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Aston University, Birmingham

Biomedical Engineering

UCAS Code: H542

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

BBB - BBC (must include one subject from: Maths/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics). Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A level, but not as one of the core three A levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies. A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced. We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits and only your latest grades will be accepted. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Subjects Accepted: Engineering, Math, Physics, Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science or Electronics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs which must include Mathematics and English all at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key skills or Functional skills in place of these.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29-31

31 - 29 points overall and must include grades 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects which must include Maths OR Physics. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Mathematics and English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

With this BTEC you must also achieve grades B in one A-Level subject from: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics. If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are required to achieve grade B in one A-Level subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects of which one must include either: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics. If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are required to achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

With this BTEC you must also achieve a grade B in one subject from: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics. If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are not required to take an additional A Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects of which one must include either: Math/ Physics/ Further Maths/ Design Technology/ Engineering Science or Electronics. If this BTEC is being taken in Engineering or related subject then you are required to achieve grades BB in two A-Level subjects.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

To include Maths and Physics.

UCAS Tariff

112-141

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

84%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical engineering

Our three year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering course is designed to provide you with an academic and practical understanding of engineering systems and applications in the medical field. Throughout the course you’ll develop a deep understanding of the human physiology and the biological functions of the body and there is a specific emphasis on engineering knowledge and practical skills.

By studying this course you will have access to a variety of careers in many environments, which include: hospitals, private and public research facilities, medical institutions, universities and government agencies. As a biomedical engineers you will have the skills and flexibility to be involved in a wide number of activities from the development of novel devices to the delivery of expert services directly to patients.

You'll have the opportunity to complete several clinical and manufacturing visits designed to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship. We are partners in the Medical Device Testing and Evaluation centre (MD-TEC) based in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham giving you access to over 100 companies developing real-world health products and seeking graduate employees in an entrepreneurial environment with mock operating theatres and wards.

**Key course benefits:**

- Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

- 93.8% of students found the course intellectually stimulating (NSS, 2019)

- Access to state of the art facilities, including 3D computer laboratories as well as a walk-in 3D environment (CAVE).

- Students who achieve an average mark of 50% in the third year of the BEng program can choose to enter the MEng (you can convert to this programme at any time during the BEng).

Modules

Year 1*
Undertake a team project based on a real world example and learn the principles and practices of engineering with a healthcare focus in topics such as electronic engineering, human anatomy and physiology for engineers and software engineering.

Year 2*
Develop your skills and knowledge further in topics such as biomaterials, biomechanics, and mathematical applications while carrying out two hands-on projects to design and develop advanced medical instruments.

Year 3*
Expand your understanding of advanced topics including biotechnology and regenerative medicine, medical imaging and kinematics and prosthetics. In addition, complete your individual research project with the development of a complete medical device: from concept to final prototype design.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

*In order to offer you the best possible experience and keep your programmes up to date and relevant, the
University is going through a transition period at the date the content is set out (January 2019). The University is reconfiguring a number of its programmes so for the latest information please refer to our university website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

School of Life and Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Biomedical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,140
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Engineering professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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