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Biomedical Engineering (BEng) (Level 7)

  • Course Code

    CR 075

  • Field of Study

    Biomedical Engineering

  • Type of Course:

    Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BEng

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

3 Years (6 Semesters)

Admission Requirements:

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate in five subjects i.e. Grade O6 or H7 in five subjects. The five subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.

 

Work Placement

At present, there is no direct work placement period in the course, however, students are encouraged to work in the industry during the summer vacation.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects are Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Engineering.

Course summary

Biomedical Engineering combines engineering techniques with an appreciation of the functioning of the human body, whether healthy, injured or diseased.

Further studies

Subject to availability of places, suitably qualified graduates may apply to Year 3 of > Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering or the one year add-on > Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Department(s)

Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - 2017/2018

Open Days
26th October 2017 
National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy County Cork

17th November 2017 
CIT Bishopstown Campus, Bishopstown, Cork
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork
 
18th November 2017
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork

For more information about the Open Days, please click here


Annual Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering Exhibition
26th April 2018
CIT Bishopstown Campus, Bishopstown, Cork
For Exhibition information, please click here.  

 

For information on Fees/Student Grants/Scholarships and Financial Assistance, please click here

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering combines engineering with an appreciation of the functioning of the human body, whether healthy, injured or diseased. In the clinical context, biomedical engineers play a key role in designing, sourcing and maintaining equipment, facilities and services within hospitals. Products include prosthetic devices to provide the disabled with tools to improve their quality of life, disposable plastic and wound care products, and precision metal implants including pacemakers, microelectronic devices, orthopaedic implants, diagnostics, contact lenses and stents.

About the Course

www.cit.ie/bioeng

CR075 Course Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

This programme is designed to provide Biomedical Engineering Technologists for the hospital and medical device manufacturing environments.

The course is delivered through formal lectures, tutorials, practical and project work. There are a number of dedicated Biomedical Engineering laboratories containing leading edge technology. These facilitate teaching and research both at undergraduate and postgraduate level and include:

  • Gait Analysis Lab
  • Biomaterial Lab
  • Hurley Helmet Testing Rig
  • Instron Dynamic Testing Machine
  • Non-Contact 3D Light Scanner
  • Rapid Prototyping Machine

Projects are carried out in conjunction with industry, with medical practitioners and with the Biomedical Engineering Unit of Cork University Hospital.

Further Studies

Visit www.cit.ie/bioeng

Subject to availability of places, suitably qualified graduates may apply to Year 3 of
> Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering

or the one year add-on
> Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Question Time

What does a Biomedical Engineer produce?
Medical devices, instrumentation, or processes in a clinical or manufacturing environment.

What is the difference between Biomedical Science and Biomedical Engineering?
Biomedical Engineering combines engineering principles with an appreciation of the functioning of the human body, whether healthy, injured or diseased in order to design and manufacture products or provide technical support. Biomedical engineers can work in hospitals, in manufacturing plants and in research and development environment.

Biomedical scientists investigate into samples of tissue and body fluids in order to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients therefore, it is largely laboratory based.

Has the course professional accreditation?
This course in Biomedical Engineering is fully accredited by Engineers Ireland for Associate Engineer eligibility.

Is it possible to obtain a Higher Certificate award after two years?
Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress to Year 3 will receive the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering.

Are there any events I should attend to learn more about Biomedical Engineering?CIT Bishopstown Campus hosts the Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering Annual Exhibition which will take place at the CIT Bishopstown Campus on Thursday, 26th April 2018. 

 

Please click here for information about International and National Student Engineering and Innovation Awards achieved by our students over the years. 

 

Graduate Profile

Denise Cronnelly
Quality Engineer

Denise undertook a MEng in Biomedical Engineering before commencing employment as a Quality Engineer with Boston Scientific in Clonmel where it manufactures implantable pacemakers and defibrillators.

Denise’s role as a Quality Engineer is varied and encompasses elements such as process optimisation, equipment validation, and aspects of regulatory compliance.


 

 

Full details of the modules on this programme of study are available by clicking the following link:

Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering CR075

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering


Graduates will be qualified to work as biomedical engineering technologists within the healthcare, medical device industries, in research and development facilities, and also in clinical/hospital environments. The types of product include:

  • New prosthetic devices to provide the disabled with tools to improve their quality of life
  • Disposable medical devices such as needles, and implant drug delivery systems
  • Non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedures
  • Laser and micro-surgical techniques
  • Computer assisted surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • ‘Spare parts’ surgery to provide cardiac assist devices, such as artificial heart valves and blood vessels.

Graduates will find opportunities at technician engineer level in:

  • Commissioning and maintenance of medical equipment
  • Planning and operation of automated biomedical manufacturing systems
  • Implementation, operation and maintenance of clean room technology
  • Research & Development
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Validation/Verification
  • Production/Process Engineering
  • Sales
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Quality Control
  • Engineering management within the Biomedical sector.

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

 

 

EU Applicants must apply via the CAO - please click on the link above.

Non-EU Applicants - please click here for how to apply.
 

CAO 1st Round:

335

CAO Cut off:

Not Specified

CAO Average:

Dr Hugh O'Donnell
hugh.odonnell@cit.ie
021 4335949