Biomedical engineering is a very diverse field which is also developing rapidly. To help you to become a bioengineer of the future, we work closely with industry to ensure you are as well-prepared as possible for a career in this exciting and rewarding industry.
Our Biomedical Engineering courses are highly practical and use real examples and projects from industry and medicine. On this course you'll look at current health issues and develop materials, processes and devices that help prevent or treat disease or rehabilitate patients.
Areas of bioengineering covered on this course are biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, biomechanics, medical imaging,rehabilitation, and cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering.
In the School of Science and Technology we pride ourselves on our hands-on approach to teaching and giving you real-world experience. With our brand-new engineering courses we are taking these experiences to the next level with a revolutionary approach to teaching engineering.
We are partnering with industry every step of the way to ensure that you become the very best engineer of the future by working with all types and sizes of engineering organisations. In our innovative approach, you'll spend a large proportion of your time each year applying theory to live, industry-led projects. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for a year-long work placement to boost your industry knowledge even further.
With the focus firmly on problem-solving and live project work, we aim to give you three to four years of industry experience before you graduate. Who wouldn't want that on their CV?
Visit our engineering subject pages to watch our new video and for more details on our innovative teaching, industry partners and new facilities.
As is normal practice for new engineering courses, the University will seek accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for our programmes when they have students in the final year (2019/20). This accreditation will ensure the content of our courses matches the IET benchmark awarded to high-quality programmes that provide ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers. The accreditation, if granted, will be backdated to include the first intake years.
What you'll study
When does the course start?
Your course induction will take place in the last week of September and your course will start in October. For more information take a look at our academic calendar for details of term start and end dates.
How will I learn?
You will be taught through a variety of teaching and learning experiences which will include:
- industry-led projects
- group projects
- case studies
- oral presentations
- laboratory assessments and reports.
Where will I study?
Due to the highly applied nature of these courses, the majority of your time will be spent in two purpose designed and built facilities on Clifton Campus: the Engineering Research and Teaching building, and the Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Engagement Centre (ISTEC). In these facilities, you will take your practical and workshop sessions. The lectures and seminars will take place in our new Teaching and Learning building.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
- enhance your communication skills
- enrich your experience when travelling abroad
- boost your career prospects.
Find out more about the ULP.
Each year you'll take a combination of core modules to give you a solid grounding in engineering, specialist modules where you'll gain the specific skills needed for your particular subject area, and practical and project modules where you'll work on a task or project set by industry. View our course structure to find out what a typical year will look like.
Engineering Science Fundamentals
Study the aspects of materials, from a macroscopic perspective, including their key properties, and develop the core knowledge and skills that are essential to engineers and to engineering.
Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
This module will equip you with the relevant mathematical and computational skills for analysis and design that underpin many areas of engineering. These core mathematical skills will inform the discipline specific mathematics and computing skills you will use in the design, manufacture of testing of engineered products in the coming years.
Laboratory Analysis and Product Case Studies
Through the use of mini product case studies, explore materials science, design and manufacture processes and mathematical methods to understand why products are made the way they are.
Practical and Project Skills for Engineering
Learn the physical and IT workshop skills required in the design and manufacture of products, including basic design methods and fabrication.
Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics
This module will introduce you to basic methods for data collection and numerical techniques for analysing data to answer simple research questions in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
Chemistry of Materials
Learn how Biomedical engineers use their knowledge of science and mathematics to help solve health problems. You will be equipped with the fundamental knowledge necessary to understand