BE Biomedical Engineering From Dublin City University

Program Overview

This degree has been designed in consultation with the healthcare industry and medical community, ensuring you’ll receive an education that’s up to speed with current developments. Traditionally, medical device companies have recruited from fields like mechanical and electronic engineering, and then provided additional training in bioengineering, but DCU’s Biomedical Engineering integrates the necessary aspects of biology and medicine with the technical engineering aspects required to engineer medical devices.

The range and sophistication of medical devices needed to apply treatment and fight disease is growing in response to rapidly evolving disease treatments. From cameras that explore blood vessels to scanners that analyse the entire human body, biomedical engineering expertise is in greater demand than ever before.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee



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Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Fundamentals of Professional Development

  • Project & Technical Drawing  

  • Software Development for Engineers  

  • Engineering Mechanics-Statics

  • Introduction to Electronics  

  • Numerical Problem Solving for Engineers    

  • Materials Engineering 

  • Engineering Mathematics I   

  • Engineering Mathematics II  

  • Basic Sciences for Engineering


Year 2 Core Modules:

  • How life works 1

  • Circuits

  • Engineering Mathematics III

  • Engineering Mathematics IV

  • Mechanics of Machines 1

  • Energy-An Intro to Thermodynamics

  • Strength of Materials I

  • Strength of Materials II

  • Design and Solid Modelling

  • Thermofluid Mechanics

  • Biomechanics of Human Movement

  • Anatomy and Physiology


Year 3 Core Modules:

  • Immunology & Cell Biology for Engineers

  • Mechanics of Machines 2

  • Measurement & Signal Processing

  • Product Design

  • Intra

  • Fundamentals of Control

  • Lean and 6 Sigma Manufacturing

  • Product Development & Regulatory Compliance

  • Data Analytics for Engineers


Year 4 Core Modules:

  • Image Processing & Analysis (Plus)

  • 4th Year Project

  • Biomaterials & Processing Technology

  • Finite Element Analysis

  • Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

  • Operations Research Methods

  • Rehabilitation Engineering

  • Surgical Device Technology


Year 4 Optional Modules -

  • Uaneen Non-Contributing Module

General Entry Requirements

A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade 06/H7, to include the subjects English OR Irish AND the subject Mathematics. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5.

  • Full QQI/FE Level 5 Certification must be achieved in one single sitting.

  • QQI/FE awards are normally made up of eight minor awards, commonly known as modules.

  • Five distinctions from the eight modules must be achieved


In order to meet the general entry requirements students must meet one of the following:

  • 2 x Grade C at GCE A-Level plus 4 x Grade C at GCSE Level which must include the subjects Mathematics and English (or Irish)

  • 2 x Grade C at GCE A-Level plus 2 x Grade C at GCE AS-Level plus 2 x Grade C at GCSE-Level which must include the subjects Mathematics and English (or Irish)

  • 2 x Grade C at GCE A-Level plus 1 x Grade C at GCE AS-Level plus 3 x Grade C at GCSE Level which must include the subjects Mathematics and English (or Irish)

Non EU Fees

€15,000 per annum

  • Healthcare Industry

  • Medical Device Companies

Given the robust condition of the Irish industrial sector and taking into account DCU’s active synchronization with the medical sector, Biomedical Engineering students can feel confident about their job prospects. The increasing harmonisation of European standards and US regulations also ensures that graduates will be employable worldwide.


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