Certificate in Biomedical Engineering (Post Graduate) ( Certificate in Biomedical Engineering (Post Graduate))

Waterford Institute of Technology (CBIOM)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Biomedical Engineering

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Engineering Technology

General Information
Contact

Lorraine Quirke

Email

springboard@wit.ie

Phone

00353 51 834137

Address

School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Waterford Institute of Technology
Main Campus, Cork Road
Waterford
Ireland

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

12/09/2021

Start Date

17/09/2021

End Date

31/05/2022

About this Course

The postgraduate Certificate in Biomedical Engineering meets the needs of industrial sectors that are of strategic importance for Ireland including Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Food Production & Technology “ industries which have been affected by the Covid19 outbreak and Brexit in a positive way where new emerging opportunities exist in innovations, markets and supply to meet the international demands of Irish manufactured produce.

This one year (9 hours/week) postgraduate certificate will take place each Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
The programme aims to produce graduates with strong technical skills and applied problem solving for the Biomedical Engineering sector in the South East region and nationally. The programme addresses the changing skills needs of manufacture and R&D in the high value biomedical sectors of Ireland including medical devices, pharmaceutical and life sciences, while offering the student skillsets for new product development and strategic technological awareness.

Semester 1
Biomedical Science
Nanotechnology
Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs

Semester 2
Convergent Technologies
Biomedical Engineering
Technology Management

Entry Requirements

The normal mininum expected entry requirement for the PG Certificate in Biomedical Engineering will be a cognate accredited NFQ Level 8 Honours, 2.2. Engineering or Science Degree.

Where candidates do not currrently meet the formal academic entry requirements they may be able to advance their application using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism. RPL allows candidates to make a case that they do meet entry requirements through a combination of formal certified learning and learning through (work) experience. RPL applications must be made by filling out (please type) the Springboard RPL form and submitting it along with supporting documents such as academic certificates and transcripts etc. Download the WIT Springboard RPL Form here https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx

Applicants for whom english is not their first language will, in all cases, be required to submit certification that they meet WIT’s English Language Competency Requirements - please see www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requirements

Long Description

The postgraduate Certificate in Biomedical Engineering meets the needs of industrial sectors that are of strategic importance for Ireland including Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Food Production & Technology industries which have been affected by the Covid19 outbreak and Brexit in a positive way where new emerging opportunities exist in innovations, markets and supply to meet the international demands of Irish manufactured produce.

This one year (9 hours/week) postgraduate Certificate aims to produce graduates with strong technical skills and applied problem solving for the Biomedical Engineering sector in the South East region and nationally. The programme addresses the changing skills needs of manufacture and R&D in the high value biomedical sectors of Ireland including medical devices, pharmaceutical and life sciences, while offering the student skillsets for new product development and strategic technological awareness.

The student will attain mastery in the field of biomedical engineering, while still having a broad knowledge of other relevant fields and their convergence. The programme has been designed under guidance from leading industrial professionals in Ireland and abroad.

The modules for this course have been described by the Applied Innovation Centre of Enterprise Ireland as being one of the most relevant and innovative moves in recent years in the Irish university sector. As a testament to this, over 98% of all graduates are already in full-time employment, with the majority being in the medical devices sector.

The programme is further designed to fulfil current and future skills needs of the resurgent manufacturing sector in Ireland (especially post-Covid and Brexit), and matches key growth sectors identified by the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation as detailed in the SE Economic Development Strategy (2013-2023), specifically in relation to ˜Health, Life Sciences and Medical Devices, ˜Bio-Technology and the Green Economy,'Agri-Business, Food Production and Technology'.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the Certificate in Biomedical Engineering programme students can progress to further study at WIT and at other Institutes and Universities. The PG cert aims to further specialise, up skill and offer opportunities for candidates to cross-train for high value career potential within the Biomedical Engineering sector.

Timetable Info

Class will take place each Friday from 9. a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Delivery Notes

The course will be delivered in a blended mode.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lorraine Quirke

Phone

00353 51 834137

Email

lquirke@wit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx

Application Procedures

Apply online www.springboardcourses.ie

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