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Warwick MSc Biomedical Engineering

University of Warwick, School of Engineering

Program Description

Our MSc in Biomedical Engineering delivers state-of-the art knowledge and understanding of Biomedical Engineering at postgraduate level. Our advanced modules are informed by the active research expertise of our academic staff, and prepare students for careers in advanced technology. Warwick provides a study environment that fosters stimulation and permits students to advance their knowledge and skills.

This programme in Biomedical Engineering enables students to develop expertise in an exciting and expanding area. Topics covered include:

  • Biomedical imaging techniques (whole body with a focus on the brain)
  • Compartmental modelling in physiology and medicine
  • Biomechanics, including at the cell level
  • Properties and design of the materials employed in medical applications, as well as tissue engineering
  • Healthcare technologies, their design and applications
  • Signal processing and data analysis techniques for physiological data

Students will also attend seminars on project planning/management, ethics, health & safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare them for the demands of the course and for future study or employment.

The course is made up of core modules, optional modules and a project. The project is a piece of original research or innovative design, providing ideal training and preparation for industrial/clinical R&D or a PhD.

Teaching is underpinned by research activities in biomechanics, biomaterials, systems biology and medicine, synthetic biology, computational intelligence in biomedical engineering, neural engineering, medical imaging, biomedical signal processing, healthcare technologies, telemedicine, medical sensors and diagnostics, and many other topics in biomedical engineering and biomedical science. The University has links with a wide range of institutions both within the UK and internationally and the School benefits from research collaboration with many of these other academic and industrial organisations.

Activities within the School or activities in which the School is heavily involved include those listed below (note that each link will open in a new browser page):

Entry requirements


The Biomedical Engineering MSc is open to graduates with a good first degree in any physical science (such as engineering, maths, physics, chemistry) and life sciences or medicine, provided it can be demonstrated that they have an appropriate background in fundamental mathematical concepts, a strong A-level maths is a minimum requirement.

Important note: All applicants will be expected to know the following mathematical concepts and present a statement in the online application form of their mathematical ability.

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering (ES97C)

Lecturers: Prof C.J.James,  Dr L. Pecchia

This module provides an introduction to the structure and function of the human body, and a basic understanding of biomedical technology. The module introduces pioneering are as in biomedical engineering research, an overview of the biomedical engineering profession and the roles of the biomedical engineer.

  • Imaging and Sensing in Body and Brain (ES97D)

Lecturers: Dr Joanna Collingwood

This module will introduce you to the fundamental principles and applications of medical imaging in the human body, and to imaging and sensing in the brain. The module will provide you with a firm grounding in the basic theory underpinning the core methods in clinical practice, as well as an awareness of emerging technologies and their applications.

Lecturers: Dr N.D. Evans, Dr. I. LiuDr K. Mao

This module will familiarise you with to the principles of mechanics as applied to biomedical and biological systems. It will introduce the fundamental principles involved in both experimental and analytical methods, and enable students to experience the implementation of such methods via the School of Engineering’s Gait Laboratory, which utilises state-of-the-art motion capture.

  • Healthcare Technology Engineering (ES97F)

Lecturers: Dr Leandro Pecchia

This module will provide you with a firm understanding of the principles of modern design, maintenance and assessment of healthcare technologies.

  • Biomedical Systems Modelling (ES4A4)

Lecturerss: Dr N.D. EvansDr M.J. Chappell

The module will provide you with a firm background in the tools and techniques for
performing model development, model analysis and simulation, identifiability analysis, parameter
estimation and model validation. Industrial seminars are given by leading biomedical
modelling practitioners.

  • Biomedical Signal Processing (ES97H)

Lecturers: Dr Igor Khovanov

This module will provide you with a broad base of signal processing techniques that can be
applied across a breadth of application are as in order to help medical practitioners make sense
of this data deluge.

Optional modules

Choose from two of the following:

  • Biomedical Materials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ES97G)
  • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (ES97K)
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation (ES93Q)

Individual project (ES93P)

Part of the course credit comprises a substantial project appropriate to the course of study. This entails an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by the student in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

Chartered Engineer status

The MSc Biomedical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The accreditation meets the the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status when combined with an accredited first degree.

Programs offered in: English

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