Masters degrees in Bioelectronics & Bioelectricity offer advanced study of the electrical phenomena within living systems.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate engineering, science or technology discipline.
From organisms to ecosystems, Bioelectronics & Bioelectricity can provide insight into the processes which govern living creatures, and how technology can effectively combine with them.
For example, biomedical engineering has increased the development of biosensors such as immunosensors for detecting diseases, and e-sensors for creating prosthetic limbs. It has also created DNA chips for detecting DNA, RNA and diseases.
Nanotechnology continues to improve the analytical performance and robustness of everyday and industrial devices, from mobile phones to surgical equipment. The introduction of biological fuel cells has improved our water systems and continues to have positive impacts on the environment.
Expertise from these Masters can be applied to a range of fields. From medicine, biomedical research and drug discovery, to the environment, food-processing industries, security and defence.
This programme offers distinct specialisation areas in electronics: analogue VLSI design, bioelectronics and analogue and digital systems.
In analogue VLSI design, our facilities include a unique custom designed analogue integrated circuit specifically designed to support laboratory based teaching. Our advanced design and prototyping laboratories, advanced micro and nano fabrication facilities and state-of-the-art digital system laboratories use the latest industry standard software tools.
Alternatively, students may specialise in the emergent discipline of bioelectronics where our research and teaching interests include access to the fabrication facilities at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre. For students who wish to study a more general electronics course including digital systems, a prescribed course selection is available.
This programme is run over 12 months, with two semesters of taught courses, with a number of options, followed by a research project, leading to a masters thesis.
Semester 1 courses
Semester 2 courses
You will gain significant practical experience in analogue and digital laboratories and become familiar with the latest industry standard design software and environments. Having been exposed to concepts such as design re-use and systems on chip technology, you will be able to cooperate with others in electronic system design. Recent graduates are now working as applications, design, field, test and validation engineering for employers such as BMW, Guangzhou Hangxin Avionics and Kongsberg Maritime.