Institute of Technology Carlow has announced two new innovative STEM degree courses that will provide skilled graduates in biomedical electronics, and in robotics and automated systems.
Both courses have been welcomed by industry, with the Irish Medtech Association citing Ireland’s position as one of the top five global medtech hubs and describing the Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Electronics as “preparing the next generation for the demands of tomorrow”.
Adrienne McDonnell, a senior executive with the Irish Medtech Association said, “This programme comes at a time when the medical technology industry is looking to address current skills shortages and prepare the next generation for the demands of tomorrow. These new programmes are a blended mix of physiology and cell biology and applied electronics for medical devices, and really complement the fostering of collaboration between education institutions and the medtech industry to strategically enable lifelong learning and develop the workforce with the skills areas that are in most demand now and in the future. Ireland is one of the top five global medtech hubs, with over 450 companies, and is ranked as the most innovative in the EU with 14,200 EU patent applications in 2020."
Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Electronics
Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Automated Systems