Bioengineering (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.)
- Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
- Admission Requirements: See bottom of this page
- Closing Date: 30th June 2013
- Course Director(s): Prof Richard Reilly
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- Bioengineering (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.), 1 Year(s) Full Time
- Bioengineering (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.), 2 Year(s) Part Time
Bioengineering may be defined as the application of the principles of engineering to advancements in healthcare and medicine. It is an interdisciplinary field requiring knowledge of both medicine and engineering. The primary aim of this course is to give engineers the knowledge to apply science and technology to the solution of healthcare problems, particularly through the design, development and manufacture of medical devices. Regulatory issues in medical device technology are also addressed.
The M.Sc. in bioengineering is a unique joint venture between five Institutions: Trinity College Dublin, the University of Limerick, University College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and an affiliation with the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. As such, the course represents an andquot;All-Irelandandquot; perspective on bioengineering and is the only course of its type in the country. The All-Ireland dimension has many advantages. The most important is the experience of studying at all Institutions and interaction with a wide range of academic and research staff whose focus is bioengineering. Furthermore, the lecturers are experts in the topic in each institution, and the laboratory facilities of all universities can be employed in practicals and laboratory exercises.
This Masters Course consists of both mandatory and optional modules delivered by a combination of intensive teaching weeks and distance learning. There are five mandatory modules including Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Bioinstrumentation, Basic Medical Sciences, and Research Methodology. Students must select two of the three optional modules which include Cell andamp; Tissue Engineering, Neural Engineering, and Rehabilitation Engineering. Students who complete the examination requirements and the Research methodology module only, may, on the recommendation of the examiners, be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Bioengineering. In addition students will be required to submit a Dissertation based on a research project.
Applicants will be required to hold at least an upper second class honors degree in engineering, biomedical technology, or a cognate discipline. Short-listed candidates may be invited for interview in early July.
This course has been co-funded under the National Development Plan (Graduate Skills Conversion Programme) for EU fee paying students. In 2011/2012 the fee for EU fee paying students will be EUR2,750 (plus Sports Centre Charge and USI Levy) with the balance of the fees being paid by the HEA.