Gain access to our advanced facilities and establish contact with world-class experts. Join us to innovate, improve and push forward the frontiers of knowledge. This research programme allows you to choose from a variety of specialisations and contribute to your preferred field, allowing the potential to apply your in-depth expertise to further study.
The ME is structured to help you develop a sense of independence and confidence in your ability to think critically and conduct fundamental or applied research. Regardless of your specialisation, you will engage with a stimulating mix of theory and analysis, setting you apart in your pursuit of higher-level opportunities.
An engineering masters degree confirms your ability to investigate an important issue with research expertise, work with initiative, make sound judgements, draw conclusions and write a thesis to explain your arguments. These are extremely marketable qualities that can be used to widen your career options and general employability, both immediately after you finish your masters, and later on in your career.
Further study options
The Biomedical Engineering MSc enables you to widen your biomedical engineering knowledge and skills. You develop these to a postgraduate level with the opportunity to undertake in-depth studies through your research projects.
The Biomedical Engineering MSc has two specialist streams to suit your individual needs, background and career aspirations:
It is intended for students with an honours degree (or international equivalent) in:
The taught part of the course covers major biomedical engineering themes, including:
Your project is chosen from an extensive range of subjects. Project work can range from fundamental studies in areas of basic biomedical engineering science to practical design, make and test investigations.
Recent projects include:
Some research may be undertaken in collaboration with industry.
The course is delivered by the School of Engineering. The taught component of the course combines delivery methods:
Assessment is by written examination and submitted in-course assignments.
The research project (worth 60 credits) is undertaken throughout the duration of the Master's course. Project work is assessed by dissertation and oral/poster presentations. You will be allocated, and meet regularly with, project supervisors.
The School has an established programme of research seminars. These are delivered by guest speakers from academia and industry (both national and international), providing excellent insights into a wide variety of engineering research.
Effective communication is an important skill for the modern professional engineer. This course includes sessions to help develop your ability, both through formal guidance sessions dedicated to good practice in report writing, and through oral/poster presentations of project work.
The School of Engineering has both general and specialist laboratories and workshop facilities. These are used for training, course delivery and the manufacture of materials/components needed to support project work.
We have multiple networked computer clusters on campus (120+ PCs), which supports all of the specialist software introduced and used within the course.
There are dedicated biomaterial and biotribology labs in the School where appropriate projects may be undertaken.
This course is new for 2018
Our course will help you take your career forward in an innovative and developing area of engineering. It balances advanced theory with technical skills so that you can learn to develop complete operational systems. Our course is suited to you if you have a background in electronic and electrical engineering, computer science or a related discipline.
During the course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to research, design and develop systems. You’ll explore robotics engineering and software, autonomous systems technologies, processes and products throughout the industry value chain. Other areas you will cover include computational intelligence, machine learning and sensors.
Your studies will focus on tackling engineering challenges using whole-systems approaches. We’ll give you the tools to analyse and evaluate the impact of the resources, processes and products you choose in developing systems. You’ll consider stakeholder needs and factors such as technical, economic, environmental and social.
You’ll learn from academics in our Departments of Computer Science, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Their international collaborations and research expertise feed into your learning experience.
You will work on individual and group projects using the same systems platforms as those used in industry. Our focus on practical learning makes sure you have the skills to design and build robotic platforms and autonomous systems.
You’ll graduate with the skills to innovate and deliver resource-efficient practices and solutions for robotic and autonomous systems. Your knowledge will prepare you for a career in the engineering sector or for further postgraduate study and research.
We also offer this course without a placement (3 semesters).
See our webpage for details.