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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

Bioengineering (M.Sc.)

Course Description

The MSc in Bioengineering provides education and training to the next generation of biomedical engineers. Bioengineering is defined as the application of the principles of engineering to advancements in healthcare and medicine. Some of the most exciting work in biomedical engineering today takes place at the intersection of disciplines where the biological, physical and digital worlds intersect and have an impact on the human condition. The MSc in Bioengineering provides students the opportunity to be involved in exciting new developments in biomedical engineering ranging from developing new materials for use in cardiac care, or designing innovative next generation medical devices, to artificially growing new tissue to replace organ transplantation.

The MSc in Bioengineering is designed to provide engineers and scientists with the education, training and creative skills needed to practice and focus on important clinical needs in the medical devices industry, or research and clinical institutes. Students of the MSc in Bioengineering at 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. This MSc programme also provides an excellent foundation for further research and many graduates are currently pursuing Ph.D. research in diverse fields of biomedical engineering in universities in Ireland and around the world.

The MSc in Bioengineering offers three distinct streams tailored to the background and previous experience of entrants.

  • General Stream
  • Medical Device Design Specialisation
  • Tissue Engineering Specialisation

Our unique streams provide our graduates a distinct competitive edge in the global medical device and biomedical engineering market place. Students of the MSc in Bioengineering with the appropriate background may have the opportunity to specialise in one of two key research themes - medical device design or tissue engineering. All three streams (General, Medical Device Design and Tissue Engineering) lead to the award of the MSc in Bioengineering and consist of compulsory core modules as well as optional modules.

The MSc in Bioengineering General Stream has been designed to provide a sound and broad basis in bioengineering for entrants without a previous background in biomedical engineering, providing engineers and scientists with the education needed to practice bioengineering in the medical devices industry.

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.

The MSc in Bioengineering with specialisation in Tissue Engineering provides students with an understanding of stem cells, animal and human cell culture processes, and strategies to regenerate or repair damaged tissues. This exciting multidisciplinary field of research holds significant potential in the treatment of many diseases and disorders such as Osteoarthritis, Back pain, Diabetes, Corneal degeneration, Peripheral nerve damage and Cardiovascular disease. Students receive a focused education on the key subjects of tissue engineering such as Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Laboratory Techniques in Cell and Tissue Engineering. This stream is designed to provide “hands-on” training in state of the art cell and tissue engineering techniques, which provides the necessary skills to pursue a significant research topic in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

The only course of its kind in Ireland, the MSc in Bioengineering has received a number of awards Engineers Ireland: Excellence in Education Award (2012) and Best Postgraduate Course of the Year in Engineering (Winner 2012, Runner up 2016) which recognise the scale and diversity the MSc in Bioengineering course delivers in terms of the student experience, its contribution to the economy and making an impact on global healthcare.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is academically challenging and rewarding. As a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree (60%) from an Irish university, or an equivalent result from a university in another country. If you have any queries in relation to your eligibility for programmes.

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