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Birmingham City University Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering
Birmingham City University

Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering

Birmingham, United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 9,250 / per year *


* UK students: £9,250 per year | international students: £13,980 per year


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Are you interested in engineering that interacts with the human body? Our practice-led Biomedical Engineering degree explores mathematics, anatomy, physiology and computing to meet the rapid advancement in technology which is becoming a vital part of healthcare. Throughout this programme, you will have the option to carry out exciting work placements in the UK and abroad.

What's covered in this course?

Our unique Biomedical Engineering degree programme will provide you with the skills and expertise needed to work in specialist areas such as assistive technology, rehabilitation, medical imaging and robotics, physiology monitoring, cardiopulmonary engineering, m-health and e-health, orthopaedic implants and regenerative medicine/ tissue engineering.

Biomedical Engineering (also known as bioengineering) is a discipline of engineering that interacts with the human body. You will be developing and applying innovative skills in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of medical equipment and devices covering all spectrums from the newborn to assistive living for the elderly. Industrial-led practical workshops and labs will help enhance your technical skills. This will enable you to relate ‘real-life’ commercial innovations to the underpinning academic theory learnt in the lectures.

Our state-of-the-art facilities will allow you to explore a variety of biomedical applications including sensing and measuring on micro and nano scales, personal health tracking, remote diagnosis and monitoring, and biomaterials to name a few. The knowledge acquired will then enable you to engage in exciting projects such as designing prostheses or devising new medical technology for physicians and medical professionals to be used in the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Along with these technical skills, as an engineer, you will also gain a diverse range of transferrable skills, including effective communication, leadership, the ability to critically assess gaps in target healthcare markets, and the tools required to provide solutions to bridge those gaps.

The programme is currently in the progression of accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Why choose us?

  1. Explore the multi-disciplinary of a career in Biomedical Engineering - you’ll have access to the excellent facilities on both our health and engineering campuses. Giving you the benefits of both disciplines in regard to resources and a range of academics
  2. 93% of BEng students were satisfied with the teaching in this course (NSS 2022)
  3. We’ve invested £71 million in our City South Campus - featuring specialist labs and over £250,000 worth of new equipment
  4. Small tutorial classes to allow for in-depth opportunities to develop your skills and receive constructive feedback
  5. Student support - we provide you with a personal tutor to support you in achieving your learning goals
  6. Get work experience abroad - you can apply for a travel scholarship as part of our Go Abroad scheme to carry out exciting work placements overseas


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