Third year Bioengineers outside the Royal Albert Hall - 30th September 2013
Departmental staff and student football match
Second year Bioengineers by the Queens Tower - 5th October 2015
Students working in a Medical Science practical class
Second year Bioengineers at the Exhibition road entrance - 30th September 2013
Electronics teaching laboratory
Students working in a laboratory
Bioengineering is at 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.
Our Department is growing! Over the last 5 years the number of students studying Bioengineering has incresaed signficantly, reflecting the growing need in industry and academia for graduate Bioengineers. As a result, we now offer two four-year MEng undergraduate degrees - which means more students than ever before will have the opportunity to study with us. If your pre-university qualification includes the study of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry then you are eligible to apply for either or both of the MEng programmes.
Find out more about each programme in the online prospectus:
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"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.
meet our admissions tutor
The admissions tutor reserves Friday afternoons for meeting potential applicants, offer holders, teachers, HE advisors and parents. If you are able to get to South Kensington then a Departmental tour and observation of the first year mathematics laboratory 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 the Admissions Tutor:
Admissions Tutor: Dr Jenna Stevens-Smith
T: +44 (0)20 7594 5146
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING
There are a number of funding opportunities available for undergraduate students. The Department of Bioengineering offers up to 5 Departmental Scholarships each year for exceptional candidates with outstanding academic potential. Additionally, there are a number of scholarships available through the College, including 5 prestigious President’s Undergraduate Scholarships. Find out more about the President’s Undergraduate Scholarships. Please note that there is no need to apply for the Department or President's scholarships as they are allocated as part of the application process.
For more information about other scholarship opportunities you can use the College’s scholarships search tool.
Students are also free to pursue external scholarships such as those available from Professional Engineering Institutions or other external organisations:
- Information on non-Imperial scholarships
- IMechE scholarships and awards
- IET Awards and scholarships
- IOM3 Scholarships, grants and bursaries
MEng Biomedical Engineering
Accredited by the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) , the Institution of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IEM), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Accredited by the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) , the Institution of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IEM), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
MEng Molecular Bioengineering
As this is a new programme, introduced in 2017, it is not yet accredited by any Professional Engineering Institution. The Department intends to apply for accreditation of the programme, which can be sought four years after the commencement of the programme. Successful accreditation would be backdated for the first intakes of students.