognise Ireland’s most popular recruiters across a range of employment sectors.
Holding off competition from the M.Sc. in Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) at NUI Galway and the M.Sc. in BioInnovation Fellowship run by NUI Galway, University of Limerick, University College Cork and Dublin City University, the M.Sc. in Bioengineering was honoured as the Postgraduate Course of the Year in Engineering for 2012.
The gala dinner and awards ceremony were attended by 500 of Ireland’s most respected employers, third level careers services and professional bodies, making it the biggest gathering of the graduate recruitment community in Ireland.
“The main criterion for this award is the employability of the postgraduates rather than the quality of the course itself” said Mark Mitchell of GTI Ireland in a special report in the Irish Times (Friday 27 April). “There are many excellent postgraduate courses which are not really focused on employment opportunities but this award looks at that. The M.Sc. in Bioengineering is particularly good in this regard as it represents a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick, University College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the National College of Art and Design. The institute went out and brought all the different skill sets required for the qualification together. It wasn’t a question of simply offering the best course it could provide but the best course possible”