Bioengineering

Develop a breadth and depth of engineering skills and knowledge to address problems in medicine and biology.

Key information

Award

MEng

Duration

4 years

full-time

Minimum entry

Three A-level offer: A* A A

See full entry requirements

Applications : admissions ratio

3 : 1

Based on 2018 entry data

  • UCAS course code: BH9C
  • ECTS: 240
  • Start date: October 2020

Your Autumn term and academic year 2020–21

This course will begin on schedule in the Autumn and we plan to reopen our campuses. We are looking forward to seeing you in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If you can’t travel to campus in time for the start of term, we want to reassure you that your academic Department has made plans which make it possible to offer you a high-quality remote educational experience during the Autumn term.

Your teaching will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online). We call this ‘multi-mode’ delivery. Depending on official government guidance throughout the entirety of next academic year, the ‘multi-mode’ balance may be subject to change. We hope to be able to offer you increased on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the year.

For more information about multi-mode delivery, your learning experience and the steps we’ll be taking to keep you safe on campus if you are able to join us, please see our COVID-19 information for applicants and offer holders.


Overview

Biomedical engineers use their technological knowledge and understanding to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. You learn a broad range of engineering skills, develop your ability to collaborate and solve problems, and work on projects in medicine and biology with life-changing potential.

You study many subjects, including engineering mathematics, mechanics, nanotechnology, biomaterials, electronic engineering, physiology, programming and design. You develop a deep understanding of fundamental engineering principles and an extensive knowledge of how the human body works.

As you move through the course you progress to more advanced engineering studies that apply the quantitative aspects of engineering analysis and design to a broad range of biomedical problems. 

You also have access to a range of state-of-the-art facilities. These are designed to support practical activities across the subjects covered by this field. This creates an interdisciplinary community that you are very much part of.

Study programme

Laboratory sessionAll Biomedical Engineering students follow a compulsory programme of study for the first two years, covering foundational engineering topics such as mathematics, computing, electronics and mechanics and develop your understanding of the human body.

The first two years are designed to ensure that all students achieve a common breadth and depth of knowledge. You will also follow a module developing your design skills and professional practice. At the end of the second year you will have a broad knowledge base which will provide a platform for specialisation.

In the third and fourth years, you choose modules tailored to your interests and can specialise in one of four pathways:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Bioengineering

Optional modules are available from other departments of the Faculty of Engineering. In this case you will attend the same lectures and take the same assessments as the senior year students in the hosting department. This confirms that the first two years have provided a solid platform for specialisation. The knowledge, understanding and skills that you acquire throughout the Faculty will be translated into a Bioengineering themed final year individual project.

In the third year you are also required to select an I-Explore module hosted outside of the department so that you will be taught alongside students from other degree programmes. These modules include business and management modules as well as other topics outside the Bioengineering discipline that will allow you to apply your knowledge in a new context.

Your study reaches Master’s level in the fourth year. Studying to this level means that graduates require fewer years of work experience to become a Chartered Engineer (see Professional accreditation).

In addition, a major individual project in your final year gives you the chance to showcase your research and project management skills. This begins early in the academic year and runs through until approximately mid-June. This individual project will be hosted within a research group and allows you to gain an understanding of the latest developments in the Bioengineering field as well as develop your ability to work independently. 

You will also undertake a number of advanced optional modules that you choose. Here you can choose to topics that interest you, building on your chosen specialisation or choosing a broad range to keep your options open.

Transfer between courses

We also offer this course with a Year Abroad and with a Year in Industry. Students interested in these opportunities should apply for this course (BH9C) in the first instance. Transfer to the Year Abroad or Industry options are possible up to the beginning of the third year, on completion of the shared syllabus in years one and two. You need to meet certain academic requirements to be eligible for transfer to the Year Abroad course.

