GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering (Level 8) Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (Level 7)

Code: GA682 Level: 8 Code: GA674 Level: 7

Why study Biomedical Engineering? According to data released by Enterprise Ireland, Ireland has over 29,000 people employed in the MedTech sector and is the second largest employer of MedTech professionals in Europe. As many as 18 of the world’s top 25 medical technology companies have a base in Ireland, and 50% of the 400 MedTech companies based here are indigenous. The Irish Medtech Association suggests that the MedTech sector needs to urgently develop capabilities and expertise in the areas of innovation, research, development and commercialisation. Graduates of this degree in Biomedical Engineering will have the appropriate skillsets to serve this requirement. Graduates of this degree will possess the biological and engineering skills to understand the biomechanics, design, and treatment of healthcare related issues. If you would like a career in Engineering that will save or improve people’s life, this degree is for you. The course is very practical, and features: • Individual and group projects • Work placement experience Over the three years of the programme, each student will receive on average, 22 hours of tuition per week. • Weekly lab classes • Workshop practice

Year 3: • Machine Design • Sig-Sigma Green Belt

Year 4: • Major Project • Computer Aided Engineering • The Engineer in Society • Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management • Advanced Mechanical Engineering • Sig-Sigma Engineering • Advanced Automation and Control • Medical Devices for Hard Tissues • Medical Devices for Soft Tissues • Tissue Engineering, Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

• Biomechanics of Soft Tissues • Biomechanics of Hard Tissues • BioMaterials • Instrumentation and Control • Work Placement

What are my career opportunities? It is envisaged that graduates from the programme will be employed in a wide diversity of Biomedical engineering related disciplines both nationally and

internationally, namely: • Medical Device Design • Surgical Design

• Automation Engineer • New Product Development

• Research and Development Engineer • Process Validation • Manufacturing Engineer • Project Management • Quality Engineer • Sales Engineer • Product Design and Product Validation Entry Requirements: In addition to the Level 6/7 and Level 8 general entry requirements, candidates must have a minimum LC grade of O4/H7 in Mathematics. Follow-on Studies: GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry. Furthermore, the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and the biomedical research centre, GMedTech have strong research connections with local industries especially the MedTech sector, and some graduates may have an opportunity to register on funded MSc, MEng or PhD research programmes, specifically in the areas of biomedical engineering. Recognition by Professional Bodies It is envisaged that that the programme will be professionally accredited by Engineers Ireland.

This programme is focused on the following key areas: • Integration of engineering with human physiology • Biomedical product/systems design and automation • Validation, Quality and Regulatory Affairs What will I study?

Year 1: • Mathematics • Manufacturing Engineering • Computer Aided Design • Learning Innovation Skills • Electrical Science • Engineering in Business • Engineering Science • Human Physiology and Applied Biology of the Cell

Year 2: • Statics and Dynamics • Quality • Project Management and Project Mathematics • Manufacturing Automation • Human Anatomy & Physiology for Engineers • Fluid Mechanics • Mechanics and Properties of Materials • Medical Image Generation of Anatomical Structures & Functions

School of Engineering

Places 40

Duration 3/4 years

Campus Galway

Talk to us: Dr Carine Gachon, Head of Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Tel: +353 91 742106 | E-mail: carine.gachon@gmit.ie

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