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University of Bradford

Biomedical Engineering

UCAS Code: H1B1

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS points to include Maths at grade C

112 UCAS tariff points to include 12 Level 3 Maths credits at Merit. Applicants should be studying an Access to HE in Science or Engineering.

112 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Maths at grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

112 UCAS tariff points to include five Higher Level subjects including Maths at grade H1 and Ordinary English Language at grade O4.

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

DMM

Acceptable subjects: Any Engineering. Construction and the Built Environment not accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma (2010): To include Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians module (Unit 28) at Merit. BTEC National Extended Diploma (2016): To include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8) at Merit.

112 UCAS tariff points to include Advanced Higher grade D in Maths plus SQA Credit standard grade / Intermediate 2 at grade 3 in English or SQA National 5 grade C in English.

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points to include GCE Advanced Level Mathematics at Grade C and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical engineering

Biomedical Engineering allows a choice of study patterns with the option to include a year of practical professional training and/or to proceed straight through to MEng level.

You’ll study disciplines such as:

- rehabilitation engineering – prosthetic / orthotic devices

- biomaterials and implant design

- tissue engineering and wound repair for artificial organs

- genomic coding and genetic engineering

- medical technology – design and manufacturing

All teaching is informed by the latest research, and is delivered by experienced medical engineers and clinical scientists. You’ll also gain professional insight from leading industry partners, and hands-on practical experience in our state-of-the-art engineering laboratories.

Depending on your level of progress, transfer to our integrated Master's degree is possible at the end of either your first or second year. The MEng programme comprises an extra fourth academic year of more in-depth study, and can be taken with or without a placement year in industry.
Professional Accreditation/Recognition

These courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation. This course is recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

**Professional accreditation**
These courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation. This course is recognised by ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education).

Modules

Year 1:
Design, Build and Test (core)
Mathematical Methods and Applications (core)
Electronics and Mechanics (core)
Engineering Materials (core)
Thermofluids (core)
Computer Aided Engineering (core)

Year 2

Further Mathematics and Statistics C
Clinical Movement Analysis C
Electronics for Bio-Sensing C
Healthcare Technology Project C
Functional Anatomy & Human Physiological Measurements C
Cell and Tissue Biology C

Final year
Individual Research Project (core)
Biomaterials with Implant Design and Technology (core)
Rehabilitation and Prosthetics (core)
Medical Ethics and Quality Management (core)
Project Management and Six Sigma (core)

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,420
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Biomedical and Electronics Engineering

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.

63%
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.

Bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering

Teaching and learning

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
67%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
49%
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

79%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
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
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£23,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

43%
Engineering professionals
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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