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Biomedical and medical engineering

Lab technicians with a prosthetic limb
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to design and develop healthcare technologies and devices that will lead to longer, healthier and happier lives.

Our biomedical engineering courses cover artificial intelligence, digital health, electronic systems and mechatronics for health and medical devices. Medical engineering focuses on mechanical engineering aspects of healthcare technologies with an emphasis on user needs and interactions. Optional industry placements in healthcare engineering let you apply what you’ve learned and can be a springboard to an exciting career as a biomedical engineer or medical engineer.

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Biomedical and medical engineering courses

Find out more about our biomedical and medical engineering degrees.

Undergraduate courses

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My research is on safe, inclusive, and secure digital technologies for health that empower people to live independently. I teach students the fundamentals needed to create these and the principles to design them for people’s needs
Developing medical devices needs close partnership between engineers, health care professionals and patients. My research and teaching involve working with these groups to improve prosthetic limb design
Associate Professor
I fuse control system engineering with data analytics to identify patterns for precision medicine and to help identify biomarkers. In my teaching, I also combine fundamental theoretical concepts with hands-on application to show students how these can be applied to health


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