Biomedical Engineering Student and lecturer working on machine design
  • Undergraduate
  • MEng

Biomedical Engineering

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

  • Undergraduate
  • MEng

Biomedical Engineering with a Year Abroad

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

  • Undergraduate
  • MEng

Biomedical Engineering with a Year in Industry

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

Learn how to use technology to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives

Explore a range of disciplines – from mechanics and nanotechnology to physiology, programming and design

Enrich your studies with the opportunity to take a year abroad or put your knowledge into practice during a year in industry

How would you like to study?

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MEng

  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    BH9C

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    4 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • A*AA (A-level)

  • 39 points (International Baccalaureate)

View full entry requirements
  • Qualification

    • MEng

  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    Apply to BH9C

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    4 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • A*AA (A-level)

  • 39 points (International Baccalaureate)

View full entry requirements
  • Qualification

    • MEng

  • Duration

    5 Years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    Apply to BH9C

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    4 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • A*AA (A-level)

  • 39 points (International Baccalaureate)

View full entry requirements

Study option:

Course overview

As a biomedical engineer, you'll learn to use technology to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives.

You will have the chance to take fundamental engineering principles and knowledge of the human body and see how they are applied to potentially life-changing projects.

This course will suit you if you're interested in learning about a range of disciplines – from mechanics and nanotechnology to physiology, programming and design. Your course will be rooted in practical activities across these subjects, learning in our state-of-the-art facilities and interdisciplinary community.

With the ability to tailor your engineering interests to biomedical, electrical, mechanical or computational bioengineering, you'll be able to find a niche that suits you.

The skills you'll have the opportunity to develop will allow you to pursue careers in a range of sectors, whether it’s medical physics, starting your own company, or applying to a graduate medical programme.

As a biomedical engineer, you'll learn to use technology to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives.

You will have the chance to take fundamental engineering principles and knowledge of the human body and see how they are applied to potentially life-changing projects.

This course will suit you if you're interested in learning about a range of disciplines –  from mechanics and nanotechnology to physiology, programming and design. Your course will be rooted in practical activities across these subjects, learning in our state-of-the-art facilities and interdisciplinary community.

With the ability to tailor your engineering interests to biomedical, electrical, mechanical or computational bioengineering, you'll be able to find a niche that suits you.

In your final year, you'll complete an integrated year abroad at one of our partner universities, where you can challenge yourself in a different academic and cultural environment.

The skills you'll have the opportunity to develop will allow you to pursue careers in a range of sectors, whether it’s medical physics, starting your own company, or applying to a graduate medical programme.

As a biomedical engineer, you'll learn to use technology to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives.

You will have the chance to take fundamental engineering principles and knowledge of the human body and see how they are applied to potentially life-changing projects.

This course will suit you if you're interested in learning about a range of disciplines –  from mechanics and nanotechnology to physiology, programming and design. Your course will be rooted in practical activities across these subjects, learning in our state-of-the-art facilities and interdisciplinary community.

With the ability to tailor your engineering interests to biomedical, electrical, mechanical or computational bioengineering, you'll be able to find a niche that suits you.

In your fourth year, you'll complete a 12-month industry placement, where you'll gain invaluable real-world experience applying your theoretical knowledge in a practical setting.

The skills you'll have the opportunity to develop will allow you to pursue careers in a range of sectors, whether it's medical physics, starting your own company, or applying to a graduate medical programme.

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Structure

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 will study all of the following core modules.

Core modules

You will study all of the following core modules.

Core modules

In your third year, you will study four core modules.

You will also select two modules from the list of optional modules.

Some modules from other departments are offered (subject to availability) to enable you to study subjects related to Bioengineering in more depth. Please refer to the programme specification (at the bottom of this webpage) for further details. 

Pathways

In your third year, you must choose between four biomedical engineering pathways:

  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanical Bioengineering
  • Electrical Bioengineering
  • Computational Bioengineering

Each pathway focuses on a different area within biomedical engineering, and each comprises its own set of compulsory modules.

Students transferred to the BEng programme do not need to choose a pathway, but must choose five optional modules in addition to the core modules.

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.

Core modules (all pathways)

Bioengineering Pathway

Mechanical Bioengineering Pathway

Electrical Bioengineering Pathway

Computational Bioengineering Pathway

Optional modules

In your fourth year, you will complete a compulsory individual project module.

You will also select five optional modules from Group A, and one optional module from Group B.

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

Some modules from other departments are offered (subject to availability) to enable you to study subjects related to Bioengineering in more depth. Please refer to the programme specification (at the bottom of this webpage) for further details. 

*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.

Core modules

Optional modules - Group A

Optional modules - Group B

You will study all of the following core modules.

Core modules

You will study all of the following core modules.

Core modules

In your third year, you will study four core modules.

You will also select two modules from the list of optional modules.

Some modules from other departments are offered (subject to availability) to enable you to study subjects related to Bioengineering in more depth. Please refer to the programme specification (at the bottom of this webpage) for further details. 

