One of the top ranked courses of its kind in the country, this course is aimed at students interested in a range of career opportunities in the biomedical engineering sector. Becoming a biomedical engineer promises an exciting career, bridging the advances in biomedical sciences with professional skills in delivering engineering projects within a rapidly growing field.
City's Biomedical Engineering course applies the principles of science, engineering and medicine directly to the complex medical technologies used in the prognosis, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of the sick and injured. Biomedical engineers also require managerial and communication skills and an awareness of the economic, environmental and social implications of their activity. Our Biomedical Engineering programme is designed to provide excellent training in all these areas.
The current accreditation of the programme by IET, InstMC and IPEM has expired at the end of the academic year 2014/15 and a full renewal accreditation visit is taking place in November 2015.
In addition, the following is required:
If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.
INTO City University London offers an International Foundation programme in Engineering and Mathematics. This course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in purpose-built study facilities. Successful completion of the International Foundation programme at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this degree.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Find out more about:
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You are strongly encouraged to seek a placement after your second year during the Biomedical Engineering BEng programme. The placement provides the opportunity to learn more about the industry, take on graduate-level responsibilities and in some cases work as part of a multinational workforce.
Placements are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree.
The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand support and guidance for students throughout their studies. The team has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations including start-ups in Tech City.
We have a range of recently refurbished facilities, including brand new undergraduate, postgraduate and research laboratories.
The Finkelstein Undergraduate Electronics Teaching Laboratory is the centrepiece of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Its facilities include state of the art electronic test and measurement devices, used for the teaching of new students, as well as advanced students working on their own individual or group projects.
Students are able to fabricate their own printed circuit boards using robotic technology. There is also a power engineering related working area, enabling students to access high voltage motors and transformers, as well as photovoltaic systems.
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This course is interdisciplinary and you will learn from academics of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering and the School of Health Sciences, as well as hospital consultants and experts from the medical industry.
Information is delivered in lectures, seminars and tutorials, supplemented by laboratory-based or theoretical coursework.
If you are registered on the BEng (Hons) and obtain good grades at the end of your second or third year you may transfer to the Biomedical Engineering MEng (Hons) course.
You will study the fundamental principles of engineering that underpin the design of medical equipment. With a number of core modules, you will receive a thorough introduction to biomedical engineering as well as study topics covering engineering and medical aspects of the degree.
Core modules include:
You will continue to study the fundamental principles of engineering that underpin the design of medical equipment.
Core modules include:
You will also undertake individual project work, which will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment with members of the School's research and clinical teams. The individual project is a fantastic way for you to explore an area of biomedical engineering that is of particular interest to you.
Core modules include:
Modern provision of healthcare depends greatly on biomedical engineers. Becoming a biomedical engineer promises an exciting career, bridging the advances in biomedical sciences with professional skills in delivering engineering projects in a growing field.
Biomedical engineers work in a range of industries. Their problem-solving skills and multidisciplinary education are well known and respected in the UK industry and abroad.
The city Biomedical Engineering undergraduate course prepares you for a career in the medical and technology fields. From working in the pharmaceutical industry to the Ministry of Health, the course can allow you to work in a variety of roles.
The biomedical engineering field is wide and graduates can find employment in areas such as:
- The medical technology industry
- The pharmaceutical industry
- Biomedical research
- The Ministry of Health
- Other health-related departments.
For those looking for further study, City offers a Biomedical Engineering Masters programme in the form of an MEng course.
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