Birmingham City University

MEDICAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE - MSC

Medical engineers support improving healthcare delivery and medical practice by combining the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological science to close the gap between engineering and medicine.

This MSc Medical Engineering Applications for Healthcare course combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes, and systems, to improve healthcare. The course will enable students from diverse backgrounds such as engineering, biomedical engineering, medical/surgical, or life sciences, to gain the knowledge and skills to launch or develop their careers as medical engineers in this demanding healthcare sector.

WHAT'S COVERED IN THIS COURSE?

Medical Engineering is a discipline of engineering that interacts with the human body. The course will provide you with a thorough grounding across the whole field of medical engineering and enable you to integrate and apply this knowledge to clinical problems. Industrial-led practical workshops and labs will help enhance your technical skills. This will enable you to relate ‘real-life’ commercial innovations to the underpinning academic theory learned in the lectures.

Birmingham City University attracts a diverse range of students from across the world. Our state-of-the-art facilities will allow you to explore various biomedical applications, including sensing and measuring on micro and nano scales, personal health tracking, remote diagnosis and monitoring, and biomaterials. The knowledge acquired will then enable you to engage in exciting projects such as designing prostheses or devising new medical technology for physicians and medical professionals to be used in the prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.

Throughout the course, you will complete your Professional Project – an independent piece of research on a topic within medical engineering that allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in this exciting field of Medical Engineering Applications for healthcare.


Entry Requirements

  • Those who meet residency/academic requirements of UK learners but whose language is not English will need to hold IELTS with an overall score of at least 6.0 with no element below 5.5.
  • BEng Biomedical Engineering – UG degree, students at BCU to progress to a standalone Masters provision with or without a gap year, etc.
  • BCU Biomedical Science or Diagnostic Radiography or Radiotherapy students to progress to a standalone Masters provision in Medical Engineering Applications for Healthcare.
  • BEng Mechanical / Electronics engineering – UG degree, students at BCU to progress to a standalone Masters provision with or without a gap year, etc.

Career Prospects

There are excellent employment opportunities in the healthcare sector. The mix of professional engineering and healthcare related skills acquired through the course will enable you to pursue a wide range of careers in this dynamic and growing sector. You could choose to work as a clinical engineer in hospitals to collaborate with clinicians in offering non-clinical services, or a medical engineer in companies working in the design, development and manufacture of medical devices. You could also go on to work in research institutes or academia; in governmental regulatory agencies; or as a technical consultant within marketing departments. In addition, you’ll have a full complement of transferable skills – such as critical thinking, data analysis, report writing and communication – which are valued by employers.

Career opportunities after completing MEDICAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE - MSC

  • Software and hardware engineering.
  • Medical device industry.
  • Innovative design and development.
  • Research and development.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Equipment testing and field servicing.
  • Clinical patient evaluation.
  • Technical documentation.

Course Details

Medical Engineering is a discipline of engineering that interacts with the human body. The course will provide you with a thorough grounding across the whole field of medical engineering and to enable you to integrate and apply this knowledge to clinical problems. Industrial-led practical workshops and labs will help enhance your technical skills. This will enable you to relate ‘real-life’ commercial innovations to the underpinning academic theory learnt in the lectures.

Throughout the course you will complete your Professional Project – an independent piece of research on a topic within medical engineering that allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in this exciting field of Medical Engineering Applications for healthcare.

Modules

Principles of Experimental Design and Ethical Practices in Engineering and Technology for Medicine 20 credits
Introduction to STEMM* Principles and Practices for Technical Decision Making 40 credits
Introduction to Principles and Approaches of Data Science for Healthcare Applications 20 credits
Fundamental Principles of Physiological Signal Measurement, Synthesis and Processing 20 credits OR
Applied Digital Signal Processing 20 credits
Masters Research Project 60 credits

Optonal Modules

Healthcare Technology Management 20 credits
Internet of Things for Healthcare Applications 20 credits
Leadership and Project Management for Health and Healthcare 20 credits

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