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Biomedical Engineering - MSc (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

Our one-year IET accredited MSc in Biomechanical Engineering draws on our active research expertise in this exciting and expanding area.

Our programme adopts a systems approach, which is quite unique to the University of Warwick.

This exciting framework will enable you to consider new perspectives in tackling research and industrial problems in the sector. Many students go on to take a PhD or EngD whilst others move on to industry.

Core Modules:
Six core modules provide a solid grounding in this field. You will study the structure and function of the human body, and gain a basic understanding of biomedical technology. We cover the fundamental principles and applications of medical imaging and sensing – both body and brain; and explore Biomechanics and their implementation in the School of Engineering’s Gait Laboratory, utilising state-of-the-art motion capture. You can expect to learn from leading biomedical modelling practitioners, develop a broad base of signal processing techniques and will understand of the principles of modern design, maintenance and assessment of healthcare technologies by the end of the course.

  • Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
  • Imaging and Sensing in Body and Brain
  • Biomechanics
  • Healthcare Technology Engineering
  • Biomedical Systems Modelling
  • Biomedical Signal Processing

Optional Modules:
Two optional modules allow you to deepen you knowledge in specific areas that interest you such as tissue Biomedical Materials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; Systems Modelling and Simulation or Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering.

  • Biomedical Materials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

The degree comprises eight taught modules and a project.

The individual project provides the opportunity to develop in-depth expertise, utilising cutting-edge research facilities and working alongside internationally-leading academics. Many of the projects offer the opportunity to build industrial and healthcare provider links through sponsored research within the School. Projects may be experimental and/or computational in nature, and can include design, measurement, analysis of experimental data, and of survey-based research.

A combination of written examinations, individual assignments, group work and an individual research project.

Graduate Destinations:

Our graduates have gone on to careers in research, biomedical modelling, healthcare or devices.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study

School of Engineering

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £24,640 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.