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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.
This course combines professional engineering knowledge and expertise with an appreciation of the functioning of the human body.
Apply professional engineering knowledge to understand, modify and control biological systems on this 4-year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree, including a sandwich placement year in industry.
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.
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).
Design, Build and Test (core)
Mathematical Methods and Applications (core)
Electronics and Mechanics (core)
Engineering Materials (core)
Computer Aided Engineering (core)
Further Engineering 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)
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)
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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Mechanical Engineers, Institute of
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|