Biomedical Engineering Imperial College London

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

This degree is professionally accredited by: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). 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.

Bioengineering is a rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field that applies engineering principles and technology to medical and biological problems. With an ageing population and advances in technology, biomedical engineering plays an integral role in global issues such as healthcare, energy and the environment.

This course aims to provide you with a broad foundation in physics, mathematics, engineering and medical science, through a range of modules designed to help you develop a deep understanding of fundamental engineering principles and an extensive knowledge of how the human body works. As you move through the course you progress to more advanced engineering studies that apply the quantitative aspects of engineering analysis and design to a broad range of biomedical problems.

This degree course adopts a top-down approach to bioengineering focusing on a breath of engineering skills and knowledge to address problems in medicine and biology. All Biomedical Engineering students follow a compulsory programme of study for the first two years, in areas such as mathematics, digital systems, electronics, mechanics, and real-world applications of bioengineering. This is designed to help you develop a deep understanding of fundamental engineering principles, alongside an extensive knowledge of how the human body works.

In the second year, you take part in an engineering design project as part of the Sports Innovation Challenge – aimed at improving the sporting and training equipment available to disabled people. A number of the projects developed by our students were used at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.

In the third year, you start specialising in your chosen pathway: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

You cover core and optional modules and a group project in this year. Whichever pathway you choose, you study a mixture of core and optional modules. You can also take modules from Imperial Horizons, and the Business for Professional Engineers programme, delivered by Imperial College Business School.

Your study reaches Master’s level in the fourth year, including advanced modules from our MSc course in Biomedical Engineering, which we have been teaching since 1991. Studying to this level means that graduates require fewer years of work experience to become a Chartered Engineer. In addition, a major individual project in your final year gives you the chance to showcase your research and project management skills. This begins early in the academic year and runs through until approximately mid-June.

We also offer this course with a Year Abroad and with a Year in Industry. Students interested in these opportunities should apply for this course (BH9C) in the first instance. Transfer to the Year Abroad or Industry options are possible up to the beginning of the third year, on completion of the shared syllabus in years one and two. You need to meet certain academic requirements to be eligible for transfer to the Year Abroad course. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    October 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Professional bodies

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

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of
  • Mechanical Engineers, Institute of
  • Materials, Minerals and Mining, Institute of
  • Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Institute of

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 BH9C
Institution code I50
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 Not accepted
A level A*AA Must include:

A* in Mathematics
A in Physics
A in Biology, Chemistry or Further Mathematics

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 Physics
D3 in Biology, Chemistry or Further Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points Must include:

6 in Mathematics at higher level
6 in Physics 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 course

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

The applicant interview 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

Test Grade Additional details
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

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £30,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £30,250 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

Tuition Fee information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/2019-20/ Scholarship information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships/presidents-scholarships/