London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation

The application of engineering in the field of biomedicine is gaining significant momentum with many emerging themes within the medical and healthcare communities. Consequently there is an increasing demand to train science and engineering graduates to augment and extend their knowledge under the general umbrella of biomedical engineering. The design and implementation of biomedical instrumentation in the form of monitoring, diagnostic or therapeutic devices is a growing specialist field and the demand for a suitably qualified workforce is set to expand rapidly as healthcare is increasingly devolved to smaller clinics and household devices. London South Bank University is well placed to deliver first-rate professional education in this field because of the Division of Mechanical Engineering and Design's established work in telemedicine and signal processing, allied to our strong industry connections and reputation for developing innovative practical hardware solutions through knowledge transfer partnerships or other similar industrial collaborations. Together, with specialist input from the School of Health and Social Care, this programme enables graduate scientists and engineers to focus themselves towards a career in biomedical engineering. The programme will cover a broad range of techniques for developing fundamental skills for medical applications of electronics and communications. Further, it will provide students with a thorough understanding of the field, specifically with practical knowledge and expertise sufficient to evaluate, design and build medical engineering systems using a wide range of tools and techniques.

Entry requirements

Entrants to the programme will be graduates in science and engineering who have prior experience of computer programming, electronics and mathematics in their first degree and who wish to obtain specialised training in Biomedicine. The minimum requirement is a Bachelor's degree in any engineering and science subject.

Course modules

Modules: technical, research and professional skills; technology evaluation and commercialisation; advanced instrumentation and control; digital signal processing and real-time systems; applied biomedical sciences for engineers.

Assessment methods

All modules have a number of assessment components. These can consist of assignments, mini tests, essays, laboratory reports and log books and examinations of various kinds.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

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