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Birmingham City University

Biomedical Engineering

UCAS Code: H160

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Must include A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum.

AS

A,A-E,E

Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum.

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. Including 12 credits at Merit or Distinction with 9 in Mathematics and 3 in Science. Must already hold GCSE Mathematics and English Lamguage Grade C or higher or the equivalent at application point.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum. Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Acceptable equivalents: - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2 Application of Number and Communication

HNC (BTEC)

P

Engineering related courses. May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.

Engineering related courses. May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 & 5. A transcript will be required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

IB overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis At least one Higher Level subject with grade 4 or above from Group 4 And Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Higher Level) AND English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5

112 tariff points Higher levels must include Mathematics.

Must include Mathematics and English Language at grades B3. Must have been achieved at the point of application.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum. Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum. Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum. Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.

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

D*D*

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum. Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.

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

DMM

Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum. Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

2 advanced highers with Mathematics at advanced highers or equivalent grade BCC.

Scottish Higher

B,C

2 advanced highers with Mathematics at advanced highers or equivalent grade BC. BC (2 Advanced &) A (1 Higher)

UCAS Tariff

112
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Biomedical engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a fast emerging sector in the UK, as well as in the international market. This biomedical engineering degree applies principles of engineering, biology and medicine to meet the challenging demands of the healthcare sector, and plays a significant role in improving patient and professional quality.You will benefit from facilities and learning spaces at our 71 million City South Campus for health and City Centre campus for engineering. Our biomedical engineering course enables you to progress straight on to a Masters degree, giving you knowledge and career skills that will allow you to become an aspiring entrepreneur or a dynamic engineer within medical devices companies / the NHS, or to undertake the essential research learning experience and emerge as a budding scientist.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of 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.

68%
low
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.

Engineering

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

66%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biomedical engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£19k

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£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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