Bioengineering is the application of engineering practices and principles to analyse and design new processes, tools and techniques to bridge gaps across biological and healthcare challenges. Fundamental engineering principles are used in innovation and design of new products and processes. It plays an integral role in global issues where the challenge or solution is biological in origin. Our Bioengineering degree draws from our expertise across several academic departments and will give you a thorough grounding in engineering systems and applications relevant to bioengineering, a sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology and biological functions and the ability to apply your knowledge and skills to bioengineering problems. The field is rapidly developing and bioengineers work in a wide variety of sectors globally, developing products and creating technology to help people achieve a better quality of life and break barriers in medical and sporting achievements. Examples include prosthetics and biomaterial implants, software engineering for advanced and 3D medical imaging, image-guided and robot assisted surgery, regenerative medicine against incurable diseases, tissue engineering such as bioengineered skin for wounds, 3D bioprinting, medical device development and new assistive technologies (wearable technology, mobile and e-health). At Loughborough, our course will take you from the fundamental science and engineering to the cutting-edge of the subject. During your time with us, you will have access to our state-of-the-art experimental labs to complement your lectures. In their third year, students will complete a research project on a specific topic of interest supervised by a member of academic staff. What's the difference between MEng and BEng? The first two years of the MEng and BEng share the same content to ensure a thorough grounding in engineering and biological concepts, with a good mix of theory, application and practical content from day one. The MEng differs from the BEng course in the third and fourth years, and MEng students are required to study a wider range of technical subjects with additional depth. MEng students also undertake an advanced team research project.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. The course is highly interactive with a wide range of teaching methods so assessments vary from module to module, but overall the approximate ratio is 60/40 exams/coursework. Modules containing design-orientated work, individual and group projects are also assessed by oral presentation and in some cases poster/video presentation to allow entrepreneurial, team working and leadership skills development.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application. In some cases we may invite applicants for interviews in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application. We hope that all applicants would take the opportunity to visit the Department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|