Medical Engineering MSc

The following modules are available in 2023/24 for Medical Engineering MSc and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules

Professional project - 60 credits
You will undertake a professional project that will require you to make use of professional skills, including project planning, risks and management.
Recent projects include:
• Investigating aspects of wear in total disc replacements
• Finite element analysis of tissue engineered structures
• Cartilage tribology
This module offers theoretical and practical training required for design of experiments and data processing to address engineering problems.
Team Design Project - 15 credits
This module enables you to participate in a group activity involving a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve a solution to a programme specific industrially relevant design problem.

Optional modules include:

Tissue Engineering - 15 credits
This module provides you with an understanding of the mechanisms by which tissue allografts are rejected, appreciate the need for tissue engineered constructs for the replacement of diseased traumatised tissues, appreciate the needs for tissue engineered constructs for the in vitro study of disease processes and novel therapeutic approaches and the understand the interdisciplinary nature of tissue engineering.
Engineering Computational Methods - 15 credits
The module introduces students to the basic computational methods used to solve engineering problems modelled by ordinary differential equations and parabolic or hyperbolic partial differential equations. They will also learn how to implement the learned methods in practice. Engineering simulation software packages rely on computational methods and a good understanding is crucial to knowledgeably use them.
Biomaterials - 15 credits 
This module will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the properties and applications of biomaterials, both natural and synthetic that are used in contact with biological systems in the area of total joint replacement and acquaint you with the interactions between biomaterials and the human body that lead to failure of devices.
This module provides the advanced theoretical and practical knowledge to enable performance of complex Finite Element Methods (FEM) in structural mechanics using commercial software packages used in industry.
Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis - 15 credits 
This module provides the basic theoretical and practical knowledge to allow a student to competently perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with commercial software packages used in industry.
Gain knowledge and understanding of how electronics technology is used in medical applications and healthcare, and to consider a range of possible future developments in this field.