Imperial College London has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
As well as your main Imperial degree (MEng), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course.
The focus of this degree course is developing a ‘bottom up’ understanding of the links between molecules, cells, tissues, organs and limbs generating function, health and disease within a bioengineering context.
Alongside a breadth of core engineering and biomedical engineering knowledge, you will gain a specialist understanding of biochemical, physiological and biological processes. This knowledge is coupled with excellent advanced practical laboratory skills in chemical biology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, analytical sciences, microfluidics and device engineering. The skills you gain will ensure you are well placed to contribute to addressing the global challenges of today: the health and wellbeing agenda; personalised medicine; and new biomedical technology industries.
You follow a pathway of core modules in years one and two, before studying specialised molecular bioengineering modules in the third and fourth year:
- biomolecular engineering
You will also gain extensive practical skills in the first two years, with over 60 per cent of first and second year modules including lab-based learning and teaching activities.
In your third year you can choose more advanced optional modules in molecular bioengineering alongside core modules and a group project.
Your study reaches Master's level in the fourth year, including a substantial research project that gives you the chance to undertake research and write a thesis. It is extended to six months full-time in the final year (as opposed to being interspersed with taught modules for a shorter period) and runs until approximately mid-June. The completed thesis will be the result of over significant, full-time individual study over six months, and make up over half of the assessed work in the fourth year.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
A* in Mathematics
A in Chemistry
A in another STEM subject
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D2, D3, D3||
D2 in Mathematics
D3 in Chemistry
D3 in another STEM subject
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 points||
6 in Mathematics at higher level
6 in Chemistry at higher level
6 in a third subject at higher level
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/
Additional entry requirements
If your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy our entry requirements and you live within easy travelling distance of the College, you will normally be invited to an applicant day to visit the College and our Department.
The applicant day will include an introductory presentation giving information about the course and how it is taught. There is also a presentation on the Department's research and the kinds of careers you could pursue as a graduate. You will have an interview with a member of staff.
You also participate in a group session where you are divided into small groups along with the other applicants to look at medical artefacts. The task is to identify the object, describe how it is used and suggest potential improvements. The day will include a tour of the campus and Department.
The Department may offer an online test and/or Skype interview, in place of the above, where applicants do not live within travelling distance of the College.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|PTE Academic||62.0||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92.0||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.
College English Language Entry Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£30,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|