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    1. 2017
    2. 2016
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Biomedical Engineering

BEng (Hons) |
The BEng (Hons) degree in Biomedical Engineering covers a range of engineering applications that are relevant to the needs of the healthcare industry and draws on City's long-standing expertise in technology and healthcare.

Key Information

Start date

September 2017

Duration

3 years

Fees

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 per year (fees in subsequent years may be subject to increases (limited to the Retail Prices Index) dependent on governmental policy)

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,500 per year (fees may increase in subsequent years in line with the Retail Prices Index)

UCAS code

BH81

Application period

From 6th September 2016

Until 15th January 2017

Who is it for?

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.

Objectives

Biomedical Engineering 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 courses are designed to provide excellent training in all these areas.

Chartered status may be reached by taking a BEng (Hons) degree followed by a Masters degree (or Engineering doctorate) accredited by the appropriate engineering institution.

As a student on the BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course you will:

  • Prepare for an exciting highly-skilled career in a rapidly growing field.
  • Learn from leading academics and experts in the medical industry.
  • Have the opportunity to complete a placement after your second year.
  • Work with teams from prominent clinical institutions including St Bartholomew's Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Please note the 2017-entry course is currently subject to final Instiution approval.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • 'A' Level: ABB (including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology).
  • Tariff: 128 UCAS tariff points (including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology). Read more about the new UCAS tariff from September 2017.
  • BTEC: D*DD in Engineering with minimum grade B in 'A' Level Mathematics or Physics.
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.
  • IB: 33 points (including Higher Level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology at grade 6).

The following is also required:

  • GCSE: A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English.

Other suitable qualifications

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 of London

Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the International Foundation in Engineering and Mathematics.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
  • PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 50 in each component.

English language programmes

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses. Learn more about INTO's English for University Study programme.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at City's discretion.

When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

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City is ranked 2nd in London for Electrical & Electronic Engineering degrees in the Guardian University Guide 2017
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City is ranked 11th in the UK for Electrical & Electronic Engineering degrees in the Guardian University Guide 2017
94%
94% of students are satisfied with the overall quality of the course

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The Dean of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, Professor Roger Crouch, explains the seven engineering degrees on offer at City.

Placements

The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand placement and internship support and guidance for students throughout their studies.

Our team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure professional experience across a range of industries. The team also has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations

You can undertake a summer internship at the end of each academic year or opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your third year - if you are on the MEng (Hons) route.

Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.

Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to; achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary.

Academic facilities

Electrical and Electronic engineering facilities image

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.

Image credit: Laurie Griffith

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Teaching and learning

This course is highly interdisciplinary. Students learn from academics of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering and the School of Health Sciences, hospital consultants and experts from the medical industry.

Information is delivered in lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory classes. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study. Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study. Group learning and communication skills are emphasised through design studies and student presentations.

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.

Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

Assessment weightings by year

  • Year 1: 10%
  • Year 2: 30%
  • Year 3: 60%

Modules

On the Biomedical Engineering course, you will cover a range of engineering applications that are relevant to the needs of the healthcare industry. Subjects covered include measurement, data analysis, mechatronics, biosignal and image processing, medical physics, biomedical instrumentation and biomedical optics.

If you are registered on the BEng (Hons) course and obtain good grades at the end of your second or third year you may transfer to the MEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course.

Year 1

Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. Group exercises provide students with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs.

Year 2

Students begin to specialise in Biomedical Engineering in year two while also studying measurement, data analysis and mechatronics. Students registered on the BEng degree, who average at least 60 per cent at the end of year two, are encouraged to transfer to the MEng degree.

Year 3

The third year includes biosignal and image processing, medical physics and biomedical instrumentation, together with biomedical optics.

Career prospects

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.

Modern provision of healthcare depends greatly on biomedical engineers who are skilled in the design and operation of specialist instrumentation and imaging equipment. 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.

The biomedical engineering field is wide and graduates can find employment in areas such as the NHS (both in engineering and related disciplines such as medical physics, cardiology or medical imaging), the medical technology industry, the pharmaceutical industry, academic or private biomedical research, the Department of Health and other healthcare organisations. Recent graduates have joined employers such as:

  • Philips Healthcare
  • Covidien
  • Siemens
  • Genetic Microdevices
  • AstraZeneca
  • Intertek
  • major hospitals in the NHS and overseas
99.9% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15

Biomedical Engineering

UCAS code: BH81

Application Deadline

15th January 2017


Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at City's discretion.

When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

Contact details

Engineering Admissions Officer

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