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Course Overview

The MSc in Bioengineering aims to provide engineers and scientists with the education and creative skills needed to practice in the medical devices industry in Ireland and focus on important clinical needs. Now, in addition to the award winning MSc in Bioengineering programme, students can opt for the MSc in Bioengineering with specialisation strands. All four streams lead to the award of the MSc in Bioengineering and consist of compulsory core modules and optional modules.

See the Course Handbook for information on module content and the timetable for an example of the annual schedule


M.Sc. Bioengineering General Stream

The MSc Bioengineering gives you the opportunity to be involved in exciting new developments in biomedical engineering ranging from developing new materials for use in cardiac care, analysing minute electrical signals changes in the brain for neurological diagnosis to artificially growing new tissue to replace organ transplantation. The Trinity Centre for Bioengineering has extensive clinical research in all the five teaching hospital. As member of this biomedical community, you would have the opportunity to learn from activities in the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, and relate your course material to the real clinical challenges that are being researched and the solutions being generated. The Centre has over 20 academics from all School of Engineering, School of Medicine, Dental School, School of Natural Sciences and over 75 PhD and 28 MSc researchers.

See the Course Handbook for information on module content and the timetable for an example of the annual schedule

M.Sc. Bioengineering with specialisation in Neural Engineering

The specialisation in Neural Engineering will not run in 2017/18

Some of the most exciting work in biomedical engineering today takes place at the intersection of disciplines. Neural engineering or Neuroengineering is a perfect example of this. The emergence of this new field can be attributed to the recognition that engineers, neuroscientists and clinicians should be working together to address the problems associated with the complexity of the nervous system. Neural engineering has generated a lot of excitement not only for the development of interfaces between the brain and computers but for its mostly untapped potential to help understand neurological disorders such as Parkinsons Disease or psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. The field of neural engineering has matured significantly as evidenced by its strong and regular presence at various conferences around the world and the growth in the number of published papers in the area.

Neural engineering is not just about signal processing of neuroimaging data; it is seeing how problems affect patients and society at large and how society actually changes because of the solutions you provide. You have an opportunity here as students in neural engineering to come involved in that community, so that, as you move into your professional life, you will become a leader who has an impact on the human condition.

Specialisation in Neural Engineering leads to careers in Neuroscience, Clinical neurology, Neuroprosthesis, Neuro Robotics and Neural Electronics.

M.Sc. Bioengineering with specialisation in Tissue Engineering

This programme has been developed to educate and train the next generation of biomedical tissue engineers. This is an exciting multidisciplinary field of research which holds significant potential in the treatment of many diseases and disorders.

M.Sc. Bioengineering with specialisation in Medcal Device Design

This programme has been developed to educate and train the next generation of medical device designers/innovators. The course at the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering is designed to interact with the medical device industry, clinicians and researchers to produce new solutions to current clinical needs. The field of medical device research is a fast moving arena which can offer students a rewarding career in the global medical device market.


The only course of its kind in Ireland, the M.Sc. in Bioengineering received two awards in 2012 which recognise the scale and diversity of the M.Sc. in Bioengineering course delivers in terms of the student experience, its contribution to the Irish economy and making an impact on global healthcare challenges.

Engineers Ireland Excellence in Education Award & Best Postgraduate Course of the Year 2012 in Engineering