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BSc Biomedical Engineering

4 years

€1568 pa

Programme profile

The 21st century is taking shape as the century of biology and medicine, in which the great challenge has been to transform life sciences, up until now highly descriptive, into quantitative and exact sciences. This challenge has led to the creation of a new branch of engineering called Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering.

Biomedical Engineering is a relatively new interdisciplinary degree program in which traditional techniques of mechanical, aeronautical, chemical, electronic, IT, telecommunications and materials engineering are applied to analysis and problem solving related to biology and medicine. Due to its interdisciplinary character, Biomedical Engineering requires training not only in applied sciences (applied mathematics, physics, and chemistry) and in engineering techniques, but also in physiology and other biological sciences.

This programme has been created to prepare students to embark on a career in the medical instrumentation industry, providing them with basic training that will enable them to work in several areas, including developing new technologies in medical instrumentation (pharmaceutical and gene supply systems, biomedical imaging technology, implantable medical devices, surgical instrumentation and techniques, BioMEMS, biosensors, etc.), medical imaging, biomaterial technology, cell tissue engineering, rehabilitation biomechanics and engineering, as well as numerical simulation and mathematical analysis of biological and medical systems. The programme provides a general education in all these subjects and also permits students to specialise in three disciplines: Medical instrumentation; Medical imaging; Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Programme content

Year 1: Calculus; Linear Algebra; Chemistry; Introduction to Bio-Engineering; Computer Programming; Cell and Mollecular Biology ; Physics; Information Skills; Writing and Communication Skills

Year 2: Differential Equations; Statistics; Physics; Biochemistry; Biomechanics of continuum media; Biological Systems; Materials Science and Engineering ; Electronic Technology in Biomedicine; numerical Methods in Biomedicine;

Year 3: Systems and Signals; Anatomy and Physiology; Transport Phenomena in Biomedicine; Control Engineering; Robotics; Measuring Instrumentation; Image Processing and Reconstruction; Introduction to Biomaterials; Introduction to the Design of Medical Instrumentation Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Year 4: Bioinformatics; Humanities and Social Sciences;

Medical Imaging Specialisation:
Introduction to Medical Imaging; Multimodality Imaging; Advanced Topics in Medical Imaging

Medical Instrumentation Specialisation:
Surgical Tools and Techniques; Drug and Gene Delivery Systems; Micro and Nano Biotechnology

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Specialisation: Cell Culture and Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering; Informatics to Support Tissue Engineering; Biomaterials DesignTechnical

Elective Courses or Internship at selected Labs and Companies
Bachelor"s Thesis


The university doesnt currently offer a related programme at Masters level, taught through English

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels (grades between A and E) + 3 (GCSE's (grades between A and C)

Subjects to include Maths, Biology and Chemistry or Physics.

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including at least two 2 at HC3. Subjects to include Maths, Biology and Chemistry or Physics




Note that your qualifications need to have been approved by UNED by above deadline

04 November

24 July

Selection made after conversion of your grades to points. Grade requirements are high.