MSc/P.Grad.Dip. in Bioengineering

Trinity College Dublin

Program Description
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MSc/P.Grad.Dip. in Bioengineering

Trinity College Dublin

The M.Sc. in Bioengineering aims to provide engineers and scientists with the education and creative skills needed to practice and focus on important clinical needs in the medical devices industry and clinical settings in Ireland and internationally. Students graduating from the MSc programme have readily found employment directly within the medical device sector. Our graduates often pursue further research to solve current problems in healthcare in both academic and industry environments. Our graduate bioengineers work in the design and manufacture of medical devices with market-leading companies. Recent Graduates are currently working in Medtronic, Bristol-Myers Squib, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Schivo Group, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Stryker and in public authorities on the regulatory practice of medical devices. Many pursue further research in Ireland and in world-class universities such as Stanford and Harvard as well as in hospital and clinical environments.

Recent graduates have gained employment as: • R&D Engineer • Health Technology Consultant • Medical Device Assessor • Project Engineer • Scientific Officer • Quality Engineer • CEO of new ventures and start-ups/spin-outs • Clinical Engineer

The M.Sc. in Bioengineering has received awards from Engineers Ireland (Excellence in Education Award) and Postgrad Ireland (Best Engineering Programme, 2012; Runner-Up, 2016). These awards were in recognition of the scale and diversity of the programme in terms of the student experience, its contribution to biomedical engineering and making an impact on global healthcare challenges. Main website:

Students of the MSc in Bioengineering in Trinity College Dublin take lectures from experts in a variety of biomedical engineering subjects and carry out research in world-class, state of the art research laboratories and facilities. The MSc in Bioengineering consists of taught modules and an individual project focusing on either, biomaterials, biomechanics, medical devices or tissue engineering and carries 90 ECTS to be completed in one academic year.

The programme consists of three streams. All streams lead to the award of the MSc in Bioengineering and consist of compulsory core modules and optional modules:

  1. MSc Bioengineering General Stream
  2. MSc Bioengineering with specialisation in Tissue Engineering
  3. MSc Bioengineering with specialisation in Medical Device Design

The MSc in Bioengineering General Stream programme aims to provide a sound and broad basis in bioengineering. In particular, we aim to provide engineers and scientists with the education needed to practice bioengineering in the medical devices industry.

The MSc in Bioengineering with specialisation in Tissue Engineering provides students with an understanding of stem cells, animal/human cell culture processes, and strategies to regenerate or repair damaged tissues. This exiting multidisciplinary field of research holds significant potential in the treatment of many diseases and disorders.

The MSc in Bioengineering with specialisation in Medical Device Design is designed to bring together clinicians, researchers and the medical device industry to produce new solutions for clinical needs. The field of medical device research is a fast moving area which can offer students a rewarding career in the global medical device market. Students will gain a specific education of the key topics in medical device design process and a knowledge of medical device regulation.

Admission Requirements Applicants will be required to hold at least an upper second class honors degree in engineering, biomedical technology, or a cognate discipline. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on a rolling basis. Fees:

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 8, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Open Enrollment
1 - 2 years
Part time
17,953 EUR
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Ireland Dublin
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 17,953 EUR
EU €6,738 [PT], Non-EU students EUR 14,713 [PT], EU €8,013 [FT], Non EU €17,953 [FT]