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Undergraduate

Biomedical Engineering

BEng

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BEng with Foundation Year

Students who require Foundation Year study will register on the Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year programme. Upon successful completion you will progress onto the Biomedical Engineering programme. The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on the degree. You'll study the following modules

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Foundation Maths A
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Foundation Maths B
  • Engineering Technology
  • Group Challenge (Engineering and Technology)

 

BEng with a Year Abroad

You will gain valuable skills and experiences during your third year studying in one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. This will count towards your final degree result and help you to distinguish yourself from other graduates when entering the jobs market.

BEng with an Industrial Placement

You will spend the third year working in industry, gaining quality hands-on experience, while earning a salary. This experience will be highly valued by graduate employers. The work you do will be logged and assessed and will count towards your final degree result.

MEng with a Year Abroad

You will gain valuable skills and experiences during your fourth year studying in one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. This will count towards your final degree result and help you to distinguish yourself from other graduates when entering the jobs market.

MEng with an Industrial Placement

You will spend the fourth year working in industry, gaining quality hands-on experience, while earning a salary. This experience will be highly valued by graduate employers. The work you do will be logged and assessed and will count towards your final degree result.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  37%  0%  63%
Y2  35%  0%  65%
Industrial Placement  0%  100%  0%
Year Abroad  0%  100%  0%
Final  19%  0%  81%
Assessment
Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  38%  15%  47%
Y2  47%  4%  49%
Industrial Placement  0%  0%  100%
Year Abroad  0%  0%  100%
Final  26%  9%  65%

About the course

Biomedical Engineering at Hull builds on the success of the University’s internationally recognised engineering courses. The emphasis at Hull is on providing you with the skills you need to succeed in this revolutionary and fast-growing industry. You will be taught in our state-of-the-art laboratories by experienced engineering professionals and by NHS clinicians and clinical engineers from local hospitals. Through an innovative combination of virtual learning systems and traditional teaching, you will develop the techniques needed to solve complex problems. You will also learn practical dissection skills in the laboratory in order to gain a complete understanding of human anatomy and the medical engineering issues which may arise for operating surgeons.

Combine this with the opportunity to boost your employability by spending your penultimate year either applying the theory learned in previous years to real life projects on industrial placement, or by studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. The option of a Masters year allows you to take your studies to the highest level as an undergraduate. Medical engineering at Hull has a long history of accreditation with both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We’re currently undergoing re-accreditation of all programmes with the IMechE, IET and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), for the 2017/18 academic year.

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Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Biomedical Engineering is one of the fastest growing industry sectors and is part of an industry worth £150 billion globally. It is also fast becoming one of the best rewarded. As 95% of medical device companies are small and medium-sized enterprises, there is huge potential for those with an entrepreneurial spirit wishing to research and develop ideas.

Your training and experience may also offer you the opportunity to undertake further research, either within an existing organisation, or you may wish to consider setting up your own business.

Major companies, locally and internationally, such as Smith & Nephew and Johnson and Johnson, employ our graduates in the design and delivery of biomedical engineering projects. Your problem solving and mathematical skills, together with your ability to create and understand innovative concepts, plus your ability to be a team player, are reflected in a range of attractive starting salaries.

Mechanical and Medical Engineering graduates are highly sought after as Clinical Scientists and Clinical Engineers. The experience you gain while working at the University of Hull, and with our partners within the NHS, will make you an attractive prospect for a future employer.

Medicine is a highly regulated area, and this applies equally to the design and manufacture of medical devices. There is a range of opportunities available within regulatory bodies which will allow you to utilise your skills and knowledge to ensure the highest industry standards are maintained.