Biomedical Engineering at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Biomedical Engineering combines biomedicine, electronics and digital health technologies to solve the healthcare challenges of the future. As a Biomedical Engineering student you’ll learn the underlying principles of medical technologies and gain the ability to design, develop and deliver new products. On this innovative course, the first year will provide you with a thorough grounding in electronics and programming along with an introduction to life sciences. You will then deepen your skills and knowledge in biomedical engineering in one of four inspiring specialisms: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Health, Electronic Systems or Mechatronics for Health. The second year will allow you to explore more modules in your chosen pathway, before you complete an individual project in the third year. In the third year you will also be able to choose modules from our Medical Engineering course, giving you the ability to build a unique set of Biomedical Engineering skills. The University of Southampton has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching at the interface between engineering and healthcare. The calibre of our teaching and facilities also reflect our experience in this area, and you will have access to our extensive facilities including a high-resolution 3D imaging centre, and the Centre for Hybrid Biodevices. You'll graduate equipped with the skills and knowledge to join the flourishing global health technology sector.


Typical modules include: Year one: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Engineering Design; From Molecules to Life; Programming; Sensor Interfaces; Mathematics. Year two: Healthcare Technology Design; Mathematics; Digital Systems and Signal Processing; Design Considerations for Health Technology; Software Engineering Group Project; Biomedical Control; Semiconductor Devices, Materials and Sensors. Year three: Indvidual project; Advanced databases; Biosensors and Diagnostics; Management and Entrepreneurship for Biomedical Engineers; Orthopaedic Biomechanics; Principles of Neuroscience; Robotic systems plus additional modules that include Machine Learning for Resource Constrained Systems; Natural Language Processing; Engineering Replacement Body Parts; Global Health.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used on this programme to enable students to demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes. These include written examinations and assessments, in-class tests, design exercises, programming exercises, oral presentations, assessed laboratories and group work exercises.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Biomedical Engineering at University of Southampton - UCAS