Biomedical engineering deals with the development of medical devices. Particularly those related to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine used to replace or regenerate cells, tissues and organs. Through a blend of virtual learning systems and traditional teaching, you'll develop the techniques to solve these complex problems.
You’ll get hands-on with medical tech, including endoscopy and ultrasound. You’ll test biomaterials and medical devices, such as prosthetics and orthotics. You’ll practise taking physiological measurements through EMG and ECG. You'll learn practical dissection skills in the lab to gain a complete understanding of human anatomy and the medical engineering issues which may arise for surgeons. And you’ll also spend time in local hospitals getting first-hand experience of biomedical engineering in practice.
As well as our three-year course, we offer four- and five-year options. Choose from a built-in placement year or an integrated Masters (MEng) – or combine them both. And like all our engineering courses, Biomedical Engineering shares a common first year. That means you can switch degrees in second year if you want to choose a different pathway.