Newcastle University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biomedical Engineering (Taught)

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Course summary

The Biomedical Engineering MSc provides you with technical knowledge, analytical ability and transferable skills in exciting and fast-developing fields. Our Biomedical Engineering MSc is suitable for both practising professionals and new graduates with an engineering or science-based degree. With this degree, you'll apply engineering principles and push forward technology. You'll create novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools for various medical conditions. Research and development in science and engineering will likely transform future healthcare. The MSc has four streams, so you can specialise in your area of interest:

  • biomechanical
  • biomaterials
  • bioelectrical
  • regulatory sciences
You'll study specialised modules according to your choice of stream. Some taught modules are common between the four streams. These lead to the award of MSc in Biomedical Engineering. What you'll learn The taught modules that are common across streams are:
  • Contemporary Case Study in Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopaedic Engineering
Our common modules develop your knowledge and analytical skills to enable you to:
  • explore fundamental bioengineering developments
  • understand how bioengineering relates to human body
  • analyse case studies of medical device performance
  • understand the importance of regulatory requirements to medical devices
  • use engineering software (MATLAB, CAD, FEA) for data analysis
  • develop engineering solutions to practical medical problems
Delivery and teaching methods We have a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. Our Biomedical Engineering MSc is delivered by expert staff in:
  • the School of Engineering
  • the Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • and the School of Law
This offers a rich and diverse learning experience. The course uses a blend of teaching methods, including:
  • lectures and tutorials
  • visits to local hospitals and industry
  • seminars
  • practical laboratory sessions
  • computer workshops
  • research-led projects
  • group work
  • personal supervision
You'll benefit from clinical and industry guest lectures. You'll have the opportunity to carry out research and development projects. With access to multi-million-pound state-of-the-art facilities, you'll work alongside active collaborations between the University and industry. Each stream is 180 credits and runs for three semesters, from late September until August in the following year. Our modules are taught in a block format to allow an immersive alignment of lab and tutorial sessions with the teaching. Assessment: For your taught modules you'll be assessed by a mixture of written and oral examinations, reports and coursework. The research project will be assessed through a written dissertation, submitted at the end of August and an oral presentation, held by the middle of September. Facilities You'll have access to a range of dedicated specialist facilities used for teaching and research in the School of Engineering and across campus to support your studies and enhance your learning experience. Teaching facilities include:
  • Computing Lab
  • Electrical Power Teaching Lab
  • Electronics Lab
Research facilities include:
  • CAD Lab
  • Clean- Room Microfabrication Lab
  • Embedded Systems Lab
  • Microelectronic Characterisation Lab
  • Modelling and Device Design
  • Neuro-Prosthesis Lab
These labs are used for training, course delivery and the manufacture of materials/components needed to support project work. There are also further labs in the medical school in which MSc projects have been developed. You'll also have access to multiple networked computer clusters on campus with standard and specialist software. Some clusters have 24-hour access.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of
  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: electrical and electronic engineering mechanical engineering Or related disciplines such as: general engineering automotive, aeronautical or design engineering mathematics physics: including medical physics Relevant professional experience is desirable, although not essential. We will consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant professional experience. English Language requirements - 12 Month MSc: To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests. The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.


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Biomedical Engineering at Newcastle University - UCAS