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Biomedical Engineering  BEng (Hons)

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

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City University London's BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course 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.
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.

In addition, engineers require managerial skills, the ability to communicate effectively, a good measure of human understanding 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.

The Biomedical group works closely with teams from prominent clinical institutions including St Bartholomew's Hospital, the Royal London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Entry Requirements:

  • 'A' Level: 320 UCAS tariff points, including 'A' Levels in two sciences or Mathematics and one science subject with grade B required in one science subject or mathematics.
  • BTEC: DDD in a relevant subject, including D in L3 Mathematics.
  • IB: 30 points, including 5 in High Level Mathematics and Physics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering at grade B/250 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade B/100 points.
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Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000
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Start Date:

September 2014

UCAS code:

BH81; BHV1 with professional placement

Entry Requirements

For entry in 2014

  • 'A' Level: 320 UCAS tariff points, including 'A' Levels in two sciences or Mathematics and one science subject with grade B required in one science subject or mathematics.
  • BTEC: DDD in a relevant subject, including D in L3 Mathematics.
  • IB: 30 points, including 5 in High Level Mathematics and Physics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering at grade B/250 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade B/100 points.

Pre-requisites

Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Other Suitable Qualifications

Foundation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

English Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • TOEFL: 87 internet-based total.
  • GCSE: English Language grade C.

English Language Programmes

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. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Undergraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Visa Requirements

City University London retains Highly Trusted Status from UKBA, enabling us to sponsor international students to study in the UK.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
September 2014
Duration:
Full-time: 3 years or 4 years including a professional placement

Course Content

The BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree course combines aspects of medical science and electronics to facilitate the development of devices to treat the sick and injured.

Course Structure

Year one and Year two

You will study the fundamental principles of engineering that underpin the design of medical equipment. Core modules include:

  • Analogue and digital electronics
  • Circuit theory
  • Computer technology and programming
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering science
  • Mathematics
  • Signals and systems
  • Specialist Biomedical Engineering modules.
In addition, you will study specialist biomedical engineering modules to help them gain sufficient familiarity with physiological concepts and language of medicine.

Year one covers:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to biomedical engineering.
Year two covers:
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Biomedical optics.

Final year

Specialist biomedical engineering modules include:

  • Digital image processing
  • Medical imaging
  • Medical ultrasound
  • Respiratory and cardiovascular measurement
  • Sensors and sensing systems in biomedical engineering.

You will also undertake individual project work, giving you the opportunity to work in a team environment with members of the School's research teams and clinical teams.


Read the full programme specification

Teaching and Assessment

The BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course is interdisciplinary and you will learn from academics of the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Informatics, as well as hospital consultants and experts from the medical industry. Information is delivered through lectures, seminars and tutorials, supplemented by laboratory-based or theoretical coursework.

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Undergraduate Fees and Finance.

Prizes

There are prizes and awards for students who perform well in examinations and project work. Details of the prizes can be obtained from the Associate Dean for the relevant subject area. In addition, the committee may make recommendations for University awards.

Placements

You are strongly encouraged to seek a placement after your second year. The placement will give you the opportunity to learn more about industry, take on graduate-level responsibilities and in some cases work as part of a multinational work force. You will be paid a salary while on your placement.

Career Prospects

The biomedical engineering field is wide and graduates can find employment in areas such as the medical technology industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the Ministry of Health and other health-related departments, and biomedical research.

Professional accreditation

City's BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree course is accredited by the major professional engineering bodies - the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC), and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) - with whom we maintain close professional links.

Biomedical Engineering

UCAS code: BH81; BHV1 with professional placement


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You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options. UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities. You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2014 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2013 and 15 January 2014. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2014 will be considered only at the University'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

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