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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Biomedical Engineering (Computational Bioengineering)

Apply mathematical models and techniques to biological data to improve our understanding of how organisms function and how diseases progress.

Discover how computational and theoretical modelling is essential to our understanding of how organisms function and disease progress

Advance your knowledge of machine learning and its applications in biomedical engineering research

Apply your research expertise to an extended project exploring a bioengineering area of interest

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £17,600 Home

    • £40,900 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

    • White City

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in an engineering, physical sciences or mathematical subject

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Course overview

Learn how to select and apply mathematical models and techniques to biological data on this Master's course.

You'll discover how computational and theoretical modelling is essential to our understanding of how organisms function and how diseases progress.

You'll also build your familiarity with machine learning and its applications in biomedical engineering research.

Through a series of modules and an extended research project, you'll explore how developments in computational capabilities can offer us more advanced insights into a range of biomedical engineering problems.

Regular seminars and workshops with guest speakers from different bioengineering specialisms will also provide you with opportunities to broaden your understanding of current research in the field.

Teaching is shared across our South Kensington and White City campuses. This includes the Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Hub, our new centre of MedTech innovation.

Biomedical Engineering streams


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll take all of these core modules.

Core modules

You’ll choose three optional modules.

Optional modules

Apply knowledge from the course to current research problems on an extended individual project. 

You'll develop important project management, teamwork and communication skills highly valued by employers and international research groups.

The project will be based in Bioengineering, but may involve collaboration with groups in other Imperial departments or with industry.

Professional accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Our accreditation agreements are renewed every five years, with the current accreditation agreement due to be renewed in 2028. The Department expects to be accredited into the future.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures and seminars
  • Independent study

  • 15% Lectures and seminars
  • 85% Independent study

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Study groups
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Presentations
  • Computing labs
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Person giving seminar
    Guest lectures
  • A person studying independently
    Independent study

Balance of assessment


  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical

  • 35% Coursework
  • 35% Exams
  • 30% Practical

Assessment methods

  • Problem sheets
  • Lab reports
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Papers from a written report
    Project reports
  • Oral exams
  • Person completing coursework
    In-class progress tests
  • Person making a presentation
    Poster presentations
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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This career-oriented degree allows you to pursue opportunities in a rapidly expanding field.

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Around 60% of postgraduates find employment upon graduation, while just over a third opt for continued study or training.

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Get essential skills to pursue opportunities across a variety of career paths.

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You can pursue a career in a range of sectors – with sought after skills in medicine, healthcare and the medical devices industry.

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Other potential career paths could include research, teaching, start-ups, consultancy and finance.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications