M.Eng. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

National University of Ireland, Galway

9 months
23750 EUR/year
5450 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Biomedical Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway is part of an integrated 4+1 programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation. Successfully completing this (level 9) ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 structure, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status upon graduation.


The ME programme at National University of Ireland, Galway on its own is a 60ECTS one academic year course of study. Graduates with an honours degree in a cognate Engineering discipline may be eligible to take the ME. This will be of interest to graduates who wish to study more advanced topics in their core engineering discipline. Applicants wishing to use the ME programme as part of their CEng certification should be aware that professional accreditation is assessed by the Engineering Councils on the basis of the aggregate periods of study (Level 8 + Level 9), and not on the Masters year alone. Candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards.

The ME (Master of Engineering) programme in Biomedical Engineering is designed to give advanced technical, analytical, and transferrable knowledge and skills in biomedical engineering to graduates who already hold an undergraduate degree in engineering.

The programme is delivered over one academic year and consists of 40 ECTS (approx. 8 modules) of taught modules, involving the ongoing and world-class biomedical research at NUI Galway, and a 20 ECTS thesis project. This medical device based project is conducted in partnership with the highly successful BioInnovate programme and focuses on developing advanced technical knowledge and skills and real-world implementation of these in terms of innovation, commercialization and business development.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering is an internationally recognised accredited degree. We train our graduates with the advanced skills in Biomechanics, Design, Materials, and Innovation that they required to succeed in the medical device industry hub in Galway, across Ireland, and internationally. Galway is home to major multinational biomedical companies and has a large number of start-up in the Medtech sector; our graduates find employment in these leading companies in various roles from research and development to manufacturing and product development.

Our advanced modules are delivered by research-active staff who are passionate about what they teach. Our teaching facilities are world-class; the Alice Perry Engineering Building was opened in 2011 and brings all engineering disciplines together in one state of the art location. ME students use a wide range of laboratories, including biomechanics, cell culture, structural, electronic, and ergonomic facilities and all students have access to dedicated study space for engineering postgraduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Advanced Biomaterials
  • Non-Linear Elasticity
  • Project Management
  • Advanced Computational Biomechanics
  • Research Methods for Engineers
  • Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis
  • Financial Management 
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Lean Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry to the ME programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours, Grade 2 (H2.2), in an accredited Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline, or equivalent, from a recognised university or third-level college.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23750 EUR per year during 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5450 EUR per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Biomedical Engineering
National University of Ireland, Galway


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