About the course
We want our students to make important discoveries in the world of biomedical engineering. This MSc will help you develop the skills to break down complex problems and develop the solutions needed by patients and wanted by industry.
We cover every step in the process of designing a medical device from concept design and material selection, through analysis and optimisation, to regulatory approval.
We have first hand practical experience of medical device development and we will mentor you as you develop your own ideas. You will gain valuable experience of working with either the NHS or with other relevant industries as we have built strong partnerships to drive forward innovation and excellence.
You will have access to up-to-the minute biomaterials, biomechanics and physiological measurement testing equipment as well as scanning technology including CT, ultrasound and laser.
The University has taken the unusual step of becoming ISO accredited, which means our work reaches industry standards. We are committed to making important breakthroughs. This is evidenced in our development of a speech valve, called a tracheoesophageal fistula, which is used to restore speech in patients who have had a laryngectomy, normally as a result of throat cancer.
Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), this programme meets, in part, the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have an accredited BEng (Hons) will be able to show they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.