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Key facts

Total expected intake

185 (2023 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

4 : 1 (based on 2021 entry data)

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

1st in the UK (Engineering) – based on the proportion of world-leading research

Why choose Bioengineering at Imperial?

Of all the engineering disciplines, none has the power to transform our health quite so dramatically as bioengineering. 

Our reputation for innovation in this field is well deserved. Our neurotechnology researchers combine robotics with neuroscience to create pioneering prosthetics that repair pathways in the human brain. Our biomaterials researchers are using nanomaterials and biosensors to transform the way we make diagnoses for viruses like HIV. Our Centre for Blast Injury Studies is improving treatments and recovery for people who’ve been injured in explosions. 

Working with state-of-the-art facilities alongside world leaders in their field, you’ll learn about a huge range of topics including mechanics, nanotechnology, biomaterials, programming and design.

You’ll also contribute to real-world projects – like the second year student project that helped British swimmer Andrew Mullen to bag a silver medal at the Rio Paralympics in 2016 by designing innovative straps that let him launch into his formidable backstroke more efficiently. 

Where could your degree take you?

Our degrees not only prepare you for a career in the rapidly growing field of bioengineering, they also provide a technical foundation for careers in other engineering disciplines.

Many graduates enter PhD programmes, while others launch their own startup companies or enter graduate medical programmes. Industry, consultancy and finance are also common career destinations for our graduates.

Recent graduates have become...

  • Graduate Engineer, Orthopaedic and neurosurgery company
  • GSK Future Leaders Programme, GSK
  • Biomedical Imaging Scientist, Medtech company
  • Trainee Clinical Bioinformatician, NHS
  • PhD student, Francis Crick Institute

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