BEng Biomedical Engineering University of Bradford
Apply professional engineering knowledge to understand, modify and control biological systems on this 4-year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree, including a sandwich placement year in industry.
These courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation. This course is recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).
You’ll study disciplines such as:
- Rehabilitation engineering – prosthetic/orthotic devices
- Biomaterials and implant design
- Tissue engineering and wound repair for artificial organs
- Genomic coding and genetic engineering
- Medical technology – design and manufacturing
All teaching is informed by the latest research and is delivered by experienced medical engineers and clinical scientists. You’ll also gain professional insight from leading industry partners and hands-on practical experience in our state-of-the-art engineering laboratories.
A placement year in the industry enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence.
Depending on your level of progress, transfer to our integrated Master's degree is possible at the end of either your first or second year. The MEng programme comprises an extra fourth academic year of more in-depth study and can be taken with or without a placement year in industry.
What you will study
The programme is intended to help students to develop the engineering, medical, design, management and personal skills required to become professional medical engineers and in doing so, also equip them for careers in other professions.
Please note that for 2020 entry, the module information is subject to change.
- Design, Build and Test (ENG4006-B)
- Mathematical Methods and Applications (ENM4004-B)
- Electronics and Mechanics (ELE4013-B)
- Engineering Materials (ENG4007-B)
- Thermofluids 1 (ENG4008-B)
- Computer-Aided Engineering (ENB4002-B)
- Further Engineering Mathematics and Statistics (ENM5005-B)
- Clinical Movement Analysis (MHT5011-B)
- Electronics for Bio-Sensing (MHT5012-B)
- Healthcare Technology Project (MHT5005-B)
- Functional Anatomy and Human Physiological Measurements (MHT5014-B)
- Cell and Tissue Biology (MHT5007-B)
- Individual Research Project (ENG6003-D)
- Biomaterials with Implant Design and Technology (MHT6013-B)
- Rehabilitation and Prosthetics (MHT6019-B)
- Medical Ethics and Quality Management (MHT6020-B)
- Project Management and Six Sigma (ENB6010-B)
This Biomedical Engineering programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in the industry in your third year.
The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional biomedical engineer.
During the second year, we’ll offer you all the support you need to find a placement that is aligned with your career aspirations and personal interests. These include sessions on CVs, interviews etc. from the Careers Service at the University and presentations by both employers and previous year's students on their placements. Once on placement, you’ll have support and guidance from a placements tutor, who will monitor your progress.
Our students have undertaken placements with organisations such as:
- DePuySynthes (Johnson & Johnson)
- Smith & Nephew
- Biomet Healthcare UK
- GE Healthcare
- Stanmore Orthopaedics
- Smiths Medical
- IMI Precision Manufacturing
- Siemens AG
After completing your placement you’ll return to complete the final year of the programme, and apply all you’ve learnt to your final project. Many students continue their relationship with their placement employers, working for them part-time or returning to work in graduate positions after finishing their studies.
Learning and assessment
You'll be taught through a mix of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, field trips, small group projects, invited lectures and seminars and self-study.
We offer a wide choice of modules, so you can study all aspects of your chosen subject and keep your career options open.
Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally.
We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment.
Our support services include:
- Personal tutors
- Disability services
- Counselling services
- MyBradford student support centres
- The Students’ Union
- Chaplaincy and faith advisers
- An on-campus nursery
- Halls wardens
We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus.
Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.
Cutting-edge research feeds directly into teaching and student projects, ensuring your studies are innovative, current and focused - and directly related to developments in the healthcare and orthopaedic industries.
All academic staff are research active, ensuring teaching is research-led and you'll have an effective, insightful supervisor when undertaking industry-based projects.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans by exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes, there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
90% of our 2017 graduates in Medical Engineering found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*
The average starting salary for our 2017 Medical Engineering BEng graduates was £24,076.*
*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
Health authorities in the UK are among the largest employers in Europe and are supported by a large and diverse industrial sector supplying diagnostic and monitoring equipment, orthopaedic devices and artificial organs. The mix of professional engineering and health-related skills acquired will enable you to pursue a wide choice of careers in this dynamic and growing sector.
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Scholarships and Funding
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship.