[Comp-neuro] Neurotechnology Master's studies at Imperial College
Schultz, Simon R
s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Jun 7 20:14:43 CEST 2010
The following may be of interest to your undergraduate students - we
would be very happy if you could bring it to their attention.
Imperial College is one of the world’s top engineering schools, with a
growing and highly collaborative neuroscience and neurotechnology
community as well as strengths in related disciplines such as
robotics, computing, photonics, cell biology, biomechanics, and
nanotechnology. The Department of Bioengineering has an exciting and
expanding group of computational and systems neuroscience researchers
that combine experiments and theory. Relevant academic faculty include
Anil Bharath, Etienne Burdet, Aldo Faisal, Kenneth Harris, Holger
Krapp and Simon Schultz. We now offer a specialised Masters stream in
Neurotechnology as part of the Biomedical Engineering programme.
MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London
Applications now being accepted for October 2010 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 2010. 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. The course
can be tailored to your own interests by choosing one of four
Biomaterials: new for 2010, this stream is offered jointly with the
Department of Materials. It focuses on biomaterials used in surgery,
the development of new biomaterials for future applications and the
design of scaffolds for tissue engineering, including understanding
Biomechanics: focuses on bioengineering and biomechanics topics
including those related to major diseases associated with an ageing
Medical Physics: offers training in the physical understanding
required for healthcare and medical research, focusing on clinical
Neurotechnology: covers the development of new technology for the
investigation of brain function with focus on the application of this
knowledge to improve health care.
You will also complete an extended 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, for
details of the Department's main research themes please visit the
research pages of our website.
The Medical Physics and Biomechanics streams are accredited by the
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine as fulfilling one of
the requirements on the basic grade training scheme for medical
physicists in the UK.
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 5th
in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2009. 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. In 2009 the
Department was successful in securing £11 million from the Wellcome
Trust and EPSRC to create a centre at Imperial College London
dedicated to the improvement of diagnosis, understanding, surgical
management and rehabilitative treatment of osteoarthritis. Led by our
Head of Department, Professor Ross Ethier, the project is cross
disciplinary involving engineers, clinicians and scientists from a
variety of departments and institutes across College. More information
can be found on the centre's website. This project, and others like
it, mean that if you apply to study here and are accepted you will
benefit from a dynamic, progressive and world leading research
The minimum requirement for entry is an upper second class honours
degree or equivalent in engineering, a physical science or
mathematics. Applicants from a medical or life sciences background are
also encouraged to apply provided they have proven mathematics ability.
The Department of Bioengineering has a small number of partial
studentships which are awarded on merit to home, EU or overseas
students. Please contact the Postgraduate Administrator for further
July 31 2010. Later applications may be considered, please contact the
Any other questions?
Please do not hesitate to 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 5179
Have a look at our MSc brochure!
Simon R Schultz
Dept of Bioengineering, Imperial College London.
South Kensington Campus,
Royal School of Mines Building,
London SW7 2AZ, UK
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