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Biomedical Engineering

Course overview

A postgraduate major in Biomedical Engineering will allow you to apply engineering principles in order to understand, modify or control biological systems.

Biomedical engineering combines knowledge of electronic, mechanical, chemical and materials-engineering, with the life sciences of medicine, biology and molecular biology. Biomedical devices support and enhance human life, help individuals to overcome physical disabilities, aid in delivering medical procedures, and test and deliver data which improve health and safety.

You will learn how to work with doctors and medical scientists, researching and designing ways to improve health care and medical services. You will be involved in the development of medical products and different types of equipment used to monitor and treat patients, and in designing and improving equipment for disabled people.

Areas of study include biomaterials engineering, applied tissue engineering, neuromodulation, orthopaedics and advanced engineering materials.

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