New Master of Sci­ence in Bio­med­i­cal Engi­neer­ing – Biome­chan­ics

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The Univer­sity of Malta is of­fer­ing a new full-time course lead­ing to the Master of Sci­ence in Bio­med­i­cal Engi­neer­ing – Biome­chan­ics. This is be­ing of­fered as an in­ter­fac­ulty pro­gramme of the Fac­ulty of Engi­neer­ing and the Fac­ulty of Medicine and Surgery, start­ing in Oc­to­ber.

The gen­eral ob­jec­tive of this pro­gramme is to strengthen and de­velop Sci­ence & Tech­nol­ogy ca­pac­ity in bio­med­i­cal engi­neer­ing. BME in­te­grates phys­i­cal, math­e­mat­i­cal and life sci­ences with engi­neer­ing prin­ci­ples, for the study of bi­ol­ogy, medicine and health sys­tems, and for the ap­pli­ca­tion of tech­nol­ogy to im­prove health and qual­ity of life. Trained and qual­i­fied BME pro­fes­sion­als are re­quired world­wide within health-care sys­tems in or­der to de­sign, eval­u­ate, reg­u­late, ac­quire, main­tain, man­age and train on safe med­i­cal tech­nolo­gies.

The bio­med­i­cal engi­neer­ing in­dus­try is crit­i­cally im­por­tant due to tech­no­log­i­cal development and the po­ten­tial of new tech­niques to en­hance cure, care and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. This rep­re­sents a ma­jor step for­ward in terms of health­care and qual­ity of life. BME is fun­da­men­tal for a va­ri­ety of highly in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies, prod­ucts and pro­cesses of the health­care sec­tor, and as a fast grow­ing mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary spe­cial­i­sa­tion it gen­er­ates. Among other con­sid­er­a­tions it can gen­er­ate high added value with min­i­mum de­mand for nat­u­ral re­sources (a cru­cial is­sue for Malta).

This new M.Sc. Bio­med­i­cal Engi­neer­ing course will pro­vide ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties and ac­cess to fur­ther study in the vast health­care area. Abil­i­ties gained dur­ing the course are generic skills that do not ap­ply only to the field of bio­med­i­cal engi­neer­ing but can be trans­ferred to any other engi­neer­ing and med­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties.

It will pro­vide stu­dents with multi-dis­ci­plinary sci­en­tific knowl­edge in engi­neer­ing, bio­med­i­cal and sci­en­tific fields re­quired for the com­plete un­der­stand­ing, anal­y­sis and ad­vance­ment of Bio­med­i­cal Engi­neer­ing with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis to health care.

Stu­dents, en­gi­neers, medics, sci­en­tists and health care grad­u­ates, will be pro­vided with all nec­es­sary skills, to aug­ment and ad­vance their ca­pac­ity, thereby pro­vid­ing a plat­form for col­lab­o­ra­tive work in the mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary BME area. The pro­gramme, spread over four semesters, is based on the ex­pan­sion of engi­neer­ing skills ap­plied to bi­o­log­i­cal sys­tems that will en­cour­age the in­no­va­tive and cre­ative ap­proach to prob­lem-solv­ing.

The course will pro­vide an aca­demic mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary con­tent, as well as an op­por­tu­nity to de­velop a com­mon lan­guage that will im­prove the com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the two dif­fer­ent fields − medicine and engi­neer­ing. Stu­dents com­plet­ing this pro­gramme will de­velop an un­der­stand­ing of the lat­est re­search and con­cepts of med­i­cal and health care, to­gether with new­est dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies and the­o­ries ap­plied in the health care sys­tems.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are open only un­til the end of this month and those in­ter­ested are en­cour­aged to ap­ply im­me­di­ately.

For more in­for­ma­tion one may visit­ses/overvie w/PMSCBEBFTT8-2018-9-O or get in touch via email with co­or­di­na­tors: or re­nald.blun­

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