Aston University, Birmingham

Biomedical Engineering Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our four year MEng Biomedical Engineering course is delivered in a way that is unique to Aston. You will complete years one to three alongside the BEng students. Fourth year modules are uniquely delivered via distance learning, allowing you to undertake them whilst on an internship, work placement or in employment in the biomedical engineering industry, applying what you have learnt to your real-life work.

The 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. In addition, you will gain a masters degree and have completed relevant work experience within 4 years (rather than the traditional 5) and have the potential to be employed after the end of your third year.

As a Biomedical Engineer, you will be entering the profession at a time of exciting change and innovation. 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.

Biomedical engineers can have varied careers in many environments, including hospitals, private and public research facilities, medical institutions, universities and government agencies.

Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and meets the academic requirement in full for Chartered Engineer registration

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

  • 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

Modules

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.

Year 3
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.

MEng year (optional)
Complete a research project and study topics such as research methods and statistics, leadership skills, and clinical trials and medical regulations. Modules are uniquely delivered via distance learning, allowing you to undertake them whilst working in the biomedical engineering industry. You will gain a masters degree and have completed relevant work experience within 4 years (rather than the traditional 5) and have the potential to be employed after the end of your third year.

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


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 H541
Institution code A80
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 BBB - BBC BBB - BBC (must include one subject from: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics).

Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies.

A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.

We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits and only your latest grades will be accepted. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD With this BTEC you must also achieve a grade B in one subject from: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics.

If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are not required to take an additional A Level.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
Subjects Accepted: Engineering, Math, Physics, Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science or Electronics.
Scottish Higher ABBBB This must include Maths and Physics.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs which must include Mathematics and English Language all at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key skills or Functional skills in place of these.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 - 31 points 31 - 29 points overall and must include grades 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects which must include Maths OR Physics. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Mathematics and English Language.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD With this BTEC you must also achieve grades B in one A-Level subject from: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics.
If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are required to achieve grade B in one A-Level subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects of which one must include either: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics.
If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are required to achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects of which one must include either: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics.
If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are required to achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects.

Admissions Review Process

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, any experience, references and motivation. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with lower predicted grades if the application is of a high standard which includes a strong personal statement and academic reference. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated below. Find out more about our admissions policy.

Applicant Visit Days
Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 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

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
Birmingham
B4 7ET


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