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Biomedical Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

to include A Level Mathematics

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

A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English PLUS a minimum of grade 6 (B) in GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6 OR 34 points total, including Higher Level Physics/Biology/Chemistry at grade 6 and Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7.

UCAS Tariff

128

to include A Level Mathematics

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biomedical engineering

The integrated MEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree is designed to offer students the most direct route to achieving CEng professional registration. 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.

On this accredited degree, you’ll learn how to apply engineering to the healthcare industry. You’ll take part in interdisciplinary study with experts in maths, science, engineering and medical disciplines, to develop in-demand professional and technical skills.

Biomedical engineers develop innovative technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of medical conditions. It is a growth area with applications in a range of industries. Our degrees are designed to prepare you for an exciting highly-skilled career in this rapidly growing field.

Our degrees are triple-accredited by professional bodies, meaning your qualification will be recognised for its quality and relevance. Furthermore, you will:

- Develop in-depth biomedical engineering expertise, alongside professional skills in management and communication

- Work with teams from prominent clinical institutions including St Bartholomew's Hospital and The Royal London Hospital

- Gain hands-on experience with high-tech equipment in our newly refurbished undergraduate and research labs

You can undertake a summer internship at the end of each academic year or opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your third year. Our team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure professional experience across a range of industries. Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification. In recent years Biomedical Engineering students have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as Urban Science, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Department for Work and Pensions, UCAS and Genetic Microdevices.

Biomedical engineers today work in a range of industries. Their problem-solving skills and multidisciplinary education are well known and respected in the UK industry and abroad. Modern provision of healthcare depends greatly on biomedical engineers who are skilled in the design and operation of specialist instrumentation and imaging equipment. 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 and overseas.

Modules

Year 1
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and design, with our common engineering first year.

- Mathematics I (20 credits)
- Engineering Science (20 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics I (20 credits)
- Solid Mechanics (20 credits)
- Electronics (20 credits)
- Design I (20 credits)
- Personal and Professional Development (5 credits)

Year 2
Specialise in biomedical engineering with modules including mechatronics, biomedical instrumentation and programming. Complete your second engineering design project.

- Mathematics II (20 credits)
- Biomedical Instrumentation (20 credits)
- Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (20 credits)
- Mechatronics (20 credits)
- Computer Science and Programming (20 credits)
- Digital Design (20 credits)

Year 3
Deepen your expertise in biomedical engineering with applied modules including medical physics and imaging, and biomedical optics. Deliver two specialist projects and develop professional skills in engineering management.

- Biosignal and Image Processing (20 credits)
- Biomedical Optics (20 credits)
- Medical Physics and Imaging (20 credits)
- MEng Individual Project (Stage 3) (20 credits)
- Engineering Management (20 credits)
- Design III: Biomedical Engineering (20 credits)

Year 4
Transition from academic study to professional practice with a significant biomedical engineering group design project.

- Robotics, Imaging and Vision (20 credits)
- Biomedical Sensors (20 credits)
- Biomedical Informatics and Telemedicine (20 credits)
- Design IV: Biomedical (40 credits)
- MEng Individual Project (Stage 4) (20 credits)"

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.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:

Year 1
- Written examination: 61%
- Coursework: 39%

Year 2
- Written examination: 53%
- Coursework: 47%

Year 3
- Written examination: 47%
- Practical: 5%
- Coursework: 48%

Year 4
- Written examination: 33%
- Practical: 10%
- Coursework: 57%"

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

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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.

58%
low
Biomedical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering

Teaching and learning

53%
Staff make the subject interesting
53%
Staff are good at explaining things
53%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
50%
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

68%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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