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MSc Biomedical Engineering (H800)

Applications accepted for 1st October 2018:

Our MSc in Biomedical Engineering delivers state-of-the art knowledge and understanding of Biomedical Engineering at postgraduate level. Our advanced modules are informed by the active research expertise of our academic staff, and prepare students for careers in advanced technology. Warwick provides a study environment that fosters stimulation and permits students to advance their knowledge and skills.

This programme in Biomedical Engineering enables students to develop expertise in an exciting and expanding area. Topics covered include:

    • Biomedical imaging techniques (whole body with a focus on the brain)
    • Compartmental modelling in physiology and medicine
    • Biomechanics, including at the cell level
    • Properties and design of the materials employed in medical applications, as well as tissue engineering
    • Healthcare technologies, their design and applications
    • Signal processing and data analysis techniques for physiological data

            Students will also attend seminars on project planning/management, ethics, health & safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare them for the demands of the course and for future study or employment.

            The course is made up of core modules, optional modules and a project. The project is a piece of original research or innovative design, providing ideal training and preparation for industrial/clinical R&D or a PhD.

            Teaching is underpinned by research activities in biomechanics, biomaterials, systems biology and medicine, synthetic biology, computational intelligence in biomedical engineering, neural engineering, medical imaging, biomedical signal processing, healthcare technologies, telemedicine, medical sensors and diagnostics, and many other topics in biomedical engineering and biomedical science. The University has links with a wide range of institutions both within the UK and internationally and the School benefits from research collaboration with many of these other academic and industrial organisations.

            Activities within the School or activities in which the School is heavily involved include those listed below (note that each link will open in a new browser page):

            Degree title

            Degree of Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSc)

            Entry requirements

            The Biomedical Engineering MSc is open to graduates with a good first degree in any physical science (such as engineering, maths, physics, chemistry) and life sciences or medicine, provided it can be demonstrated that they have an appropriate background in fundamental mathematical concepts, a strong A-level maths grade is a minimum requirement.

            Important note: All applicants for the Biomedical Engineering course will be expected to know the prescribed mathematical concepts and upload a statement to their online application of their mathematical ability. The onus is on the individual to ensure that they understand the required material. Essentially in order to cope easily with the course we are looking for competence in the majority of mathematics that is taught in the first and second year of an undergraduate Engineering or Physics course. We ask that you look at the problems shown on the link for the prescribed mathematical concepts and see if you can do them : .

            Core modules

            • Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering (ES97C)

            This module provides an introduction to the structure and function of the human body, and a basic understanding of biomedical technology. The module introduces pioneering are as in biomedical engineering research, an overview of the biomedical engineering profession and the roles of the biomedical engineer.

            • Imaging and Sensing in Body and Brain (ES97D)

            This module will introduce you to the fundamental principles and applications of medical imaging in the human body, and to imaging and sensing in the brain. The module will provide you with a firm grounding in the basic theory underpinning the core methods in clinical practice, as well as an awareness of emerging technologies and their applications.

            This module will familiarise you with to the principles of mechanics as applied to biomedical and biological systems. It will introduce the fundamental principles involved in both experimental and analytical methods, and enable students to experience the implementation of such methods via the School of Engineering’s Gait Laboratory, which utilises state-of-the-art motion capture.

            • Healthcare Technology Engineering (ES97F)

            This module will provide you with a firm understanding of the principles of modern design, maintenance and assessment of healthcare technologies.

            • Biomedical Systems Modelling (ES4A4)

            The module will provide you with a firm background in the tools and techniques for
            performing model development, model analysis and simulation, identifiability analysis, parameter
            estimation and model validation. Industrial seminars are given by leading biomedical
            modelling practitioners.

            • Biomedical Signal Processing (ES97H)

            This module will provide you with a broad base of signal processing techniques that can be
            applied across a breadth of application are as in order to help medical practitioners make sense
            of this data deluge.

            Optional modules

            Choose from two of the following:

            • Biomedical Materials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ES97G)
            • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (ES97K)
            • Systems Modelling and Simulation (ES93Q)

            Individual project (ES93P)

            Part of the course credit comprises a substantial project appropriate to the course of study. This entails an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by the student in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

            Chartered Engineer status

            The MSc Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The accreditation meets the the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status when combined with an accredited first degree.


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