M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
23750 EUR/year
7690 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Biomedical Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galwayi s designed to give an advanced educational experience in biomedical engineering. The programme focuses on developing advanced technical knowledge and skills, coupled with real-world implementation through research and innovation.


Combining a substantial research component with instruction through taught modules and a significant project-based learning component, the aim of the programme is to generate the future leaders of the international medical technology industry, academic research and teaching in biomedical engineering.

The programme at National University of Ireland, Galway builds on the already highly successful BE and ME programmes in Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway. It combines state-of-the-art graduate level taught modules with modern medical technology research. The programme is closely related to the ME in Biomedical Engineering , but is broader in scope and also includes a substantial one-year 30 ECTS research thesis.

The MSc is specifically designed to appeal to Irish and international students with a variety of relevant educational backgrounds, particularly those who have a strong foundation in mathematics and engineering from their Undergraduate education. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be readily employable in the medical technology and cognate high-tech industries. In the medical technology industry in particular, employment roles will include research and development (R&D), design assurance, manufacturing and production, quality assurance and regulatory affairs.  Graduates will also be ideally qualified to undertake PhD-level research, leading to employment in the academic and industrial research sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Biomaterials/Advanced Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics/Advanced Biomechanics
  • Medical and Surgical Practice
  • Medical Implant and Device Design
  • Tissue Engineering/Advanced Tissue Engineering
  • Biotransport
  • Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis/ Advanced Finite Element Methods
  • Mechanobiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry to the MSc programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (H2.1), in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline, or equivalent, from a recognised university or third-level college. Factors taken into account in determining admission will include the specific content of the undergraduate degree (with a particular focus on prior learning in engineering/mathematics/physics), the applicant’s performance, and the availability of places.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23750 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7690 EUR per year during 12 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.


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