Biomedical Design / Dearadh Bithleighis

Biomedical engineers seek to improve our lives with new medical devices and machines, such as hip implants, heart stents, sports fitness monitors and wearables. The sector employs over 28,000 people in 160 companies in Ireland. This innovative programme will equip you to work with medical professionals to create exciting new medical device.

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


Three subjects including English




Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

Biomedical engineers have a strong impact on the way we live. Healthcare and engineering professionals work collaboratively on projects to develop innovative ways of improving our lives with new medical devices and machines. Working with clinical medical practitioners, biomedical engineers develop laser systems used in eye and cardiovascular surgery. The biomedical engineering sector employs over 28,000 people in 160 companies in Ireland.

This innovative programme was developed to address the needs of the medical technology industry. It will equip you for diverse career paths, working as part of a design team with medical professionals, in hospitals, in research centres or in the manufacture of exciting new medical devices in Ireland and internationally.

The course integrates the study of anatomy and physiology with traditional engineering subjects. Project work is carried out in conjunction with industry and surgeons from the Children's Hospital Crumlin, Tallaght Hospital, the Mater Hospital and Santry Sports Clinic. Areas studied include Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Medical Device Design.

Study Abroad Opportunities:
In year 2 or 3, there are opportunities to study abroad under the Erasmus Programme for a semster or one year in France, Germany, Austria or Spain.

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Medtech
  • Public Sector Healthcare
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Research and Development

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years




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