Biomedical Engineering / ME, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
University College Dublin offers the Biomedical Engineering / ME degree to those persons interested in developing new medical techniques, systems and devices, and who want to be involved in the breakthroughs that are improving the healthcare system for doctors and patients every day.

About

The University College Dublin graduates from Biomedical Engineering / ME degree are educated with a strong foundation in electrical/ electronic and mechanical engineering, which is complemented by an understanding of physiology and anatomy.

This foundation is applied to problems in medicine and healthcare in specialised modules such as Biomechanics, Medical Device Design, Neural Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering and Cell Culture & Tissue Engineering. If you are interested in developing new medical techniques, systems and devices, and you want to be involved in the breakthroughs that are improving the healthcare system for doctors and patients every day, then this is the course for you.

Professional Work Experience

Professional Work Experience (PWE) is incorporated in the ME Biomedical Engineering course. Six to eight month internships (the majority of which are paid), have included the following companies: Boston Scientific, Stryker, Bio-Medical Research, BD Medical, DePuy, ResMed, Abbott and Crospon.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Graduates can find employment in:

  • The Medical Technologies Industries
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Medical Device Design
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Device Manufacturing
  • Regulation
  • Engineering Consultancy

Graduates can also pursue a taught or research master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. You can study for a PhD and work with some of the world’s leading experts on ground-breaking research.

International Study Opportunities

Opportunities have included:

  • Beijing University of Technology, China
  • University of New South Wales, Australia

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Dublin is a large (20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First Year

All DN150 students follow a common first year which includes modules in:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Energy Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Creativity in Design

Second to Fifth Year

Sample modules for Biomedical Engineering students include:

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Neural Engineering
  • Nanomaterials
  • Cell Culture & Tissue Engineering
  • Biosignal Processing
  • Medical Device Design
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Medical Sciences for Engineers
  • Introduction to Physiology
  • Electrical & Electronic Circuits
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electromagnetics
  • Control Theory
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Dynamics
  • Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology


English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

When submitting an application to the CAO it must be accompanied by the following documentation (or followed by the documentation if applying on-line):

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.

In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The State pays the tuition costs for eligible full-time, non-repeat undergraduate, EU/EEA/Swiss confederation students.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.