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Student Experience

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With a genuine interest in student performance and career development, the M.Sc. Bioengineering team is dedicated to providing high quality support to students in every aspect of the course from the selection process to graduation.

We provide an innovative environment that not only fosters the informal interactions and formal group assignments between our students but also provides access to the technologies and expertise which encourages innovation. In carrying out their research projects, students receive strong support from their supervisors and collaborate with both industry and hospitals. We work with twelve hospitals, leading medical device companies, national and international research centres and universities to provide direct experiences to our students.

Key to this are the physical facilities for carrying out our research and innovation. The M.Sc. in Bioengineering is administered from the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute which officially opened in June 2011. This is a state-of-the-art research facility which redefines the scientific landscape in Ireland and will allow the country to take an international lead in the delivery of quality pharmaceutical and biotechnological programmes.

If you would like to know more about the student experience see what students have to say themselves:

“My name is Alejandro Lopez. I am an international student from Mexico participating in the Common European Masters Course in Biomedical Engineering. I am now taking my specialization year at Trinity College Dublin at TCBE in the area of neural engineering. As an international student, it has been a great experience to do and share research at TCBE, I have found it an excellent place to develop my scientific skills. To be able to observe the different research approaches of my colleagues is helping me to have a proper orientation of my work in terms of goals, objectives and tasks. My research is focused on the use of Auditory Evoked Potentials towards understanding the development of speech perception in patients that have a cochlear implant. This topic has given me the opportunity not only of increasing my engineering background but also to learn and experience from first-hand dealing with patients and doctors outside of my “comfort zone” (the lab). I have been able to establish a line of communication with Beaumont Hospital’s national cochlear implant program and visited their facilities, not only for a tour but for a complete clinic experience, observing both, the patient assessment as well as the cochlear implant surgery. Meeting the patients and the health care professionals that deal day to day with audition and cochlear implants made me realize the magnitude of the contribution that we can make, even if we are only a small part of the work that needs to be done. It is important to realize that our research has a purpose that is not self-fulfilling and that a complete understanding of our projects comes when we are able to link our research to the real world situations.”

Pooja Mandal, MSc Bioengineering Class of 2016/2017:- The part which I enjoyed most about the course was the different modules that were arranged according to a candidate's specialization which played a big role in terms of personal experience, time and pressure management. I have secured a few job opportunities and I strongly believe that Trinity payed a huge role in making my resume look strong for the employers. Personally I also believe that the choice of classmates I had played a big role in my time at Trinity because despite the regional diversity, all of us always operated as one important cog of the bioengineering machine.

The M.Sc. in Bioengineering gave me exposure to a broad spectrum of bioengineering disciplines, such as Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Neural Engineering, etc., with the benefit of being taught by the experts in each field. While the course modules taught me a range of applications of bioengineering, the thesis project allowed me to immerse myself in my area of interest, neural engineering.”

“The M.Sc. in Bioengineering in Trinity College Dublin provided a comprehensive overview of how the world of medicine and engineering interact in terms of advancing standards in medical devices and treatments for patients. This bioengineering program provided me with a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts behind the operation of medical devices and how advances in this area can benefit our society. This M.Sc. program was essential for me in terms of providing the necessary understanding behind medical device design and operation and this in turn has contributed to me gaining employment”

“Having the M.Sc. gave me an edge over other candidates when interviewing and looking for employment in the medical device companies. I would highly recommend this course.”