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Birmingham City University

Biomedical Engineering

UCAS Code: H16A

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Must include A Level Mathematics or Physics Grade C or above Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or Level 3 equivalents

AS

A,A-C,C

112 UCAS tariff points. Must include A Level Mathematics or Physics Grade C or above Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. Including 12 credits at Merit or Distinction (of which 9 must be in Mathematics and 3 in Science subject. If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Two subjects at grade C/4 or above Must include Mathematics and English Language. Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are accepted . Must have been achieved at the point of application. • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application Acceptable equivalents: - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2 Application of Number and Communication Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Scottish Credit Standard Grade 2 or above

HNC (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 Must be in an Engineering related subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Must be in an Engineering related subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Overall with grade 5 in Mathematics (Higher level) and pass one of the following subjects from Group 4 at Higher Level (Computer Science, Chemistry, Design Technology Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include Mathematics in Higher Level

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Must be in Mathematics or Engineering related subject

112 UCAS tariff points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics

Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

D*D*

Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

112 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics

112 UCAS tariff points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

112 UCAS tariff points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics

Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate must include Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Mathematics

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).

UCAS Tariff

112

Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical engineering

Are you interested in engineering that interacts with the human body? A fast-emerging sector in the UK, and globally, this 3-year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course will provide you with the skills needed to enter the rapidly expanding manufacturing and health care sector. As well as learning technical skills, you will also develop a range of transferable skills, including effective communication, leadership and business management.

You will benefit from facilities and learning spaces at our £71 million City South Campus for health and City Centre campus for engineering.

This unique course pulls in a range of different subjects, from mechanical to electrical and electronic engineering and the opportunities to undertake valuable work placements, international exchanges, and informative trips and visits - as well as networking events with employers!

You could go on to work alongside medical professionals and scientists, designing artificial limbs and life saving technology, or you could pursue a career in medicine, engineering or medical imaging and robotics.

So, if you have a creative flair and love of science/engineering then this could be the course for you! Visit the Birmingham City University website or get in touch to find out more.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Biomedical engineering

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£21,600
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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