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Course Description

Course Summary

Electronic technologies are now being applied to bio-molecular and biomedical research and the electronics industry is moving towards healthcare applications, e.g. Google Life Sciences and Panasonic Healthcare. Examples include microfluidic units mounted on mobile phones for point-of-care medical diagnostics. Learn how modern micro- and nanofabrication methods can be used to develop these biodevices and position yourself at this exciting new interface between electronic engineering and the life sciences.


Semester one: Microfabrication; Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip; Bionanotechnology; Nanoelectronic Devices; Introduction to MEMS
Semester two: Nanofabrication and Microscopy; Biosensors; Biotechnology and Therapeutics; Molecular Recognition; Green Electronics; MEMS Sensors and Actuators; Practical Application of MEMS; Medical Electrical and Electronic Technologies; Photonics
Plus three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation

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Entry Requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an appropriate discipline (e.g. electronic engineering, medical engineering, bioengineering, (bio)chemistry or physics, taken with advanced engineering modules). English language: IELTS 6.5, with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

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