Faculty of Science and Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate                  BEng

UCAS code: H163

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Mathematical Tools and Concepts

  • Fundamentals of Medical Engineering

  • Introduction to Design and Mechanical Engineering Practice

  • Mathematics and Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Mechanical Engineering Science

  • Engineering Global Challenge 1

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Physiological Measurement and Maths

  • Mechanical Engineering Design

  • NHS Medical Engineering in Practice and Stress Analysis

  • Introduction to Cell Mechanobiology and Maths

  • Materials and Manufacture

  • Engineering Global Challenge 2

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Individual Project (Medical Engineering)

  • Stress Analysis and Applications of Finite Element Analysis

  • Prosthetics, Orthotics and Assistive Technologies

  • Biomaterials and Orthopaedic Devices

  • Artifical Organs and Micro/Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications

"The course content looked interesting, especially having the opportunity to do actual work in the mechanical engineering workshop, and visit NHS departments was the cherry on top".

Imogen Falconer

More about this 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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Ranked among the top 10 universities in the country for medical technology degrees by the 2017 Complete University Guide.

Experienced engineers and NHS clinicians from local hospitals teach on our programmes.

Europe’s longest standing science festival - The British Science Festival - is coming to the University of Hull, 11-15th September 2018.

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Our accredited courses give you the skills to succeed in a £150-billion global industry.

Boost your employability by spending a year applying what you’ve learned to real-life projects on an industrial placement.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
  • Applicants should have an A level in Maths at Grade C or above, or alternative Level 3 qualification.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 including 5 in HL Maths
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Science or Engineering based HE Diploma with minimum of 45 credits at merit or higher, including 18 credits at merit in Maths.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: Engineering including merit in core and optional maths units.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

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.