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This multidisciplinary MSc in Biomedical Engineering aims to meet the industry’s need for professional engineers with the postgraduate knowledge and skills required to develop engineering solutions for medicine and biology. Taught at the University of Bolton’s School of Engineering, it’s an ideal choice if you’re an engineering or physical science graduate seeking to specialise in this exciting and rewarding industry.
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Our MSc in Biomedical Engineering is focused on helping you gain the advanced knowledge, scientific and technical expertise, and research skills needed for a professional career in this diverse and rapidly developing field. Our dedicated staff will support you to develop the specialist engineering knowledge and skills needed to address medical and biological problems in healthcare, rehabilitation and advanced materials.
We’ll support you as you extend your knowledge and understanding of the engineering and scientific principles that underpin biomedical engineering and explore emerging technological advancements in the field. We’ll focus on helping you gain the postgraduate-level research and critical thinking skills that you’ll need to successfully apply your knowledge and understanding to contemporary problems in the industry. By enhancing your transferable skills, such as critical analysis, problem-solving, project management, decision making, leadership and communication, we aim to help you maximise your employability ready for a successful career as a professional biomedical engineer.
Additionally, the course is designed to address all the competencies set out by the Engineering Council and UK-SPEC and support you in achieving Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. So, if you’re an ambitious engineering or physical science graduate, this master’s degree should prove an excellent investment in your future.
The University of Bolton’s MSc Biomedical Engineering uses UK-SPEC learning outcomes and is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details of UK-SPEC.
We’ll be seeking accreditation of the MSc Biomedical Engineering for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course addresses contemporary issues in biomedical engineering. After graduation, you’ll be ready to enter the biomedical engineering industry, especially in roles that demand knowledge of biomedical device design and development, biotechnology and regenerative medicine, and simulation and manufacturing technologies. In addition to developing your technical knowledge and experience, this programme will also help you improve your transferable and personal skills. These include problem-solving, critical thinking, team working, and communication.
As a graduate of this MSc, you’ll be prepared to take on advanced roles in the biomedical and medical industries. For instance, you may seek roles in design, development and operations, research and testing, structures and analysis, or quality assurance. In particular, you’ll be ready to promote and develop medical devices and undertake problem-solving for a biomedical engineering-based organisation.
You will likely seek to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, and this master’s degree is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to this professional registration.
Research is an exciting career path that will allow you to explore research and development roles or academia. An MSc can also be used as a stepping-stone if you wish to continue to study towards an MPhil or PhD.
MSc Biomedical Engineering graduates can also use the qualification to enter a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Career areas include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
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If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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Our overall teaching and learning strategy is student-centred. We use a blended approach involving face-to-face sessions and online learning. Active learning is promoted using lectures, seminars, workshops, practicals and tutorials, along with guided and self-directed study. These are supported by online discussions and activities posted on our virtual learning environment (VLE).
You’ll be expected to spend a considerable amount of time on independent learning, including literature searches, reading, completing work for seminars, preparing for workshops, presentations or group discussions. Some modules will have online resources and activities to complete.
Assessment serves several functions, with the obvious and primary purpose of evaluating your achievement of the stated learning outcomes. We provide assessment feedback to help you identify what you have done well and where you can improve, assisting you in organising and developing your learning. The major forms of assessment we use are reports, presentations and portfolios.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 89%, Written exams 11%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 78%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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