Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Engineering

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Course summary

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Are you interested in engineering that interacts with the human body? A fast-emerging sector in the UK, and globally, this 3-year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course will provide you with the skills needed to enter the rapidly expanding manufacturing and health care sector. As well as learning technical skills, you will also develop a range of transferable skills, including effective communication, leadership and business management. You will benefit from facilities and learning spaces at our £71 million City South Campus for health and City Centre campus for engineering. This unique course pulls in a range of different subjects, from mechanical to electrical and electronic engineering and the opportunities to undertake valuable work placements, international exchanges, and informative trips and visits - as well as networking events with employers! You could go on to work alongside medical professionals and scientists, designing artificial limbs and life saving technology, or you could pursue a career in medicine, engineering or medical imaging and robotics. So, if you have a creative flair and love of science/engineering then this could be the course for you! Visit the Birmingham City University website or get in touch to find out more.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeH16A
Institution code B25
Campus nameCity South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level BBC Must include A Level Mathematics or Physics Grade C or above Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or Level 3 equivalents
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. Including 12 credits at Merit or Distinction (of which 9 must be in Mathematics and 3 in Science subject. If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
AS AA - CC 112 UCAS tariff points. Must include A Level Mathematics or Physics Grade C or above Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 112 UCAS tariff points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 112 UCAS tariff points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 112 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DMM Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) D*D* Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 112 UCAS tariff points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Overall with grade 5 in Mathematics (Higher level) and pass one of the following subjects from Group 4 at Higher Level (Computer Science, Chemistry, Design Technology Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted
Extended Project Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include Mathematics in Higher Level
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Two subjects at grade C/4 or above Must include Mathematics and English Language. Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are accepted . Must have been achieved at the point of application. • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application Acceptable equivalents: - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2 Application of Number and Communication Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Scottish Credit Standard Grade 2 or above
HNC (BTEC) P Pass with 120 credits at level 4 Must be in an Engineering related subject
HND (BTEC) P Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Must be in an Engineering related subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Must be in Mathematics or Engineering related subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Not accepted

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no subtest below 6

f English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTS must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biomedical Engineering at Birmingham City University - UCAS