This programme focused on the following key areas:
- Integration of engineering with human physiology
- Biomedical product/systems design and automation
- Validation, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Graduates of this degree will possess the biological and engineering skills to understand the biomechanics, design and treatment of healthcare related issues.
The course is very practical, and features:
- Weekly lab classes
- Workshop practice
- Individual and group projects
- Work placement experience
Over the three years of the programme, each student will receive, on average, 22 hours of tuition per week.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
It is envisaged that graduates from the programme will be employed in a wide diversity of Biomedical engineering related disciplines both nationally and internationally, namely;
- Medical Device Design
- Surgical Design
- Research and Development Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Quality Engineer
- Product design and product validation
- Automation Engineer
- New Product development
- Process Validation
- Project Management
- Sales Engineer
Some graduates may also become self-employed.