Biomedical engineering brings technological innovation to medicine and healthcare, integrating engineering with the human body.
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The subject covers the design and development of artificial medical implants – hip joints, heart valves and prosthetic limbs. But it also encompasses medical technology such as surgical robots, nanomedicine, tissue engineering and diagnostic tools. Another branch of biomedical engineering focuses on how our bodies function and the biomaterials from which we are made.
You’ll study core engineering modules, alongside specialist biomedical engineering modules from the first semester so you can start to develop in-depth knowledge. Final-year option modules cover tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biomechanics, medical imaging and robotics. Your third-year individual research project will be based on your own interests and integrated into the School’s world-leading research activities.
Students who choose to take the MEng degree will carry out a group project linked to industry and containing appropriate clinical input, with a focus on solving real biomedical engineering design problems.
This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, which means students can progress to chartered engineer status (CEng).
The structure of the course and the method of delivering it made every component very interesting throughout the three years. This is especially because the course is taught by some of the best researchers in the country, who teach state of the art research rather than relying on textbooks.