MSc in Biomedical Engineering
This innovative programme will help you to gain expertise in the exciting field of biomedical engineering and covers both theory and practical applications.
New for 2019-20
Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence
Nature has found clever solutions for the design of intelligent systems. Chemical networks, cells, brains and societies are able to self-organise to perform seemingly complex tasks. These behaviours result from evolution, development, and learning.
With this course we aim to take inspiration from nature to engineer intelligent systems for real-world applications. Each lecture looks at a biological system and extracts basic principles that can be implemented in reality. Topics covered include neural networks, machine learning, artificial evolution, cellular systems, DNA computing, swarm intelligence, and bio-inspired robotics.
Sensing Technologies for Diagnostics and Monitoring
This unit focuses on information acquisition using biosensors and the subsequent wireless networking and data processing involved. It draws specifically on the electrical engineering department's acknowledged expertise in communications and teaches you the skills required for applications in e-healthcare.
Over the duration of the programme you'll be taught by experts in the field of biomedical engineering, such as:
Professor Alin Achim
Dr Sabine Hauert
Assistant Professor in Robotics
Dr Conor Houghton
Professor Nello Cristianini
Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Algorithms
The MSc in Biomedical Engineering programme will give you access to state-of-the-art facilities at the University:
Clinical Research and Imaging Centre
A cutting-edge clinical research facility supporting local, national, and international research.
The Wolfson Bioimaging Facility
An extensive range of advanced fluorescence imaging systems are positioned alongside high-specification electron microscopes to provide exceptional opportunities for microscopy applications.
The programme director is Professor Alin Achim from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.