Our MSc is an advanced programme covering a wide base of topics, which will provide you with an in-depth introduction to the field of biomedical engineering.
This programme has been running for over 50 years, making it one of the longest established biomedical engineering degree programmes in the world. It was highlighted for an ‘Excellent’ grade in the UK Teaching Quality Assessment scheme and is highly commended by our external examiners for the breadth and depth of material taught.
Biomedical engineering is one of the most important growth areas in the engineering sector in the first half of the twenty-first century. Internationally, the rise in demand for biomedical engineers is, and will remain, greater than in any other engineering discipline.
Our MSc is an advanced programme covering a wide base of topics, which will provide you with an in-depth introduction to the field of biomedical engineering. It acts as an extension for graduates from a range of disciplines who wish to add to their knowledge and skills. It provides a foundation for a future career in clinical engineering, the medical industry, healthcare science and research.
You will benefit from a thorough taught knowledge base, covering areas such as biomaterials, biomechanics, gait analysis, human biology, instrumentation, micro engineering, physiological measurement, professional topics, rehabilitation engineering and safety.
On this MSc there are four semester 1 modules which are taught over ten weeks. In semester 2, you will undertake another four modules, each taught intensively over two weeks, and complete a Research Project. Students studying on a part-time basis take two modules per semester over the two years, and complete their Research Project in the final semester.
This module will provide core knowledge in instrumentation for biomedical engineering applications, introducing key concepts and techniques through applied tutorial and laboratory sessions. The module covers basic concepts including analogue and digital circuits, measurement equipment, amplifiers, filters and signal acquisition, and is underpinned by applied medical engineering examples. The material will complement that taught in other modules.
This module will give you a solid foundation in human biology, with particular reference to the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system and the senses, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the urinary system, and skin and superficial soft tissues.
You will be taught the principles from which to quantify the load, strength, failure and equilibrium performance of musculoskeletal structures. You will also be introduced to the biomechanical principles from which to quantify behaviour of the ‘fluid systems’ within the body.
This module will prepare you for a career as a professional biomedical engineer, studying subjects such as the scope and range of biomedical engineering, professional and regulatory bodies, professional development, clinical and research governance, and ethics. Additionally, students will learn about research methods, statistics, publications, funding and other skills required of a biomedical engineering researcher.
The module introduces the student to the application of modern computational methods in biomedical research. Within the context of real-life problems encountered in biomedical engineering practice, the student will be introduced to and provided with practical experience in using:
This module covers the principles of the design and use of medical implants, orthopaedic implants in particular; related prosthetic technology and biomaterials such as metals, ceramics and polymers and composites with specific reference to biomedical applications.
The module provides students with an up-to-date knowledge base on the assessment of human movement with particular focus on clinical gait analysis, including an in-depth evaluation of the state-of-the-art measurement and analysis tools currently used in clinical and performance management.
This module describes the use of equipment (such as electroencephalography, electrocardiography, and imaging methods among others) to measure important information about the physiological state of a patient. The module also provide the student with an up-to-date knowledge base on the theory and professional practice of engineering applied to the rehabilitation of people with sensory and neurological disability.
This module is a supervised independent study undertaken by the student to demonstrate the ability to conduct research at MSc level on a specific topic in biomedical engineering. The student will apply theoretical knowledge and practical techniques gained through the taught modules, as well as additional knowledge and skills acquired independently for the purpose of conducting the research.
The programme has accreditation from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).
A minimum 2.2 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in engineering, physical sciences, medicine, or life medical/paramedical sciences. Other related paramedical professional qualifications may be considered. Occasionally students may be admitted with a lesser academic qualification, if they can prove several years’ relevant industrial (or Health Service) experience.
IELTS minimum overall: 6.5
IELTS minimum by component: 6.0
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“I feel that Surrey’s MSc in Biomedical Engineering not only gave me a broad knowledge-base of the subject, but also an understanding of a career in academia”
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