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University of Kent

Biomedical Engineering with a Year in Industry

UCAS Code: 05C3

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including Mathematics AND Biology or Chemistry at grade B plus one of Electronics/Physics/Computing AS or A level grade B

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification and grade C or 4 in Physics/Chemistry/double or triple General Science GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

or 16 points at Higher Level including: HL Maths at 5 or SL Maths (not maths studies) at 6 AND HL Biology or HL Chemistry at 5 or SL Biology or SL Chemistry at 6 AND HL Physics 5 or SL Physics 6

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

DDM

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.

Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis

UCAS Tariff

128

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Biomedical engineering

This cross-disciplinary course is designed for students with a strong interest in engineering and bio-medicine. Drawing from our established expertise in developing medical-electronic systems and from the research synergies with the School of Biosciences, the course will form engineers with a solid knowledge in biology and medical science. Nowadays business and research environments, such as Biotechnology, increasingly require engineers who can design complete solutions involving complex integrated systems. Our course goes beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and will educate engineers that can develop systems used in medical practice and research in biology. Students will undertake laboratory practicals in both electronics and biology. Throughout the programme, the students will carry out projects where they will build bio-medical related electronic devices under the supervision of academics from engineering and biosciences.
The additional aims of our Year-in-Industry programme are to give students an opportunity to gain experience as engineers working in a professional environment and to develop employment-related skills. The placement year develops students’ technical skills, employability and soft skills as well as increasing their awareness of the future context for employment.

DA VINCI Academic Scholarship - please see our website for more information and how to apply.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN16DAVINC01

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Kent

Department:

School of Engineering and Digital Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Engineering professionals
35%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

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.

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

£36k

£36k

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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