UniversityUniversity of Canterbury
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Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Canterbury
This endorsed research degree is completed by coursework and a thesis. It aims to provide a research focused learning environment in which students can develop their independent problem solving skills through supervised research. The degree may be awarded with Distinction.
Study in a number of advanced Engineering courses will provide each student with key technical knowledge to enhance and support their research activities.
Bioengineering is a quickly growing field in New Zealand and around the world. Recent demographic and economic forecasts have indicated that increased mechanisation of health care will be required to cope with the longer life expectancy and increased rates of chronic disease due to sedentary lifestyles. Hence, clinicians and medical instrumentation companies are increasingly looking to engineers for solutions.
Bioengineering involves the application of biological and engineering principles to areas of medicine and healthcare. It encompasses Medical Engineering, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Medical Modelling, Therapeutics and Medical Informatics technology. Engineering within the context of the human body requires knowledge across a wide spectrum of disciplines from basic science to concept design.
The Master of Engineering (ME) includes a thesis from your chosen endorsement of 120 points, and up to 45 points of coursework.
Students can study a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Studying Bioengineering at postgraduate level develops your skills in communication, problem solving, and project management, and extends your knowledge in your chosen subject area. This means you are highly employable in a Research and Development role in a company that wants to find a new way of doing things or is looking for someone at the forefront of research in a particular area. Postgraduate study can also lead to a research or teaching career in a Tertiary Institution.
Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor
You must normally have completed one of the following:
You must have completed both the academic and non-academic requirements of your prerequisite degree. This includes practical work days, work reports, a workshop training course, and a first aid certificate. The programme of study must be approved.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
The deadline for applications for the ME is: 10 January (for the February intake); 15 June (for the July intake).