Biomedical Engineering (MEng (Hons))

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The award
MEng (Hons)

How long you will study
4 - 5 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16830 per year

All study options

About Biomedical Engineering at City, University of London

The integrated MEng (Hons) degree in Biomedical Engineering covers a range of engineering applications that are relevant to the needs of the healthcare industry and draws on City's long-standing expertise in technology and healthcare.

Who is it for?

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.

Objectives

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.

As a student on the MEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course you will:

  • Prepare for an exciting highly-skilled career in a rapidly growing field.
  • Learn from leading academics and experts in the medical industry.
  • Have the opportunity to complete a placement after your third year.
  • Work with teams from prominent clinical institutions including St Bartholomew's Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
  • Undertake a major individual research project.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • 'A' Level: AAA (including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology).
  • Tariff: 144 UCAS tariff points, including 'A' Level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology. Read more about the new UCAS tariff from September 2017.
  • IB: 35 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology at grade 6.

The following is also required:

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

Other suitable qualifications

  • 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.

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.

INTO City, University of London

Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the International Foundation in Engineering and Mathematics.

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

City works in partnership with KIC London to provide a range of preparatory courses for international students. KIC London courses offer comprehensive support to students - including regular one-to-one tuition. Students who successfully complete the KIC London Foundation course at the required level have a guaranteed progression route to City, University of London degree courses.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
  • PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 50 in each component.

English language programmes

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2018 should arrive at UCAS between September 2017 and 15th January 2018. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2018 will be considered only at City's discretion.

When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

Teaching and learning

This course is highly interdisciplinary. Students learn from academics of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering and the School of Health Sciences, hospital consultants and experts from the medical industry.

Information is delivered in lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory classes. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study. Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study. Group learning and communication skills are emphasised through design studies and student presentations.

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.

Assessment weightings by year

Type%Year 110Year 220Year 330Year 440Year 4
  • Year 1: 10%
  • Year 2: 20%
  • Year 3: 30%
  • Year 4: 40%

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.

The MEng (Hons) course covers further modules on biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical sensors, bioinformatics and telemedicine.

In Part 4 MEng students will be involved in design project, which is a key part of the integrated Master's degree action as a transition from formal education to professional life. Project work embraces not only the technical aspects of design using advanced engineering tools but develops professional skills such as management, team building and business. The focus of all the projects is the delivery of a substantial machine or device in an international context, incorporating the latest thinking in technology as supported by our engineering research activities. Motivation levels in such projects are extremely high and the experience offers graduates opportunities to excel in job interviews with project achievements as exemplars of what they have delivered.

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

Year 4

The final year of the integrated Masters involves a major individual research project and group design exercises and modules covering variety of topics including advanced structural analysis and heat transfer, advanced computational fluid dynamics etc. Students can select one of the following options: European Global Product Design (EGPR), Formula Student, Aircraft Design Project or Gas Turbine project. Please note that project availability may vary year to year dependent on student cohort size, demand and resource constraints.

Download the relevant programme specification

Related courses

Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Foundation The Foundation course provides a pathway to BEng and MEng degree courses…

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMEng (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 - 5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16830 per year

Notes about fees for this course

More about fees

*The tuition fee for UK and EU students is determined by the UK Government and was £9,250 for the first year of study at City in 2017/18. The tuition fee for students commencing their studies in 2018/19 has not yet been confirmed: we will update these pages as soon as we receive confirmation. Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government's Office for Budget Responsibility. However, this is subject to confirmation. The index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. If fees do increase in each subsequent year of study, we will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study. Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited by the All Items Retail Prices Index.

** The tuition fee for Non-UK/non-EU students was £16,830 for the first year of study in 2018/19. Each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students, but this is also subject to confirmation.

Funding

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Placements

The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand placement and internship support and guidance for students throughout their studies.

Our team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure professional experience across a range of industries. The team also has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations

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 - if you are on the MEng (Hons) route.

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.

Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to; achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary.

Our London location

At the heart of cosmopolitan London City is perfectly situated in the vibrant area of Clerkenwell. Close to many innovative and well-known businesses with strong ties to our students and alumni, City is the ideal place to be as an engineering student.

Academic facilities

We have a range of recently refurbished facilities, including brand new undergraduate, postgraduate and research laboratories.

The Finkelstein Undergraduate Electronics Teaching Laboratory is the centrepiece of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Its facilities include state of the art electronic test and measurement devices, used for the teaching of new students, as well as advanced students working on their own individual or group projects.

Students are able to fabricate their own printed circuit boards using robotic technology. There is also a power engineering related working area, enabling students to access high voltage motors and transformers, as well as photovoltaic systems.

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