BioengineeringThe Department also offers a new MEng in Molecular Bioengineering. The main difference between this course and the new course is that Biomedical Engineering takes a top-down approach, looking first at the whole organism, injury or problem and then working down to a cellular level. By contrast, Molecular Bioengineering takes a bottom-up approach, first looking at cells and molecules, then building up from tissues and organs to the whole organism or human.

Transfer between the MEng Biomedical Engineering and the MEng Molecular Bioengineering is rare and you would need to have met the entry requirements for both programmes.

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.

Structure

Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about them.

Year 1

You take all of the core modules listed below.

  • Bioengineering Science 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Computer Fundamentals and Programming 1
  • Mechanics and Electronics 1
  • Medical and Biological Science 1
  • Design and Professional Practice 1

Year 2

Core modules

You take all of the core modules listed below.

  • Mathematics 2
  • Signals and Control 2
  • Fluid and Solid Mechanics 2
  • Electronics and Electromagnetics 2
  • Design and Professional Practice 2
  • Programming 2
  • Bioengineering Science 2
  • Medical Science 2

Year 3

In your third year you will have the chance to choose between four biomedical engineering pathways. Each focuses on different areas within biomedical engineering including different core modules.

Core modules (all pathways)

Students on every pathway will take the following core modules:

  • Probability and Statistics for Bioengineering
  • MEng Group Project
  • Modelling in Biology

You will also undertake one I-Explore module.

Bioengineering pathway

Core modules

On this pathway you take all of the core modules listed below.

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Advanced and Computational Stress Analysis
  • Principles of Biomedical Imaging*

Electrical Engineering pathway

Core modules

On this pathway you take all of the core modules listed below.

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Image Processing
  • Digital Biosignal processing

Mechanical Engineering pathway

Core modules

On this pathway you take all of the core modules listed below.

  • Biomechanics
  • Physiological Fluid Mechanics
  • Biomedical Advanced and Computational Stress Analysis

Computational Bioengineering pathway

Core modules

On this pathway you take all of the core modules listed below.

  • Image Processing
  • Programming 3
  • Digital Biosignal processing

Optional modules (all pathways)

In addition to your core modules, you will have the option to choose two optional modules from those listed below:

  • Digital Biosignal processing
  • Biomechanics
  • Image Processing
  • Physiological Fluid Mechanics
  • Foundations of Synthetic Biology
  • Human Centred Design of Assistive and Rehabilitation Devices
  • Manufacturing Technology and Management
  • Machine Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Advanced and Computational Stress Analysis
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Control Engineering
  • Advanced Electronic Devices*
  • Optoelectronics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Design-led Innovation and Enterprise
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Communicating Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Hearing and Speech Processing*
  • Biomimetics*

Some optional modules listed may be compulsory for certain pathways. In this case, you will not be able to take the same module twice. Some modules listed are hosted by other departments. These are subject to availability.

* Modules marked with an asterisk are level 7 modules. You will need to complete a minimum number of level 7 modules by the end of your degree.

Year 4

Bioengineering pathway

Core module

  • Individual Project*

Optional modules

You wll choose five optional modules from Group 1 and one from Group 2.

Group 1
  • Computational Neuroscience*
  • Brain Machine Interfaces*
  • Advanced Physiological Monitoring and Data Analysis*
  • Molecular, Cell and Tissue Biomechanics*
  • Cellular and Molecular Mechanotransduction*
  • Human Neuromechanical Control and Learning*
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics*
  • Non-Ionising Functional and Tissue Imaging*
  • Bits, Brains and Behaviour*
  • Hearing and Speech Processing*
  • Biomimetics*
  • Animal Locomotion and Bioinspired Robotics*
  • Advanced Biomaterials*
  • Advanced Tissue Engineering*
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics*
  • Modelling and Control of Multi-body Mechanical Systems*
  • Advanced Stress Analysis*
  • Finite Element Analysis and Applications*
  • Probabilistic Inference*
  • Adaptive Signal Processing and Machine Intelligence*
  • Analogue Signal Processing*
  • High Performance Analogue Electronics*
  • Radio Frequency Electronics*
  • Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) for Bioengineering*
  • Optimisation*
  • Information Theory*
  • Machine Dynamics and Vibrations*
  • Tribology
  • Biomaterials
  • Manufacturing Technology and Management
  • Computational Continuum Mechanics
  • Computer Graphics
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • Medical Device Entrepreneurship*
Group 2
  • Medical Device Entrepreneurship*
  • Business for Professional Engineers and Scientists

* Modules marked with an asterisk are level 7 modules. You will need to complete a minimum number of level 7 modules by the end of your degree.

