Biomedical Engineering [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

Course summary

The BEng(Hons) Biomedical Engineering course at ARU is designed as a Project Based Learning (PBL) course, with modules that are offered in accordance with the advancements in healthcare technologies. The curriculum offered through this course will enable you to gain extensive knowledge in various Engineering approaches to tackle healthcare challenges, with the opportunity to explore Biomedical Engineering research. Through the study of various modules and projects, you will learn the fundamental principles of medical technologies and gain the ability to design, develop and deliver new products. The PBL approach enables you to develop a collective set of technical and transferrable skills such as teamwork, independent research, and an integrated approach to problems, all of which are beneficial for future employability within the healthcare industry. In the first year, you will develop basic skills essential for a Biomedical Engineer. You will study both traditional engineering topics (such as Mathematics, Structural Mechanics, and Electronics) and traditional medical topics (such as Anatomy and Physiology and Biology). You will also have a Biomedical Engineering-specific module, in which you will explore what it means to be an engineer in a multidisciplinary field. A Biomedical Engineering expert will come talk to you and share their career path and career advice. From the very start of your course, you will be involved in laboratory experiences, learning how to use equipment commonly used within Biomedical Engineering. In your second year, you will develop your Bioinstrumentation skills while working on big real-world problems within the Electronic Design Project and Robotic Control Design Project. These project modules are Live Briefs – external companies design these projects. You will also learn Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Signal and Signal Processing to use alongside the projects. There is also a Biomedical Engineering-specific module on Biomaterials, which involves many hands-on experiments in our brand-new Biomedical Engineering laboratory. You'll take one of our Ruskin Modules, too. These give you the opportunity to work with students from different courses to come up with creative solutions to complex problems and key challenges facing society. Ruskin Modules are subject to change and availability. In your final year, you will learn about the modelling and analysis of human motion, emphasising experimental data collection via motion analysis. You will study the advanced medical approach to tissue repair and regeneration as part of the tissue engineering module and gain an understanding and knowledge about the key components that can be utilised to produce structures which can improve damaged tissue or whole organs. You will advance your understanding and application of electronics and mechatronics, specifically in automation and control, robotics, and machine learning. Projects such as Computer-Aided Engineering projects will give you the opportunity to work on the design, manufacture, analysis, and testing of a simple component. You’ll also conduct your independent piece of research in a project supervised by one of your lecturers. This is your capstone assessment and will personalise your degree, and train you to think like an engineer, ready to meet the challenges of an ever- changing world.


Year 1: Core Modules: Interactive Learning Skills and Communication ICT Skills Critical Thinking Maths for Scientists Maths for Engineers Physics for Engineers Engineering Design Fundamentals of Computing Year 2: Core Modules Human Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Biology and Biomedical Engineering Applied Engineering Mathematics Electronics and Embedded Systems Into ARU Year 3 Core Modules Electronic Design Project Biomaterials Robotic Control Design Project Advanced Engineering Mathematics Signals and Signal Processing Ruskin Module Year 4 Core Modules Human Motion Biomechanics Tissue Engineering Automation and Control Research Methods and Individual Project Computer Aided Engineering Nanotechnology Robotics and Machine Intelligence Structural Mechanics

Assessment method

Throughout the course we’ll use various assessment methods to measure your progress and provide constructive feedback. Besides exams, we use lab reports, oral presentations, computer-based assessments, in-class tests, video blogs, mock research grant applications, and practical lab outputs such as electronic devices.

How to apply

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Chelmsford Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSEs at grade D, or grade 3, or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3. If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two years post-GCSE study requirement, but you still must meet the GCSE requirements. Applicants who do not meet the two years post GCSE study at level 3 may be considered based on their satisfactory employment history, which must be a minimum of two years full time employment supported by employer evidence and deemed appropriate by the University for meeting the course of study applied for.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)5.5With minimum 5.5 in each component

Equivalent English Language qualifications, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, are also accepted.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Biomedical Engineering [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS