Master of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)
Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering)

College of Engineering & Informatics
School of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview

Master of Engineering (ME)

The programme is a one-academic year 60 ECTS Masters of Engineering (ME) programme in Biomedical Engineering. The programme is designed to give an advanced educational experience in biomedical engineering to bachelors graduates, focused on developing advanced technical knowledge and skills, coupled with real world implementation in terms of innovation, commercialization and business development. The programme aims to generate the future leaders of the national and international medical technology industry, and of academic research and teaching in biomedical engineering. The programme combines instruction through taught modules and a significant project-based learning component, and is designed to satisfy the educational criteria of Engineers Ireland for C. Eng. professional accreditation.

Master of Science (MSc)

This is a one-calendar year 90 ECTS of Science (MSc) programme in Biomedical Engineering. The programme is designed to give an advanced educational experience in biomedical engineering to bachelors graduates, focused on developing advanced technical knowledge and skills, coupled with real-world implementation through research and innovation. The programme combines a substantial research component with instruction through taught modules and a significant project-based learning component.

Key facts

Entry requirements

ME: The minimum entry requirement is Second Class Honours Degree in a Level 8 Biomedical Engineering programme (or equivalent).

MSc: Entry to this programme is open to individuals who have a second class honours grade one Level 8 degree in Biomedical Engineering or in a related discipline.

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: September 2015

ECTS weighting: ME: 60 | MSc: 90

Average intake: ME: 30 | MSc: 20

Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.

NFQ level: 9

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

Master of Engineering (ME)

This one-year programme is designed around three concentration options, one of which the student selects: (1) Biomechanics/Medical Devices, (2) Biomaterials and (3) Bioelectronics. In each of these concentrations a substantial group project of 20 ECTS on a state-of-the-art topic in medical technology is performed. Students take up to 20-25 ECTS in discipline specific modules (that include 10 ECTS of concentration-specific modules) and 15-20 ECTS in transferrable skills modules. The students are assessed using a combination of assessment modalities across the modules taken, including written examinations, continuous assessment and oral presentations.

Master of Science (MSc)

This one-calendar-year programme is designed around three thematic areas: biomechanics/medical devices, biomaterials and bioelectronics. A substantial thesis of 30 ECTS on a state-of-the-art topic in medical technology research has be be undertaken. Students take at least 15 ECTS in foundational modules and up to 45 ECTS in advanced modules.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre(PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who teaches this course?

College of Engineering and Informatics

Professor Peter McHugh – Programme Director
Professor Abhay Pandit
Professor Gearoid O’Laighin
Professor Sean Leen
Dr Mark Bruzzi
Dr Wenxin Wang
Dr Pat McGarry
Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis
Dr Laoise McNamara
Dr Edward Jones
Dr Kathryn Cormican
Dr Pat Donnellan
Dr Fearghal Morgan
Mr Enda Fallon
Ms Mary Dempsey

College of Science

Professor Michel Destrade
Dr Yury Rochev

College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Professor Matt Griffin
Dr Thomas Ritter
Dr Linda Howard

A broad range of contributions from senior clinical staff across a range of areas (including cardiology, orthopaedics, pathology, vascular surgery, cardio-thoracic surgery) including:

Dr F. Bennani
Mr W. Curtin
Mr S. Sultan
Mr W Tawfick
Mr F. Shannon
Dr J. Crowley
Dr F. Sharif
Mr M. Da Costa

Find out more

Jane Bowman | Sharon Gilmartin
Mechanical Engineering
T: +353 91 492723 | +353 91 492223
E: jane.bowman@nuigalway.ie | sharon.gilmartin@nuigalway.ie

PAC code

GYE18 (ME)
GYE24 (MSc)

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €4,900 p.a. 2014/15 (inclusive of Levy)
 - Tuition: €4,676 p.a. 2014/15
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2014/15

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