You will not be able to take the same module twice. Some modules are hosted in other departments and are subject to availability.


Download the programme specification [PDF] – this is the most up-to-date version available for this course. It may change for your year of entry. If/when changes to this course are approved by the College, we will update this document and the information on this course page.


I-Explore

Through I-Explore, you'll have the chance to deepen your knowledge in a brand new subject area, chosen from a huge range of for-credit modules.

All of our undergraduate courses will include one module from I-Explore's wide selection. The module you choose will be fully integrated into your course's curriculum and will count as credit towards your degree.

Find out more about I-Explore

Course changes

This section lists the changes that have been made to information about this course on this page since the UCAS application process opened in September 2019.

All core modules are displayed on this page; the optional modules represent an indicative list of those that are likely to be available rather than all optional modules that will be offered every year. As a result, the changes recorded here only apply to the modules displayed on this page rather than all available on this course.

Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about changes we have made.

The following changes to this course have been made for this year of entry:

  • 29/06/2020: Details of core modules undertaken and module titles across all years
  • 29/06/2020: Details of optional modules undertaken and module titles across all years
  • 29/06/2020: Estimated breakdown of teaching methods across all years
  • 29/06/2020: Relative weighting of assessment methods across all years

For more information about these changes, please contact the Department using the contact details toward the end of this page. Keep checking back for future updates.

Professional accreditation

This degree is professionally accredited by the following organisations on behalf of the Engineering Council:

Accreditation will prepare you for a career in the rapidly growing field of bioengineering. It provides a technical foundation for careers in engineering by demonstrating you have achieved an industry-recognised standard of competency.

Achieving a professionally accredited integrated Master's degree (MEng) means that you have satisfied the first step to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in your chosen field by satisfying the educational requirements of professional registration. To gain Chartered status, you will need to demonstrate your ability to meet additional graduate level competences described in the Engineering Council's UK-SPEC.

A CEng is a highly respected qualification earned by professionals working in engineering, which can lead to higher earning potential and better career prospects.

Professional registration also brings international recognition of your qualification, which is particularly useful for students preparing for a career abroad.

We are seeking accreditation from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) but we are optimistic that we will be successful in this.

Associateship

As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course.

The City and Guilds of London Institute is one of three historic Colleges that came together to form Imperial College London in 1907.

Find out more about our Associateships.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will experience a variety of teaching styles, which combine theory and practice:

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Guest lectures
  • Make, build and test activities
  • Tutorials
  • Study groups

Our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, is used as a repository for teaching materials including ecordings of all lectures, lecture notes and problem sheets. Learning technologies will be used to support teaching activities including in-class polling with Mentimeter, online self-diagnostic quizzes and online class forums.

The laboratory sessions will include wet, computing and mathematics laboratories which provide a practical element to teaching and assessment.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of face-to-face sessions and independent learning. While your actual contact hours may vary according to the optional modules you choose to study, the following gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the programme.

The expected total study time is 1500 hours per year.

