Aston University, Birmingham

Biomedical Engineering Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our three year BEng Biomedical Engineering course is designed to provide an academic and practical understanding of engineering systems and applications in the medical field. You will develop a deep understanding of the human physiology and the biological functions of the body. Specific emphasis is put on engineering knowledge and practical skills.

Biomedical engineers have the skills and flexibility to be involved in a wide number of activities from the development of novel devices to the delivery of expert services directly to patients.

By studying this course you will have access to a variety of careers in many environments, which include: hospitals, private and public research facilities, medical institutions, universities and government agencies. You will be entering the profession at a time of exciting change and innovation.

Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

  • Opportunity to complete several clinical and manufacturing visits designed to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Students who achieve an average mark of 50% in the third year of the BEng program can choose to enter the MEng (you can convert to this programme at any time during the BEng)

  • We are partners in the Medical Device Testing and Evaluation centre (MD-TEC) based in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. You will have access to over 100 companies developing real-world health products and seeking graduate employees in an entrepreneurial environment with mock operating theatres and wards.

Course details


Year 1
Learn the principles and practices of engineering with a healthcare focus in topics such as electronic engineering, engineering science, human anatomy and physiology for engineers, mathematics for engineers and software engineering. Undertake a team project based on a real-world example.

Year 2
Develop your skills and knowledge further in topics such as biomaterials, biomechanics, and mathematical applications. Carry out two hands-on projects to design and develop advanced medical instruments.

Final year
Expand your understanding of advanced topics including biotechnology and regenerative medicine, computational fluid dynamics (CFD)/ finite element analysis (FEA) for biomedical engineering, kinematics and prosthetics and medical imaging. The individual research project will consolidate your abilities with the development of a complete medical device: from the concept proposal to the final prototype design.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

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 H542
Institution code A80
Campus name Main Site
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 BBB - BCC Maths and Physics are required subjects. You must also pass the practical elements of any science courses taken.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD Subject must be in a relevant engineering field.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
Applicants of 21 or above considered.
Scottish Higher ABBBB To include Maths and Physics.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,550 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

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students.

Provider information

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Aston University, Birmingham
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

Course contact details

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LHS Undergraduate Admissions Office

+44 (0)121 204 3302