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Loughborough University

Biomaterials Engineering

UCAS Code: J5BY

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB from three A Levels including two from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

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

This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University

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

34

34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 6,5 at HL in any two of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Grades H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 overall in the Leaving Certificate including two from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and Biology

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

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM including distinctions in Mathematics modules. BTEC Level 3 relevant subjects include Aeronautical, Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Grades AB in Mathematics, Physics, Biology or Chemistry, plus 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

104-128

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

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering

Biomaterials Engineering is an exciting new course delivered within the family of Materials courses here at Loughborough. It builds on our strengths in Materials and Bio-related disciplines across campus and offers students with a leaning towards bioscience and biotechnology a route into the important and growing area of materials that are bio-compatible and/or bio-derived and those that are designed for use in the biomedical sector. Particular application areas are in the health, sport and lifestyle sectors, in regenerative medicine, and in the context of a world-wide ageing population, biomaterials and medical device technology are developing fields that are set to continue to grow for many years. By its nature this course is very interdisciplinary and also benefits from the expertise of our School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences and Chemical Engineering department (Regenerative Medicine). The course is a comprehensive programme of modules that deliver both the theory and the essential industrial relevance employers seek from graduates. The course content encompasses all aspects of materials and biomaterials; their selection, manufacture, testing, assembly and environmental impact both during production and at the end of life.

Modules

Year 1:Areas studied include materials structures and properties, processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics, mechanics, product design, materials selection, and imagineering the future. In common with other Materials courses Biomaterials has a common first year allowing greater flexibility/mobility between courses. Year 2: Areas studied include anatomy and physiology, chemical and biochemical processes, biomaterials, materials processing, mechanics and fracture mechanics of materials, mathematics and statistics. Final year: Areas studied include biomaterials, biomedical component design, biochemical engineering, disability, ageing and inclusive design, sustainability, surface engineering, industrial case studies and a substantial individual research project.

Assessment methods

Students 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
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,500
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:

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
Bioengineering, medical and 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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
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

93%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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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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.

£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
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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