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Loughborough University

Bioengineering

UCAS Code: H162

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA including Maths with one from Chemistry, Biology and Physics (two of these subjects are preferred)

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

37 (6,6,6 HL) including Maths HL and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics at HL

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

D*DD

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: D*DD, with Distinctions in all modules, to include; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Maths at grade A. Preferred subjects include Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA including Maths plus either Biology,Chemistry or Physics. Highers at majority A and B grades.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Bioengineering

Bioengineering is an exciting new interdisciplinary course from Loughboroughs Engineering Schools in the application of engineering to biology and medicine.Bioengineers apply engineering techniques and innovative technology to solve real world complex biological and medical problems. It is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary subject that aims to improve human health. Bridging the gap between health, medicine and engineering for the enhancement of healthcare.The course has been specifically designed to supply the bioengineering industries with graduates that have a thorough grounding in engineering systems and applications in bioengineering disciplines, a sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology and biological functions and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills effectively to bioengineering problems.Our STEMLab is a 17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and part of a wider 25 million investment in our campus which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub. You will be among the first students to benefit from the investment in a suite of laboratories for practical work in Bioengineering. The bio-laboratory will provide you with opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern facilities environment. There is also an Ideas Lab a dedicated space allowing you to interact with others, share ideas and contribute to interdisciplinary discussions. The University boasts excellent facilities and resources for Bioengineering and interdisciplinary learning and teaching.

Modules

In the first year the modules bridge from entry levels of science and mathematics to offer a broad-based introduction to bioengineering including the fundamentals of traditional engineering across a range of disciplines from mathematics and electronics to tissue engineering, combined with biology, anatomy and physiology.

Modules in the second part of the course aim to develop core interdisciplinary Bioengineering skills sets from the grounding in bioengineering disciplines gained.

In your third year the course is designed to offer flexibility in that students can blend core and optional subjects in this part of the course. Unique to Loughborough the specialised options are aligned with three key areas of graduate employability; Medical Devices; Diagnostics and Instruments; Emerging Markets (Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering).

In your final year you'll have further specialised options for tailoring your degree such as Business Plans in Bioengineering; where students compete in teams to develop their business planning, project management and enterprise skills towards a 'Dragons Den' style pitch (oral presentation).

Assessment methods

You are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations, which vary from module to module, but overall the approximate ratio is 60/40 Exams/Coursework. Modules containing design-orientated work, individual and group projects are also assessed by oral presentation and in some cases poster presentation.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
International
£22,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Chemical Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

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£27,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Engineering professionals
6%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
6%
Design occupations
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