INTRA Programme BEng Biomedical Engineering

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BEng Biomedical Engineering


The BEng Biomedical Engineering degree is primarily focussed on producing engineers to work on research, design, development and manufacturing of medical devices, however, both interns and graduates work in a wide variety of roles across the broader engineering sector.

Programme Outline

In the first three years of study (ie prior to their INTRA work placement) all Biomedical Engineering students complete two significant team projects; one in their first year (a multidisciplinary Mobile Robotics project) and one in their third year (a mechanical designand-build project). They complete modules in Design and CADD (using SolidWorks), Lean and 6 Sigma Manufacturing, Data Analytics for Engineers (including Statistical Quality Control), Measurement and Signal Processing, and Project Development and Regulatory Compliance (including relevant regulatory requirements of  the medical device industry).

Work Areas

They have the ability to work in the following areas:

  • Product / process design
  • Medical device design /  development /manufacturing
  • Project engineering
  • Manufacturing system design  and implementation
  • Quality assurance/management
  • Research and development
  • Operations management
  • Test engineering
  • Technical documentation

INTRA Internship

Students are required to complete a six-month INTRA placement at the end of third year, from April to September inclusive.


Course Modules

  • Fundamentals of Professional Development
  • Project and Technical Drawing
  • Numerical Problem Solving for Engineers
  • Software Development  for Engineers
  • Materials Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics  Statics
  • Introduction to Electronics
  • Engineering  Mathematics I
  • Engineering  Mathematics II
  • Basic Sciences for Engineering
  • How Life Works 1
  • Circuits
  • Engineering  Mathematics III
  • Energy – An Introduction  to Thermodynamics
  • Strength of  Materials I
  • Design and CADD
  • Engineering  Mathematics IV
  • Mechanics of Machines 1
  • Strength of Materials II
  • Thermofluid Mechanics
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Understanding  the Body 2
  • Product Design
  • Immunology and Cell Biology for Engineers
  • Mechanics of Machines 2
  • Measurement and  Signal Processing
  • Lean and 6 Sigma Manufacturing
  • Data Analytics for Engineers
  • Fundamentals of Control
  • Product Development and Regulatory Compliance

INTRA (Compulsory)

  • Fourth Year Project
  • Image Processing  and Analysis
  • Advanced Biomaterials  and Processing Technology
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Heat Transfer and  Fluid Mechanics
  • Operations Research Methods
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Surgical Device Technology

If you would be interested in hiring from this programme, please get in touch.



INTRA Coordinator  Email Address  Contact Number 
Sarah Fleming 01-7006375