INTRA Programme MEng Biomedical Engineering

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MEng Biomedical Engineering


The integrated MEng 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 

Students 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 ten month INTRA placement at the end of third year.


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
  • 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
  • Data Analytics for Engineers
  • Fundamentals of Control
  • Product Development and Regulatory Compliance

INTRA (Compulsory)

  • Project Planning and Research
  • Surgical Device Technology
  • Advanced Biomaterials and Processing Technology
  • Operations Research Methods
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers
  • Rehabilitation Engineering


  • Fifth Year Project
  • Design for Clinical Practice
  • Image Processing and Analysis
  • Research  Practice and Methodology
  • Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis or Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis or Computational Thermo-Fluid Dynamics

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



INTRA Coordinator  Email Address  Contact Number 
Sarah Fleming 01-7006375