• For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Science & Engineering
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Apply engineering principles and design methods to create new techniques and instruments in medicine and surgery.

The programme is a full-time taught postgraduate degree course leading to the degree of MSc in Biomedical Engineering. It has an international dimension, providing an important opportunity for postgraduate engineers to study the principles and state-of-the-art technologies in biomedical engineering with a particular emphasis on applications in advanced instrumentation for medicine and surgery.

Biomedical engineers apply engineering principles and design methods to improve our understanding of living systems and to create new techniques and instruments in medicine and surgery.

The taught modules in this course expose students to the leading edge of modern medical and surgical technologies. The course also provides concepts and understanding of the role of entrepreneurship, business development and intellectual property exploitation in the biomedical industry, with case examples.

The research project allows students to work in a research area of their own particular interest, learning skills in presentation, critical thinking and problem-solving. Project topics are offered to students during the first semester of the course.

Links with Universities in China

This course can be taken in association with partner universities in China with part of the course taken at the home institution before coming to Dundee to complete your studies. For students from elsewhere it is possible to take the entire course at Dundee.

The University of Dundee has had an active research programme in biomedical engineering for over 20 years.

The Biomedical Engineering group has a high international research standing with expertise in medical instrumentation, signal processing, biomaterials, tissue engineering, advanced design in minimally invasive surgery and rehabilitation engineering.

Research partnerships

We have extensive links and research partnerships with clinicians at Ninewells Hospital (largest teaching hospital in Europe) and with world renowned scientists from the University. The new Institute of Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) at the University has been established as a multidisciplinary research 'hothouse' which seeks to commercialise and exploit advanced medical technologies leading to business opportunities.

How you will be taught

The structure of the MSc course is divided into two parts. The taught modules expose students to the leading edge of modern biomedical and surgical technologies. The course gives concepts and understanding of the role of entrepreneurship, business development and intellectual property exploitation in the biomedical industry, with case examples.

The research project allows students to work in a research area of their own particular interest, learning skills in presentation, critical thinking and problem-solving. Project topics are offered to students towards at the beginning of second semester of the course.

How you will be assessed

The course is assessed by coursework and examination, plus dissertation.

What you will study

The course is divided into two parts: 

Part I (60 Credits): 

  • Bioinstrumentation (10 Credits)
  • Biomechanical Systems (20 Credits)
  • Biomaterials (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Medical Sciences (10 Credits)

Part II (120 Credits) has one taught module and a research project module. It starts at the beginning of the University of Dundee's Semester 2, which is in mid-January: 

  • The taught module, Advanced Medical and Surgical Instrumentation (30 Credits), exposes students to the leading edge of modern medical and surgical technologies. It will also give concepts and understanding of the role of entrepreneurship, business development and intellectual property exploitation in the biomedical industry, with case examples.
  • The research project (90 Credits) will allow students to work in a research area of their own particular interest and to learn skills in presentation, critical thinking and problem-solving. Project topics will be offered to students before Part II of the course. We shall do our best to provide all students with a project of their choice.

The time spent in Dundee will also give students a valuable educational and cultural experience.

An MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in one of many sectors: the rapidly growing medical technology industry, academic institutions, hospitals and government departments.

A wide range of employment possibilities exist including engineer, professor, research scientist, teacher, manager, salesperson or CEO.

The programme also provides the ideal academic grounding to undertake a PhD degree leading to a career in academic research.

Xiaoxu Lei, MSc Biomedical Engineering

“Keyhole surgery was pioneered here in Dundee, so when it came to choosing where to study for my postgraduate in Biomedical Engineering, there really was nowhere else I wanted to go – it had to be Dundee. I was also attracted to the close relationship that the University has with Ninewells hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. This connection provides valuable real-life hospital work experience which is essential to studying Biomedical Engineering.”

Year of Entry: 2016

The normal entry requirement is a four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a discipline that provides a suitable basis for the course, e.g. biomedical, electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering, physics or mathematics. Students with other academic backgrounds or exceptional work experience in the chosen field, should contact the Course Director to make further enquiries and to discuss their individual cases.

 EU and International qualifications


English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish and EU students £4,500 per year of study
Scottish and EU applicants for this course may be eligible for a PSAS tuition fee loan
Rest of UK students £4,500 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Overseas students (non-EU) £15,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants
Fee statusFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £5,950 per year of study
Applicants for this course may be eligible for a PSAS tuition fee loan
Rest of UK students £5,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Overseas students (non-EU) £17,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants

Postgraduate Students Allowances Scheme (PSAS)

Scottish and EU applicants for this course may be eligible for a PSAS tuition fee loan

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

  Degree Course Code
Apply NowBiomedical Engineering MScP037303

Course Contact

Dr Zhihong Huang
Science and Engineering
z.y.huang@dundee.ac.uk
+44 (0)1382 385477