Taught course


Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Engineering

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Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to hold at least an upper second class honours degree in engineering, biomedical technology, or a cognate discipline. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on a rolling basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Bioengineering provides education and training to the next generation of biomedical engineers. Bioengineering is defined as the application of the principles of engineering to advancements in healthcare and medicine. Some of the most exciting work in biomedical engineering today takes place at the intersection of disciplines where the biological, physical and digital worlds intersect and have an impact on the human condition. The MSc Bioengineering gives students the opportunity to be involved in exciting new developments in biomedical engineering ranging from developing new materials for use in cardiac care, analysing minute electrical signals changes in the brain for neurological diagnosis to artificially growing new tissue to replace organ transplantation.

The MSc in Bioengineering is designed to provide engineers and scientists with the education, training and creative skills needed to practice and focus on important clinical needs in the medical devices industry, or research and clinical institutes. Students of the MSc in Bioengineering in Trinity College Dublin take lectures from experts in a variety of biomedical engineering subjects and carry out research in world class, state of the art research laboratories and facilities. This MSc programme also provides an excellent foundation for further research and many graduates are currently pursuing Ph.D. research in diverse fields of biomedical engineering in universities in Ireland and around the world.

The MSc in Bioengineering offers four distinct streams tailored to the background and previous experience of entrants.

  1. General stream
  2. Neural Engineering Specialisation
  3. Medical Device Design Specialisation
  4. Tissue Engineering Specialisation

Our unique streams provide our graduates a distinct competitive edge in the global medical device and biomedical engineering market place. Students of the MSc in Bioengineering with the appropriate background have the opportunity to specialise in one of three key research themes - neural engineering, medical device design, or tissue engineering. All four streams lead to the award of the MSc in Bioengineering and consist of compulsory core modules as well as optional modules.

The only course of its kind in Ireland, the MSc in Bioengineering has received a number of awards (Engineers Ireland Excellence in Education Award and Best Postgraduate Course of the Year 2012 in Engineering; Runner up, Best Postgraduate Course of the Year 2016 in Engineering) which recognise the scale and diversity of the MSc in Bioengineering course delivers in terms of the student experience, its contribution to the economy and making an impact on global healthcare.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Prof Conor Buckley
+353 1 896 4214