Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (PhD/MPhil/EngD)
PhD 3 years; EngD 4 Years; MPhil 1-2 years (Full-time) / opportunities available (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
Postgraduates on the MPhil/PhD programme in Engineering at Cardiff can pursue research across a wide range of areas via the School's seven multidisciplinary research institutes. Within these Institutes are a number of research groups working across the three engineering disciplines of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering on major research themes such as Energy, Environment, Health, Communication, Security and Materials.
- Cardiff School of Engineering’s research income currently exceeds £10 million from public and private sectors and supports innovative research in traditional and emerging areas.
- State-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities, and modern laboratories.
Institute of Medical Engineering and Medical Physics
Medical Engineering and Medical Physics involve the application of engineering principles to solve problems in medicine and healthcare. Examples of current work in this area include: the design, development and testing of orthopaedic implants; the development of numerical models to analyse the movement of human joints; working with spinal surgeons to gain an understanding of the biomechanics of spinal instrumentation and spinal constructs; clinical trials to analyse knee function in order to characterise normal pathological and total knee replacement; investigation into head injuries in infants; human body response to blunt and sharp impacts; design of wheelchair seats; robotics in rehabilitation; imaging in the cardiovascular field and novel applications of MRI and whole body scanners.
This Institute provides a framework for multidisciplinary research in medical engineering and medical physics. The Institute combines the research interests and infrastructure of all the groups within Cardiff University working in medical engineering, medical physics and related fields. By coalescing the research and training interests and expertise of the medical engineering related groups across the university, the Institute places Cardiff University in the forefront of the medical engineering field and enables it to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise.
- Orthopaedic biomechanics
- Sports biomechanics
- Human motion analysis
- Forensic engineering
- Rehabilitation engineering
- Medical electronics
- Electronic implant design
- Robotics with medical applications
- Medical ultrasound
- Blood flow analysis
- Environmental biomechanics
Suitable for graduates in mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering, medicine, medical physics and related sciences.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: The University has four entry points for research degrees; 1st October, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July
Name: Research Office, School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4642
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4939