Canterbury Christ Church University - Biomedical Engineering (MEng)

Canterbury Christ Church University

Biomedical Engineering (MEng)

Biomedical engineers are responsible for developing engineering solutions to help solve medical problems.

Our degree will enable you to be part of exciting product developments including robots to help the disabled walk, advanced prosthetics, machines for complex treatments, diagnostic equipment and artificial organs. You can also get involved in smart technologies and applying them to transmit data directly to clinics, minimising the need for patient travel.

Biomedical engineering is a dynamic and exciting area of growth and innovation, and one which will develop rapidly in the coming years.

Entry Requirements

MEng 112-120 UCAS points (including A level or equivalent in Maths, Physics, Applied Science or Engineering)

Further entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above (including Maths, English Language, Science)
  • Science can be Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Computer Science.

You will need to maintain 50% or more in each module during the first three years of undergraduate study to remain on/progress onto this course. Please note any module failure at Level 7 will result in being awarded the BEng Mechanical Engineering.

This course is also available as a BEng or a BEng with Foundation Year. 

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

Biomedical Engineering is one of the fastest growing industries with some of the highest starting salaries. There are many opportunities to practice as a biomedical engineer, for example:

  • Designing, implementing and maintaining bio-instruments and bio-equipment to aid diagnose and treat diseases.
  • Designing and developing materials for implantation in the human body, which therefore need to be chemically inert, safe, and reliable
  • Working with innovators, medics and computing professionals to engineer smart technology gadgets that interface with smart phones to provide alternative medical interventions to support or relieve medical symptoms of a patient
  • Designing and developing hygienic surgery aids that enable high precision and timely surgery.

Biomedical Engineers are also sought after by a wide variety of other industries:

  • Designing and developing automated mechanical devices for food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry, and those that require a focus on designing for hygiene, cleaning and sterility
  • Manufacturing: because biomedical engineers have strengths in systems integration and knowledge and understanding of multiple fields of engineering
  • Legal sector: because biomedical devices are such a high growth area of research and development there is demand for technical reviewing, advising and approval of patents.

Course Details

The three-year BEng (Hons) will unlock your full potential as a creative problem solver. Our hands-on, practical problem-solving approach makes up 40-60% of each year of study so you can be a confident, work-ready engineer by the time you graduate. On completion of the BEng, you will be on track to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

The four-year MEng course will advance your engineering talent even further and develop your leadership and management skills. On completion of the MEng you will be on track to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

We are one of only a handful of universities in the UK to offer the CDIO international engineering education model, developed by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which allows you to learn in a practical, hands-on way to find solutions to industry related engineering challenges.

This course equips you to be a practising professional graduate Biomedical Engineer. Biomedical engineering is a key area for growth in south-east England which presents exciting opportunities for graduates. You will be able to apply and develop technology to provide biomedical engineering solutions for the healthcare industry.

On the course you will be supported to develop your employability skills and job application skills to apply for placement opportunities. Placement opportunities in engineering often lead to opening doors to great potential engineering graduate employment opportunities with companies such as NHS, Burton Medical, Braun, Fielder Filter Systems, TwistDX, Futurenova, BMM Weston and many more.

1 year

Professional Practical Engineering (with Mechatronics Project)
Mathematics & Computing for Engineers
Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Systems and Practice
Introduction to Material Engineering Characteristics & Manufacture
Placement Module

2 Year

Engineering Product Lifecycle
Computer Aided Engineering and Design
Dynamics of Solid Mechanics and Materials
Biological Medical Science
Control Instrumentation and Communications Systems for Biomedical and Biomechanical Application
Placement Module

3 Year

Professional Biomedical Engineering Project
FEA for Mechanics and Materials
Design for Rapid Prototyping, Pattern, Moulding and Tooling
Design for Medical Applications
Industry 4.0 for Manufacture
Placement Module

4 Year

Professional Engineering Project and Management
Advance Materials for Medicine
Additive Manufacturing Processes and Materials
Biomedical Quality Management, Compliance and Processes
Placement Module

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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