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This course covers the development of new technology for the investigation of brain function with focus on the application of this knowledge to improve technology of wider benefit to society. For example the development of neuroprosthetic devices, new neuroimaging approaches, central nervous system drug discovery and robotic assistive devices for helping those with central nervous system disorders. Neurotechnology is in a rapid phase of growth internationally and is of strategic importance for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
The programme aims/objectives are to:
• The aim of the programme is to train students in engineering methods as applied to medicine,
to equip them to perform healthcare and medical research using engineering principles, and
to be able to design and understand the use of medical equipment.
• Objectives of the programme are to
• Train students in the physical understanding of human physiology
• Teach students the new technologies and methods for the investigation of brain
• Teach students in the principles of operation of medical imaging and
physiological monitoring equipment
Numbers in brackets are taught hours. C=core element, S=specialist element.
- BE9-MSPHYS Systems physiology (30) C
- BE9-MSTDA Statistics and data analysis (30) C
- BE9-MBIMG Biomedical imaging (30) C
- BE9-MJCLUB Journal club (10) C
- BE9-MMDC Medical Device Certification (20) C
- BE4-MCNS Computational neuroscience (30) S
- BE9-MMLNC Machine learning and neural computation (30) S
- BE9-MBMI Brain Machine Interfaces (30) S
Option modules (at least three must be chosen)
- BE9-MHNCL Human neuromechanical control and learning (30) S
- BE4-MAMI Advanced medical imaging (30) S
- BE9-MAPMDA Advanced physiological monitoring and data analysis (30) S
- BE3-HIPR Image processing (30) S
- E4.55 MEMS & nanotechnology (30) S
An upper second class or equivalent first degree is required, together with a satisfactory
English test result for non-native speakers and a satisfactory personal statement.
Selection is performed by the MSc course co-ordinator on the basis of academic performance and
exam results and the personal statement, working closely with the Higher Degrees Office in Registry,
who provide advice on the equivalence of foreign degrees. References are always taken, and where
there are special circumstances or in borderline cases applicants are interviewed.
The Department of Bioengineering has 5 partial scholarships (£5000 each) for this course. These scholarships provide partial funding for students undertaking the one-year MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London on a full-time basis commencing in October 2015. Scholarships may be awarded to any student regardless of country of origin, but are unlikely to be awarded to those who already have external funding for the course. Selection will be based on academic excellence, however an applicant’s financial need may also be considered; for this reason applicants will normally summarise their financial circumstances clearly in their application. To be eligible you must have applied for the course, and be holding an offer by the 31 March 2015. Applicants who meet these criteria will then be automatically put forward and will be notified if they are successful.