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Biomedical Engineering University of Bradford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Biomedical Engineering allows a choice of study patterns with the option to include a year of practical professional training and/or to proceed straight through to MEng level.
A foundation year for those without science qualifications is available.

You’ll study disciplines such as:

  • rehabilitation engineering – prosthetic / orthotic devices

  • biomaterials and implant design

  • tissue engineering and wound repair for artificial organs

  • genomic coding and genetic engineering

  • medical technology – design and manufacturing

All teaching is informed by the latest research, and is delivered by experienced medical engineers and clinical scientists. You’ll also gain professional insight from leading industry partners, and hands-on practical experience in our state-of-the-art engineering laboratories.

A placement year in industry enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence.

Depending on your level of progress, transfer to our integrated Master's degree is possible at the end of either your first or second year. The MEng programme comprises an extra fourth academic year of more in-depth study, and can be taken with or without a placement year in industry.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

These courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation. This course is recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

Course details

Modules

Year 1:
Design, Build and Test (core)
Mathematical Methods and Applications (core)
Electronics and Mechanics (core)
Engineering Materials (core)
Thermofluids (core)
Computer Aided Engineering (core)

Year 2:
Further Mathematics and Statistics (core)
Clinical Movement Analysis (core)
Electronics for Bio-Sensing (core)
Healthcare Technology Project (core)
Functional Anatomy & Human Physiological Measurements (core)
Cell and Tissue Biology (core)

Year 3:
Individual Research Project (core)
Biomaterials with Implant Design and Technology (core)
Rehabilitation and Prosthetics (core)
Medical Ethics and Quality Management (core)
Project Management and Six Sigma (core)

Final Year:
Team Project (core)
Regenerative Medicine (core)
Genomic Coding and Genetic Engineering (core)
Clinical Biomechanics (core)
Clinical Diagnostics (core)

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

Professional bodies

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

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institute of

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 code HB1C
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS tariff points to include 64 points from 2 GCE Advanced Level (or equivalent) including GCE Advanced Level Mathematics at Grade C and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.
A level BBC 112 UCAS points to include Maths at grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Acceptable subjects: Any Engineering. Construction and the Built Environment not accepted.

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010): To include Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians module (Unit 28) at Merit.

BTEC National Extended Diploma (2016): To include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8) at Merit.
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS tariff points to include 12 Level 3 Maths credits at Merit. Applicants should be studying an Access to HE in Science or Engineering.
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS tariff points to include Advanced Higher grade D in Maths plus SQA Credit standard grade / Intermediate 2 at grade 3 in English or SQA National 5 grade C in English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Maths at grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS tariff points to include five Higher Level subjects including Maths at grade H1 and Ordinary English Language at grade O4.

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.

English language requirements for International and EU applicants:
The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,420 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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University of Bradford
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Bradford
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