[Comp-neuro] MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Neurotechnology

Schultz, Simon R s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Feb 23 17:49:11 CET 2009

Dear Comp-Neuro list,

We have just initiated a new strand of our Bioengineering MSc  
programme at Imperial College, the MSc in Biomedical Engineering with  
Neurotechnology. This MSc stream would be particularly appropriate for  
students coming from an engineering/physical sciences background, who  
want to apply their skills to the study of the brain in health and  
disease. It would be ideal preparation for career in research or in  
the neurotechnology industry. You can find out more about the course  
at the following web location, as well as in the text below:


Please feel free to distribute this notice to final year undergraduate  

Kind regards,
Simon Schultz

Please find below an advertisement for the overall MSc in Biomedical  
MSc in Biomedical Engineering
Applications now being accepted for October 2009 entry

Biomedical Engineering is an exciting and rapidly expanding discipline  
that endeavours to apply engineering principles
to challenges faced in biology, life sciences and medicine. It is  
interdisciplinary by nature and at Imperial College
London encompasses a number of diverse areas of research. Such  
research has lead to novel and varied scientific
breakthroughs such as the development of the first brain controlled  
wheelchair able to operate in a building
environment, novel tools to measure and analyse the mechanics of  
rowing that now form part of the standard training
for British Olympic rowers and a tissue perfusion sensor for  
intelligent wound dressing.

We are currently accepting applications for our MSc in Biomedical  
Engineering for entry in October 2009. We deliver
sound training in this highly interdisciplinary subject and include  
core modules such as systems physiology, statistics
and data analysis, physiological monitoring, biomedical imaging, and  
modelling in biology.
You can select your own area of specialisation by taking one of our  
three streams:

 Medical Physics stream - you can tailor your course to include  
modules such as advanced medical imaging,
radiotherapy and radiobiology, nuclear medicine, image processing or  
computational neuroscience.

 Biomechanics stream - choosing from modules covering biomechanics,  
biomaterials and tissue engineering,
neuromuscular control or micro-systems and nanotechnology.

 Neurotechnology stream - modules include computational  
neuroscience, brain machine interfacing, and
advanced biological modelling.

You will also complete a research project where you can apply your  
knowledge of bioengineering to solve problems of
biological or medical significance. These projects are many and varied  
in nature allowing you to actively pursue your
particular area of interest.

Why study Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London?
Our MSc course is well established, having first been offered in 1991.  
Changes are made to the syllabus on a
continuing basis to take new developments in the field into account.  
Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide
range of professions including hospital based engineering, work in  
medical device companies, or to carry out further
research by undertaking a PhD.  Imperial College London was ranked 6th  
in the Times Higher Education World
University Rankings 2008. The Department of Bioengineering achieved  
excellent results in both the 2001 and 2008
Research Assessment Exercises, confirming our position as the leading  
Department of Bioengineering in the UK.
The minimum requirement for entry is an Upper Second Class Honours  
Degree or equivalent in engineering, physical
sciences or mathematics. Applicants from a medical or life sciences  
background are also encouraged to apply
provided they have proven mathematics ability.

For further details of this course please contact the Postgraduate  
Administrator, Department of Bioengineering,
Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ; email: be.mscadmissions at imperial.ac.uk 
; tel: +44 (0)20 7594 5101;
website: www.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering

Application deadline: 31 May 2009; later applications may be  
considered – please contact the Postgraduate

Simon R Schultz
Senior Lecturer
Dept of Bioengineering, Imperial College London.
South Kensington Campus,
Royal School of Mines Building,
London SW7 2AZ, UK

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