Orthopaedic Engineering (MSc)
n/a (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / 2 years (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in Orthopaedics.
- This is the only course of its type in the UK.
- The course is run on a distance-learning basis, which enables students to obtain an MSc without disturbing their career.
This course is for orthopaedic surgeons who wish to develop their expertise at postgraduate level. It is run jointly by staff at the Cathays and Heath Park campuses.
The course aims to explore aspects of engineering relating to medicine and to examine some of the problems arising out of implant technology. It introduces the basic features of engineering principles in relation to materials, experimentation, mechanical engineering theory and surgical techniques which are relevant to the orthopaedic discipline.
Topics covered on the course include:
- Materials And Their Properties
- Engineering Theory
- Experimental Techniques
- Surgical Practice
- Research Methodology
Suitable for graduates in Orthopaedic Surgery. An upper 2nd class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) from a British or recognised overseas university is required.
Additional Entry Requirements: MB BCh essential, FRCS/MRCS desirable.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass either IELTS/TOEFL exams. Minimum requirements: IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer-based).
NB: Although the degree programme is largely distance learning, applicants should note that the course requires students to attend lectures and practical sessions over 4 separate weekends in Cardiff for each year of the course. Students will also be expected to attend an examinations weekend each year in May.
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
Dissertation fee: £2,340
International Part Time for 2013/14
Dissertation fee: £4,800
Next intake: September each year
Name: Postgraduate Admissions Office, School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4963