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CR520
Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical Engineering combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to help improve patient health care and the quality of life of individuals.

This course integrates the study of biological systems, biomedical devices and clinical engineering with traditional mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering. Projects are carried out in conjunction with industry, with medical practitioners, and with the Biomedical Engineering unit of Cork University Hospital.

Biomedical Engineering
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CR520 - Biomedical Engineering
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR520 - Biomedical Engineering
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Graduates can look forward to careers in the medical device industry, in the design and manufacture of medical devices, in research roles within industry or in academic research. Graduates can also enter the hospital or clinical environment to work as clinical engineers.

Potential Areas of Employment
• Biomedical Device Design and Manufacture
• Research & Development
• Engineering Support within Clinical Environments
• Regulated Industries e.g. Healthcare/Food



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