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Imperial College London

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

UCAS Code: BJ95

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

We expect applicants for 2018 entry to meet the following grade requirements in these subjects: A*/A in Mathematics A*/A in Physics A*/A in Chemistry General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.

UCAS Tariff

152

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50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Biomechanics

**This degree is professionally accredited by the IOM3 (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining) on behalf of the Engineering Council. As well as your main Imperial degree (MEng), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal School of Mines on completion of this course.**Materials science and engineering are critical for innovation in fields such as healthcare, energy, environmental sustainability and transport. It is an exciting and dynamic subject to be a part of, particularly with new developments like smart materials, nanotechnology and biomimetics. Our facilities include cutting edge equipment and tools for advanced materials imaging and characterisation.This course focuses on understanding the relationship between the fundamental structure and properties of matter, and allows you to specialise in manipulating and developing materials that can stimulate beneficial biological responses from the body. You will learn how to manipulate existing materials and how to develop new and improved ones, with access to cutting edge equipment and tools for advanced materials imaging and characterisation.During the first two years you follow a core series of modules that will provide you with a strong base of theoretical principles, and cover the widest possible range of materials, including: biomaterials, metals & alloys, ceramics, glasses, polymers, composites and semiconductors. This is reinforced by laboratory work, industrial visits and lectures, as well as tutorials and case studies.In your third year you will begin to focus on biomaterials, studying cell biology, biocompatibility and biomaterials for hard tissue restoration. You also have the opportunity to build on the BEng with a relevant four-month placement in industry or research.Your study reaches Masters level in the final year, when you will take specialist modules in biomaterials for soft tissue restoration, tissue engineering, and artificial organs. You will also complete a substantial research project. Studying to this level means that graduates require fewer years of work experience to become a Chartered Engineer.The common structure of the first two years of our Materials degrees means that transfer between courses is usually possible during this time. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£29,000
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£29,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Imperial College London

Department:

Materials

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.

84%
high
Biomechanics

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

85%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

35%
UK students
65%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A*

After graduation


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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.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Engineering professionals
18%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Biomechanics

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

£35k

£35k

£31k

£31k

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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