"Keele University was my best option as it gives students without an engineering background, like myself, a chance to pursue the engineering course "
Mary Njai, Biomedical Engineering MSc graduate
Why did you choose to do a Postgraduate course, and why Keele?
I’ve always wanted to be an expert in both Biology and physics. My aim has always been to work towards disease diagnosis being the reason why I did my BSc in Biomedical science. I also wanted to obtain technical and management skills for the use of medical devices/ equipment required for diagnosis and treatment purposes. Biomedical Engineering gives me a bit of both worlds. Keele University was my best option as it gives students without an engineering background, like myself, a chance to pursue the engineering course due to the availability of introductory modules.
How has the course helped your career progression?
With the aim of working as a Biomedical engineer in the near future, studying this course has covered all the basics required to work as an engineer. Lectures/seminars consisted of sufficient information.
How has the expertise of teaching staff enhanced your learning?
With the majority of the teaching staff being PhD holders, each staff member was able to deliver sufficient information on a specific subject. Due to the expertise of teaching staff, I was made to think and work like an expert.
What would you say have been the key benefits of the course at keele?
- Learning the basis of engineering
- Interacting with different students from different backgrounds (Great diversity)
- Confidence boost due to several oral assessments
- Adequate practical skills
What are you doing now?
Working as an intern in the Biomedical Engineering department at the Medical Research Council (MRC), The Gambia