UniversityUniversity of Otago
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
University of Otago
The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.
The MAppSc is designed for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary programme of study underpinned by science that delivers versatile skills relevant to multiple end-users. Optional paths are available that emphasise commercialisation, workplace-based projects or independent study.
Optional papers for particular interests
The MAppSc can be completed in 12 months or in stages, providing flexibility for recent graduates and those currently employed.
What is bioengineering?
Bioengineering is rooted in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and the life sciences. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to the systematic, quantitative, and integrative methods of developing solutions to problems important in biology, medical research, and clinical proactive and population studies.
A PhD within the Centre can be highly rewarding as the projects involve applying basic science to real problems. PhD students can either enroll at the University of Otago or a collaborating institution. We also provide a Master of Applied Science in Bioengineering.
Our academics and clinicians are active researchers and provide learning based on the latest research across four of the bioengineering activities.
BIOE 401 Research Methods
BIOE 403 Bioengineering Design
BIOE 404 Medical Devices and Technology
ENTR 421 Technology and Entrepreneurship
Three further approved papers at 400-level which may include:
BIOE 405 Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells
BIOE 480 Research Project
APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study
Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.
English language requirements