This cross-disciplinary programme is designed for students with a strong interest in engineering and bio-medicine. Drawing from our established expertise in developing medical-electronic systems and from the research synergies with the School of Biosciences (eg systems biology), the programme produces engineers with a solid knowledge in biology and medical science.
Nowadays, business and research environments, such as biotechnology, increasingly require engineers who can design complete solutions involving complex integrated systems. Our programme goes beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and educates engineers that can develop systems used in medical practice and research in biology.
You undertake laboratory practicals in both electronics and biology. Throughout the programme, you carry out projects where you build bioscience-related electronic devices under the supervision of academics from engineering and biosciences.
Our modules provide solid knowledge in mathematics, electronics, programming, mechanics, physiology and biology.
You also attend seminars delivered by experts in biomedical engineering working in private companies, research centres or NHS institutions.
Biomedical Engineering student Camilla talks about her course at the University of Kent.
It is also possible to take this programme with a year in industry. For details, see Biomedical Engineering with a Year in Industry.