Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering




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Mathematics and Engineering 1 - BIOE40005


The aims of this module are to:

Provide a common depth and breadth of mathematical understanding irrespective of pre-university mathematics qualification.
Enable you to understand how to select the most appropriate mathematical technique for problem solving.
Introduce the basic principles of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering as required for other courses in the Molecular bioengineering programme.
Provide you with practice in solving mathematical, electrical and mechanical problems posed in a Bioengineering context.
To encourage you to become an independent learner



Mechanics and Electronics 1 - BIOE40006



To teach students introductory Newtonian mechanics - including equations of motion, conservation of linear and angular momentum, and conservation of energy - with specific consideration given to particle mechanics and rigid body mechanics, and to show how these concepts can be used to study bioengineering problems. 

To introduce students to the principles of mechanics and electronics
To demonstrate the mathematical connections between these topics
To build students practical experience in electronics and mechanics labs
To show how these concepts can be used to study bioengineering problems
This module will provide students with an introduction to Electrical Engineering:


  • Specifically, to introduce them to the common components used in electronic equipment, the functions they perform, and the way they can usefully be interconnected to form circuits.
  • To introduce students to the various techniques available to predict the performance of circuits.

Students will be taught over three terms using a combination of lectures, labs and study groups. Lecture sessions will be made available on Panopto for review and supplemented with technologies to promote active engagement during the lecture such as 'learning catalytics'. Study groups focusing on problem sheets will be based on taught content from lectures to reinforce these topics and allow students to test their understanding. Labs will focus on building practical skills and reinforcing the theoretical topics discussed in lectures.

Vibrations and Waves

To give students a theoretical and practical introduction to basic fundamental concepts in maths, engineering and physics