Newcastle University

Mechanical Engineering with Biomedical Engineering Newcastle University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Biomedical engineering embraces a wide range of engineering and medical techniques - such as biomechanics, biotribology, biomaterials and biosensors - to help humans and animals stay physically mobile for longer. This professionally accredited degree will equip you to work in this fascinating area.
You take specialist modules including BioMEMS, design for human-systems integration and biomaterials and tissue engineering.
This degree is accredited by the following organisations, providing industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification:
•the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
•the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

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 H3H8
Institution code N21
Campus name Main Site (Newcastle)
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB AAB including Mathematics and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics, but excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element.

GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B or 6) required if Physics not offered at A or AS level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits
M: 0 credits
P: 0 credits
Access Qualifications in a relevant area of engineering or physical science. Must include 45 Level 3 credits at Distinction. At least 15 level 3 credits must be in mathematics (including integral and differential calculus). GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B or 6) required if Physics not offered at a higher level.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 Typically D3,D3,D3 in Principal Subjects including Mathematics, and one of Physics, Chemistry or Further Mathematics.

GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science (minimum grade B or 6) required if not offered at a higher level.
Extended Project We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points 34 points with Mathematics and at least one of Physics or Chemistry at Higher Level grade 6 or above. Physics required at Standard Level grade 5 or above if not offered at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB AAB at Advanced Higher including Mathematics and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or another Mathematics.

Higher Physics or Chemistry required at grade B if not offered at Advanced Higher. Two Highers at the required grade (in different subjects to those offered at Advanced Higher) may replace a third Advanced Higher.

Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

•If you already have, or are taking, the A level (or equivalent) Maths and Science qualifications specified in our entry requirements, you should apply for stage 1 (First Year) entry of the engineering degree course in which you are interested
•If you have a Maths qualification but will not have it at A level (or equivalent) when you start your degree, you should apply for the relevant degree with Foundation Year. We may give you the opportunity to take the Newcastle University Pre-Entry Maths Course* and the option to start in First Year if we think that this will be the best route for you

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £22,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Provider information

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Newcastle University
King’s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne

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0191 208 3333