Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering MEng (Hons) Course overview
This interdisciplinary course begins with a general engineering foundation and introduces elements of health sciences, before focusing on advanced biomedical and healthcare engineering.
Advanced subjects include biomedical instrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, and biosignal analysis techniques.
Your learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental, and computational study. Our approach encourages critical thinking and fosters curiosity through teamwork and independent study.
Group learning and communication skills are emphasised through design projects and presentations, which demonstrate your expertise to employers. A fourth year at master's level helps your transition to professional practice.
- Benefit from industry and NHS involvement, with projects set by external professionals, and guest lectures from practising biomedical and healthcare engineers
- Study in world-leading test facilities, including our flagship Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
- Design and fabricate healthcare technologies, perform physiological measurements and undertake analysis of biosignals
- Take an optional placement year to boost your employability – recent placements have included Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, St Bartholomew's Hospital, CureVac, Genetic Microdevices (GMD)
- Fast-track to Chartered Engineer status with a degree that meets all academic requirements for professional registration.
We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Institute of Physics Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC).
You will develop a strong technical background in the key subjects of biomedical and healthcare engineering, with management studies and engineering design also integral to the course.
The Engineer in Society is an innovative theme across each year. We introduce you to the economic, social and technical context where engineers work, and develop your social responsibility, knowledge, and topical engineering skills.
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and 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)
Learn to apply engineering analysis to simple but representative components of engineering systems. You will study biomedical design and advance your knowledge of biomedical instrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering.
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 specialism with topics including biosignals, biosensors, medical physics and imaging, physiological fluid mechanics and biological system modelling.
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)
Transition to professional practice with a major design project supported by our research expertise and industry/NHS partners. We offer complementary specialist modules.
Design project group (30 credits)
Systems Engineering practice in society (15 credits)
Healthcare App Design (15 credits)
Wearable and Implantable Devices (15 credits)
Neural Engineering (15 credits)
Medical Device Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
Ethics and Biodata Management and Security (15 credits)
Robotics Imaging and Vision (15 credits)
Machine Learning (15 credits)
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Teaching and assessment
The course is led by academic staff from our active Research Centres, supported by specialist professionals from industry. The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, group design exercises, laboratory classes and engineering workshops. 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. The design exercises provide the opportunity for students to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems that span traditional engineering boundaries.
Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. 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.
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.
Careers in biomedical and healthcare engineering span widely across modern engineering and science. You might find work in the newest scientific fields, such as biosensing, imaging, artificial intelligence, or machine learning.
Your specialist skills will also be highly transferable to roles and industries outside the biomedical and healthcare engineering sector.
Our graduates can be found in businesses, research organisations and health services around the world. You could join our biomedical and healthcare engineering alumni in any of the following sectors.
- Medical technology
- Academic research
- Medicine and healthcare (NHS)
- Finance and professional services
- Management consultancy.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
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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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