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Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

University of Limerick
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

Program description

Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

Modern medicine has given rise to the development of a wide range of novel engineering solutions to clinical problems. Examples of these developments vary from orthopaedic implants such as total hip replacements to cardiovascular implants such as coronary stents (small wire scaffolds inserted into the blood vessels around the heart). As a result of the increased collaboration between engineers and doctors, the new discipline of biomedical Engineering developed. Biomedical Engineering is the fastest growing area of Engineering.

Students who follow this programme can look forward to exciting and rewarding careers in the biomedical engineering industry, an industry that is undergoing major expansion internationally and in Ireland. The biomedical engineering industry in Ireland has factories from all the major multinational companies resulting in the need for highly skilled biomedical engineers.

Admission requirements

Minimum grades

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements

In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade H4 in Mathematics and grade O6/H7 in one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Engineering, Technology, Design & Communication Graphics/ Technical Drawing, Biology, Agricultural Science, Applied Maths, Construction Studies.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Engineering Maths 1
  • Engineering&Mechanics 1
  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Engineering Computing
  • Electrical Eng. 1
  • Introduction to Engineering

Semester 2

  • Engineering Maths 2
  • Engineering Mechanics 2
  • Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Materials 1

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Mechanics of Solids 1
  • Thermodymanics 1
  • Engineering Mechanics 2
  • Introductory Anatomy and Physiology

Semester 4

  • Industrial Organisation
  • Engineering Mathematics 4
  • Physiological Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Engineering Design and Communications
  • Cell and Tissue Behaviour for Engineers


  • Cooperative Education

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Cooperative Education 2

Semester 6

  • Engineering Mathematics 5
  • Biocompatability
  • Mechanics of Solids 2
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Physiological Fluid Mechanics 2

Year 4

Semester 7

  • Project 1
  • Medical Device Design and Placement
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Enterprise Management and Growth
  • Biomaterials 1

Semester 8

  • Microfluidics
  • Project 2
  • Project 3
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • Biomaterials 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Full Time Tution fee for 2021/2022:

  • EU Fee: 7,356€
  • Non EU Fee: 16,794€


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Solving problems using logic, creative and innovative approaches
  • Planning, prioritising, working to deadlines and under pressure
  • Communicating effectively (verbally and written)
  • Working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Numeracy and IT skills, with excellent use of statistics
  • Project management
  • Awareness of cost/value
  • Awareness of social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider
  • professional responsibilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Good judgement and acceptance of responsibility

Continuing studies

  • GradDip in Chemical Engineering
  • MSc in Software Engineering
  • Structured PhD

Career opportunities

Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:

  • Associate Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Design Engineer
  • Graduate Manufacturing Engineer
  • Graduate Process Engineer
  • Graduate Programme
  • Graduate Trainee
  • Lab. Assistant
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Operations Graduate
  • Procurement & Commercial Analyst
  • Quality Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Research Assistant
  • Risk Analyst
  • Technical Biomedical Engineer
  • Validation Engineer

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...

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University of Limerick
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