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Biomedical Engineering (MSc) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-H800
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


The MSc in Biomedical Engineering delivers state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of Biomedical Engineering. At Warwick's School of Engineering, ranked 3rd by REF 2014, you will develop expertise across a range of topics, including biomedical imaging techniques and healthcare technologies.


The MSc in Biomedical Engineering delivers advanced modules informed by the active research expertise and industrial links of our academic staff. The course prepares students for careers in advanced biomedical technology. Biomedical Engineering spans the whole School of Engineering incorporating predictive modelling, signal processing, electronics, communication, software, hardware, systems thinking and machine intelligence. Warwick has a unique systems approach to research and teaching and so modules are developed across disciplines in parallel to our research. This approach culminates in a group design project in which you will design a medical device, such as a wearable monitoring device to predict falls, an assistive intelligent frame for walking or an intelligent audio implant. This is in addition to an in-depth individual project which allows you to work closely with an academic on state-of-the art research, often linked with industry.


Core Modules

  • Biomedical Imaging and Medical Devices
  • Medical Device: Design, Maintenance and Assessment
  • Biomedical Systems Modelling
  • Individual Project
  • Research and Professional Skills in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Materials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Computational Synthetic and Systems Biology
  • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems Modelling and Control
  • Affective Computing
  • Signal Processing

Teaching

The degree comprises eight taught modules and a project. The individual project entails an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation on a topic chosen by the student in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

Contact Hours

The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:

  • Eight taught modules (15 credits each)
  • A research project (60 credits)

The typical workload for a 15-credit module is as follows:

  • 20-30 hours of lectures/seminars
  • 5 hours of laboratory work
  • 45 hours of private/directed study
  • 70 hours of assessed work

The research project is valued at 60 credits and students should plan to execute around 600 hours of work towards the completion of the project dissertation.

Class Sizes

Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.

Assessment

A combination of coursework and written examinations.


Minimum requirements A 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant branch of engineering or science degree^

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

Maths requirement: All applicants will be expected to know the prescribed mathematical concepts shown here. The onus is on the individual to ensure that they understand the required material 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 reserve the right to request that you undertake a short online test assessment.

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Additional Course Costs

This course may also include additional costs.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: AECOM, BAE Systems, BT, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Proto Labs, TSP Projects and Volvo Cars Corporation. They have pursued roles such as: business, research and administrative professionals; civil engineers; design and development engineers; mechanical engineers; quality control and planning engineers.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Options in Engineering
  • Meet and Engineer
  • Engineering, Science and Technology Fair
  • Considering a PhD in the STEM Subjects
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.