Biomedical Engineering involves the application of traditional engineering principles to healthcare and medicine.
UCD Biomedical Engineers are educated with a strong foundation in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering, which is complemented by an understanding of physiology and anatomy. This foundation is applied to problems in medicine and healthcare in specialized modules such as Biomechanics, Medical Device Design, Neural Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering and Cell Culture & Tissue Engineering. If you are interested in developing new medical techniques, systems and devices, and you want to be involved in the breakthroughs that are improving the healthcare system for doctors and patients every day, then this is the course for you.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
3 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Opportunities have included: Beijing University of Technology, China, University of New South Wales, Australia, University of Illinois, USA, University of British Columbia, Canada
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
€ 25,600 p.a.
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Graduates can find employment in: The Medical Technologies Industries, Pharmaceutical Industries, Medical Device Design
- You can study for a PhD and work with some of the world’s leading experts on ground-breaking research.
- Graduates can also pursue a taught or research Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.
- If you are interested in developing new medical techniques, systems and devices, and you want to be involved in the breakthroughs that are improving the healthcare system for doctors and patients every day, then this is the course for you.
How to Apply
Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW
As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
Year 1 Entry
- Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows: A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
- If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.
Foundation Year Entry
- Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.
Special Entry Requirements
It is recommended that the Laboratory Science subject should be one of Chemistry, Physics or Biology
Graduates can find employment in:
• The Medical Technologies Industries
• Pharmaceutical Industries
• Medical Device Design
• Rehabilitation Engineering
• Device Manufacturing
• Engineering Consultancy
Graduates can also pursue a taught or research Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. You can study for a PhD and work with some of the world’s leading experts on ground-breaking research.
Professional Work Experience (PWE) is incorporated in the ME Biomedical Engineering programme. Six- to eight-month internships (the majority of which are paid) have included the following employers: BD Medical, Boston Scientiﬁc, DePuy Synthes, Medtronic, Nypro, and ResMed.