Biomedical Engineering BEng/MEng

Develop your maths, science and engineering skills with our biomedical engineering degree to take your career further in this rapidly developing field.


BEng: 3 years full-time; 4 years with sandwich year; 5 years PT




$11,300 (CA) $16,400 (INT)

Course Summary

Our multi-disciplinary biomedical engineering course mixes engineering with medicine. This provides you with a solid understanding of the technological developments taking place in medicine, engineering, physics, maths and computer science. You’ll build on your previous experience in applied mathematics, physics, or other sciences . During your course you will enhance your engineering knowledge and gain specialist skills which will help you to design and improve existing and emergent systems, devices and treatments. Our degree has been specifically designed to meet the standards set by the collaboration between the CA Quality Assurance Agency and the Engineering Council alongside the demands of healthcare providers. You’ll gain specialist biomedical engineering skills to follow in the footsteps of graduates who’ve forged careers in clinical engineering, biomechanics, drug design, and pharmaceuticals. We’ve got fully equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories for medical device design and human performance measurement. You’ll also have access to the facilities in our human-computer interaction research department. It’s here that we’re making significant healthcare developments, which include the rehabilitation of stroke victims and amputees. You’ll gain valuable professional experience – and receive a Diploma of Industrial Studies – by taking a work placement with the NHS or one of our industrial partners between years two and three. Our highly experienced team of professional engineers and qualified healthcare practitioners are on hand to give you the support you need to succeed in your studies and establish your career in biomedical engineering. If you’re applying for our four-year MEng biomedical engineering degree, you’ll not only be able to gain a masters qualification once you’ve completed the fourth year of the degree, you’ll also be able to receive student loan funding to cover your course fees. Biomedical engineering studies gives you the ultimate stepping-stone to a number of global career opportunities in a rapidly expanding field. You’ll graduate from our course with career options in a variety of sections, including cellular, tissue, genetic, clinical or rehabilitation engineering, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, and medical imaging. During your course, you’ll get personalised support from your Personal Tutor, Student Learning Assistant, and Graduate Academic Assistant. Their first-hand experience in your subject area means they understand how to best support you.

Course Content

This course will cover the engineering design principles and engineering fundamentals such as mechanics and electronics and the mathematics that support them. You will learn about anatomy and physiology, and learn to interpret, analyse and critically evaluate experimental results to improve technology , as well as the instrumentation to diagnose and treat disease and disability. By choosing this degree, you have the potential to make life-changing advancements in the field, working on a diverse range of projects such as artificial organs, automated patient monitoring, blood chemistry sensors, advanced therapeutic and surgical devices. You will also cover the application of expert systems and artificial intelligence, clinical decision making, design of optimal clinical laboratories, medical imaging systems, computer modelling of physiological systems, biomaterials design, and biomechanics for injury and wound healing, among many others. Throughout your studies you will gain the advanced analytical, technical and professional skills required to begin a career in biomedical engineering. You will gain skills in creative problem solving through design, as well as the ability to effectively conduct research and communicate your work. Your practical workshop, modelling and prototyping skills will also have developed. After working for a substantial length of time, at an appropriate level of professional practice, you will be able to attain the professional status of Chartered Engineer.

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