Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Engineering

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Course summary

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Our three year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course is designed to provide you with an academic and practical understanding of engineering systems and applications in the medical field. Throughout the course you’ll develop a deep understanding of the human physiology and the biological functions of the body and there is a specific emphasis on engineering knowledge and practical skills. By studying this course you will have access to a variety of careers in many environments, which include: hospitals, private and public research facilities, medical institutions, universities and government agencies. As a biomedical engineers you will have the skills and flexibility to be involved in a wide number of activities from the development of novel devices to the delivery of expert services directly to patients. You'll have the opportunity to complete several clinical and manufacturing visits designed to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship. We are partners in the Medical Device Testing and Evaluation centre (MD-TEC) based in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham giving you access to over 100 companies developing real-world health products and seeking graduate employees in an entrepreneurial environment with mock operating theatres and wards. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • 93.8% of students found the course intellectually stimulating (NSS, 2019)
  • Access to state of the art facilities, including 3D computer laboratories as well as a walk-in 3D environment (CAVE).
  • Students who achieve an average mark of 50% in the third year of the BEng program can choose to enter the MEng (you can convert to this programme at any time during the BEng).

Course details

Modules

Year 1* Undertake a team project based on a real world example and learn the principles and practices of engineering with a healthcare focus in topics such as electronic engineering, human anatomy and physiology for engineers and software engineering. Year 2* Develop your skills and knowledge further in topics such as biomaterials, biomechanics, and mathematical applications while carrying out two hands-on projects to design and develop advanced medical instruments. Final Year* Expand your understanding of advanced topics including biotechnology and regenerative medicine, medical imaging and kinematics and prosthetics. In addition, complete your individual research project with the development of a complete medical device: from concept to final prototype design. For more information, please visit our website.

  • Please note to ensure our BEng/MEng Biomedical Engineering course provides you with the most up to date and relevant education our curriculum has recently undergone a redesign. Full details of our 2020 curriculum will be updated shortly.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH542
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC A levels BBC must include one subject from: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics. BCC must include one subject from: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics and B in Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). CCC for contextual offer students (more details https: //www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI¬offer). Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies. We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits and only your latest grades will be accepted. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD With this BTEC you must also achieve a grade B in one subject from: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics. If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are not required to take an additional A Level.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits Subjects Accepted: Engineering, Math, Physics, Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science or Electronics.
Scottish Higher BBBBC To include Maths or Physics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD With this BTEC you must also achieve grades B in one A-Level subject from: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics. If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are required to achieve grade B in one A-Level subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects of which one must include either: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics. If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are required to achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects of which one must include either: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics. If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are required to achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points 29 points overall and must include grades 5, 5, 4 in Higher Level subjects which must include Maths OR Physics. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Mathematics and English.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs which must include Mathematics and English all at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key skills or Functional skills in place of these.

Admissions Review Process All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with lower predicted grades if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below. Find out more about our admissions policy. Applicant Visit Days Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.


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
International £18900 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Biomedical Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS