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City, University of London

Biomedical Engineering

UCAS Code: BH81

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include A Level Mathematics

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE: A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 5 OR 32 points total, including Higher Level Physics/Biology/Chemistry at grade 5 and Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7.

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

D*DD

D*DD in Engineering (First teaching Sept 2016) with minimum grade D in units 1 - Engineering Principles, 7 - Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and 8 - Further Engineering Mathematics. Candidates must also have a minimum of grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics and Science/Physics.

UCAS Tariff

120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical engineering

One of the top ranked courses of its kind in the country, this course is aimed at students interested in a range of career opportunities in the biomedical engineering sector. Becoming a biomedical engineer promises an exciting career, bridging the advances in biomedical sciences with professional skills in delivering engineering projects within a rapidly growing field. Our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Measurement and Control and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

Biomedical Engineering applies the principles of science, engineering and medicine directly to the complex medical technologies used in the prognosis, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of the sick and injured. Biomedical engineers also require managerial and communication skills and an awareness of the economic, environmental and social implications of their activity. Our courses are designed to provide excellent training in all these areas. Becoming a biomedical engineer promises an exciting career, bridging the advances in biomedical sciences with professional skills in delivering engineering projects within a rapidly growing field.

Recent graduates have joined employers such as Philips Healthcare, Covidien, Siemens, Genetic Microdevices, AstraZeneca, Intertek and major hospitals in the NHS.

Modules

On the Biomedical Engineering course, you will cover a range of engineering applications that are relevant to the needs of the healthcare industry. Subjects covered include measurement, data analysis, mechatronics, biosignal and image processing, medical physics, biomedical instrumentation and biomedical optics.

If you are registered on the BEng (Hons) course and obtain good grades at the end of your second or third year you may transfer to the MEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course.

Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. Group exercises provide students with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs.

Students begin to specialise in Biomedical Engineering in year two while also studying measurement, data analysis and mechatronics.

The third year includes biosignal and image processing, medical physics and biomedical instrumentation, together with biomedical optics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.

Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

The balance of assessment by coursework (assessed essays and assignments) unseen examinations and a final year project will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows:

- Year 1
Written examination: 63% ? Coursework: 37%
- Year 2
Written examination: 53% ? Coursework: 47%
- Year 3
Written examination: 50% ? Practical: 6% ? Coursework: 44%

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Biomedical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biomedical engineering

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
44%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
56%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
29%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Biomedical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
67%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Administrative occupations: finance

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