Students outside the Royal Albert Hall

Caption: Second year Bioengineers outside the Royal Albert Hall - October 2017

Staff and student football teams

Caption: Departmental staff and student football match

MEng Biomedical Engineering students in front of the Albert Memorial

Caption: First year Bioengineers by the Albert Memorial - October 2017

Students working in a practical class

Caption: Students working in a Medical Science practical class

Students outside the V&A Museum Entrance

Caption: Fourth year Bioengineers at the V&A Museum entrance - October 2017

Electronics teaching laboratory

Caption: Electronics teaching laboratory

Students working in a laboratory

Caption: Students working in a laboratory

Bioengineering is the interface of engineering, medicine and the life sciences. It is a rapidly evolving inter-disciplinary field that applies engineering principles and technology to medical and biological problems. As a Bioengineer you will study many subjects including engineering mathematics, mechanics, electrical engineering, computing and programming, anatomy and physiology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry and design and professional skills.

At Imperial, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities designed to support practical activities and enable you to contribute real-world projects which make a positive impact on user's lives. 

Our Department is growing. Over the last 5 years our student numbers have increased signficantly, reflecting the growing need in industry and academia for graduate Bioengineers. We now accept around 120 students into our MEng Biomedical Engineering degree and around 60 students into our MEng Molecular Bioengineering degree each year. If your pre-university qualification includes the study of Mathematics, Physics and/or Chemistry you are likley eligible to apply for one of our programmes.

Find out more about each programme in the online prospectus:

"Bioengineering students, on admission, have the highest number of UCAS tariff points across all the Departments in the College"

Data from the Imperial College Statistics Guide 2015-2016


The curriculums provide integrated training in engineering, mathematics, and biomedical science as a preparation for a variety of careers in engineering, science, healthcare or business. Since 2013 we have offered the option of doing a year in industry. Imperial College works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panels, to design undergraduate courses which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills and to encourage students to take internships and placements. Find out more about placements and internships for students in the Department here.

Visit Us

Our admissions team is happy to meet with interested students to talk more about our department and the courses we offer. If you are able to get to South Kensington then a departmental tour can be included in your visit; if you are not able to get to South Kensington then a Skype/Facetime meeting can be arranged. 

To make the arrangements for a meeting or for further information, please contact us using the details below 

Admissions and Outreach Manager: Jayne Shaw
Admissions AdministratorMary Ewumi

Scholarships and funding

There are a number of funding opportunities available for undergraduate students. The Department of Bioengineering offers up to 15 Departmental Scholarships and 7 prestigious President’s Undergraduate Scholarships each year for exceptional candidates with outstanding academic potential and bioengineering engagement. Scholarships are allocated by the admissions tutors following interview. Additionally, there are a number of scholarships available through the College, for further information about other scholarships and funding please go to the Imperial College Scholarship search tool.

Students are also free to pursue external scholarships such as those available from Professional Engineering Institutions or other external organisations: