Autumn 2020 term notice

This course will begin on schedule in the Autumn and Imperial College plans to reopen its 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 the Department of Bioengineering 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 the 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 page. 

Information about MSc Engineering for Biomedicine


The regulations are the 'rules' which define how your MSc mark is calculated. The regulations are posted on this webpage before the year starts and may only be changed with agreement from both staff and students. 

All exams and coursework, their pass-marks, and their contributions to the overall year mark are stated in this document, along with a description of the marks required to pass the year, and the implications should a student not satisfy those criteria.

Regulations 2020-21
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The Departmental Student Handbook is issued to you in week one of Autumn term in hardcopy for each year of your programme, and is also posted on this page in electronic form.

MSc_Engineering for Biomedicine Handbook_2020-21

Programme Specifications

The programme specification provides a definitive record of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student may reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities provided. This programme specification is intended as a reference point for prospective students, current students, external examiners and academic and support staff.

MSc Engineering for Biomedicine Programme Specification

Some sections of the specification are currently under review and may change in the near future.


Bioengineering is at the interface of engineering and medicine, advancing knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine, and improving human health through cross-disciplinary activities.

This course allows outstanding clinical and life sciences graduates to develop their technical skills and understanding of biomedical engineering.

This course will prepare you to analyse and solve problems in bioengineering using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. During the course, you will develop your knowledge through interaction with students on other programmes in the Department.

Structure Overview

Your first two terms focus on lectures and practical work, followed by full-time work on a research project. A range of seminars and workshops will help deepen and broaden your research skills-base. 

Tailored courses in maths and computing will enable you to engage with the fundamentals of bioengineering.

In your core modules, you will learn the basics of engineering maths, biomedical imaging, programming skills, statistical and data analysis tools, medical device certification, and how to assess critically relevant scientific literature.

Through optional modules, you will have the chance to learn about a diverse range of topics relevant to regenerative medicine, diagnosis and treatment of disease, orthopaedics, and synthetic biology. Here, you will have the opportunity to develop specialist expertise in areas in which you are most interested.

Your studies culminate in a substantial research project. This project will be hosted by one of our world-leading research groups. 

This course runs for 12 months, starting in late September. You will be expected to spend the summer months working full-time on your individual research project. We do not recommend this course for students who would like to take up clinical jobs starting in early August. 

Further information