Course overview Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering BEng (Hons)
This course is subject to approval.
This three-year course is interdisciplinary, starting with an engineering basis then introducing elements of health sciences before focusing on advanced biomedical and healthcare engineering subjects such as biomedical instrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, electrophysiology and cardiorespiratory measurements, imaging, sensing and bio signal analysis techniques including data analytics in healthcare.
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. Over the three years, you will develop professional engineering skills, with a focus on innovative and sustainable solutions to healthcare related challenges.
Individual and group biomedical and healthcare engineering design projects demonstrate your expertise to future employers.
- Benefit from exceptional industry and NHS involvement in the degree programme, including projects set by industry and NHS and guest lectures from practising biomedical and healthcare engineers
- Study in world leading test facilities, including our flagship Biomedical Engineering Research Centre, where you conduct research and test your theories
- Get hands-on experience with designing and fabricating healthcare technologies and performing physiological measurements and analysis of bio signals
- Take an optional placement year to boost your employability. Recent placements have included Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Draeger, PerkinElmer, CureVac, Genetic Microdevices (GMD)
- Fast track your progress to Chartered Engineer status, with a degree that meets all academic requirements for professional registration.
Our current Biomedical Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institute of Physics Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC). We have every expectation that these degrees will similarly receive full accreditation.
You’ll develop a strong technical background in the key subjects of biomedical and healthcare engineering. Management studies and engineering design are also integral parts of the course.
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics, computing, including anatomy, physiology and pathology.
The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology (15 credits)
Introductory Mathematics and Programming (15 credits)
Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits)
Introduction to programming (15 credits)
Engineering Science (15 credits)
Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
Specialise and learn to apply engineering analysis to simple but representative components of engineering systems. You will further study biomedical design and advance your knowledge of biomedical instrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, including a comprehensive module on electrophysiology & cardiorespiratory measurements.
The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits)
Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Engineering Design 2 (15 credits)
Biomedical Instrumentation (15 credits)
Engineering Based Data Analysis (15 credits)
Biomaterials (15 credits)
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation Technology (15 credits)
Electrophysiology & Cardiorespiratory Measurements (15 credits)
Deepen your expertise with specialist topics including biosignals, biosensors, medical physics and imaging, physiological fluid mechanics and biological system modelling. These modules involve looking at analysis in increasing depth alongside examining a greater breadth of the principles of physics and engineering applied to healthcare/medicine.
Individual project (30 credits)
Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering in the society (15 credits)
Biomedical Signal Processing (15 credits)
Biomedical Sensors (15 credits)
Biological Systems Modelling (15 credits)
Medical Physics and Imaging (15 credits)
Physiological Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
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Teaching and assessment
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Fees and funding
Fees for year 2023/24
The tuition fees indicated are for the 2023/24 academic year only. Fees for each subsequent year of study are subject to an annual increase to take account of City's increased costs of delivering educational services. This increase will be 5% for each subsequent year of study. You should expect your fee to increase by this amount and budget accordingly.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2023/24 entry.
Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.
Biomedical and healthcare engineering brings a broad range of engineering and scientific skills, including some of the newest areas of science in biosensing, imaging, and computing (Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)), to meet those challenges.
Our graduates develop excellent skills and knowledge which can be applied to a range of biomedical and healthcare engineering careers. Additionally, these skills are highly transferable to graduate roles across a diverse number of industries and jobs outside of the biomedical and healthcare engineering sector.
Our graduates can be found in businesses, research organisations and health services around the world. The sectors in which biomedical and healthcare engineers work include:
- Medical Technology Industry
- University Research Departments
- Medicine and Healthcare (NHS)
- Business Start-Up
- General engineering
- Computing and Information Technology
- Finance and Professional Services
- Management Consultancy
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
This course is subject to approval.
This course is not currently open for applications. When the course opens, you can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
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.
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You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £26.50 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £22.
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When to apply
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We have a range of recently refurbished facilities, including brand new undergraduate, postgraduate and research laboratories.
Our 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.
The Physiological Measurement laboratory is equipped with state of the art commercial patient monitoring equipment, as well as experimental devices and sensors developed in the research centre.
The Finkelstein Undergraduate Electronics Teaching Laboratory is one of the key facilities of the Department of Engineering.
3D printing facilities each with its own technology and range of materials that can be used to create objects.
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