Course Description

Medical Device Design

The MSc in Medical Device Design is based in a dedicated Medical Device Design Studio on the NCAD campus. The programme consists of a combination of taught modules and studio-based project work. Basic Medical Science is taught one afternoon a week at TCD while Biomechanics; Biomaterials, Bioinstrumentation; Human Factors and History of Medicine are taught modules delivered at NCAD.

In parallel with the taught modules a series of studio-based projects are run at NCAD in conjunction with industrial and clinical partners. Industry partners include US multinationals with a base in Ireland along with Irish start-up companies. In all cases the design briefs are on live industry projects on which the companies are working. Students present their work to engineers and scientists from the companies at research, concept and final design stage.

This is a great opportunity for students to produce significant work in a real world product design and development environment. Feedback from industry tutors and practitioners is an invaluable part of the learning process.

CollegeNational College of Art & Design NCAD
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course CategoryMedical Technology, Medicine & Healthcare
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyUCD
Course Duration1 year
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsHonours degree award of 2.2 or higher, or an equivalent academic or professional qualification in a related discipline. The College also takes into consideration prior learning and experience. English language: Students who have not been educated through English must show proof of achieving IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in the writing section on the Academic Version) or an equivalent score in another accepted test.
Carear PathGraduates of the MSc in Medical Device Design are sought after in the medical device industry and design practices. While some graduates go on to register for a PhD the majority go on to work in industry or design practice. Recent graduates have a 99% employment rate and can be found working across many of the global design companies such as Design Partners, Movement, Cook Medical, Dyson, Hollister and Trulife.
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