 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Lectures, seminars and similar 400 hours 400 hours 250 hours 250 hours
Independent study, group projects and individual research project 1,100 hours 1,100 hours 1,250 hours 1,250 hours
Based on the typical pathway through the course

Assessment

Assessment varies between modules, but for the majority it involves some combination of written exams, practical and continuous assessment of coursework. Other assessment methods include:

  • Assessed coursework (problem sheets, laboratory reports, practical demonstrations, project reports)
  • Examinations (in class progress tests, mastery examinations (online/written), writtern examinations)
  • Oral and poster presentations

Assessment types

 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Coursework 30% 30% 47% 59%
Examinations 70% 70% 53% 41%
Based on the typical pathway through the course; percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number
 

Staff expertise

At Imperial, you will be taught by a range of teachers of all levels from Professors to PhD students, including some who undertake groundbreaking research and are regarded as experts in their field.

You may also experience peer teaching and be taught by specialists external to the College.

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Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis – see selection process below.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (see Contact us).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

A-levels

Minimum entry standards

Our minimum entry standard for 2020 entry is A*AA overall, to include:

  • A* in Mathematics
  • A in Physics
  • A in another subject (Biology, Chemistry or Further Mathematics is recommended)

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.


Typical offer range

As a guide, here are the typical offers made in 2017-18 to at least 80% of applicants studying A-levels:

Three A-level offer: A*AA–A*A*A

Four A-level offer: A*A*AA–A*A*A*A


Practical endorsement (practical science assessment)

If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.

The practical endorsement is part of the reformed English linear A-levels.


Additional Mathematics support

Our new A-level Mathematics online course covers a range of key topic areas to help you gain a deeper understanding of the skills and techniques required to succeed in your A-level Mathematics exams.

This optional course has been built around the A-level syllabus with the aim of developing your thinking skills, fluency and confidence.

Please note: this course is not compulsory and does not form part of the entry requirements for this course. It is available free of charge via the EdX website. It is self-paced so you can start it at any time.

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

Our minimum entry standard for 2020 entry is 38 points overall, to include:

  • 6 in Mathematics at higher level
  • 6 in Physics at higher level
  • 6 in a third subject at higher level

Typical offer range

As a guide, the typical offer made in 2017-18 to at least 80% of applicants studying IB was 38–40 points overall.


Mathematics Higher Level for award in 2021

For entry in 2021, the Mathematics Analysis and Approaches or the Applications and Interpretation syllabi will be accepted at higher level, but Analysis and Approaches is preferred.


Additional Mathematics support

We have recently launched an A-level Mathematics online course, which is available free of charge via the EdX website.

Although this optional course has been built around the A-level syllabus, it is relevant to your curriculum too.

Please note: this course is not compulsory and does not form part of the entry requirements for this course. It is self-paced so you can start it at any time.

Advanced Placements

The grades detailed below are the minimum requirements for students offering only Advanced Placements as their exams for entry to Imperial.

If you are studying a High School Diploma that is accepted by Imperial alongside Advanced Placements, requirements may apply to both your Diploma and Advanced Placements.

Please consult our country index to check whether we accept your High School Diploma programme for admission.

Our minimum requirement for this course is grades 5, 5, 5 to include:

  • 5 in Calculus AB or BC
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 in another subject

Additional Mathematics support

We have recently launched an A-level Mathematics online course, which is available free of charge via the EdX website.

Although this optional course has been built around the A-level syllabus, it is relevant to your curriculum too.

Please note: this course is not compulsory and does not form part of the entry requirements for this course. It is self-paced so you can start it at any time.

Other qualifications

Places will also be available to those with other equivalent qualifications, e.g. European Baccalaureate, some of the national Baccalaureates in the European Union, Scottish Qualifications, Irish Leaving Certificate, and to applicants with appropriate educational experience or other competencies. See admission of students with other competencies.

Selection process

Assessing your application

Admissions Tutors consider all the evidence available during our rigorous selection process and the College flags key information providing assessors with a more complete picture of the educational and social circumstances relevant to the applicant.

Some applicants may be set lower offers and some more challenging ones. It is the College’s policy to not make offers below three A’s at A-level in relevant subjects, 38 IB points with at least a grade 6 at higher level in relevant subjects, or their equivalent.

A typical range of offers made by this Department in 2017-18 (encompassing at least 80% of applicants who studied A-level or IB) is shown above.


