Medical Engineering MSc

The following modules are available in 2022/23 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 during the summer months.
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

Tissue Engineering - 15 credits
Leading-edge short course providing the fundamentals of the rapidly expanding field 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 
Short course covering a range of topics associated with biomaterials – the emphasis here is on the life science interface.
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, and could be, used in medical applications and healthcare.
Managing for Innovation - 15 credits
This module prepares you to lead innovation initiatives in both large and established organisations, as well as in new and growing ventures.
Structure and Functional Biomechanics - 15 credits
This module will enable students to develop an overview and applied knowledge of anatomical structures and functional biomechanics.
Spinal Biomechanics and Instrumentation - 15 credits
Distance learning module delivering the underpinning biomechanics required to understand the new innovations in spinal surgery.
Tribology and Surface Engineering - 15 credits 
A broad-based introduction to the interdisciplinary scientific discipline of tribology, covering how tribology impacts on the design and operation of mechanisms and the means adopted to lubricate them.
Functional Joint Replacement Technology - 15 credits
Short course applying the standard engineering principles of mechanics, tribology and biomaterials to the understanding of the technology used in the development of total joint replacements.
Biomechatronics and Medical Robotics - 15 credits
Biomechatronics is the application of mechatronic engineering to human biology. In this module a number of areas of interest including: sensors, actuators and Artificial Intelligence for control application will be covered. A number of specific topics will also be included in the module i.e. auditory and optical prostheses, artificial hearts and active and passive prosthetic limbs and the biomechatronic and biorobotic systems (hardware & signal processing) that underpin their operation.