Pathways

In your third year, you must* choose between four biomedical engineering pathways:

  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanical Bioengineering
  • Electrical Bioengineering
  • Computational Bioengineering

Each pathway focuses on a different area within biomedical engineering, and each comprises its own set of compulsory modules. 

Students transferred to the BEng programme do not need to choose a pathway, but must choose five optional modules in addition to the core modules. 

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.

Core modules (all pathways)

Bioengineering Pathway

Mechanical Bioengineering Pathway

Electrical Bioengineering Pathway

Computational Bioengineering Pathway

Optional modules

The final year consists of an agreed programme of study at an approved university in either France, Singapore, Switzerland, or the USA.

We currently have exchange agreements with:

  • Grenoble INP (part of Université Grenobles Alpes), France
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • University of California, USA

This is an integrated year abroad so the grades you achieve will count directly towards your Imperial degree.

You will study all of the following core modules.

Core modules

You will study all of the following core modules.

Core modules

In your third year, you will study four core modules. 

You will also select two modules from the list of optional modules.

Some modules from other departments are offered (subject to availability) to enable you to study subjects related to Bioengineering in more depth. Please refer to the programme specification (at the bottom of this webpage) for further details. 

Pathways

In your third year, you must* choose between four biomedical engineering pathways:

  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanical Bioengineering
  • Electrical Bioengineering
  • Computational Bioengineering

 Each pathway focuses on a different area within biomedical engineering, and each comprises its own set of compulsory modules. 

Students transferred to the BEng programme do not need to choose a pathway, but must choose five optional modules in addition to the core modules. 

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.

Core modules (all pathways)

Bioengineering Pathway

Mechanical Bioengineering Pathway

Electrical Bioengineering Pathway

Computational Bioengineering Pathway

Optional modules

You will spend this year working in industry, applying your knowledge in a practical setting. Here you will work on a project set by your host company.

You will find a placement opportunity, with support available from the Department's dedicated Industrial Liaison Officer and the Careers Service. 

Placements outside the UK are possible with approval from the Department.

Students have previously enjoyed placement opportunities at companies such as:

  • GSK - Drugs Delivery Devices Team
  • Renishaw - Neurotechnology Department

In your fifth year, you will complete a compulsory individual project module. 

You will also select five optional modules from Group A, and one optional module from Group B. 

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

Core modules

Optional modules - Group A

Optional modules - Group B

Professional accreditation

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

With this integrated Master’s degree, you’ll fully meet the academic requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer.

With a professionally accredited degree, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers that you have achieved an industry-recognised standard of competency. Professional accreditation also provides international recognition of your qualifications, which you can use to launch a career abroad.

Becoming a Chartered Engineer can further enhance your career prospects and earning potential. It demonstrates your competencies and commitment to lifelong learning – providing you with recognition in your field and greater influence and opportunities.

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.

Associateship

In addition to your degree, you’ll receive the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) upon completion of this course. This associateship is awarded by one of our historic constituent Colleges.

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Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning

Key

  • Lectures, seminars and similar
  • Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 1

  • 27% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 73% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 2

  • 27% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 73% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 3

  • 17% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 83% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 4

  • 17% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 83% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures and guest lectures
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Make, build and test activities
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Study groups
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Coursework
  • Examinations

Year 1

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Examinations

Year 2

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Examinations

Year 3

  • 47% Coursework
  • 53% Examinations

Year 4

  • 59% Coursework
  • 41% Examinations

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
    Examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations

Balance of teaching and learning

Key

  • Lectures, seminars and similar
  • Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 1

  • 27% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 73% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 2

  • 27% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 73% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 3

  • 17% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 83% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures and guest lectures
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Make, build and test activities
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Study groups
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Coursework
  • Examinations

Year 1

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Examinations

Year 2

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Examinations

Year 3

  • 47% Coursework
  • 53% Examinations

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
    Examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations

Balance of teaching and learning

Key

  • Lectures, seminars and similar
  • Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 1

  • 27% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 73% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 2

  • 27% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 73% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 3

  • 17% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 83% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 5

  • 17% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 83% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures and guest lectures
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Make, build and test activities
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Study groups
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Coursework
  • Examinations

Year 1

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Examinations

Year 2

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Examinations

Year 3

  • 47% Coursework
  • 53% Examinations

Year 4

  • 100% Coursework
  • 0% Examinations

Year 5

  • 59% Coursework
  • 41% Examinations

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
    Examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations

Study option:

Entry requirements

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

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How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Start your application via UCAS | BH9C

UCAS institution code: I50

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Home fee for 2024–25 was £9,250 per year

Year abroad

2025 entry

Not set
For the 2024–25 year abroad, the fee was £1,385 for that year

Year in industry

2025 entry

Not set
For the 2024–25 year in industry, the fee was £925 for that year

Overseas fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Overseas fee for 2024–25 was £40,940 per year

Year abroad

2025 entry

Not set
For the 2024–25 year abroad, the fee was 100% of the fee for that year

Year in industry

2025 entry

Not set
For the 2024–25 year in industry, the fee was 10% of the fee for that year

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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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Be equipped with the skills essential 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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