Post-application open day and interview

When assessing applications, we will consider your examination results (already gained and predicted), your motivation and understanding of biomedical engineering as a career, your potential for leadership and teamwork, your interests and the referee’s report.

If your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy our entry requirements and you live within easy travelling distance of the College, you will normally be invited to an applicant day to visit the College and our Department.

The applicant day will include an introductory presentation giving information about the course and how it is taught. There is also a presentation on the Department's research and the kinds of careers you could pursue as a graduate. You will have an interview with a member of staff.

You also participate in a group session where you will work in small groups to apply your existing knowledge to a range of problems in Bioengineering. The day will include a tour of the campus and Department.

The Department may offer an online test and/or Skype interview, in place of the above, where applicants do not live within travelling distance of the College.


Pilot admissions schemes (Home students)

From 2020 entry, we will be using information about our applicants in a number of new pilot admissions schemes, to consider the wider context of Home students from groups underrepresented at the College.

Find out more

Foundation programmes

A foundation course is a one-year preparation course, designed for international students, which leads to undergraduate programmes in the UK. Foundation programmes are normally for school-leavers who have studied a non-British curriculum but wish to pursue a degree at a UK university.

Foundation programmes are offered by many UK universities, but only two would be considered for entry to Imperial

  1. UCL’s Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE), and 
  2. Warwick’s International Foundation Programme (IFP) in Science & Engineering

UCL UPCSE

A year-long programme for international students whose school leaving qualifications do not allow them direct entry to UK universities. Students must complete four modules across the year – two compulsory and two elective modules:

ModuleStatus
Research and Academic Skills: Science and Society Compulsory
Academic English Compulsory
Biology Elective
Chemistry Elective
Mathematics Elective
Physics Elective
Information correct at time of publishing, but subject to change
Summary of the table's contents

To be considered for admission to Biomedical Engineering, international students studying UCL UPCSE must achieve:

  • 80% overall
  • 80% Mathematics + Physics

Warwick IFP Science and Engineering

A year-long programme for international students whose school leaving qualifications do not allow them direct entry to UK universities. 

To be considered for admission to Biomedical Engineering, international students studying Warwick IFP Science and Engineering must achieve:

  • 80% overall
  • 80% Mathematics + Physics

To meet these requirements, students should choose from the following IFP pathways:

  • Engineering
  • Physical Sciences

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for undergraduate applicants.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students who apply for this course.

For more information about the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS), please see the International Student Support website.

View our terms and conditions on visas.

Tuition fees and funding

We charge tuition fees for every year that your course lasts. The fee you will be charged is based on your fee status, which is determined by government regulations.

Home rate of tuition

2020 entry

£9,250 per year

Please note that the fee you pay may increase annually by an amount linked to inflation and approved by Parliament under the Student Fees (Inflation Index) Regulations 2006 – currently the measure of inflation used is the RPIX.

Whether you pay the Home fee depends on your fee status. Your fee status is assessed based on UK Government legislation and includes things like where you live and your nationality or residency status. Find out more about how we assess your fee status.

Government funding

If you're a Home student, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government to cover the entire cost of tuition for every year of your course.

You can also apply for a means-tested Maintenance Loan to help towards your living costs.

EU/EEA students

The Government has confirmed that EU students who begin a course in the 2020–21 academic year (until the end of July 2021) will be eligible to pay the same fee as Home students and have access to student finance for the duration of their course, as long as they meet certain requirements which are unchanged from previous years. This includes students who begin the course remotely.

Students from the EU, other EEA and/or Switzerland starting a course on or after 1 August 2021 will no longer be eligible for the Home fee rate, and so will be charged the Overseas fee. Please note this does not apply to Irish students or students with Citizens Rights benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.

For regular updates for EU students, please see our Imperial and the EU webpages.

