Biomedical Engineering with Foundation Year BEng/Meng

Biomedical Engineering with Foundation Year BEng/Meng

Are you interested in engineering that interacts with the human body? Our practice-led Biomedical Engineering degree explores mathematics, anatomy, physiology and computing to meet the rapid advancement in technology which is becoming a vital part of healthcare. Throughout this course, you will have the option to carry out exciting work placements in the UK and abroad. If this sounds like the degree for you then find out more about our university entry requirements.
Our unique Biomedical Engineering degree course will provide you with the skills and expertise needed to work in specialist areas such as assistive technology, rehabilitation, medical imaging and robotics, physiology monitoring, cardiopulmonary engineering, m-health and e-health, orthopaedic implants and regenerative medicine/ tissue engineering.
Biomedical Engineering (also known as bioengineering) is a discipline of engineering that interacts with the human body. You will be developing and applying innovative skills in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of medical equipment and devices covering all spectrums from the new born to assistive living for the elderly. Industrial-led practical workshops and labs will help enhance your technical skills. This will enable you to relate ‘real-life’ commercial innovations to the underpinning academic theory learnt in the lectures.
Our state-of-the-art facilities will allow you to explore a variety of biomedical applications including: sensing and measuring on micro and nano scales, personal health tracking, remote diagnosis and monitoring, biomaterials to name a few. The knowledge acquired will then enable you to engage in exciting projects such as designing prostheses or devising new medical technology for physicians and medical professionals to be used in the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Along with these technical skills, as an engineer you will also gain a diverse range of transferrable skills, including effective communication, leadership, the ability to critically assess gaps in target healthcare markets, and the tools required to provide solutions to bridge those gaps.
The course is currently in progression of accreditation by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Why choose a foundation year course?
By studying a foundation year in Health and Life Sciences, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.
You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses and not just one particular BSc degree.
So, although you are studying a BSc in a specific course – BSc Biomedical Sciences – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.
This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category - Health Sciences, allowing you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE


    Two subjects at grade C/4 or above

  • IELT 

    Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall score of 6.5, with no subtest below 6.
  • Including Mathematics or Physics at A-level or Level 3 equivalent

Career Prospects

Enhancing your employability skills
We'll develop you into a work-ready graduate. By undertaking suitable elective/optional placement opportunities, you'll gain a greater understanding of the causes and mechanisms underlying health, ageing and disease. This will allow you to collaboratively support the design and delivery of healthcare technology and or medical devices within a clinical or industrial setting.
You may also have invaluable opportunities to test and demonstrate new electro-mechanical models and tools for health and care delivery.

You may have the chance to undertake valuable work placements, either in the UK or internationally. This could be done in a local hospital, a manufacturing company or in another relevant sector.

Course Details

Foundation Year

Mathematics for Engineers 1
Mathematics for Engineers 2
Practical Skills 1
Practical Skills 2
Engineering Science 1
Engineering Science 2

Year 1

Engineering Principles 1
Mathematical Modelling
Engineering Principles 2
Engineering Practice
Mathematical Modelling 2
Human Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineering

Year 2

Mathematics and Signals and System
Analogue and Digital Electronics
Engineering Electronic Systems
Research Methods for Science and Engineering
Introduction to Medical Physics in Biomedical Engineering
Medical Instrumentation and Measurements

Year 3

Individual Research Project
Biomechanics for Biomedical Engineers
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Medical Devices and Equipment Life Cycle
Medical Image Processing

Year 4

Group Research Project
Applied Digital Signal Processing
Healthcare Technology Management
Internet of Things for Healthcare applications
Leadership Skills and Project Management for Health and Healthcare

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