Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering
1 year full-time
MCAST IN COLLABORATION WITH FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT
MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering OR MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (Electronics) OR MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in eit
The objective of this programme is that of producing professionals who have strong practical competences backed by solid underpinning knowledge related to the biomedical engineering sector. The exciting advances being made in artificial body parts and organs and other prosthetic implants all fall in the realm of Biomedical Engineering.
The course gives you a basic understanding of the functioning of the human body, a sound knowledge of biomechanics and the various interfaces that allow prosthetics to become an extension of the human body.
The various engineering fields involved are also studied to provide a seamless product to the client.
The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning of the content has taken place. For each unit delivered students will be assigned a mixture of home-based and time-constrained assignment in class. At the end of the course students will also present their thesis.
Programme Learning Outcomes
1. Appraise the interaction of medical equipment and the human body 2. Analyse and design electronic and control circuits for biomedical applications 3. Manage projects involving the specification, installation and maintenance of biomedical equipment 4. Contribute in the development of research projects in the field of biomedical engineering.
Core Study Units
Control Theory Engineering materials for medical applications Human Biology Gait Analysis and Human Movement Thesis
Specialist Study Units
Modules for Mechanical Stream Biomechanics Prosthetics and Orthotics Implant Technology Biomedical Micromachining
Modules for Electrical Stream Electronics Signals and Systems Digital Signal Processing Design for Medical Instrumentation
Biomedical engineer Medical equipment operations engineer Medical equipment maintenance engineer Design engineer