Overseas rate of tuition

2020 entry
£31,750 per year

You should expect and budget for your tuition fee increasing each year by an amount in line with inflation. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPIX) value, taken from April in the calendar year in which the academic session starts. For example, the RPIX value in April 2021 will apply to fees for the academic year 2021–2022.

Whether you pay the Overseas fee depends on your fee status. Your fee status is assessed based on UK Government legislation and includes things like where you live and your nationality or residency status. Find out more about how we assess your fee status.

EU/EEA students

The Government has confirmed that EU students who begin a course in the 2020–21 academic year (until the end of July 2021) will be eligible to pay the same fee as Home students and have access to student finance for the duration of their course, as long as they meet certain requirements which are unchanged from previous years. This includes students who begin the course remotely.

Students from the EU, other EEA and/or Switzerland starting a course on or after 1 August 2021 will no longer be eligible for the Home fee rate, and so will be charged the Overseas fee. Please note this does not apply to Irish students or students with Citizens Rights benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.

For regular updates for EU students, please see our Imperial and the EU webpages.

Additional course costs

This section outlines any additional costs relevant to this course, which are not included in your tuition fees. It is possible that all, or only some, of these will be relevant to you.

Please note that the figures provided are usually based on the cost in the most recent academic year. These are likely to change from year to year. However, it is useful for you to be aware of the types of things you may have to pay for and their approximate cost to help you budget for student life at Imperial.

This section indicates whether any additional costs that apply are mandatory or optional. Mandatory costs are those that you will need to pay to fully participate in and complete your studies. Optional costs are not essential to your studies so you will be free to opt out of these.


Summary
DescriptionMandatory/optionalGuide to cost
Equipment (boiler suit) Mandatory £20
Equipment (electronics kit) Optional £13
Equipment (laptop computer) Optional n/a
Please review the information below for more information on the costs listed in the table.

Equipment

The nature of the academic work you will be completing means you will need to wear protective clothing during practical sessions.

You are required to have a boiler suit, which you will need during the second year of the course.

You have the option of purchasing an electronics kit.

You can buy both items from the Department in advance of when they are needed. Payment is in cash.

Laptop computer

Though a laptop computer is not a mandatory requirement, if you are to use one for classes and coursework, it is recommended that your laptop computer meets a minimum specification. For the 2018–19 academic year this was:

  • Windows 10 capable
  • Intel i5/i7 6th/7th generation processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD HDD

Other costs to consider

To budget effectively for student life at Imperial see our information on living costs and general additional costs that apply to all Imperial students, which are not covered by our tuition fees.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

Over 90 per cent of Imperial undergraduates choose to live in our halls of residence in their first year. You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Careers

Forbes ranks biomedical engineering as the best job in Engineering and IT (ten-year forecast estimated from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics). Our degrees will not only prepare you for a career in the rapidly growing field of bioengineering, but also provide a technical foundation for careers in mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, materials engineering and medical physics. Some graduates also launch their own startup companies, whilst others apply to enter graduate medical programmes.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Device Development Engineer, Roche
  • Graduate Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
  • PhD student, ETH Zurich
  • Research Programmer, MIT
  • Trainee Clinical Scientist, King's College Hospital

How to apply

UCAS key information

  • UCAS course code: BH9C
  • UCAS institution code: I50

UCAS Apply system

To apply to study at Imperial you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

You can view this course on the UCAS website.

Application deadlines

All applications, other than those which include choices for medicine at Imperial, must be submitted to UCAS by 18.00 (UK time) on 15 January 2020 for entry in October 2020.

The deadline for medicine courses at Imperial starting in 2020 is 18.00 (UK time) on 15 October 2019.

Tracking your application

Once you’ve completed and submitted your application through UCAS’s online Apply service, you can use UCAS’ Track system to follow its progress and manage your choices.

See our How to apply section for further guidance.

You may also be interested in the following related departments and the courses they offer:

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Got a question?

Admissions Tutor
T: +44 (0)20 7594 2259
E: be.ugadmissions@imperial.ac.uk

Read more on the Department of Bioengineering website.

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