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The MRes in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship will prepare you for a research career in Bioengineering and aims to:
Our MRes in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship will allow you to bring benefit to the UK through your involvement in and knowledge of the medical devices industry
- produce postgraduates with a sound understanding and knowledge of the intricate and unique field of medical device development, from concept to business planning and market emergence
- provide management and communication skills training, including problem definition, project design, decision processes, teamwork, written and oral reports, proposals and publications
- develop research and analytical skills related to bioengineering using a multidisciplinary approach
- develop oral and written scientific and business presentation skills
- provide a solid foundation for those intending to go into industry or on to study for a PhD
The MRes is 12-months full-time, and involves only a small amount of formal teaching. In addition to a module providing specific training in medical device entrepreneurship, a selection of “short workshop” format modules is provided, primarily in the first term, to address key technical training requirements common to many areas of bioengineering. Students will also follow two elective courses from the MBA and MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management programmes in the Imperial Business School. The bulk of the training will take place in year-long group projects aimed at developing an engineering developmental and startup business plan around a medical device concept. Students are required to attend departmental seminars, as well as a selection of other seminars throughout College, and may also attend lectures from the MSc Biomedical Engineering programme.
Students may be recruited either from the physical sciences, engineering, or the biological sciences, as the programme structure we propose is sufficiently flexible to be individually tailored to the student’s background and training needs. The course will be laid out as follows:
Students choose 20 ECTS from the first six short taught modules listed below, which can be in either term 1 or 2, but heavily weighted towards term 1. (T=term, followed by nominal contact hours, C=compulsory). Items marked with an asterisk are assessed only as Pass/Fail, i.e. they do not contribute to the final mark, given that they are passed. All students undertake a research project.
Bioengineering entrepreneurship (T1, 30,C) 4 ECTS
Statistics and data analysis (T1, 30, C) 4 ECTS
Computational methods for bioengineering (T1, 30,C) 4 ECTS
Seminars (T1,T2 20, C) 2 ECTS
Bioengineering courses from MSc in Biomedical Engineering or MRes in Bioengineering (T2, 20) 4 ECTS
Business school courses (T2a or T2b*) 4 ECTS
Research project 68 ECTS
Similar to the existing MRes in Bioengineering, the minimum qualification for admission is normally at
least an Upper Second Class Honours degree in a Physical, Engineering, Mathematical, or
Life/Biomedical Sciences-based subject from an UK academic institution or an equivalent overseas
The MRes in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship will be advertised on the Department of
Bioengineering web page, on posters distributed to relevant academic departments, and on
FindAMasters.com. Shortlisting will be carried out by the Department of Bioengineering’s
Postgraduate committee (the Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research), the Deputy Director of
Postgraduate Studies, the Director of Postgraduate Studies (Taught), the Deputy Director of
Research, and the Postgraduate Tutor). Places will be offered to the highest ranked candidates.
Imperial College London works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panelsto design Master’s courses which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills and to encourage students to take internships and placements. All Master’s courses are designed with employer needs in mind with some Master’s courses accredited by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies. Most Master’s courses offer an opportunity to carry out research projects in industry.