Biomedical Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Our three year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course bridges the gap between health, medicine and engineering. Studying at Aston University gives you the hands-on skills, knowledge and experience to help create the healthcare practices of tomorrow. As a biomedical engineer, you will have the skills, flexibility and knowledge to be involved in a wide number of activities such as developing innovative devices and delivering expert services directly to patients. Through a combination of our deep links into industry and world-class, state-of-the-art facilities, Aston is the ideal place to prepare for a successful and enriching career that improves and saves lives. Learning on the course is enhanced with visits to clinical settings and manufacturers, designed to inspire your sense of innovation and entrepreneurship. In fact, we’re partners in the Medical Device Testing and Evaluation centre (MD-TEC) based in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. This means you’ll have access to over 100 companies developing real-world health products in an entrepreneurial environment with mock operating theatres and wards. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Ranked Top 20 in the UK for Biomedical Engineering (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Learn in our state-of-the-art facilities, including movement lab and 3D workstations.
  • 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).


Year 1 Study a range of core modules including: Software Engineering, Human Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Project 1, Electronics Engineering Fundamentals, Engineering Science 1, Materials and Manufacturing 1, and Mathematical Modelling for Engineers. Year 2 Develop your skills and knowledge further by studying a range of cor modules including: Advanced Mathematical Modelling, Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Kinematics, Biomedical Signal Processing, Medical Biophysics, Biofluid Mechanics, and Biomedical Engineering Project 2. Final Year Expand your understanding of advanced topics and complete your individual research project with the development of a complete medical device: from concept to final prototype design. Core modules include: Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Implants and Prosthetics, Medical Imaging, Biotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, and Research Project. Please Note: All modules are based on the current academic year. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

Assessment method

The course is designed to be interactive with a range of teaching methods and learning styles. You will have the opportunity to learn via a diverse range of learning methods, such as: hands-on practical sessions, lectures, lab classes, project work, interactive workshops, video and computer-aided learning, and regular visits from clinics and manufacturers; giving you exclusive insight into the latest clinical trials and medical devices. Assessments are linked to learning outcomes, and we use a wide range of methods including exams, essay, reports, presentations, project work and computer based assessment. You will also take part in a mix of individual and group work to allow innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills to be developed.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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
International £21100 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Biomedical Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS