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The first year includes an introduction to the relevant fundamentals. You’ll start to specialise in your second year in one of biomedical engineering, biomaterials science and tissue engineering, biological and systems bioprocessing, or medical devices and systems.

Project work, sometimes in groups, could see you tackling industrial problems and developing your management skills. In the third year you’ll work on a group project, and in the final year you’ll complete a major piece of individual research related to your chosen specialism.

All our students take the Global Engineering Challenge. Working with students from other engineering courses you’ll have to find creative solutions to problems. The project looks at challenges faced by communities throughout the world. It’s designed to develop you as a professional engineer and get you thinking about sustainable solutions.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Introduction to Bioengineering
Introduction to Electric and Electronic Circuits
Modelling, Analysis and Control
Systems Engineering Mathematics
Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems
Biomaterials I
Physics of Living Systems 2
Tissue Structure and Function
Global Engineering Challenge Week

Second year

Core modules:

Control Systems Analysis for Continuous and Discrete Systems
Advanced Bioengineering Topics
Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving
Engineering – You’re Hired

Optional modules:

Communication Electronics
Introduction to Microstructure, Kinetics and Mechanical Properties of Materials
Mathematics & Data Modelling
Aspects of Medical Imaging and Technology
Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems II
Biomaterials II
Biomedical Instrumentation
Cell and Molecular Biology
Design Skills
Design and Manufacturing
Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Materials Under Stress
Mathematics III (Chemical)
The Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System

Third year

Core modules:

Group Project in Bioengineering
Finance and Law for Engineers
Project Management and HRM for Engineers
Scientific Writing

Career opportunities

Our graduates are professional engineers who work alongside materials scientists, physicians, dentists, immunologists, nurses, therapists and technicians. They design medical instruments, repair body tissue and solve clinical problems through research. They also help develop new procedures, drug production processes and treatments.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States